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(NPR)   The media's obsession with white girl Gabrielle Petito's disappearance looks to some Native Americans like racism, in much the same way that some of the demonstrators gathered in Charlottesville back in '17 looked to outside observers like Nazis   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-09-21 1:22:22 PM  
this right here is the story.
But it won't go farther than NPR
 
2021-09-21 1:27:03 PM  
 
2021-09-21 1:28:29 PM  

Squid_for_Brains: Since folks would rather complain than actually do anything:

https://womensmediacenter.com/news-features/the-urgent-crisis-of-missing-black-women-and-girls

https://mmiwresources.carrd.co

https://www.hrc.org/resources/fatal-violence-against-the-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-2021

https://ncadv.org/resources

Get to work.


Yeah, but they weren't on the Insta and the Tube trying to make a buck off us.  Not as interesting!
 
2021-09-21 1:31:14 PM  
It's almost as if the media is almost totally white and need more people of color in its ranks.
 
2021-09-21 2:03:21 PM  
In fairness, this case is interesting outside of race because of how the suspect suddenly showed up at his parents house w/o the GF and unwilling to say what da fark happened. Also because farkers get do puns about laundry in the comments and headlines.
 
2021-09-21 2:03:55 PM  
Does it help that I have totally ignored the Gabrielle Petito story?
 
2021-09-21 2:04:09 PM  
There's plenty of missing and murdered white people who don't make national news.
 
2021-09-21 2:04:21 PM  
Missing White Girl. Gets the hands wringing every time.
 
2021-09-21 2:05:04 PM  
We decided a long time ago Native Americans dont matter. There are so many newer groups to not give a shiat about now.
 
2021-09-21 2:05:06 PM  

DuneClimber: Does it help that I have totally ignored the Gabrielle Petito story?


So that's why you're here, informing us?
 
2021-09-21 2:05:53 PM  
It's not just the cute missing white girl angle. The story is also catchy because influencers, and van lifers in particular, tend to portray themselves in a falsely positive way, and she went from posting photos of her supposedly glorious life to apparently being murdered in like two days.
 
2021-09-21 2:05:53 PM  
I think it means that missing women no matter the color needs an almost Amber alert-like attention given to them. 21% of cases in Wyoming?
 
2021-09-21 2:06:15 PM  
I seriously don't give a fark about this missing white girl, and I wish I could stop hearing about her.
 
2021-09-21 2:07:03 PM  

Fonaibung: I seriously don't give a fark about this missing white girl, and I wish I could stop hearing about her.


Yet here you are.
 
2021-09-21 2:08:30 PM  
I get the issue brought up but damn, she is petty cute.

Well, was.
 
2021-09-21 2:08:43 PM  

El_Dan: she went from posting photos of her supposedly glorious life to apparently being murdered in like two days.


Hey guys!  #muderedlife  Like and subscribe!
 
2021-09-21 2:10:53 PM  
As a nation we don't even put enough effort into indigenous and PoC disappearances to keep a count of how many women disappear each year.
We don't know exactly how much more effort is put into pretty white girls because we don't even COUNT the nonwhite ones.
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So tell me again how its no big deal that each pretty blonde white girl gets more column inches of press than literally every indigenous and black female, in the nations entire history, combined.
 
2021-09-21 2:12:08 PM  

Fonaibung: I seriously don't give a fark about this missing white girl, and I wish I could stop hearing about her.


Negative farks counts as farks.
 
2021-09-21 2:12:27 PM  
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2021-09-21 2:13:41 PM  
Tell it to the media. They act like we want/need this info. Unless you are family or friend, how truly concerned are we about any missing person regardless of race, creed or color.
 
2021-09-21 2:14:31 PM  

barefoot2008: Tell it to the media. They act like we want/need this info. Unless you are family or friend, how truly concerned are we about any missing person regardless of race, creed or color.


Right?  Now if it's a missing puppy, on the other hand...
 
2021-09-21 2:14:38 PM  

Lofasz: I think it means that missing women no matter the color needs an almost Amber alert-like attention given to them. 21% of cases in Wyoming?


Because nobody turns off the Amber alerts on their phones?
 
2021-09-21 2:17:36 PM  
White women only care about white women and drive the clicks.
 
2021-09-21 2:17:54 PM  

kbronsito: In fairness, this case is interesting outside of race because of how the suspect suddenly showed up at his parents house w/o the GF and unwilling to say what da fark happened. Also because farkers get do puns about laundry in the comments and headlines.


The funny thing is that the reason it's intriguing, is because it resembles a Netflix crime drama which are 99.9% about attractive white girls in trouble.
 
