CBS’s “mistakes” are wrong!

The headline of  CBS Crimesider by news producer Doug Longhini states: “Lifetime movie full of mistakes, says CBS News producer”

While there are numerous inaccuracies in the film, Doug’s listing of “mistakes” contradict Knox’s own trial testimony, Knox’s email home, and the Motivations document.

CBS first point:

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First impressions of the Lifetime movie

A good portion of twitterers were as confused by the case as by lifetime’s flashback/jumpback presentation of it.. you never really knew when a jumpback was coming..

Some of the sequencing was off  from the reality of when evidence was found. The movie made it look like AK was more guilty in the early part, and her easy-going nonchalant behavior seemed to support that, but then the forensic and other evidence takes back seat as the behavior and alibis are fleshed out.  The forensic evidence of the bra & knife DNA have a brief reappearance being attacked by the defense in the trial. And AK’s story doesn’t come across as contradictory as much as its stated by Mignini that she’s lying.

But with having two dramatizations of the events the night of the 1st:

  • Guede’s story (him running into RS), and
  • Mignini’s courtroom explanation backed by blurred-up flashes of RS & AK attacking meredith;

and with no clear telling of evidence/etc that points to one sequence being more credible then the other, it does seem to offer it up Knox’s guilt as an open question.
Drugs didn’t really have much of a presence in this telling of the case, just in the dramatization of scenes and ak being embarrassed having to reveal during the police questioning that she and raf smoked.

the after-show is talking about the headlines, but showing english & us newspapers. I constantly find that there are slights against the italian press that should properly be attributed to the US and UK press- more appropriately the tabloids.

Bait & Switch: FoxNews’ misleading lead-in

At about 3:15pm EST on Monday, Fox News tweeted the misleading headline that Hayden Panettierre believes Amanda Knox was innocent. See the tweet:

However, following the link to the article reveals the following two quote from Hayden within that article, flatly contradicting Fox News’ headline:

I can’t say I have an opinion and that’s why the story is so interesting – the facts and what people said and the changes in stories.”

Fox’s headline also came up as a top listing in a Google news search for Hayden Panettiere:

Fox News may be misinterpreting other comments from Hayden included in that same article, where she said she played Amanda as 

Innocent in who she was.

Two sides to every story: Knox stepfather’s response to Lifetime film

In October 2010, Mellas is quoted by the West Seattle Herald as stating they had no intention of blocking the film

“Our lawyers have expressed that it is not the appropriate time to release a film, before the appeals process, but neither our lawyers nor we have said we would block the film,” said Mellas. “We have heard that the film’s producer said the film would not contain a verdict of innocence or guilt, and that it would allow the viewer to make his own decision.

“I have no criticism about making this film,” Mellas added. “Maybe they’re coming out with a story that will be good for Amanda. Lifetime has done a lot of good stories, with a platform of advocacy for wrongly accused prisoners. But I have never spoken with any of these people.”

Their position appears to have changed, now that they have seen the trailer. The UK’s Sun reports today that Amanda Knox’s stepfather wanted Hayden to meet with Amanda, and that they’ve formalized a complaint against Lifetime:

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Hayden Pannetiere belives Knox treated unjustly; giddy to play role

The trailer out now is truly despicable. Included in the trailer is a dramatization of the actual murder. The entire movie is a dramatization of an ongoing case;  and both families have decried the movie. Included in stills and in the trailer are many things that contradict the findings of the court or are just made up.
According to True Justice, Lifetime had previously issued a public statement that the film would not show the act, however they seem to have gone back on that.
UK’s Sun is reporting that Knox’s lawyers have sent a legal notice to Lifetime requesting them not to air or distribute the film.
Access Hollywood did an on-set interview with Hayden, where Hayden reveals her excitement to play Amanda and her motivation to play Amanda as “innocent” or “innocent in who she was” depending on the interview.
Access Hollywood host:
It was the type of role the 21 year old heros star was thrilled to get.
Hayden: