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11:08 AM, July 7th, 2011

In case you missed it, ABC will soon announce that they’ve hired Elizabeth Smart as a “missing persons correspondent.” A quick review of the battle for Smart’s tragic story:

She was first interviewed for a Dateline special back in 2003 by then–NBC correspondent Katie Couric. NBC won the rights through an agreement with the publisher of Smart’s parents’ book. CBS tried to preempt the move, The New York Times noted at the time, with a program called Elizabeth Smart: America’s Girl. And Good Morning America carried excerpts of an Oprah interview and an “exclusive tour” of the Smart home.

Which makes me wonder how much money has been made off her horrific kidnapping.

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    After so many terrible things happening to her, she’s allowed to gain some success based on her story, right?
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    WHAT?!
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    Nancy Grace better watch her back, who, BTW TMZ’s Harvey went in on.
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    America loves a missing white girl. Even after she’s been found alive. #obsession
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    It’s cool she’ll be making money, but seriously, “Missing Persons Correspondent”? That’s something of a jab, isn’t it?...
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    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.
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    that’s just. eugh.
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    Whoa.
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    Umm, yikes. Talk about turning lemons to lemonade. I’m glad this woman has been able to move on with her life (or has...
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    THIS is absolutely the wrong way to run a news network. There are so many things wrong with this I don’t know where to...
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