been_there

United States

#1 Apr 8, 2009
I have a question. And keep in mind that I am a white female before all this racist stuff is said. Why is it that when Kaylee Anthony was missing, and then her body found the news was all over it like white on rice. However, Sandra Cantu's body was found and there was just a small mention on eyewitness news.
guest

Portageville, MO

#2 Apr 8, 2009
that is a good question, also, does anybody know if they found the little 6 year old boy, that was mental retarded?
wondering2

San Antonio, TX

#3 Apr 8, 2009
been_there wrote:
I have a question. And keep in mind that I am a white female before all this racist stuff is said. Why is it that when Kaylee Anthony was missing, and then her body found the news was all over it like white on rice. However, Sandra Cantu's body was found and there was just a small mention on eyewitness news.
For some reason the news goes overboard on certain cases. I will never understand it either.However every child that goes missing deserves publicity so they can be found quicker!!! They really went overboard with the caylee marie anthony case but mostly because of the mother.
wondering2

San Antonio, TX

#4 Apr 8, 2009
Missing Children: How "Cause-Related Marketing" Fuels the Scandal
by John Edward Gill

Always mindful of publicity about missing children, and not wanting to miss opportunities for "cause-related marketing," the National Center sometimes promotes cases where children were not missing, but perished from child abuse, accidents, date rape and homicide, or from other causes.

For instance, Christina Holt, 7, was reported abducted by a stranger on October 22, 1994, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Three days later Walsh and film crews from "America's Most Wanted" came down, despite suspicions from local police that the little girl was killed at home by her parents.

"It drives me crazy when police and the media speculate about what might have happened," Walsh said. "The girl is missing and that's all that matters to me."

A day later police found samples of the child's blood in the family home and charged her stepfather and mother with murder. A jury convicted her mother of murder on April 11, 1995, and another jury, in a separate trial, found her husband guilty of murder in December 1996. Both were sent to jail for life.

In a brash act of such "marketing," the National Center dedicated an electronic bulletin board, or kiosk, with videos of missing children to little Christina.

"Today is exactly one year since Christina Holt was reported missing and found murdered," said Nancy McBride, head of the Adam Walsh Center, which is now part of the National Center. "I believe Christina Holt was looking for a safe place in this world. It seems in her short life she didn't find one." She made her remarks at a press conference dedicating that kiosk.

Geraldo Rivera never asked Walsh how a fatal tragedy of child abuse in the home could be called a "lost child" case.

been_there

United States

#5 Apr 8, 2009
Exactly my point. As far as the little boy in FL, he has not been found. The only information I can find on any of these missing children is on Nancy Grace. I looked on the internet and found where certain news stations are keeping everyone updated but it just blows my mind. I would like to know that if (god forbid) my child was missing, she would get the same treatment as these other children. I can't imagine the pain these parents feel and I think if a child is missing it should be national news until they are found.
that girl

San Antonio, TX

#6 Apr 8, 2009
been_there wrote:
Exactly my point. As far as the little boy in FL, he has not been found. The only information I can find on any of these missing children is on Nancy Grace. I looked on the internet and found where certain news stations are keeping everyone updated but it just blows my mind. I would like to know that if (god forbid) my child was missing, she would get the same treatment as these other children. I can't imagine the pain these parents feel and I think if a child is missing it should be national news until they are found.
It has nothing to do with race. Why does the media pick and choose? who knows they just do.If you will look sandra cantu up online it will pull up several news articles and web sites.There are many children who have not recieved the publicity that caylee anthony did.Unbelievable!

