Natalie Holloway was a high school senior that disappeared on a class trip to Aruba. Her mother effectively used the media to keep this story alive. She traveled to Aruba and challenged the police. She confronted the men that her daughter was last seen with before her disappearance. Her mother was tenacious and the media stayed with this story. Holloway was never found but it was not from lack of media coverage. One of the suspects said her body was dumped in the ocean. Obviously this was not the end the family was looking for but at least it gave them some closure. Mitrice Richardson has been missing since September. She disappeard after being released by the LAPD in the middle of the night. The family has reached out to Congresswoman Maxine Waters and asked her to start the process of opening a federal investigation into this case, but as of December 16th they had heard nothing from their Congresswoman. We know the media is more interested in Jon and Kate plus eight, the Balloon Boy and his camera-ready family, the White House Gate Crashing Salahis and let us not forget the salacious details of the sexual escapades of Tiger Woods. All of these stories commanded the news cycles for days, but Mitrice Richardson’s story has garnered minimal media attention. As we move toward Christmas I am sure her family simply wants answers and that can only happen if somebody besides her family gives this case the attention it deserves.
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I am sick of Jon and Kate plus Eight. I am sick of Kate Plus Eight. Frankly I am sick of both of them, but I must be in the minority because they are everywhere. Their ratings have been slipping on TLC but they must be offsetting that by appearing everywhere else. Last week Jon whined to Larry King about how he believed that his children were being exploited and he wanted them off the show. This realization came on the heels of learning his role would be diminished and his name was being eliminated from the show’s title. On The Soup Joel McHale asked the question “when did we get on Kate’s side in this?” This morning Kate appeared on the Today Show lamenting that Jon had taken a significant amount of money out of their joint account. When you have a joint account both parties can take money out thus the phrase “joint.” That was not Kate’s only appearance this morning she called in to The View to blast Jon again. She said to the girls she missed them and they proceeded to lap up every kernel that came out of her mouth. Well, all but one of them. Guest host Lisa Ling had the audacity to ask Kate some tough questions. Jon wants the kids off television, and Ling talked about the fact when she was 7 years old her parents got divorced, and she said never would have wanted that played out on television. Ling said maybe it would be a good thing to take a break. Kate was floored because The View has been a sanctuary for her lunacy and never has she been challenged to explore her motives and her own need for fame. The reality of this situation is this “reality star” might have to get a real job, and stop griping about Jon and, pimping off the cuteness of her innocent children.