The Jeff Ward Show

Blog > The Jeff Ward Show > JonBenet beauty pageant footage roles again...

JonBenet beauty pageant footage roles again...

______________________________________________________________

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK
Tabloid TV in Its Element

Cable news shows are again quick to judge -- and to roll the child beauty pageant tapes that made the JonBenet case such a sensation.

By Paul Brownfield
Times Staff Writer
August 18, 2006


Cleared of involvement in their daughter's slaying, still guilty of involvement in beauty pageants.

That's been the hasty verdict from cable news following the apparent break in the JonBenet Ramsey case. When the news hit, the imagery that had made the JonBenet story a tabloid TV home run resurfaced.

Here's JonBenet, strutting across the stage costumed as the last of the Vegas showgirls, as a debutante in plaid, as a sassy cowgirl.

It was the Vegas showgirl get-up that seemed to border on child endangerment.

"Was this man stalking child beauty contests?" Ed Miller of "America's Most Wanted" speculated Wednesday night. "Did something in her performance set him off? That's the big question."

LINK TO FULL STORY

The Jeff Ward Show

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is inclined to keep men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes for another season...
We know what this year's bracket could look like , but what changes could we expect on the field? Because bowls...
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Country music legend Willie Nelson has never been shy about his love of...
Jordan French, one half of the ownership of a real estate company that had an East Austin piñata store demolished...
Renewing the on-and-off again effort to rid the University of Texas campus of Confederate statues, the UT student...