Are you listening Greta?

Maybe if we all ran to our windows and yelled "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore," Network the cable newsies would stop their morbid, ratings-driven fixation with the case of disappeared teen Natalee Holloway.

A backlash actually does seem to be forming. First Bob Costas, Larry King's CNN fill-in, declines to do a segment on Holloway. And now, after St. Petersburg Times reporter David Adams writes a terrific piece on the sickening media circus in Aruba St. Pete Times, he gives an interview with CJRDaily in which he says that story generated the biggest email response he's ever gotten:

"I've had emails from all over the country, and from different parts of the world, and the great majority of them, I would say 80 percent, have been extremely positive. People saying that they're sick to death with the TV coverage of this story. They sympathize enormously with the Holloway family, and it just makes them even sadder, the way in which it's been turned into a cable TV soap drama."

No doubt, there's a silent majority out there for ending the Holloway craziness. The problem is it only takes an obsessive minority to provide enough eyeballs to fuel coverage in the fragmented world of cable viewership.
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