[quote="manualman, post:8, topic:178590"]
This was on Nightline last night and the reporting was absolutely appalling. They spent almost ZERO time looking at the evidence and 99% of the time in interviews with Knox's family and friends about how devastated they all are.
I'm all for keeping a human face on criminals and all, but can we please have some actual facts before having our feelings manipulated here??
Martin Bashir, I expect more of you.
I think the Knox family has hired some big-name public relations agency to mount a positive media spin on Amanda, and that Nightline clip is part of the strategy.
On MercyMia's point, the part I find really strange is Amanda doing cartwheels and splits in a police office to be interviewed several days after the murder. Her roommate has just died, whether she liked her or not, one would have expected some shock on Amanda's part. Her Italian boyfriend kind of stands out as a boy in awe of all-American Amanda, as witnessed in his feeble and unsure arm rubbing of Amanda and kissing after the police arrived.
Normally when several people are suspects, the prosecutors will pre-trial each individually and look for inconsistencies in their stories to be used at trial. I wonder how perfectly synchronized their stories were. I wonder why one suspect didn't crack and offer to tell the whole truth of the killer(s) in exchange for a lighter sentence. I'm also surprised that in the Italian justice system the judge is part of the jury and that the jury wasn't sequestered but could see all the media hype while making their decision.
In Anglo/American law there is defense counsel and there is the prosecution and both engage in an adversarial duel to get at the truth. In Continental Europe, both defense and prosecution are considered officers of the Court with conflict mitigated and both attempting to work toward the truth. But still for Amanda's defense lawyer to break down in tears tells me something about her lawyer's emotionalism or about Amanda Knox's powers. What a mystery.