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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-08-24 23:29
  Subject:   Dear Ramsey case wankers: Please die off.
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  Mood:self-conscious meta irony
  Music:Marc Bridge - Weapons of Mass Distraction

Just when they thought the media spotlight had faded on the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, residents of this college town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains reacted to the latest glare with a heavy sigh: We've had enough attention, thank you. Please leave us alone.

"We're all sick of it," said 22-year-old Charles Bond, emptying a trash bin at a park just blocks from the shuttered Ramsey house that has stood empty for years. "It had all blown over. No one talked about it anymore. Now the reporters are back," Bond complained. And downtown Boulder, with its long pedestrian mall and many high-end shops, "is a circus," said Bond, grumbling about the new swarm of journalists.

"People are fascinated about how something so horrible could happen in a place like this," said Dan Hessey, pushing his 8-year-old daughter on an outdoor swing. "The media has this maw that has to be fed. But it's not a healthy way to understand this community."

Bob Rickert watched his 3-year-old son on the Pearl Street Mall and wished the publicity would end. "It's not that interesting anymore," said Rickert, an ad agency designer. "People really aren't that impressed by this guy they picked up in Bangkok. They're waiting for it to go away."


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6600AP_WST_JonBenet_Ramsey_Hometown.html
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2006-08-25 00:02 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Karr apparently landed at Jeffco about an hour ago. There were three news helicopters hovering about, right outside my office window.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-08-25 00:11 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
This whole thing is such a non-event, it's unreal. I can't imagine how slow a news day it would have to be in order to get the kind of coverage we're seeing. Is there really absolutely nothing else going on in the entire world? I doubt it.
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  User: nickhalfasleep
  Date: 2006-08-25 00:37 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
It used to be the Mork & Mindy house... now it's the Ramsey place. From what I 've heard it's pretty easy biking by there to get "in shot" on live national television.. if someone had an odd sense of humor...
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2006-08-25 02:35 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
You know, I understand the whole notion behind why it's old and tired and people wish it'd go away (since I lived in Boulder when it happened and until a short while ago - I even recall my mom, of all people, who's living in Japan, asking me about it), but... gd, you'd think this is a good thing that they caught this wanker.

You listen to the people they interviewed and you'd think they'd caught someone who ran over and killed someone's pet chihuahua. And, get this, 2 out of the 3 people you have in that caption have kids. What the fuck...


-J
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-08-25 02:53 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
but... gd, you'd think this is a good thing that they caught this wanker.

I think that's part of the objection. While we don't know for certain, there's been some evidence (like Karr's ex-wife saying that Karr was with her and their family in Georgia, celebrating Christmas, on the day JonBenet was killed) that makes it unlikely he's really the one who did it.

So this whole thing is just another stupid media feeding frenzy, that will get us no farther toward solving the crime, but instead is just going to annoy and offend everyone for no reason.
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2006-08-25 06:38 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Whether this turns out to be the guy or not, the authorities had a reason to apprehend and detain him (well, we'll assume they aren't pulling a Guantanamo). That part wasn't brought about by the media though. The media had forgotten about this case for at least half a decade (with the odd exception here and there).

It was the apprehension that stirred the media frenzy. And, while I don't like it, you'd think finding the possible killer of a little girl would be met with more than what amounts to a collective 'Meh' from, of all people, *parents*. Meh, whatever.


-J
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Alex Belits
  User: abelits
  Date: 2006-08-25 07:54 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Before this: nobody knows shit.

After this: nobody knows shit.

It would be different if the crime was solved, with evidence and trial. Making such a circus around some remote possibility that some guy might be the killer is absolutely stupid. It may even screw with jury if there ever will be a trial.
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