Originally Posted by RockStarMom
And I can't help but wonder if it's because the parents are two rich white doctors that they aren't being called out by the media for what they did.
No, it is because people in the UK are aware of the circumstances of how it happened (that the parents did so under a false sense of security - MANY parents were doing the same in the resort) and know that the price these parents are paying is already high enough. Also we all feel like something so horrible can happen to anyone, even to those of us who would never leave their children alone
As I said earlier, I always found it amazing at how little compassion Americans seem to demonstrate to stories they hear in the news: it is like anger is the automatic reaction. I remember that in the 5 years I lived there, whenever there were news of a child dying, they ALWAYS had a comment like: "police is considering to press charges against the parents" There were no tragedies, no freak accidents - somebody HAS to pay
And yes, you can throw your tomatoes
: I am just fed up of reading horrible things about Madeleine's family in American websites (generally) while for the most part, only finding compassion and support in European ones