Daily Mail And Sun Say Amanda Knox Is Guilty: Race To Be First With News Shames Tabloids
AMANDA Knox is innocent. She did not kill Meredith Kercher. There is not a shred of evidence against her. But still the Daily Mail reported that she is guilty. The Sun, too, reported that her appeal had failed. In the race to be first with the news, the Mail published this:
But she is innocent.
Nick Pisa was on the scene:
But the Mail had the scoop, even providing quotes:
“Amanda Knox looked stunned this evening after she dramatically lost her prison appeal against her murder conviction. …
As Knox realized the enormity of what judge Hellman was saying she sank into her chair sobbing uncontrollably while her family and friends hugged each other in tears.
A few feet away Meredith’s mother Arline, her sister Stephanie and brother Lyle, who had flown in especially for the verdict remained expressionless, staring straight ahead, glancing over just once at the distraught Knox family.
Prosecutors were delighted with the verdict and said that ‘justice has been done’ although they said on a ‘human factor it was sad two young people would be spending years in jail’.
Following the verdict Knox and Sollecito were taken out of court escorted by prison guards and into a waiting van which took her back to her cell at Capanne jail near Perugia and him to Terni jail, 60 miles away.
Both will be put on a suicide watch for the next few days as psychological assessments are made on each of them but this is usual practice for long term prisoners.”
And The Sun:
Fabulous stuff from the papers of record…
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