Thursday, September 05, 2019

The Pro Truth, Pro Justice, Pro Italy, Pro Meredith Reporting On The Case #1

Posted by Our Main Posters

Hall of Fame: 80 reporters & analysts channeled truth of case

1. Context Of The Post

This post and the next represent our “Hall of Fame” of the truthful reporting faction.

A third and fourth post will follow, our “Hall of Shame” of the biased, incompetent and corrupt reporting faction. That uniquely large faction includes way too many reporters, investigators, lawyers, bloggers, and book-writers.

All these four posts flow directly from our 8 August post on the English-language reporting vehicles. We separated out “the media” that Knox endemically demonizes into these three groups.

No media outlet demonized Knox. The reports on her drugs and sex and relationships and highly suspect behavior were all reality-based; in fact they could have gone even further.

And no reporter demonized her, either, as this and the next post will show.

The two next posts on the biased faction, however, will show how 70-80 percent of reporters did demonize Italy and many Italians, and misrepresent both the real case and the real Knox. 

We have already noted just how especially undermining to Knox’s dishonest media-demonizing, in Italy, Ireland, and the US, was the pesky presence of Raffaele Sollecito.

He was treated identically to Knox from 2007 to 2015 in all possible ways. That was despite his being from an influential Italian family with “connections”. And he never blamed the media. In fact, he consistently blamed Knox for his predicament.

We have already noted also that Knox dropped her own self in it, with no help at all from the media, when she was on the witness stand in mid 2009.

Our next post on the truth faction will show how Knox has dropped her own self in it multiple times, as the truth media has each time accurately passed on.

2. To Whom Do We Offer Praise?

Please click to open the full “True” database in Acrobat PDF here or Word Doc here showing the 80 we want to recognise so far.

Despite some really tough reporting conditions, the masterlist currently includes EIGHTY professional reporters, lawyers, investigators and commentators who all went the extra mile in their reports.

Included are 36 professional journalists and reporters; the others mostly worked unpaid; 14 at least are lawyers; 7 have written books (one, James Raper, also posts on TJMK). At least 20 run websites. Around 60 have been quoted in our posts, some a number of times.

Excluded from this project are most of the reviewers of the 2012-2015 Sollecito and Knox books, the 2016 Netflix hoax documentary, and some recent Knox media events. This is because, though often strongly suspicious of what they heard and saw, they had not yet managed much depth. Thanks to them anyway.

Sub-table: Career reporters. Click for larger version.

3. A Tough Reporting Task In English

Despite some closed-court sessions, this wasn’t a tough case for the Italian media to report very accurately.

Various court sessions were broadcast live, the Italian law and process were well-known, Knox and Sollecito and their defenses leaked prolifically, and numerous talk-shows and interviews spread the details.

The Italian majority rejecting the final verdict do so because of the blatantly obvious breaking of Italian law.

The pro-truth foreign-reporters pool mostly working out of Rome could follow the case and the reporting in Italian. They could seek interviews and legal advice. They repeatedly for example received confirmation from the US Embassy that all was going well. An Italian MP repeatedly told them that Knox was doing just fine in Capanne.

The BBC, NBC and Sky News had camera teams on the ground and could send more teams from London and New York though that took time. Broadcasts except for the biased NBC morning shows were on a high plane

Their big difficulties were (1) in finding the time and funding to get to the Perugia court (two days travel, one day court; hotels do not come cheap) and (2) ensuring paying outlets for their intermittent bursts of reporting from 2007 to 2015 in the US or UK. And yet only two (see the forthcoming Bias posts) let that group down.

As tor the others on the main list of 80, they had to overcome not always speaking or reading Italian, not always being located in Italy or even able to visit Italy, not having any court documents, and not always on top of Italian law and court procedures.

And even if they did visit, who could they talk to? The police and prosecutors were circumspect, and the defense forces and Knox-Mellas family simply lied all the time. Most documents were neither put online (except by us) or readily available from the police or court officers. We offered the only reliable translations.

Finally, almost all of those listed here had to contend with the dangerous stalkers and character-assassins organized by Curt Knox, David Marriott and Bruce Fischer - all of whom could have been charged had this been a US case.

Sub-table: Book-writers. Click for larger version.

Sub-table: Investigators. Click for larger version.

