Over the weekend I saw that two female American reporters had been grabbed by the North Korean government at the North Korea/Chinese border and were probably being given a really hard time and will be used as pawns in some kind of geo-political chess match. I made myself impressed by typing that last part.
I figured that no one will really pay attention and that it would probably take a few weeks and then we would trade something that no one understands and the two reporters would be freed. But, now I think all of that might be out the window because the North Koreans have themselves someone (Laura Ling) who is basically two degrees of separation from Barbara Walters and will probably just hold on to the reporters until Barbara comes over there and sits down for a one on one interview or agrees to bring The View to the country for a week.
How long was Lisa Ling on The View? It seems like she was on from the beginning and then she left and they brought in Elisabeth Hasselback. I'm a little confused on who begat who in the whole View timeline.
To me this is interesting because, honestly, I know that most Americans probably didn't even notice the two women were captured, but now they will because, even though Laura Ling is only the sister of a minor celebrity who was once a host on The View, it is still something that will capture the attention of everyone and I'm interested to see how this all plays out. It is also fascinating that stories like what happened to Jennifer Hudson's family or to the brother of Mark Ruffalo would all escape our notice, if it were not for the fact that they were related to a celebrity no matter how well known. I can't decided if that is good or bad or that we should be shamed because we don't care about things unless there is a celebrity involved.