So I keep seeing these headlines on news sites, Teen Spotted at Beach, Teen Spotted on Bus, Missing Teen Spotted. It’s like fucking bigfoot out there, so I finally break down and click on the story and it turns out that 17 year old Brittanee got upset and went with friends to Myrtle Beach to party it down on spring break. While I totally understand her mom being upset, I don’t see this as national news. If it turns out she was kidnapped, she meets the criteria for a missing woman story to be covered (young, white, middle class, and cute – notice how the media could care less otherwise) and I hope she’s returned home safely.
Otherwise, what the hell is Nancy Grace going to add to this discussion? Will she browbeat the mother until she kills herself? It seems to me that this mother should hug her daughter when she gets home and then chain her in the basement while simultaneously yelling at her for the next three years.
So again, I ask, how the hell is this story news? Is it because her parents didn’t know how to spell Brittany? What next? Teen Asks to Go to Movies? Mother asks 10 Year Old to Clean Room? Isn’t there something more important that CNN could be reporting on? What about political changes in Myanmar?
Nice crack reporting CNN.