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Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:27 pm

I never really quite understood why this trial is being covered so broadly, this is not the first time a mother has is this case "allegedly" killed her child. CNN is covering this trial virtually 24/7 with "America's Prosecutor" Nancy Grace leading the way and the other networks not far behind. This is just like a daytime drama or Soap Opera in real time. Personally I think if Casey was less attractive, an older woman, a guy or even of another race, she would have not gotten the same attention as she does now if not at all. I also think and probably more to the fact that most people who watch this trial as an entertainment venue see it as divergence to the everyday cycle of news in their lives. What do you think attracts the coverage of the trial?
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:39 pm

It's not like a soap in my opinion it's more like a CSI kind of event since they used DNA and hair samples or whatever. I haven't been keeping track. Another reason is because the prosecution and defense have entirely different stories that make it like a Law and Order episode too. I think looks do add a little to the TV show kind of story too.
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:10 pm

I think it's because of Nancy Grace and HLN. Nancy uses dead children like this to make her career stronger and sell advertising. Her eyes beam when she hears about another child gone missing.
 
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:58 pm

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
Personally I think if Casey was less attractive, an older woman, a guy or even of another race, she would have not gotten the same attention as she does now if not at all.

There's your answer.
 
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:01 pm

I'm over it. Every local station here in Orlando is covering the trial live, everyday. Hopefully it'll wrap up by next weekend.
 
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:03 pm

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
Personally I think if Casey was less attractive, an older woman, a guy or even of another race, she would have not gotten the same attention as she does now if not at all.

If I saw her on the street, I wouldn't even give her a second glance.

Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
I think it's because of Nancy Grace and HLN. Nancy uses dead children like this to make her career stronger and sell advertising. Her eyes beam when she hears about another child gone missing.

Yup. I cringe seeing her on TV   
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:19 pm

Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
I think it's because of Nancy Grace and HLN. Nancy uses dead children like this to make her career stronger and sell advertising. Her eyes beam when she hears about another child gone missing.

   Yeah, and whats up with the little girls haircut that she has?





Quoting Airportugal310 (Reply 5):
If I saw her on the street, I wouldn't even give her a second glance.

Come to think about it, I wouldn't either but that ain't turning away cameras.
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:21 am

Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):
Nancy uses dead children like this to make her career stronger and sell advertising. Her eyes beam when she hears about another child gone missing.

May I amend that to dead pretty white children?
 
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:42 am

Quoting johnboy (Reply 7):
Flighty (Reply 2):Nancy uses dead children like this to make her career stronger and sell advertising. Her eyes beam when she hears about another child gone missing.
May I amend that to dead pretty white children?

That is the key issue. Everyone can have symphany for a murdered child and want to see justice being done. Most child murders are done by a parent, and many are so angry when it happens they want to the trial, that want to see that 'gotcha' moment when they hopefully hang themselves. Then there are issues as to evidence This is also in a state that allows cameras in the courtroom during trials, most don't so the media gets programing for a relatively cheap price.
 
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:16 pm

Who is Casey Anthony. I'd look it up but it's just another "news" story that is irrelevant.

No, I really have never heard of him or her.
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:33 pm

My 2 cents is you have a very cute child her lost her life and a unemotional bitch of a mother, now all evidence points that she is guilty as sin and should fry for her crime.
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:39 pm

The mommy set LOVES to be presented with images of bad mommies. It makes them feel better about themselves and their parenting.
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:54 am

Quoting luv2fly (Reply 10):
now all evidence points that she is guilty as sin and should fry for her crime.

I heard someone say on the news that the prosecution didn't do a good job of presenting their case, and that they had a lot of circumstantial evidence. I couldn't care less about the trial, so I don't know whether that's true or not.

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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:54 am

Quoting Flighty (Reply 2):

I think it's because of Nancy Grace and HLN. Nancy uses dead children like this to make her career stronger and sell advertising. Her eyes beam when she hears about another child gone missing.
Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 11):

The mommy set LOVES to be presented with images of bad mommies. It makes them feel better about themselves and their parenting.

