Casey Anthony, Facebook Outrage, and Missing White Woman Syndrome

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I punctuate sentences with Oxford commas, and I punctuate disagreements with changesocks. Proud curmudgeon. Get off my lawn.
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When the Casey Anthony trial verdict was announced last week, my social media feeds blew up in heavily-punctuated outrage. My Facebook feed alone had a string of nearly one hundred status updates, all expressing shock, dismay, and anger at the outcome of the trial, most using a minimum of four exclamation points.  At work, the verdict was all anyone could … Read More

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Casey Anthony and the Court of Public Opinion

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A few years ago, I came home from class and turned on the television to see a distressed middle-aged woman speaking at a press conference about her missing granddaughter. I knew right there, as so many others did, that the story of Caylee Anthony and her mother, Casey, would expand wildly and seize the basest attention of Central Floridians until … Read More

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