4. Great Reporting, Reflected In Many TJMK Posts

Sixty of those 80 reporting and commenting truthfully have been quoted and credited in many hundreds of our posts (we’ll play catch-up on the other 20) as our left-column Search ap shows.

We’ll go into many of the telling points they made in the next post.

The remarkable Andrea Vogt and Barbie Nadeau, both Italy-based, and both carried by various media outlets, were credited in numerous posts.

Nick Pisa was widely presumed anti-Knox after he was entangled in the barbaric Netflix hoax. So we linked to some 50 posts where Nick Pisa had been our main source. Not even one misrepresented Knox. 

Danielle Lenth, then a Sacramento law student, published a commendable academic study showing the case would have been handled similarly in any American court. We’ll post more on that soon.

Victoria Brownworth and Selene Nelson nailed the faux-feminist group that blamed all men (really) for Knox’s plight - while ignoring the inconvenient RS!

The actress Hayden Panettiere is on the list, because to our surprise - we thought the PR had headed this off - she studied Knox, and in the Lifetime movie really brought out her petulant, narcissistic, uncaring side. 

And of course John Kercher is on the list, as he wrote a brilliant, heartbreaking book, about the very talented daughter he lost.

Sub-table: Career lawyers. Click for larger version.

Posted by Our Main Posters on 09/05/19 at 06:37 PM in


So we are very far from alone here. Not such an empty truth universe.

If anyone other than us was developing a Hall Of Fame, many of our own posters would naturally appear there. On TJMK there’s some truly brilliant analysis, as good as any crime site’s anywhere.

Bruce Fischer’s character-assassins and Italy-haters were instructed by himself and David Marriott to ignore our sites in all postings and media chat shows (as with Meredith); and (stupidly in our opinion) babble on instead about how we are driven by hate for Knox.

Well, good luck with that. Any new arrival here can see that is not the case in five minutes. Fischer and Marriott did not exactly rate high in the brains department.

Our 100 or so main posters have used not only the excellent sources we list above, but also a truly vast trove of court documents.

We now have what it takes to swing all media to the truth side, and are already very close.

Go back to Italy, please, Knox. Give yourself up. Take what is due. Your gruesome father and mother also.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 09/06/19 at 09:06 PM | #

Very unfortunately, some exceptional reporting of two of the investigators - Radell Smith and Mark Baumgarten - has disappeared from online.

What happened was that the Examiner and Seattle Weekly that carried them both folded. If anyone knows them, we’d really like copies of what they wrote then.

Radell Smith wrote brilliant scenarios of what happened in Perugia, and Mark Baumgarten examined many of the individuals in the biased faction and described how surprisingly many of them have legal, medical, addiction, marital and career problems of their own.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 09/07/19 at 10:51 AM | #

Re our Breaking News box now at the top on Gladwell.

We start there to challenge pop intellectual Malcolm Gladwell’s daft claim of “no evidence”.

He claimed that so that he could falsely claim AK and RS were charged and found guilty only for “psychological reasons”.

Those daffy Italians!!! NONE of whom Gladwell talked with.

To cut through the confusion over the status of the real evidence, we’ve added a new guide at the top of our list.

Please take a new look.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 09/09/19 at 05:53 AM | #

I’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s chapter about Amanda Knox and it’s obvious he hasn’t read the official court reports or court transcripts, but relied partly on error-ridden reports in the media without bothering to do any fact-checking. He repeats a couple of PR lies about Rudy Guede being a drifter and a criminal, his DNA covering the crime scene and the police claiming Meredith was killed in a sex game gone wrong.

He’s labouring under the misapprehension that Amanda Knox was convicted because her behaviour was bizarre after the murder. He completely ignores most of the evidence against Knox and Sollecito and the Italian Supreme Court’s most damning findings against her i.e. she’s guilty of trying to frame an innocent man for rape and murder, it’s a proven fact she was at the cottage when Meredith was killed, she washed Meredith’s blood off in the small bathroom, she lied repeatedly to the police and the break-in at the cottage was staged.

Posted by The Machine on 09/10/19 at 09:49 AM | #

“The media” is in the crime news again as if it is a monolithic bloc.

CNN in this case needs to stamp this out, it does them no good.

“One of two American teenagers accused of murdering an Italian police officer claims the “facts” of his case have been “unfairly misrepresented” by the media”

Posted by Peter Quennell on 09/10/19 at 02:34 PM | #
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