Here you go. If it gets cheap views, CNN will cover it....
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:07 am

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 11):
The mommy set LOVES to be presented with images of bad mommies. It makes them feel better about themselves and their parenting.

How true....

A similar case finished here yesterday, a father was sentenced to life for killing his 2 year old to get back at his ex-partner. He posted on facebook that he was about to 'kill ma kid'..... The mother has been quite prominent in the coverage of the case, again, more than likely helped by the fact that she's young & attractive & the victim was a cute little kid.

Hope the 'father' gets what's coming to him in jail, but he's more than likely proably in solitary.....

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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:37 pm

Well, maybe we're close to the end. Jury verdict will be read at 2:15pm EDT.
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:00 pm

Unemployed America is at home and has been following the trial.

Verdict in 15 minutes.

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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:25 pm

wtf?

Wow. Ok. Hey, jury of her peers found her not guilty... that's the system!
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:32 pm

Standing by for the leviathan of the sea (aka Nancy Grace) to arise from the deep and go on a massive rant about how justice wasn't done, how she wants an investigation into all sorts of stuff, etc.   

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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:36 pm

Poor Nancy Grace-----
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:37 pm

I kinda think she will get some extra time in jail for the lying charges so she or her family isn't harmed.

Quoting fxramper (Reply 16):
Unemployed America is at home and has been following the trial.

Employed America says they're sick of it, but all flock to the TV and news sites when it comes on.  
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:40 pm

The point here is that the prosecution DID NOT do their jobs and prosecute her with something that could have held up in a court of law. They had to have proven without a reasonable doubt that Casey Anthony did it, and they couldn't. They failed the American justice system, it's not the other way around!
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:40 pm

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 20):
Employed America says they're sick of it, but all flock to the TV and news sites when it comes on.

That's the truth!
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:47 pm

My mother has been following this case like crazy. I'm fed up of watching it, but I would still get a daily update. After all this time of being sick of the trial constantly being on TV I was just waiting for them to finish so that they could announce that she was so obviously guilty. I guess my mum was right when she said this was the OJ case of this era.

The thing we must remember while everyone starts to crack jokes is that behind this media circus, there was a beautiful little girl who did nothing to deserve the death she got. She was left to decompose in her mothers car, while she was out partying, and eventually left in a lot behind her mothers house where her remains were fed upon by animals.

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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:53 am

My Mom told me the charges she was convicted of carry a maximum sentence of a year each so with time served she is a free woman. I just threw up .   
 
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:16 am

I'd much rather they allowed cameras into Supreme Court cases rather than these overhyped media sensationathons. At least those have a real impact on the country. God forbid the public be exposed to some actually important judicial issues instead of higher-brow Judge Judy. (Not to diminish the seriousness of what a tragedy this was, but in how the coverage was handled)
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:38 am

Quoting iflykpdx (Reply 25):
I'd much rather they allowed cameras into Supreme Court cases rather than these overhyped media sensationathons.

If they were to allow cameras into the Supreme Court, I'd rather it be through something like C-Span. Don't need to turn important judicial decisions into the media circus that everything else has become.

I don't know how the cameras were in this trial, because I didn't watch one second of the coverage (not having a TV helps in that regard).
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:56 am

Yeah, a single public access channel rather than the news media. Could cover SC cases and important appellate cases.
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:15 am

Quoting fxramper (Reply 24):
My Mom told me the charges she was convicted of carry a maximum sentence of a year each so with time served she is a free woman. I just threw up .   

Want to really throw up Drew? Chances are she will be offered all kinds of money to do interviews up to and including doing porn..We all know she likes group sex.. Who says crime doesn't pay?
 
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RE: Why Is The The Casey Anthony Trial So Popular?

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:28 pm

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
I never really quite understood why this trial is being covered so broadly

It's a slow news summer.
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