Soledad O’Brien Said that there are many missing persons cases so difficult to become national news… She said that women must be beautiful, and preferably white.
This veteran TV reporter joined our “TMZ Live” and we asked her why mainstream media tend to report such cases Gaby Petitto with Natalie Holloway And ignore stories involving ethnic minorities.
Soledad is an expert on this topic, not just because of her background in cable news… She has produced a new documentary about HBO, “Blacks and Missing”, censoring media biases related to missing persons.
The way Soledad explains it… Petitto CaseThis documentary made headlines when it first debuted and is a perfect example of what many people call the “Missing White Female Syndrome”.
Soledad said that the media tended to show missing persons stories involving beautiful white women because they thought it would resonate with the audience… She eloquently told countless examples.
It’s not just missing persons… Soledad told us how she learned from first-hand information that as long as they possess two specific qualities, the media will pay a lot of attention to victims of other crimes.