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Girl Missing In Portugal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HeinekenMan, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    In case you're living under a rock, it appears that some British lady might become a suspect in her daughter's disappearance in Portugal.

    All I'd like to know is why I am supposed to care. There are reports that 100 people were killed by Hurricane Felix, and it's not as high in the U.S. news as this missing girl story. Who decided this should be a lead story?
  2. Rita Cosby?
  3. None of those other people is a blond haired blue-eyed girl.

    TV media loves these stories: so long as it involves pretty white girls.

    I can name a half-dozen media profiled cases off the top of my head; all pretty white girls.

    The HS girls from Alabama who disappeared on the tropical island.
    Dru Sojdin the South Dakota coed who was abducted and killed by a sex predator
    The BYU coed who is currently missing, but she's believed to have run away
    The girl in New England who was abducted after leaving a bar
    The girls in New York was abducted and killed by a bouncer after leaving a bar
    The woman who walked away from a religious conference a few months ago
    The married hooker in Colorado who has disappeared.. her burned car was found a few months ago.
    The mother who is missing in Illinois... Her husband is the prime suspect (this is the case where the TV reporter got in trouble for attending a swim party at the suspect's house).

    All these cases have been featured nationally and involve white girls/women.
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    This was a 4-year-old little girl, which makes this different.
  5. Fixed...
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Horrible. Police found the girl's blood in a car the parents rented 25 days AFTER she disappeared??

    I hope the Pope takes his blessing back if they did it.

  7. Come to think of it, Rita Cosby herself is missing.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I live under a rock so I am not familiar with this case. Is anyone involved an American?
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Because the media is obligated by law to be salacious
  10. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Her career may be shot to hell if the Anna Nicole book blows up.
    Never make a gay accusation unless you have proof that's not flimsy.
    Oh, there's a VIDEO! No, I've not seen it, why? Oh, it might not exist? Oops.
  11. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    No. They're British.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Anna Nicole book? Accusation? Fill me in, I'm totally lost.

    Oh, yeah, Rita Cosby must enjoy smoking six packs per day.
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