Monday, May 24, 2010

Sarah & Vinnie complaint

I'm writing to complain about the reaction on the Sarah & Vinnie show this morning to the story about the child molester who got turned in by his girlfriend. The story was that the guy accidentally showed his girlfriend pictures of himself molesting a 2-year-old girl and the girlfriend didn't turn him in until he began "making comments" about her own daughter.

The hosts' reaction was to immediately attack this girlfriend. You guys don't know the first thing about her, what her own abuse history was, what her survival options were. Think about it - no molester is going to "accidentally" open those picture files. *The event was staged.* This predator obviously goes step by step in targeting babies, dated a woman with a young daughter, and built a relationship in which his girlfriend knew he'd kill her if she turned him in. When she saw the kid porn pictures, she survived that event. That in itself is remarkable. And then, when it came right down to it, *she put her daughter's personal safety ahead of her own life.*

I'm offended that your first reaction was to attack her. What you guys did is the exact equivalent of slamming a rape victim for not fighting back, or for not calling the police. When you're in a situation like that, survival is the first order of business. She clearly wasn't "stupid" or "mentally challenged" as you guys immediately labeled her. She's a hero. Because of her, this monster is going behind bars.

a sometimes listener,