Casey Anthony: Must Everything Be About Race?
By: Lloyd Marcus
There is a lot of chatter claiming the massive media coverage and public interest in the Casey Anthony case confirms America is racist. They say if Casey and her daughter were black, no one would care. They claim the story is popular because the then missing child was white and cute.
I say, â€œHogwash!â€
Some blacks have a â€œblack eternal victim chipâ€ on their shoulder while others (liberals) relish every opportunity to dump on America and her good, decent, compassionate and extremely generous people.
The U.S. Department of Justice reports 797,500 children (younger than 18) were reported missing in a one-year period; an average of 2,185 children being reported missing each day.
I am sure many of these missing children are beautiful white kids receiving no media attention.
The Casey Anthony case is simply another unexplainable and unpredictable media â€œperfect stormâ€. The right reporters, social networking, home movie, cast of characters and timing all fell in place to make the Anthony story go viral.
While ad agencies earn a living attempting to direct and predict public response, no one truly knows what will strike a strong chord with the public.
Film makers and music industry professionals can not solidly predict a hit. Hollywood directors Ron Howard and Clint Eastwood said films they thought would do extremely well did not while other films did unexpectedly well; a movie perfect storm.
As a songwriter, I joked, â€œWhile I’m wasting time attempting to write thoughtful lyrics, Tag Team had a monster hit with, Whoomp! There It Isâ€. Who knows what will grab the public? Tag Team’s hit was the result of a music perfect storm.
How many times have you asked, â€œThis video got 40 million hits on Youtube? It’s cute, but I don’t get itâ€. Yet, another example of a â€œperfect stormâ€ of ingredients creating a phenomenon.
Quincy Jones said of the Michael Jackson â€œThrillerâ€ album that while they knew they produced a great record, numerous unexplained, unplanned and unpredicted things happened causing sales to soar into the stratosphere; a perfect storm.
Folks, certain things are simply meant to be. So, all you folks rubber stamping an â€œRâ€ for racist on the forehead of Americans who were fascinated by the Casey Anthony trial, stop it. For various reasons and uncontrollable forces, the Anthony case took off.
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
Vice Chair, www.CampaignToDefeatObama.com
Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michele Malkin. Spokesperson for Tea Party Express Please help me spread my message by joining my Liberty Network.