Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I wish I could get this kind of publicity

Really, for three convicted child murderers, the West Memphis 3 get crazy good press. Check this out.

1). That's from Huh? Is this really important new to the people of North Punjab? Where is North Punjab? Do they know where Arkansas is?

2). That's a pure press release posing as a news story ... which isn't too far off from most WM3 coverage.

3). By being reletively fact-free, the release manages to have less untruths in it than the average WM3 story. So here's something for you to think about instead: they folks who wrote this release would have you think this is part of "the passing of information on how concerned citizens can become involved in their democratic fight."

Um, where I'm from "democratic" doesn't mean just because Winnona Rider thinks something is true, its true. No, I'm pretty sure actual democratic values include a respect for the legal system. Damien Echols, like any other death row inmate, can appeal all the way up to the Supreme Court. And yet, he's still on death row. Judges up and down the ladder have looked at this case, and none of them have joined this "democratic" activity.

Hey, if these folks want to dedicate their life to convicted murderers, I can't stop them. But Lord, I can make fun of them, too. Democracy!


Anonymous Daniel said...

After reviewing the court docs, rulings, case info, etc do you think the West Memphis Three are guilty and/or do you feel they received a fair trial?

I'm not trying to start an argument, just curious.

7:44 PM  

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