2021-09-21 2:18:30 PM  
I've been thinking about this case way longer than I should've on account of my MAGA mom being all about it. It's been quite a long time since our last missing white girl story, but it's kind of pulled my mom out of the crazy conspiracy political news world and into this case.

She hasn't brought up Hunter Biden, the Clintons, vaccine mandates, etc, but rather what likely happened to this girl and her beliefs of the boyfriend. In a sense, it's been... I hesitate to say a nice break since the girl died, but it's made the weekly phone call that much more bearable since she's focused on something that's relatively harmless for herself and those around her.

I don't know if this is just her or if it could be applied to the whole Q crowd, but I'd love to see an experiment where some hardcore MAGAs are given news that scratches their itch of conspiracies, but isn't involved with politics to see if we can't draw some of these people out of the political process.
 
2021-09-21 2:18:53 PM  

DuneClimber: Does it help that I have totally ignored the Gabrielle Petito story?


Until now you mean?
 
2021-09-21 2:19:15 PM  
Ok but when can we care about missing murdered men? fark off and either care about all of them or none and don't tell me who to care about.
 
2021-09-21 2:19:26 PM  
the photogenic young white woman with a carefree social media presence

Whatever. Some of us know the difference between an "articulate person" and an "idiot who never shuts the fark up".
 
2021-09-21 2:19:27 PM  
It certainly does bring to mind memories of the Natalee Holloway circus.
 
2021-09-21 2:20:00 PM  

barefoot2008: Tell it to the media. They act like we want/need this info. Unless you are family or friend, how truly concerned are we about any missing person regardless of race, creed or color.


They write what people read. It's being covered because people are interested in the story.

If you would like people to stop being who they are, and start taking an interest in things other than what interests them now, you're free to start convincing them of that. Good luck
 
2021-09-21 2:20:09 PM  
The fact is people only care about what's "novel"

Wealthy people are literally 1% of the population, so they're novel.
Attractive people are getting rarer and rarer as the obesity epidemic increases, so they're novel.

We don't care about what happens so often it barely counts as news anymore.

Black gangs shooting each other up in Detroit and Chicago every weekend? Ho Hum....
Indigenous women going missing or turning up dead every month... Oh well....

But let's say you have a smoking hot black woman go missing, she'll get the coverage, same as an attractive white girl.

Let's say an aboriginal girl's body washes up on shore in BC with her eyes replaced with gold orbs, she'll get coverage...

Or a Black Billionaire's plane goes down in the Andy's, coverage.

It's not about race, it's about what's novel and exciting to our sense of human interest.
 
2021-09-21 2:20:44 PM  

El_Dan: It's not just the cute missing white girl angle. The story is also catchy because influencers, and van lifers in particular, tend to portray themselves in a falsely positive way, and she went from posting photos of her supposedly glorious life to apparently being murdered in like two days.


I paid zero attention to this story until today.  I actually was curious why exactly why this case was of more interest nationally than other missing persons cases than the obvious white pretty girl angle - which is a factor but is an oversimplification.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/style/gabby-petito-case-tiktok-social-media.html
 
2021-09-21 2:21:06 PM  

Geotpf: [Fark user image 300x250]


Came for this, spent time actually looking for it elsewhere, leaving satisfied.
 
2021-09-21 2:21:14 PM  

whidbey: It's almost as if the media is almost totally white and need more people of color in its ranks.


Newsreaders don't decide what to read.
 
2021-09-21 2:21:23 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: It certainly does bring to mind memories of the Natalee Holloway circus.


I had assumed that she just got loaded on pills and drowned, but I guess that dude murdered her.  I had that one wrong.
 
2021-09-21 2:22:18 PM  

Lambskincoat: kbronsito: In fairness, this case is interesting outside of race because of how the suspect suddenly showed up at his parents house w/o the GF and unwilling to say what da fark happened. Also because farkers get do puns about laundry in the comments and headlines.

The funny thing is that the reason it's intriguing, is because it resembles a Netflix crime drama which are 99.9% about attractive white girls in trouble.


Nah, Lifetime, not Netflix.  They recently had "Cheerleader week" where they aired a different dead cheerleader movie every night for a week.
 
2021-09-21 2:22:18 PM  

El_Dan: It's not just the cute missing white girl angle. The story is also catchy because influencers, and van lifers in particular, tend to portray themselves in a falsely positive way, and she went from posting photos of her supposedly glorious life to apparently being murdered in like two days.


That is probably it, useless people on social media pushing and boosting the story.

What's kinda freaky is reading about serial killers, and how many of them have unidentified victims.  Even in the age of social security numbers, missing people and unidentified remains happen way too frequently.
 
2021-09-21 2:22:22 PM  
Wonder no more. It is part of a long pattern of racist reporting.
 
