Archive for June 23rd, 2011

June 23, 2011

Casey Anthony: Judged Guilty by Cultural Prejudice?

by Loretta Kemsley
Medea by Delacroix

Medea by Delacroix

Real crime TV shows are rapt with the Casey Anthony case and have been since the first 911 call was made. Crime show hosts and commentators, normally neutral, are actively prosecuting Anthony, ridiculing her every move in court. Did she wipe away tears? Fake. Fraud. Was she stoic? Heartless psychopath. Did she laugh along with everyone else? Monstrous.

Filicide — the murder of a child by the parent — is a horrid crime, but does this case merit relentless coverage? If so, why?

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