News Comment #4

September 22, 2021 | | 1 Comment

Remains found Confirmed to be that of Prominent Social media influencer, Gabby Petito.

The remains found Sunday in Bridger-Teton National Forest have been confirmed to be those of social media influencer Gabby Petito who has been reported missing since September 11th.

This article details everything the police know about the disappearance and now confirmed the death of Gabby Petito. Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie had been road tripping together from New York to the western United states of the summer. 

The article goes into detail about how Petito who is normally in constant contact with her family, had been noticeably absent in the week leading up to her disappearance. After witnesses and bodycam footage became available to the public it became clear that Petito and Laundrie had become physical with each other several times during their travels together. Once police identified Petito’s body Laundrie consequently disappeared. The article states that police suspect foul play in Laundries’ part.

I think that this article does a good job of presenting the information in a clear and comprehensible way. In terms of objectivity, it would be particularly difficult to write about this case in a completely objective manner. This case has been so widely televised and publicized by not only the news but also social media. There are so many people voicing their opinion about this case that it would be nearly impossible to discern fact from opinion. 

This article gives a brief overview of what is been happening in this case. While I do not believe they withheld any information, it does not share the full story. In a situation like this is would be difficult to decide what information is imperative to the narrative and what can be left out without compromising the integrity of the information.

Overall, I think this article is well written and convenient enough for someone who wants a brief but accurate overview of the situation.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/us/gabby-petito-brian-laundrie-update-tuesday/index.html


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  1.    fuglsang on September 25, 2021 3:28 pm

    I didn’t see any big issues with objectivity. Laundrie — and maybe more so, his parents — are not doing themselves any favors. They have already been found guilty in the court of public opinion. Certain facts, like hiding, are seen as more damaging in public opinion.

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