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June 20, 2005

Do people really only care about missing white girls, or is it the media?

From USA Today:

Tamika Huston's family reported her missing a year ago this week.

When police in Spartanburg, S.C., began investigating the 24-year-old woman's disappearance, her loved ones swung into action. They distributed fliers, held news conferences and set up a Web site. Huston's story became a cause célèbre in the local media. (Related story: Aruban police search home of Dutch teen)

Huston lived alone and obviously hadn't been home for days, if not a week or two. Her dog, Macy, had given birth to puppies.

Rebkah Howard, Huston's aunt and a public relations professional in Miami, tried to get the national media interested in the case. "I spent three weeks calling the cable networks, calling newspapers — even yours," Howard said this week.

Not much happened.

Last August, Fox News Channel's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren briefly noted Huston's disappearance. Fox network's America's Most Wanted did a story about the case in March (it will be repeated this Saturday). National Public Radio did a report last month that, like this story, focused on the lack of interest in Huston's case.

I noted that La Shawn Barber asked about Tamika, here. I've not heard anything since. I'm certainly just as concerned as I am for Natallee Holloway, and feel for Tamika's family just as much. Why won't the Liberal media cover this?

FBI page.

Hat tip: The Narrow

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Posted by Danny Carlton at June 20, 2005 07:30 AM

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The Tamika Huston story is a tragedy X2. The fact that this story has been practically blacked out compared to the seemingly never ending list of stores regarding missing white girls is a commentary on the Main Steam Media. Like the so called "run away bride" for example. What a sick joke, but America was transfixed because the media made such a big deal! I am white, but I know and understand the scourge of racism.

Thank God for the BLOGS!!

Posted by: Amy Joan Schneider at July 25, 2005 06:58 PM

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