Its seems that the focus of the Haleigh Cummings’ investigation has switched from actually finding the little girl to the daily circus side show featuring the dysfunctional family dynamic of the Croslin/Cummings’ clan, playing out nightly on shows like Nancy Grace. Lets remember this is NOT a reality show; this is not the “Kardashians” or “Kate Plus 8” as it’s now called. This is an actual ongoing investigation of a missing child. And, unless something actually happens that’s worthy of reporting, it’s not actually news.
As we investigate from our armchairs (or our anchor chair) we all want to know what happened to little Haleigh. We suck up every last juicy bit of gossip, true or not. Who cares, it’s great TV!!!! Cue the Haleigh montage, cue the sad looming music, and cue the Misty tears. We react to the spin and the lies and the misleads posted on the blogs like mine (see the responses to the last post; note the posting from “Teresa” near the bottom…hmmmmm. that’s helping).
The 24 hour news beast needs to be fed, they have to put something on the air, night after night after night. They have an hour to fill, and they’ll fill it with garbage if we continue to watch, which we do. But how is this helping?? It seems to be a match made in heaven, but it isn’t. Reporting on the soap opera goings on of Misty and Ronald Cummings is hardly even entertaining anymore, and that’s as far as it goes. This is not a joke, or entertainment or an opportunity for the family to cash in. None of this is actually helping, remember this is an ongoing investigation; police are actively working this case. It’s difficult enough for the cops because of the already contentious relationship with the family. The family makes the investigation almost impossible. They should be ashamed of themselves. Do you know how many other families of missing people wish they had the compassion/commitment of their local police dept like the Cummings do with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office??
But as much as people are enjoying watching, the Croslin/Cummings clan is enjoying playing the media. Allegedly even last night as Ronald’s mom Teresa did her nightly stint on Nancy Grace to report nothing, as the limo waited for her downstairs, she was trying to explain away where Misty was. Well Misty was allegedly 50 feet away in the next room according to my sources or perhaps this is another lie. What’s up with this?? Why the distraction tactic?? And honestly who cares anymore. Do we care that Misty hasn’t talked to Ron since Sunday or seem him in 10 days. NO. Good riddance to bad rubbish I say. You are your own worst enemy.
I hope the people involved in this case understand the concept of obstruction of justice. For those of you involved in the case, who are reading my blog, and I know you are; here’s a clear definition:
Obstruction of justice is an attempt to interfere with the administration of the courts, the judicial system or law enforcement officers. It may include tampering with or intimidating, hiding evidence or interfering with an arrest. It is something a person does to impede the administration of a court process or proper discharge of a legal duty. Interference may be with the work of police, investigators, regulatory agencies, prosecutors, or other (usually government) officials. Often, no actual investigation or substantiated suspicion of a specific incident need exist to support a charge of obstruction of justice. Such activity is a crime.
The way things are going we may never know what happened to little Haleigh, no thanks to the Cummings’ Clan. Perhaps that is exactly what the person/people responsible for her disappearance want. One question before I sign off, why is that they don’t really seemed all that interested in finding Haleigh anymore? Maybe they are hiding something. The distraction tactic; look over here!!!! Their plan is working flawlessly. Maybe they aren’t as stupid as we all think they are. Today is day 222. Haleigh is still missing and we are no closer to finding her. Poor thing, she never stood a chance. Cue circus music.