I’ve taken the survey at SlaveryFootprint.org thinking my number might change or vary a little as I live my life but I still have a huge number slaves working for me. I have what seems like more than average with 75. This is disheartening when I take into account that this is an issue I’ve been passionate about fighting for more than a decade.
If you haven’t visited this website go see what is being talked about all over the media. Even President Obama just encouraged people to go visit it.
The mainstream media spending one minute and nice seconds on the 27 million victims of today’s slave trade (80% women and 50% children) in a quickie wrap-up, “page from my notebook” (but not worthy enough to actually report on) is one of the reasons why slavery is the single most successful and fastest growing industry in the world ($32 billion a year industry).
The only reason it was mentioned at all is because the US State Department of Justice release it’s annual report on human trafficking on this day. Most TV anchors/journalists spent more time reporting on the release of the report than its contents.
This looks directed at Katie, but her one minute and nine second report is probably the most many of the viewers have seen on this issue. Her show also eventually featured a story on human trafficking that included an interview with David Batstone in the link below.