Friday, July 08, 2011
This week, in a Florida court, Casey Anthony was acquitted of charges that she murdered her daughter Caylee. But in the court of public opinion, she was already guilty. Kendall Coffey, former US Attorney for Florida and author of Spinning the Law talks about how the media and the jury could have reached such starkly different conclusions.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Back in 2003 it wasn’t Casey Anthony who was being tried in the media, it was Scott Peterson. Peterson was eventually found guilty of murdering his wife, Lacy Peterson and their unborn child but not before a parade of talking heads had convicted him on tv.
One of the purveyors of pundit justice who we found particularly icky at the time was Dan Abrams, who in 2003 was host of the “Abrams Report” on MSNBC. (As a side note; this is the interview in which Bob asks our favorite question ever).