Headline grab your attention? The picture perhaps? Maybe it was the combination? Well, that is exactly the point of this posting.
In a city where murder happens on an almost daily basis, why are the crimes of Jocelyn Kirsch worth all the attention that they have received?
Sure it’s not right to steal the credit card information of friends and use same to take a vacation and spend on your own vanities and desires. It’s a crime, and if caught you go to prison.
But the funny thing is that this type of non-violent crime happens all the time. The not funny aspect is that credit card fraud, identity theft, selling ‘hot’ or ‘knock-off’ goods, and many other methods of fraud are used all the time by terrorists and organized crime organizations to further their nefarious purposes.
Often times these are purposes that directly affect our national security, the security of all the citizens of our entire city of Philadelphia. But rarely, if ever, have I seen a detailed expose’ on this problem with continual follow-ups relating to these large criminal organizations that keep a spotlight on updates highlighting the individuals and businesses involved.
No, what you see, frankly, is Jocelyn Kirsch’s bikini shots. Kirsch is a good looking woman with a nice figure. An attractive woman by most any man’s standards. And there are attractive and even sexy photos of her available to the public.
There is no other reason that the story of Kirsch and her paramour, Edward Anderton, who in the end defrauded a dozen friends of a little more than $100,000 total, is still so much in the spotlight.
So much worse is happening out here in the world that goes completely uncovered simply because there is no ‘sexy’ angle for the media to work. Frankly, that is not really true.
The public wants to hear and know the stories behind the everyday criminals and miscreants that wreak havoc on their neighborhood and city. They want the spotlight turned on these individuals, to have their pictures spread across the newspapers, to have the media look into their lives and their backgrounds and their criminal records. But except for the occasional ‘worst of the worst’ heinous offenders, it just doesn’t happen on a regular basis.
Women who are, shall we say, less attractive than most are abducted every day, are the victims of abuse every day, commit crimes of that heinous nature every day.
But television programs such as CNN’s Headline News staple ‘Nancy Grace’ choose to constantly go for the ‘sex sells’ angle. They only take and publicize stories involving attractive women who go missing, attractive women who kill their kids, attractive women who go bad. And if they can get their hands on video or photos of them in bikinis, or tight tops, or bare midriffs, or cavorting at clubs they will show them to us over and over and over again.
Jocelyn Kirsch ripped off some friends and is going to jail for it. But we don’t need to keep seeing the same old bikini shots every time the story is told. In fact, we don’t need to hear this story ever again. Kirsch is not worth our time, and in fact the publicity likely just feeds that ego that she herself was feeding with her crimes all along.
Here’s to hoping that in 3-5 years when she and Anderton are released we won’t hear about it at all, and won’t see those same old pictures drug out yet again.
If you are that hard up to look at Jocelyn Kirsch’s boobs, just pull up this story and there they go. But start demanding that our local and national news media get away from this blatant sexuality that they would scream is a sexist position if taken against one of them.