How could a mother harm any innocent child, let alone her own flesh and blood? That is the question reverberating in the minds of normal Americans for the last three years. The answer may be as close as the nearest magazine. It only takes a few seconds to understand the ideology this media is pushing. The covers are plastered with cosmetically corrected noses, augmented breasts, and air-brushed bodies. The interior of the pop-culture mags are littered with ads promising eternal beauty. The articles are mindless rants about the "must haves" of the season. Or, who is dating who for the week in the celebrity world. This facade has worked well for those looking to make a quick buck, and marketing companies alike. However, everything has a price. What is the cost of selling this fantasy to our next generation of youth? The price is too high, or so says me. This "me" generation has been brought up, but never brought through the narcissistic stage of development. The self-centered ideology has bonded to this generation like a second skin. Their incessant need to be satisfied, and entertained has left an endless void. The "me" generation has turned a deaf ear on the wants, and yes, even the needs of others. Especially if the others happen to be ranked lower than themselves on the status totem pole. This answers the question of how can a "mother" commit such a horrendous act, when it comes to her own child. The answer is sad, but simple...even her own child is irrelevant because she can't see past the "me". Caylee died because Casey is a product of this fantasy reality. And the media was her, and thousands of other young adults, dealer.
From what I've read and heard, the trial didn't reveal who or what caused the death of Caylee Anthony. The prosecutors failed to prove their charge of first degree murder or even to establish the cause of the baby's death. Nancy Grace "convicted" Casey Anthony on television but the jury wasn't convinced by what they heard in the court room. I agree with you on the superficiality of the media and its pernicious influence on many young people.
Nancy Grace is despicable. I've not liked her for years now. She sensationalizes everything and never admits her own pathetic wrong doing. Honestly, I can’t understand why anyone would watch her show.
-just my .2
Yes. Nancy's the nastiest TV commentator, even worse than Ann Coulter who occasionally shows she has a sense of humor. Nancy Grace just makes up her beady little mind and pounds away.
There's a huge disconnect between the Casey Anthony we saw playing lovingly with her daughter and the Casey Anthony callous party girl.
There are many young (and not so young) parents who realize too late how much a child cuts into their lifestyle. But they don't murder their kid. Especially when they have their parents right there to help out...
On the other hand, why would an innocent person lie to police about the whereabouts of her own missing child?
That part (to me)seems suspicious.
We don't know how Cayley died but we know she had duct tape over her mouth. Okay... who puts duct tape over an accidentally drowned toddler? Crazy.
It's becoming clear that the jury did not believe she is innocent, but had to come to a not guilty verdict because there was that dark shadow of a doubt.
It's a tragedy, but if we trust our justice system (which we must, cuz it's the only one we've got), then justice was served.
Now we can all move on, until Casey Anthony's book comes out and she makes a huge bundle on it. Another American institution -- even more reliable than the jury system!!!
"why would an innocent person lie to police about the whereabouts of her own missing child?"
Panic over an accidentally causing Caylee's death? The prosecution didn't prove how Caylee died nor who was responsible, either by accident, neglect or intent. They failed to prove their charge of first degree murder to the satisfaction of the jury.
Exactly! I wrote a forum about Casey Anthony and that was my exact same question! If she was as innocent as she says she is, WHY on earth would she not call the police?! It sickens me that she got away so easily
True, but we (and the prosecutor) don't know whether what she did amounted to first degree murder which was the charge.
"not reporting a missing child" and "murdering that child with duct tape" are quite different.
I honestly don't distinguish a difference. If you don't care enough to report your own child missing, that, in all reality of this disgusting world we live in, is a "murder." Notice the quotes there. I'm not aiming to say they directly and purposefully murdered their own child. I simply think that if a parent wont report their missing child, they are saying they don't really care if they are alive or dead. The way the world is, you know an infant could easily die in a matter of minutes of missing.
yea that sucks i believe that she shouldnt be let out of jail, because she guilty, but what goes around comes around
That lady going to go through it shes going to need protection 24/7
Whether or not she did it (or had a part in it); and whether she's actually the sociopath so many believe she is..
It's fairly recently be learned that there's a part of (at least some) sociopaths' brain that shows up on brain scans as not being well developed. In one program I saw about it, the question was whether stress (and accident) in the mother's pregnancy may have caused increased testosterone levels; which may have then contributed to the issue of the guy's (the sociopath/criminal) having that part of the brain under-developed. What caused it (or causes it) almost doesn't matter. It's now know that the sociopaths' brains are actually different and less well developed than "regular" people's. The argument with the guy in question was whether he could be held responsible when a part of his brain hadn't developed well.
The point, for the purposes of this thread, is that it isn't necessarily the media that's responsible for mothers (the one in question, or any other others who do it) harming their own children.
by TMMason 7 years ago
I don't know if any of you have been watching this trial... but Jose Biaz got her off.She is going home...Wow!That is insane...WTF?...What do they think happened to that baby?I believe the judge is going to let her go home.No they are going to have a hearing for sentencing on...
by Live Life Loving 7 years ago
Last time I checked there were not witnesses to this alleged murder, homicide, manslaughter accidental drowning whatever you want to call it. Everyone is angry because Casey did not get the death penalty however unless you can DEFINITIVELY say that she did it you just need to accept the verdict and...
by JJin26 7 years ago
Casey Anthony: Do you believe is she Innocent of killing her Daughter or Very Guilty?In the like of the Casey Anthony Verdict and her release from prison, what do you believe after hearing all the facts that was presented in the case, Is she guilty or innocent?
by FitnezzJim 6 years ago
What lessons have we learned from the Casey Anthony trial?With the recent verdict of 'not guilty' with respect to murder charges, but guilty with respect to lying to investigators, what lessons, if any, can we draw from the publicity of the original missing child, subsequent search, arrest, trial,...
by Bri_bri 7 years ago
I believe that she shouldnt be let out of jail
by Brenda Trott, M.Ed 7 years ago
Can Casey Anthony be made to pay financial restitution?She was found guilty of lying to police, was sentenced to 4 years and will be released next week. I know that when you start a forest fire you can be sued for the cost to stop it so can't the city, county and state sue her for the cost of...
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