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#7 Apr 8, 2009
been_there wrote:
I have a question. And keep in mind that I am a white female before all this racist stuff is said. Why is it that when Kaylee Anthony was missing, and then her body found the news was all over it like white on rice. However, Sandra Cantu's body was found and there was just a small mention on eyewitness news.
Not sure what news channels u have, but they have been talking about it since she went missing on mine, plus there are many more that have gone missing and are never mentioned on any national level.
darn

San Antonio, TX

#8 Apr 8, 2009
You can look up any of these children simply by typeing their name in the search bar and pressing enter.Hundreds of sites will come up.
been_there

United States

#9 Apr 8, 2009
Okay. That's why I hesitated before saying anything and I guess I should have thought further. For some reason this is going to turn into an argument that I really dont have the temper for. I asked this question,: Why does some get this grand exposure and some not? That's it. It's a question that I'm sure many people have asked. Every morning when I get up I turn on the news while the kids are getting ready for school. I watch headline news, eyewitness news and basically every news channel on. The only one that mentioned anything about it this morning was eyewitness news. First, I hear she's missing on Nancy Grace. Next, I hear that a suitcase was found. Lastly, nothing until about ten minutes til eight when i finally turned it to a memphis channel. All these children need the same attention. That's all I'm saying. I'm not looking for an argument. Now, I love discussions. But dont try to insinuate that I'm an idiot or I haven't done my research. I dont need research. This is an opinion. Thanks so much.
bat materson

Lonsdale, AR

#10 Apr 8, 2009
i find KID WHOOPING HIS MOM
fairy tale

United States

#11 Apr 8, 2009
been_there wrote:
Okay. That's why I hesitated before saying anything and I guess I should have thought further. For some reason this is going to turn into an argument that I really dont have the temper for. I asked this question,: Why does some get this grand exposure and some not? That's it. It's a question that I'm sure many people have asked. Every morning when I get up I turn on the news while the kids are getting ready for school. I watch headline news, eyewitness news and basically every news channel on. The only one that mentioned anything about it this morning was eyewitness news. First, I hear she's missing on Nancy Grace. Next, I hear that a suitcase was found. Lastly, nothing until about ten minutes til eight when i finally turned it to a memphis channel. All these children need the same attention. That's all I'm saying. I'm not looking for an argument. Now, I love discussions. But dont try to insinuate that I'm an idiot or I haven't done my research. I dont need research. This is an opinion. Thanks so much.
I agree with you and have wondered the same thing myself. Why this child and not that one who picks and chooses. A child is missing no matter whose,what their gender or race it is still a missing child and no stone should be left unturned until it is found.And the person who took that child and or hurt that child in some way should be punished to the max. Your by no means an idiot. It happens every day. Sadly it not only happens with children it also happens with adults too, My opinion is the media chooses who they think will make good copy and goes with it and guess what world you don't have to agree with me but it does happen this way. It just goes to show the media is bias. EVERYBODY missing MATTERS.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#12 Apr 8, 2009
been_there wrote:
Okay. That's why I hesitated before saying anything and I guess I should have thought further. For some reason this is going to turn into an argument that I really dont have the temper for......... That's all I'm saying. I'm not looking for an argument. Now, I love discussions. But dont try to insinuate that I'm an idiot or I haven't done my research. I dont need research. This is an opinion. Thanks so much.
Don't know if this is directed towards me, but I thought we were having a discussion. I don't really see any arguing going on here. I was discussing it anyway. Kinda sounds as if u might want to argue, I am not sure.
guest

Chesterfield, MO

#13 Apr 9, 2009
I have to agree with Long Gone. Ive been seeing it on the news every morning about the Cantu girl. I think with the Anthony case the mother has been making the news, her arrest and so on. NG covers all of these missing cases, but she has to have news to report. Like the little Haighlee girl... there isn't anything new so what is there to report? she has to keep something on and right now its Casey plus the fact Florida will release a lot of stuff to the public that other states don't do. So I guess that keeps the story up since the media can get this information. If you notice on the Cantu case the police say they are not at liberty to say so your story stops there.
that girl

