And I get it’s really bad, but I’m slightly confused by the surprise they seem to be expressing, because he was arrested a year ago and we (UK) have known about this for 12 months, even if the trial was only recent.
So, my question is: Is this “new” news in the US? If so, why has is taken so long for such appauling crimes to go global?
I wasn’t aware of any of the charges until I saw a post on a crime blog I follow stating he pled guilty. Then when I googled it for myself, I learned that the arrest was last year, which I’m slightly surprised I didn’t hear about it sooner because of the type of crime. But than again, I also haven’t been listening or following Lostprophets in the past few years either, so that might have been part of it.
Any hardcore fan over here would have been well aware of it. I think.
As for the second question, I think there’s a few reasons…and these are just my views/opinion..I hope I make sense:
As big as Lostprophets were in the US during their Start Something and Liberation Transmission years, I don’t think they had as much “success” over here with their following albums. They were not receiving the same amount of airplay or were as heavily advertised as they were previously. Though they’re a known rock band, they did not have the same exposure as say Miley Cyrus or Kanye West, who seem to always been in the news with their stunts (But I also admit, I haven’t followed them in years..)
It was in another country. I know, that might sound odd, but considering the other international events the US has been involved in, the news media is going to select to cover that over a sex crime involving someone that when, to be honest, a majority of americans are not going to know who Ian Watkins is. We do discuss child sex crimes in the news here, but it tends to be ones that happened locally or in the US. And I think part of that is because a local crime is going to have more of an impact on us than the same crime in another country would.
The media is picky about what they’re going to cover and what they aren’t. They will pick to discuss more popular celebrities and issues that the US is actually involved in over other matters. But when they do discuss other events in countries, it’s usually politics…the royal family..genocides…wars..etc.
I still don’t think it got as much exposure over here in the main news. My newspaper only had a brief mention of it, the news articles I read detailing the crime were all UK websites.
I guess we started freaking out when he pled guilty cause than it became fact it was true.
i wish I liked myself more.
And I miss hearing my family tell my mom they think I was too thin.
Now I can’t stand looking at myself in the mirror. I’m not gigantic, I’m a size 6 in US women’s..I seriously miss being a 0.
“I have advocated that Franklin should spend the remainder of his life in prison rather than be killed. The sole motivating factor behind the death penalty is vengeance, not justice, and I firmly believe believe that a government that forbids killing among it’s citizens should not be in the business of killing people itself.”—Larry Flynt, a surviving victim of Joseph Paul Franklin, who was left paralysed by the attempted murder. (via dichotomization)