CRAMER: I think we got to focus on this ratings issue for a second, because I don’t think people—we all—we all understand this because we’re in the business. I didn’t get.
If you can get a huge number of people watching a particular story, it gives you the license to do a lot of other stories. Now, some people abuse the license by going to Aruba every single night, as far as I’m concerned. But I have to—I—I—I love programing that gets watched.
CARLSON: Yes. I do, too.
CRAMER: So, I’m not going to damn this kind of story.
CARLSON: I’m not either.
MADDOW: No. And the media makes decisions based on what is going to sell advertising. And so, what is going to...
CRAMER: It’s commercialism.
And a little later:
MADDOW: But it’s the per—again, it’s the perception. We’ve got a woman who has been missing for nine days. She’s pregnant. She’s a young mother. It has all the components of the other stories that get covered. But because of the race, because she’s from West Philly, it’s not getting covered.
MADDOW: So, people are trying to drive...
MADDOW: ... the media...
CARLSON: But the truth is, we are covering it. It was on our air today. And it’s on our air...
MADDOW: Because of an enterprising blogger.
CRAWFORD: Where would you rather vacation, Aruba or West Philly?
MADDOW: West Philly has...
CRAMER: Forty-second and Baltimore is nothing like Aruba.
CRAMER: I know that area.
So a white woman disappears in Aruba and the Mainstream Media loves it cause it brings great ratings and black woman (forgot to mention that) disappears and it is cause for laughter.
Pitiful, just pitiful.