2021-09-21 2:22:44 PM  

Wolf892: The fact is people only care about what's "novel"

Wealthy people are literally 1% of the population, so they're novel.
Attractive people are getting rarer and rarer as the obesity epidemic increases, so they're novel.

We don't care about what happens so often it barely counts as news anymore.

Black gangs shooting each other up in Detroit and Chicago every weekend? Ho Hum....
Indigenous women going missing or turning up dead every month... Oh well....

But let's say you have a smoking hot black woman go missing, she'll get the coverage, same as an attractive white girl.

Let's say an aboriginal girl's body washes up on shore in BC with her eyes replaced with gold orbs, she'll get coverage...

Or a Black Billionaire's plane goes down in the Andy's, coverage.

It's not about race, it's about what's novel and exciting to our sense of human interest.


Yeah sure, the FBI ALWAYS sends 15 agents to search the house of the parents of a missing ____(fill in the blank with the woman of color of your choice).
 
2021-09-21 2:23:58 PM  

DuneClimber: Does it help that I have totally ignored the Gabrielle Petito story?


Just like her boyfriend.

You're now a person of interest.
 
2021-09-21 2:24:07 PM  

guestguy: barefoot2008: Tell it to the media. They act like we want/need this info. Unless you are family or friend, how truly concerned are we about any missing person regardless of race, creed or color.

Right?  Now if it's a missing puppy, on the other hand...


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2021-09-21 2:24:39 PM  
There's obviously a gross imbalance of coverage when it's an onlyfans-level white girl, but I think the circumstances around it like this clown thinking he could just go home and pretend like nothing happened is what propelled this story.

Also, that the entire thing save for the murder was all documented publicly. It's an easy layup for media companies.
 
2021-09-21 2:25:06 PM  
Also, I promise you that if my white ass goes missing, unless it goes missing with millions in stolen bearer bonds, you will not see me in the news.
 
2021-09-21 2:25:37 PM  

Wolf892: The fact is people only care about what's "novel"

Wealthy people are literally 1% of the population, so they're novel.
Attractive people are getting rarer and rarer as the obesity epidemic increases, so they're novel.

We don't care about what happens so often it barely counts as news anymore.

Black gangs shooting each other up in Detroit and Chicago every weekend? Ho Hum....
Indigenous women going missing or turning up dead every month... Oh well....

But let's say you have a smoking hot black woman go missing, she'll get the coverage, same as an attractive white girl.

Let's say an aboriginal girl's body washes up on shore in BC with her eyes replaced with gold orbs, she'll get coverage...

Or a Black Billionaire's plane goes down in the Andy's, coverage.

It's not about race, it's about what's novel and exciting to our sense of human interest.


Nobody covered the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash so your argument is invalid!
 
2021-09-21 2:26:35 PM  

Rapmaster2000: xxBirdMadGirlxx: It certainly does bring to mind memories of the Natalee Holloway circus.

I had assumed that she just got loaded on pills and drowned, but I guess that dude murdered her.  I had that one wrong.


I always suspected it was less of a she loaded herself with pills scenario and more he served her a couple Roofie Coladas.

I feel for her family but I can't deny I was grateful when her name stopped leading newscasts.
 
2021-09-21 2:28:51 PM  
Judging from these comments, the Laundrie was whites, amirite?
 
2021-09-21 2:29:10 PM  
What a strange coincidence -- it looks a lot like racism to my pale white ass as well.  It's not that she doesn't deserve the attention.  It's just a reminder that only cute white women are deemed worthy of this level of media hand-wringing.
 
2021-09-21 2:29:23 PM  

pdieten: barefoot2008: Tell it to the media. They act like we want/need this info. Unless you are family or friend, how truly concerned are we about any missing person regardless of race, creed or color.

They write what people read. It's being covered because people are interested in the story.

If you would like people to stop being who they are, and start taking an interest in things other than what interests them now, you're free to start convincing them of that. Good luck


My point was only that the media reports like all us white folk are sitting around gnashing our teeth because one of our tribe is missing. I read the headlines and get the details in fark.
 
2021-09-21 2:29:42 PM  
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Mesa Arch, Canyonlands


This is my first time seeing this Instagram and I'm struck by how many of the photos are staged to look like this peaceful life in beautiful scenery, but Mesa Arch (and I also see Delicate Arch) are not exactly peaceful.  Mesa is only about 400 yards from the parking lot.  It is a mob scene.  You will see probably 200 people on that hike.  Delicate Arch is busy too.
 
2021-09-21 2:33:36 PM  
Huh. Who'd have thought 'gram life wasn't real.

Living in a van off possible donations/family while not having a reliable restroom for weeks on end...

Congrats kids. You jumped past starter home to RV life, you just don't want to admit it.
 
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