Reaction to the Marcus Fiesel story
Got some interesting reactions to my story yesterday about why so much national media attention has been paid to the JonBenet Ramsey case, and why so little to Marcus Fiesel. http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060830/NEWS01/608300357/-1/back01
I also want to share an aspect from my reporting that didn’t make the story: TV news experts tell me that, if JonBenet had been killed this year, in the post-9/11 era, the media coverage would have been far less.
"JonBenet would not get the same coverage today," says Adrew Tyndall, who has monitored network news content for 19 years. (www.tyndallreport.com) "The JonBenet case comes back today because of the residue built up a years ago. Cable news networks and morning TV shows can be egregious, but it’s better than it was in the 1990s, at the peak of the feeding frenzy. That’s the good news."
Since 9/11, the media world has changed, says Steve Ackermann, the WXIX-TV (Channel 19) news director who worked 12 years as a CBS News producer. Viewers want more serious news, and not the 1990s tabloid crime stories, such as JonBenet, O.J. Simpson or Susan Smith, the
"The national media landscape has changed. There are serious national and international issues now. We live in a different world than we did 10 years ago," Ackerman says.
--"I read with great interest your article about the lack of national media attention in the Marcus Fiesel case. I was as dismayed as you were (although I did receive an email from my brother in
--"My co-workers and I have been discussing this very issue for days -- wondering why, and coming to the same conclusion: the JonBenet Ramsey murder. My thoughts are, it is not too late to pitch the story to Fox Nexs again, and to CNN and other major news networks. I believe that national media attention may be an effective way to ensure that justice is served for Marcus. Why not rally the masses behind the unified cause of vindication for Marcus? The Carrolls need to pay for what they did to that poor little boy."
--"Too true. I live in eastern