November 12, 2004


Scott Peterson murdered his wife and unborn child two years ago. Because that wife happened to be attractive and white, you've heard about it nonstop ever since. Today, luckily, the Peterson case didn't live up to the sorry precedent of the last California-based Trial of the Century, as Peterson was convicted on two counts of murder.

I've made it a practice throughout this entire matter to not care about, and therefore not comment; I concur with Glenn Reynolds, who spoke for serious news junkies everywhere:

My main feeling is disappointment that it's over: For many, many months I've been able to look up at TVs in bars, restaurants, the gym, etc. -- and when the Peterson trial was on, I knew right away that there was no actual news to report. Now I've lost that valuable tool.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 12, 2004 05:09 PM

prepare for another attractive white woman victim/ugly arab male killer story out of philly - a young med student was murdered in broad daylight on a city street, and because she was attractive, white and rich, it's all over the headlines. meanwhile in the same weekend a young (presumably attractive) black woman college student was murdered in West Chester, but I only heard about that because someone told me - it was nowhere to be found in the media.

Posted by: LilB at November 13, 2004 07:45 PM

Jay Leno: "Finally, it is against the law to murder your wife in California".

Posted by: Bill McCabe at November 14, 2004 11:08 AM

Poor Greta Van Susternenenenen. This trial defined her existence. Oh, well, I guess there is always Robert Blake.

Posted by: J. Lichty at November 15, 2004 01:34 PM

I agree with LilB, I saw the story last night on either Fox news or CNN and I can't find the story anywhere on the internet, but I have a feeling it might turn out like the Latoyia Figueroa case.

Posted by: JL at November 14, 2005 05:20 PM

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