Friday, July 30, 2010
Numbers justify fear. 50,000 abducted children, for example, or 50,000 predators prowling for kids online. That last figure was once touted by the NBC show "Dateline." But where did it come from? As this piece from 2006 points out, 50,000 is something of a Goldilocks number in the media – not too big and not too small, but, for scaring the public, just right.
Los VecinosArtist: by Anibal Velasquez