After lecturing Americans on ‘missing white woman syndrome’, CNN airs yet another Petito special

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During the search for Brian Laundrie, the boyfriend of deceased 22-year-old Gabby Petito, various CNN hosts propped up the narrative that the public is suffering from “white woman syndrome” because of their interest in the case.

Never mind that their interest in the case was predicated on the media’s endless coverage of it.

During a “New Day” segment on Sept. 22nd, for instance, hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar tacitly accepted this narrative from guest Mara Schiavocampo, a woman who identifies as a so-called “journalist.”

“This is what we’re seeing with the value system, society’s larger value system of white women being valued heavily and women of color not being valued as much comes through the media because a lot of the decisions about what’s being covered is made largely by newsrooms led by white men. And that’s the core of the problem here, is that this reflects the value system,” Schiavocampo told them.

See more examples of CNN touting this rhetoric below:

CNN host Chris Cuomo also seemingly got in on the bashing by posting tweets encouraging the public to focus on other cases.


At the time, critics responded by pointing out that he has his own show which he could use to bring attention to these cases.

Not shockingly, the case of the woman seen in Cuomo’s tweet — Reatha May Finkbonner — never made it onto his show.

As if that wasn’t humiliating enough for Cuomo, his colleagues are still reportedly obsessing over Petito’s case despite Laundrie’s remains having since been found, and thus the case mostly being solved.

Case in point:

The tweet above was posted Friday.

CNN’s official schedule shows that the Petito special is also slated to air again this Saturday evening.

This discovery triggered annoyance and exasperation, some of it directed at Cuomo, some of it directed at CNN in general and some of it directed to other establishment media hosts.


MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who for all intents and purposes appears to be a rabid anti-white racist, was one of the loudest promoters of the “white woman syndrome” theory.

As reported by Fox News, at one point she suggested “that missing women of color weren’t noticed as much because they didn’t look like the daughters or granddaughters of newsroom executives, alluding to one of her guest’s earlier claims on the show that stories on missing non-white women weren’t sensational enough for the white, middle-aged males leading newsrooms.”

Critics fired back at the time by pointing out that she was no different — that save for the virtue-signaling that specific day, there was no real record of her dedicating shows to “missing women of color.”

Critics also noted her lack of interest in all the “people of color” who are shot and/or killed weekly in Democrat-controlled cities like Chicago.

These examples all point to a media ecosystem that appears to lack any semblance of introspection. The focus from the media is always outward toward others — the bad people in the public, the bad Republicans, the bad dissenting parents, etc.

Rarely do members of the media ever shine the spotlight on themselves, despite what critics say is their own many, many, many examples of hypocrisy, double standards, and bullschiff.


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