Elliott Spitzer is a fallen celebrity, and Eve Carson was a very successful, very attractive woman. Let's respect both of them--and ourselves--by leaving them and their families alone.
Stories should dominate the national news according to their national importance. I know--it hasn't been that way for a long time. But the current news cycle goes to emphasize the point that outlets like CNN and Fox News think you're more interested in the murder of Eve Carson and the adulterous antics of Elliott Spitzer than you are about the failing US economy, Iraq, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the Presidential Election.
Are you? If so, why?
Elliott Spitzer is a dirty old man, and it appears that he's been so for quite some time. But why do I care? He's not even a governor, for crying out loud. (I cared when the President of my Country was a dirty old man, and was glad that he was impeached, although the Senate didn't have the courage to remove him from office.) To my dismay, I know a lot more about Spitzer than I think anyone should ever have to know. Now that the destruction of his family is nearly complete, we get to be further entertained by learning the equally "important" "news" of some of the lovely ladies that he's been consorting with.
Spitzer did something that was egregiously stupid, but how about let's just leave him alone--so I can get back to reading my current issue of People magazine, huh?
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According to Wiki Answers, there are about 45 murders per day in the United States. I'm not sure if this is accurate, but let's take for instance that it is. Eve Carson was murdered about seven days ago. Using these statistics, about 300 murders have occurred since Eve Carson was murdered, but how many of these murders have been in the news. Answer: one.
Because she's pretty. Because she was successful. How does that make the families feel of the rest of those who have been murdered in the last week?
To add to the irony, try a Google search for the name "Abhijit Mahato". Who's that, you say? He's the young man from India that was admittedly murdered by the same guy who took Eve Carson's life. Interestingly, aside from a handful of local reports at the time of Mahato's death, the only way you can find out about it is because of Eve Carson's murder. How is this fair and respectful news reporting?
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Is Eve Carson's story newsworthy? Yes. For about an hour. Is Elliott Spitzer's story newsworthy? Possibly. But for much less than an hour. And these stories have been going on for days!!!
Many news outlets have a predilection for pretty people and either their pretty or salacious stories. In the meantime, a great deal of what is genuinely important in our world goes virtually unnoticed. Very likely it's because most of us prefer the comfort of bread and circuses to anything substantial.