Can We STOP the 48 Hours Show?
I had every intention to write a post about the wonderful news that Yuri Melich is a finalist in the America’s Most Wanted All Star contest – such wonderful news – however, I am fighting mad about this 48 Hours show!
Well, before my 48 Hours rant, I do want to say how great it is that folks all over the Internet – from blogs, forums and chat-rooms – came together to vote for Yuri! Hal Boedeker said it best, “He has so many fans that he is a finalist in “America’s Most Wanted” All-Star contest.” Indeed, Yuri has endeared himself to many of us. We are witness that he never wavered in his commitment to Caylee. For that I know we are collectively, and profoundly, thankful.
I would be remiss not to express gratitude to John Allen, Eric Edwards, Appie Wells, the late Michael Erickson, and many others – too many to name – who went above and beyond in their search for justice for Caylee, who lost her life before she knew she had a life to live.
48 Hours of Defense Excuses
Many of us are raging mad at CBS’ 48 Hours show for airing a program about the Anthony case that features: Jose Baez, Linda Kenney Baden, Kobilinsky, Cindy and George Anthony, and others partial to the defense of this case.
If you’re unaware of the show (airing Saturday, April 16th), here is the link to the trailer of the 48 Hours show: 48 Excuses
However, those of us who are passionate for justice for Caylee are a formidable group – we have a strong voice, and we can use it.
Remember how we all came together to get the Anthony’s off of the Oprah Winfrey show? I believe we can do it again! If we bombard CBS with strong feedback, we can get this show canceled, or at least postponed until AFTER the trial has concluded.
Therefore, leave your criticism and comments here: Feedback link: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/feedback/fb_news_form.shtml?tag=ftr
It is not just the fact that the show will clearly be slanted toward the defense; it’s not entirely about the probable profits from the show; for me it’s mostly about the fact that the trial is less than a month away and this show could taint potential jurors. I have no doubt this is a ploy to either delay, or create appellate issues when the defense later cries about not being able to find impartial jurors.
I am not suggesting that this show will in anyway help the defense team; there is nothing under the sun that will help them at this point. What I am suggesting is the fact that this is a sly trick to generate more sensationalism, which always benefits the defense.
We need CBS to postpone this show AND to recognize the case is about Caylee. Period.
This is a desperate attempt by a defense team aware they’ve lost before they’ve even begun. If this defense team had a modicum of ethics or ethical behavior, they would not embrace a guilty client in this way; they would not scratch and fight to win at all costs; fighting for innocence when it’s clearly a lie.
An ethical defense would be zealous, passionate, committed to acting on the right side of the law. But, this defense’s slithering snake-like approach is like an assault on our system of justice and practice of law.
Our voting for Yuri in the American Most Wanted All-Star contest won’t begin again until April 21st. So, lets collectively take the time to bombard CBS and do our utmost to convince them to postpone or cancel the 48 Hours episode scheduled to air April 16th.
We are a force. We can do it.
Updated links 4/12/11:
This is the link to the CBS blog relating to the show, it is flooded with comments.
This is the facebook page linking to the only sponsor revealed for the show so far, Breathe Right:
Thanks go to Farrahrani for providing the above links.