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“Cable Newsies Keep Aruba On The Map”

arubaaugust14.jpgThat’s the headline on Variety’s Natalee Holloway round-up.

“Judging from the way the cable news nets have been obsessing on this story — forget ‘War on Terror’ alerts; we’re now bombarded with ‘Lost in Paradise’ pop-ups — you’d think this was the crime of the century (just as the Gary Condit saga was in 2001, the Scott Peterson trial in 2003 and the Lori Hacking murder last summer),” Elizabeth Guider writes.

“The public’s appetite for the tabloid tribulations seems to grow with every new clue,” and ratings for Greta Van Susteren and Nancy Grace are up, so “in short, crime, especially the baffling sort involving pretty young people, pays.” More…

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