I always enjoy reading Hal Boedeker, the Orlando Sentinel “TV Guy.” I enjoy how he gets so many thoughts and ideas into his stories while keeping them relatively short.
His most recent story on the Casey Anthony saga is very interesting. Like Hal, I wonder how the Casey Anthony story could be categorized by the E! network as a “True Hollywood Story.”
Hollywood? Does it even make sense?
There is something very tasteless about positioning this tragedy as a Hollywood scandal – assuming “scandal” is the angle they use. If this the Casey Anthony story is “Hollywood” then King Kong is Swan Lake.
Hal provided quotes from some of Anthony’s former friends, Dorothy Sims, Michelle Bart, Zenaida Gonzalez, and others.
I want to include the quote Hal used from Zenaida because last night I wrote a post that was somewhat critical of the civil lawsuit, mostly because Morgan and Morgan have pushed the publicity envelope in such a dramatic way and it feels like it’s a theatrical event geared more toward advertising than a legitimate case.
But then I read this quote from Zenaida:
It started going down like, ‘You’re a baby killer, you killed that baby.’ They were going to kidnap my daughters and see how I like [it] and then they started saying that they [were] going to kill them and they [were] going to send them to me in pieces in a box to my house and yeah. … I hate that part.
I didn’t realize the extent of the misery she suffered at the hands of horrible attacks. I never realized that she was attacked to that extent. It’s not easy to wrap my brain around people who would get their kicks out of attacking her in that way. So, I am now of the mind that yes, Zenaida must be compensated. However, if she did loose her job, I hope she pursues a lawsuit there, too.
Continued thanks to Hal the TV Guy, for his excellent reporting about the madness in this sad saga.