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why people were so interested in the Casey Anthony & Amanda Knox mysteries? (something like real life soap operas?)?

they both contained all the elements that most battle every day in real life? is that why "reality tv" is so popular? they contain jealousy, controversy, competition, anger, prejudice, covert hostility, SIN, peoples very lowest qualities. (ex. George Anthony was accused of having sexual relationships with not only Casey , but the VOLUTENTEER worker that was trying to help find his grand daughter. both including "hear say" oral sex.!

can give other examples?

it is like a real life Jerry Springer show? freak show?

Update:

IS THIS IN FACT WHY PEOPLE ARE SO INTERSTED IN THE "NEWS" IN GENERAL? (ON A LIGHTER TONE, BUT STILL SAME ELEMENTS)?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
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    Yes, people treat these things as a form of entertainment now. They want to see drama, they want to feel enlightened, they want to feel like they know something other people don't, they need to be scared to feel safe, they want a nemesis, they want the news to pin sides as in "good guy" vs "bad guy", they want someone or something to be mad at, they want something to look up to, they want to feel like cheesy"good people", etc. A news company that listed straight facts only would never survive now.

    Why? Humans just want something to keep them busy. Some also say, since the dawn of human civilization, the goal of those in charge has been to keep the masses satisfied and distracted so that they can do whatever they want while they're busy. The Romans called it "Bread and Circuses" - "a diet of entertainment or political policies on which the masses are fed to keep them happy and docile."

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    • Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      like a "red herring"? bread and circuses distract people from the reality?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Jewish people think Amanda knox killed the jewish female and that is the only reason why Knox is in the news. If the female who was murdered was gentile, jews would not put Knox in the news.

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  • Leo
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    These questions are pointless and boring.

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