San Antonio, TX

#14 Apr 9, 2009
I agree with that. The mother has been the prime focous in the Caylee Anthony case.Strange how many children are missing right now.They have several cases going on.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#15 Apr 9, 2009
And I don't know about u guys, but I think 8 years old is way too young to let walk to a neighbors house down the street unsupervised. This case just proves that point. I know everyone gets busy, especially if they have lots of kids, but please take the time because it only takes a minute to walk them, or it only takes a minute to abduct them. I choose walk them. I am just very protective of my daughter and don't trust the world when it comes to her.
....Also, does anyone but me think the "new" stepmother knows more than she is letting on in the Haleigh Cummings case? And why did the dad choose to get married right after his daughter went missing? Is there a law where a person doesn't have to testify against their spouse?
been_there

United States

#16 Apr 9, 2009
Been Long Gone wrote:
And I don't know about u guys, but I think 8 years old is way too young to let walk to a neighbors house down the street unsupervised. This case just proves that point. I know everyone gets busy, especially if they have lots of kids, but please take the time because it only takes a minute to walk them, or it only takes a minute to abduct them. I choose walk them. I am just very protective of my daughter and don't trust the world when it comes to her.
....Also, does anyone but me think the "new" stepmother knows more than she is letting on in the Haleigh Cummings case? And why did the dad choose to get married right after his daughter went missing? Is there a law where a person doesn't have to testify against their spouse?
I do agree. My daughter is six years old and when she's out playing in the yard, I'm out there too. I'm very protective and just watching the news it would be so easy for someone to snatch her. I have taught her that when a stranger approaches and tries to coax her into a vehicle to take off running and scream as loud as she can. And as for the father and the new wife. Yes, there is a law that gives spouses the right to keep silent. They do not have to testify against each other. I've thought the same thing. It's very strange that also on the weekend the little girl vanished, the new step mom was with some other guy. And that same guy was reportedly seen at the house on the night the child went missing. So, daddy know's she was responsible for the daughter since he was working, it was proven she was with some other guy doing drugs and drinking on that weekend and that same guy was supposedly at the house the night she went missing. But he still married her? Weird and just a tad suspicious. There's alot thats not adding up.
Heartbreaking

United States

#17 Apr 10, 2009
I am a mother of 2 teenagers (well 1 is 22 and the other is 18) and I can honestly say that before they walk out the door we play what my son now calls "20 Questions". I make it my business to know where they are going, who they are going with, what they are going to do when they get there, and how late they plan to be. They also know me well enough that I may get bored and show up in the area they said they would be at. I don't do this for lack of trust in them; it's the rest of the world and the "crazies" in it that I have no trust in. Even at their age, bad things still can happen and if I can keep my children a little safer by my actions then I certainly will not hesitate to do so! They sometimes make remarks about me being like this to poke fun or to make their friends think they are irritated by it, but I cannot count the number of times that BOTH of them have told me they love the way I keep up with them and stay involved in their lives because they both have had friends that "ran the streets" anytime of the day or night and their mothers never said a word. They said that those friends made comments to them about wishing they had a mom that loved them enough to take notice like I do. That's so sad! The children are our future and if mothers and fathers don't protect the future, who else will??
guest

Jacksonville, AR

#18 Apr 10, 2009
Nancy Grace needs to focus more on other cases instead of all the repeats about the Anthony case.
How many more times will she just keep showing the same videos over and over?
ohh nooo

Portageville, MO

#19 Apr 21, 2009
no, plz. no i love the casey anthoney story and i would be lost until i new that her mom was in hell!! i do agree with the whole thing about lost and missing kids though!! someone needs to start a show just about that!! it would be very helpful...
rider

Marquette, MI

#21 Jan 31, 2011
http://video.google.com/videoplay... This is the best quality version of Conspiracy of Silence available on the Internet. The sound is greatly improved over the earlier version. This is a video made which delves deeply into the Franklin Cover Up and reveals what Congress basically had banned from you ever seeing. You will see how Congress tried to ban this video in the opening of the video.

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