As an original dutch native I am often quite flabbergasted about how our media is treating the Van der Sloot phenomenon. Here we have a guy that obviously had a lot up his sleeve in the murder of Nathalie Holloway, as dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries has eloquently pointed out in many occasions. But instead of arresting the guy or at least putting him in quarantaine somehow the guy was simply allowed to roam around. Now he has killed at least one other girl, Stephany Flores. He was arrested in Chili, on the run, and God knows what other girls he has killed or molested last years.
What surprises me, though, is the sort of media attention he gets in his native country, the Netherlands. It’s kind of the ‘our serial killer’ show, any sort of news no matter how small makes the headlines. What shaving cream does van der Sloot use. Van der Sloot was hit on his head with a plastic bag when he left the police car. Van der Sloot doesnt want a dutch lawyer. Van der Sloot wants a dutch lawyer. He seems the obnoxious central star in some entertaining soap opera for the media.
Frankly, if people would have paid attention to the ideas of Peter R de Vries none of this would have happened. But you know, this is a country that has 10 advisors for every journalist. 10 spindoctors for everyone who wants to ask questions. There is no way you can conduct a serious investigation in such a climate of denial and media entertainment.
Now at this moment all sort of obnoxious lies are smeared over the Dutch media, allegedly vented by van der Sloot himself. Stephany Flores supposedly hit him first, because he saw secrets about his past on his laptop. Say what? He had secrets about his past on his laptop and the police didnt bother to check these out?
As Peter R de Vries wrote on his weblog: the guy just wanted money, that’s all.