You know, as you read this, take note that Ms. Brzezinski stated that she did not want Joe Scarborough to report the mugging, because she felt embarrassed. This is typical victim thought/ feeling process. Why should Mika feel embarrassed? She did nothing wrong.
I really can't speak for other countries, but Americans have become very good, over the years, at blaming the victim. This is especially true of rape cases, but the attitude bleeds over to other crime victims. If we can find something about the victim that separates us from them, we can rest assured that the crime will not happen to us; just another form of denial. The simple truth is, what happened to Mika has already happened to every last one of us.
Like, for example, we can all say that Mika is a well-known, TeeVee personality who makes a very good living. We are not well known people who make big bucks, therefore, it's not as likely to happen to us. All the time, somewhere in the back of our minds we know this is complete b.s, but it may make us feel a little safer, if we can actually hang on to that delusion.
12/18/2008 @ 11:31 amFiled by David Edwards
MSNBC Joe Scarborough announced that his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, was mugged outside of her Washington D.C. hotel this morning.
"Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty was confronted face-to-face Thursday with some of the district's crime problems, when it turned out the host of the morning talk show he appeared on had been mugged in the city an hour earlier," The Washington Times reported.
Excerpts from article:
As the show began, Mr. Scarborough blasted Washington without naming the hotel, saying he needed to talk about what had just happened to his co-host.
Mrs. Brzezinski said she was embarrassed and didn't want him to tell viewers about the experience, but he detailed the mugging and complained the bell desk should have been paying attention.
"A guy walks across the street straight for her," Mr. Scarborough said, adding the hotel should "at least police five feet outside their own doors." Mrs. Brzezinski said she gave the mugger the $6 in cash she had with her, adding that he asked her for $20 and said something along the lines of "Give me money and nothing will happen."
Mr. Fenty, brought on the show to talk about education and plans for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, told the hosts the matter would be investigated.
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