After weeks of intense police work, law enforcement authorities finally found the body of Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old young woman from Brooklyn, Iowa, who went missing in mid-July.
When it turned out the main suspect in her abduction and murder was an illegal immigrant, suddenly many national media outlets lost interest.
An MSNBC guest’s dismissive comment that Tibbetts was just some “girl in Iowa” that “Fox News is talking about” is one of the most callous remarks aired on network news recently.
On Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi hosted several panelists to talk about the day’s news, including Christina Greer (pictured above), an associate professor of political science at Fordham University in New York.
The network was already in hyperdrive on the anti-Trump news — and that’s when Greer casually impugned the girl’s memory at a time of mass grieving over her unfortunate death.
“I’m sure we’ll hear what he [President Trump] has to say about this at his — his rally, but Fox News is talking about, you know, a girl in Iowa and not this, right?” Greer said, referring to the news about Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.
“And, tomorrow morning, we know he’ll wake up and tweet and sort of, you know, besmirch the reputation of Michael Cohen and all the people around him and [then] go back to Mueller. And this has, obviously, been boiled down to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama,” she added.
It may be hard for people within the elite D.C. cocktail circuit to grasp — but there is life outside the political bubble.
A family in Iowa lost a child in a most horrible fashion and an illegal alien has been charged with murder. Americans’ hearts go out to the family and friends of Mollie Tibbetts — and people worry about the other crimes that illegal immigrants have committed in the past and are still committing on a regular basis in this country.
Mollie Tibbetts was living her life, and it was cruelly snatched away from her. The last thing we need from talking heads are callous remarks about how little the life of some “girl in Iowa” meant.
Check out the video to see what happened: