Did you see the lady complaining about the Oscar Menjivar-Herrera profile (she didn't say outright but im assuming thats what shes referring to) being too graphic? LOL.
In fairness as much as I love The Hunt they do get a little gross sometimes but the idea is to get viewers emotionally engaged enough to call into the show if they spot the fugitive.
P.S. I also got a guy asking me thinking I was The Hunt if he could work for them. Even if I was The Hunt, who in their right minds thinks randomly messaging a page with no resume or credentials would get them a job?
It's technically not anyone's fault and I'm not sure if this relates entirely, but am I the only one who sees "top 10 most wanted fugitive" captured in Google news feed trying to find out about AMW/crime stories and you get all excited, but then when you click on the link it's like "Nowheresville County Top 10 fugitive wanted for shoplifting at a CVS" captured? I need to stop falling for that and getting my hopes up LOL.
I have the perfect example, I saw a headline "fifth top 10 most wanted fugitive" captured in my Google news feed and I was like hasn't the FBI caught four people so far this year, oh wow! and then I realized it was just some guy from Upstate New York on the "Oneida County Top 10 List" wanted for grand larceny.
(Not excusing grand larceny as it's still a serious crime, but come on now! LOL)
Not AMW/The Hunt related but I saw someone post on The First 48's Facebook criticizing people for "looking forward to show about innocent people being murdered." And it's like, how much as I enjoy running this site, I wish there wasn't a reason to. If you could tell me there would no longer be any crime in America and no longer a need for AMW, The Hunt etc... I'd say sign me up right away. Unfortunately that's not the case and there will likely always be crime in America. Better laws will reduce crime but crime will still happen.
The reason I look forward to shows like The First 48, The Hunt, etc... is because I want to see victims get justice, and I like seeing the bad guys (or girls) being held accountable.
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 13, 2016 19:07:09 GMT -5
Yeah I saw that too and just rolled my eyes. I've said in the past the reason there's so many Hispanic fugitives compared to others on wanted lists is they're harder to catch, usually because they're from a Latin American country where they know how to lay low. I can't tell you how many times I have a white exclusive fugitive I plan to profile and he gets caught before I can post him. (Black fugitives too often get caught before I can post their case).
Also, some people seem to be under the mistaken impression that John Walsh is pro-Trump. He has said he agrees with Trump that the border is insecure but has also called his wall plan insane. He's also said he considers Trump a friend who has donated to the NCMEC, but that he is also "one crazy bastard." I'm not getting political here as I don't know who John Walsh is going to vote for and I'm not making a pro or anti-Trump comment here, just saying there's a difference between agreeing with some of what someone says and actually endorsing them.
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2016 19:09:36 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
This isn't a comment that annoyed me as much as I found it hilarious.
A poster told John Walsh he didn't like the Hunt's format compared to AMW (The Hunt format has really grown on me but I respect people's opinions if they still prefer the fast pace of AMW.) But the poster's name? Jose Luis Saenz.
I see some fans complaining that John Walsh has been profiling all Mexican fugitives this season and is Donald Trump running this season etc...
William Greer, Elby Hars, Eugene Palmer, Robert Fisher, and the Dimitrions were all NOT Mexican. Oscar Menjivar-Herrera is Hispanic but from El Salvador. I'm not sure about Juan Reyes and Eric Santiago but they were captured before the season anyway. William Jordan and Anthony Burroughs won't be Mexican next week either. Only three fugitives we know for sure are of Mexican descent. More than half of the cases are non-Hispanics. Perhaps it was poor plannig to air three Mexican fugitives in a row instead of placing them in different parts of the summer but I wanted to clarify on that.
The reason there are so many Hispanic/Mexican fugitives on wanted lists isn't because they are worse or more violent than other fugitives. It's because they are harder to catch because they more often than not flee the country. White and black fugitives get arrested much more quickly because they are more likely to stay in the states.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2016 19:45:19 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by 912thamwuser on Sept 23, 2016 18:26:59 GMT -5
This predicament isn't online, but rather endemic to my community. Very few people around me believe that America's Most Wanted or similar shows covered real manhunts and unsolved cases. They thought it was all a pre-scripted narrative; Either they can't conceive of the fugitive hunting subgenre (which is to be expected because it's niche), or for some other reason they wrongly group it together with every mainstream scripted TV series that gets more dedicated marketing. Even fewer yet believe that America's Most Wanted was ever good for anything, and there are a LOT of hypotheses for that:
*I live in a very bright climate. The vast majority of our days are pleasantly sunlit and modestly warm, like a stereotypical May. This makes people gravitate more to sports and outdoor lifestyles mostly removed from all electronic entertainment media. It's also a land built for driver-car_owners, and because I can't afford or operate a car, I can't reach these nature spots, public parks, or sports venues.
*I work in the heart of a retirement kingdom. I would estimate their median birth-year at 1935. They grew up around the turn of the '940s to '950s. Back then, television was just emerging, and the programming was almost entirely suburban and rural family adventures. Even when TV shows about law enforcement, whether real-life or scripted, became mainstream in around the '980s, their knowledge of crime on TV was overshadowed by the mainstream news, most likely because the news got all the marketing.
*My town has a lot of megachurches. It's possible some of their pastors could be associating TV with Satan, dismissing the outside world as a distraction from what they mandate as an absolute devotion to God, or somehow convincing them indirectly to turn a blind eye to the very existence of fugitive manhunts.
*I live in an affluent suburb where crime is rare. Americans overall are rarely attentive to national and planetary news, except for millennials who grew up with the internet. In keeping with the media's missing white girl syndrome, far fewer people where I live could ever be bothered to even acknowledge the types of cases that America's Most Wanted publicized alone, such as big city crimes, crimes against non-whites, or crimes in the 3rd America (poor cities, think as in the "3rd world"). Instead of being happy for the victims or family members getting justice, or making America safer from the criminals atop our most wanted lists, some people dismiss me as a total TV junkie.
*Even when it's easy to do the research on the variety that exists in the world of television, those with the most passionate disrespect for all things TV will stick to their preconceived stereotypes of what all TV is supposed to be, and close their minds tighter against the distinctions between America's Most Wanted and something like Jersey Shore.
I feel better about myself because at least I have more qualms about reinforcing some false idea among underprivileged victims and family members that barely anyone cares about them. But why is it wrong for me to get vexed by my community's tepid attitude towards AMW and The Hunt With John Walsh?
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Post by Scumhunter on Dec 30, 2016 19:49:07 GMT -5
This past Monday I posted happy birthday John Walsh on our Hunt with John Walsh and America's Most Wanted fans FB pages and got like 50 likes.
The very next day I posted about Jerod Watson, a triple murder suspect, and got virtually no reactions.
I understand Monday was the day after Christmas and many people had off (many companies give people the day after Christmas off if it falls on a Monday), and perhaps it's Facebook's algorithm, but as cool as it is to wish John Walsh a happy birthday, I wish people would care about the open and still unsolved fugitive and other cases as well. It seems like if it's not a Hunt or AMW case or a capture, no one gives a crap.
Also, I made another post reminding people that the Hunt fans FB page is only an unofficial fan site unaffiliated with the show and the VERY FIRST comment I receive is "I love your show, I watched it all last summer!" ugh.
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2016 19:58:47 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by тσρтєиhυитєя on Jan 2, 2017 21:13:25 GMT -5
Okay this isn't really annoying, but I found it funny. This was on the FBI Ten Most wanted Wikipedia page and apparently someone decided to get funny with Brown's alias and his first alias says Cheese Brown. Whoever did that I'm so done with you.
Actually I remember looking up online and there was some inside joke with high school students that a guy selling class rings across the country resembled Jason Derek Brown. And his nickname was "Cheese." Somehow this inside joke with students made google search results. So it might not be just somebody trolling and could be part of the inside joke with the students.
Making posts on Facebook about The Hunt on our fan pages and getting complaints about the Hunt being on CNN again. It's not a real channel leave CNN etc...
First of all CNN is a real network just like Fox News is a real network or Animal Planet is a real network. Unless you want to get philosophical and think about it in a Rene Descartes sense, any channel on tv is a REAL channel no matter how biased or unbiased or good or bad the channel is. Just because our reality host President calls it fake news doesn't mean the channel doesn't exist.
It's John Walsh and chasing fugitives and I will support the cause no matter what channel be it CNN, Fox News, or the Golf channel. If you can't support the cause because of your political bias that's on you.
(Also CNN's original programming is somewhat different from its news programming. CNN's news still drives me crazy sometimes with cheesy graphics and calling stuff that happened 2 weeks ago "breaking news" but that's besides the point).
The only reason for The Hunt to leave CNN is if another channel could air it more than 8 weeks a year. But that channel probably wouldn't have the same international reach unless it was on a major non-cable network.
Last Edit: Jun 19, 2017 0:05:18 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Wow. Just got a complaint from someone to remove the smiley faces in our thread on Leslie Jandert, as if I posted the case because I thought the case was appealing.
The smiley face is not meant to be a joke. I insert it sometimes when trying to "nicely" explain something. He has a tattoo of LES and I just wanted to nicely explain it was his nickname and not an abbreviation for anything else like the lower East side etc...
In any case if since it bothered them that much I removed them. I swear people get offended by everything.
Trying to post his thread to help get justice (as a matter of fact I made him CASE OF THE WEEK once and had his photo on the front page of our website for an entire week) and that's the thanks I get. Once again no good deed goes unpunished.
Edit: I do apologize if this was a victim who complained as I don't know what could trigger negative feelings no matter how well-intentioned I think I am. My anger is under the assumption this is a random reader offended.
Last Edit: Jul 6, 2017 2:52:39 GMT -5 by Scumhunter
Post by Scumhunter on Aug 13, 2017 11:55:00 GMT -5
I went out of my way to stress the Facebook fan pages for AMW/The Hunt were UNOFFICIAL last week so I could enjoy my vacation without people bothering me. Basically EVERY comment was from someone who still didn't get it. (If you have a case request that I have sympathy with- but people are complaining about how big the ads are for the show on HLN to me, telling me to bring AMW back thinking I'm John Walsh etc...)
Honestly, I only created that Facebook fan site because I felt besides John Walsh's official page there wasn't an actively updated social media page on Facebook about The Hunt and admittedly it could help with registrations on our site. Facebook people in general are annoying and I prefer this forum but it's a necessary evil I have to put up with unfortunately lol.
Last Edit: Aug 13, 2017 11:55:23 GMT -5 by Scumhunter