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    Why no investigative reporters?

    In the Natalie Holloway case, we saw Greta VS there.
    Haleigh Cummings, Geraldo Rivera.
    Mark Furman at Drew Peterson.
    Nancy Grace people & Greta VS at Caylee Anthony.
    Who is there for Hailey?
    Anyone wonder why news teams are not camped outside the house like
    in other cases?
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    Small town, crappy reporters that can't get jobs in the "real" market?
    If there's hink....there must be stink.

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    This is a great question and I've been wondering about this for a while as well! NOT a single investigative reporter has latched onto this case! I guess that there has to be someone in the local media instigating additional reporting and no one local seems to be up to the challenge.

    moo

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    There is no such thing anymore, outside of the sensational ones who have TV shows. Look at Portland-they have certain reporters covering Kyron's case, but only on a spoon-fed basis. Nothing coming out due to the investigative skills of a reporter, that is for sure. I know that there is a certain agreement between media and LE, but when it is not working, i.e. when LE is not getting anywhere on a case...sometimes it would be a good thing for a reporter to get to work on their own. Sometimes people will relax and talk to a reporter, people who would never talk to LE.
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    I wouldn't necessarily call Nancy, Greta, or Geraldo investigative reporters. They have their own TV shows that focus on issues (usually crime) and unfortunately, they don't seem to have much interest in Hailey's case. To me, Nancy, Greta, and Geraldo are the national media, not investigative reporters so the real question is, "With the local media actively covering this case, why hasn't the national media given it more attention?"

    I heard once, that the farther a case is from a major media market, the harder it is for the national media to cover the case; Colorado City is 4 and a half hours from Dallas. It's harder to get into these rural areas, and there aren't as many hotels for reporters to stay in, or the only hotels available are 2-star chain hotels. I also think that's a reason why we didn't see much national coverage of Taylor and Skyla, the two girls in Oklahoma who were shot and killed.

    I could be mistaken but I think the only national coverage this case has gotten was NG in the beginning. There's been sensational developments since NG dropped the case, but she hasn't featured it again. Why? There doesn't seem to be one big case going on right now that would take up all of her episodes so I don't know why we haven't seen a new NG episode about the CP, etc.
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    LE has asked NG not to have them on the show maybe?

    Maybe LE has limited the options with repsonce to media people when they call and seek to find out information on the case. They really cant shut out local media ,that would be to much. JMO.

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    BD insulted NG in one of her interviews and hasn't been asked back since then...Also, I think that NG probably "clued into" BD and decided that the case might be better of in local LE's hands.

    : (

    So much for the mother who wants to keep her baby's face in the media no matter what!

    (I think NG read BD like the book that she is and BD just doesn't have the guts to go there!)

    jmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulmagent View Post
    LE has asked NG not to have them on the show maybe?

    Maybe LE has limited the options with repsonce to media people when they call and seek to find out information on the case. They really cant shut out local media ,that would be to much. JMO.
    When a case is going on, media outlets sign up with LE for information. So LE will have a list with names of newspapers, TV shows, magazines, etc that are interested in reporting about the case. If LE is going to hold a press conference, they'll call up all the media outlets on the list and let them know about it. It makes it easier for LE and the media, because LE is able to know what media outlets are interested in the case, and which ones aren't. So let's say NG signed onto this list, but LE wants to keep the case local, they could just not contact NG when something new happened. And if NG has so many other cases around the country that they are on the list for, they may not put much effort into getting the information about Hailey's case on their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink Panther View Post
    BD insulted NG in one of her interviews and hasn't been asked back since then...Also, I think that NG probably "clued into" BD and decided that the case might be better of in local LE's hands.

    : (

    So much for the mother who wants to keep her baby's face in the media no matter what!

    (I think NG read BD like the book that she is and BD just doesn't have the guts to go there!)

    jmo
    BD insulting NG might explain why NG hasn't asked BD to be on the show again, but it wouldn't explain why she hasn't featured Hailey's case at all since that episode. She doesn't have to have BD on the show; she could have another family member or she could just talk about the case.

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    I've wondered why a case such as this, has not had more coverage.
    Maybe they ran into a brick wall......
    IMO


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    Quote Originally Posted by tehcloser View Post
    Small town, crappy reporters that can't get jobs in the "real" market?
    I agree. If i were one of those small town reporters,I would jump at the chance to cover Hailey's case. I want to hear the stories about Hailey. The tales of bd"s life. heck yea I'd jump on that story and hopefully break it wide open and move on to the big city markets. That's what i don't understand, why one of the local reporters don't try and make a name for themselves.

    Ohh i want to play nice to bd, off the record of course. Ok I'm up for the job. Can we get some funds to put me up in the notel motel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TobyWong* View Post
    I agree. If i were one of those small town reporters,I would jump at the chance to cover Hailey's case. I want to hear the stories about Hailey. The tales of bd"s life. heck yea I'd jump on that story and hopefully break it wide open and move on to the big city markets. That's what i don't understand, why one of the local reporters don't try and make a name for themselves.

    Ohh i want to play nice to bd, off the record of course. Ok I'm up for the job. Can we get some funds to put me up in the notel motel?
    Do you meet the job qualifications:

    Interest in CP/Porn
    Possible drug use
    Ability to lie "a little bit"
    Like sitting in the house watching TV
    Married but living with someone else
    Like horror films
    Reading about True Crimes
    and the list goes on and on



    Yes, but if we pay for your hotel, will you also then want a van, money to pay your bills, gas money, food money..........

    Seriously though, I also don't understand why some local reporter isn't digging deep into this case and reporting every little detail....would love a cam pointing at BJD's house.

    Sorry if this is inappropriate but this whole case is a "hair-Pulling" fiasco.

    JMO

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    Fluff-N-Stuff is alll the "news" we get out here.
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    being a reporter you are guided by an editor on what makes news and what to report. If the news outlet doesnt think HD case is in need of attention then it wont make news. Reporters are looking for ratings and thats about it. The days are gone where reporters were in the forefront of events. They cant just go investigate on their own.

    Most reporters are just happy to have a job. Its not like the media is a booming business. That is one of the reason why my journalisim degree is pretty much worthless and I now work in accounting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthwillsetufree View Post
    Fluff-N-Stuff is alll the "news" we get out here.
    When a sale on cow patties actually merits a headline, you know you aren't exactly in a Pulitzer Prize-winning market.

    This case needs a Kathy Belich in the worst way.


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