Responsibility to Bring Attention

AP:

LEESBURG, Fla. – Two weeks after telling police that her son had been snatched from his crib, Melinda Duckett found herself reeling in an interview with TV's famously prosecutorial Nancy Grace. Before it was over, Grace was pounding her desk and loudly demanding to know: "Where were you? Why aren't you telling us where you were that day?"

A day after the taping, Duckett, 21, shot herself to death, deepening the mystery of what happened to the boy.

Janine Iamunno, a spokeswoman for Grace, said in an e-mail that Duckett's death was "an extremely sad development," but that the program would continue covering the case.

"We feel a responsibility to bring attention to this case in the hopes of helping find Trenton Duckett, who remains missing," Iamunno said.

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p dir=”ltr”>Is this what drives some bloggers?

If the pen is mightier than the sword, verbal attack hurts more than a beat down.

The way I see it, this downside of free speech can only grow as technology empowers our voices to be heard anywhere anytime. Language barriers has an upside in this sense.

Update:

Irrelevant coincidence: Melinda Duckett was born in Korea and adopted by Ducketts when she was 4 months old. I didn't know this until I just read it in a korean newspaper.

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