I'm not sure what he meant by it, but HBO's Bill Maher said Saturday on Twitter that Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman "is Sean Hannity's missing white girl."
One gets the sense that along with much of the liberal media, Maher wasn't pleased with Zimmerman's interview on Fox News last week:
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) July 21, 2012
Any guesses what this means?
Missing white woman syndrome (MWWS) is a term used by some media and social critics to describe the disproportionate degree of coverage in television, radio, newspaper and magazine reporting of an adversity, most often a missing person case, involving a young, white, upper-middle class (frequently blonde) woman or girl. This degree of coverage is usually contrasted with cases concerning a missing male, or missing females of other ethnicities, socioeconomic classes or physical attractiveness.
With this in mind, since Maher and the rest of the liberal media quickly rushed to judgment and claimed Zimmerman guilty, doesn't that make Trayvon Martin THEIR missing white woman?
Maher likely didn't consider that.
He also ignored the thousands of black teenagers that are killed across the country every year that never get any attention from America's media.
In reality, folks such as Maher are only concerned about black homicides when the alleged perpetrator is Caucasian - or the newly created demographic group "white Hispanics."