Cori Dauber asks some interesting questions:
Not to keep beating this horse, but the press keep insisting that they aren’t doing anything differently in the case of Jill Carroll than they do in the case of anyone else.
Then I’ve got one question for them.
Why haven’t her family members been featured players in “grief TV?”
Why hasn’t her mother been brought on to the various morning shows and carefully manipulated into crying by Katie Couric and her peers? Why aren’t there news pieces with stand-ups from reporters using her house as their back drop, why aren’t there sound trucks parked up and down their street?
Could it be because the press corps is being respectful?
I generally keep up on the news, and I had no idea who Jill Caroll was or is. Granted, the past month has been crazy- the holidays, all the bowl games, the new semester starting, and a general lack of anything newsworthy, not to mention the Steelers and the Mountaineers, so I have been off my game and paying attention to other things. Some of you would be absolutely apalled how much of my thought processes are caught up in the Steelers this time of year. They are the first thing I think of in the morning, and the last thing I think about before bed.
I know, it is sick.
But really, if this was another American, I am willing to bet I would have known the name. As it is, my response was ‘Jill who?,’ so there may be something to what Cori is hinting at.