This morning, we’re learning more about the incredible story of the three Ohio women who were found alive after going missing for about a decade. Except, according to Morning Joe panelist Mike Barnicle, it’s not that incredible — given that we live in an “isolated society,” more than ever before.
The show led with the “heartbreaking” and “remarkable” story, with Joe Scarborough questioning how these women — Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus — could have been in the suspect’s house for so long without anyone noticing.
Barnicle cautioned that we should wait until the second and third day of the story to see how everything plays out.
“While it is incredible,” he continued, “when you think about it for a while, it’s not that incredible. We live in an isolated society today in many, many cities in this country. You don’t know your neighbors. We’ve had one person testify he barbecued with the guy, you know, over the last ten years. But for the most part, we live in isolation — much more so than ever before.”
Take a look, via MSNBC:
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