baby Lisa Irwin. For those that aren't familiar with the case,
she disappeared from her crib on Oct 4th. The father returned
home from work to find the mother asleep, and the baby missing
from her crib.
As the investigation has continued, more and more of the focus
has turned to the parents. I'm not going to say that one or both of them
are guilty, this is America and you are innocent until proven guilty.
However, things certainly are pointing in that direction.
Now, why am I telling you all of this? What does this case have to
do with you and making money?
This morning I'm going through my normal routine of checking the top
news stories (and dare I say my Facebook account), before getting down
to work, and I see a story about a new Lisa Irwin website.
The article let readers know that the police want tips submitted to them,
and not to this new website.
After looking the site over, I believe the media is COMPLETELY LOST
as to why this new site was really setup. It wasn't setup to help find
Lisa. No, no, no. It was setup TO MAKE MONEY!
It's a very basic 3-column site, with content in the middle column,
and Google Ads in each of the two outer columns.
So . . . do you believe this is ethical? To setup a site designed to
profit from tragedy?
You can make the argument that every news outlet covering
the story is profiting from it - and that's true.
However, I'm of the believe that there's a line there somewhere, and
that this site has crossed it.
What say you?