Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Beyond exploitation

And into outright voyeurism. The Enquirer has posted a video of David Carroll and Amy Baker smooching at a check-cashing joint. Why did the Enquirer post this? Not because it adds anything to any debate about the competency of the foster care system. The Enquirer did it for the same reason it published the names and addresses of the jury members -- because it could. The Enquirer's overboard coverage of this case has nothing to do with any concern for Marcus Feisel or anyone else in the foster care system or good journalism. It's all about the three-way between the Carrolls and Baker, and boosting web traffic on the Enquirer's web site. Note before you see the video, you have to watch a Champion window commercial. It's shameful.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Leo said...

Hmmm ... Wonder if the folks at Champion like being associated with this sort of thing ...

1:22 PM  
Anonymous Phantom Girl said...

The Champion ad was more interesting. Where can I get some?

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... now this debacle is brought to you by the Disabled American Veterans ... proud they must be.

2:19 PM  

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