Thursday, July 15, 2010

Emmy Nomination For CBS Producer For Xenophobic And Wildly Inaccurate Reports On Meredith’s Case

Posted by Peter Quennell



Former CBS producer Joe Halderman is now in prison (see above) for a failed blackmail attempt. We posted on this here  and here.

Perhaps a worse crime was the ill-researched, highly biased, and ludicrously inaccurate reports on Meredith’s case he produced for CBS TV. We posted on those CBS reports here,  here,  here, and here, and most especially here with Kermit’s Powerpoint disection of the vesy first report.

Now, unbelievably, Mr Halderman has been nominated for an Emmy award for “the best continuing coverage of a news story”.

Right now there are over 100 stories on Google News about this Emmy nomination. NOT ONE remarks that the reporting was flatout wrong.  The CBS reporting was of course contradicted by the guilty verdict last December, and HIGHLY contradicted by the Massei sentencing report.

Way to go, Emmy nomination committee. You sure didn’t get THIS one right.




Comments

Appalling!

Posted by tempusfugit on 07/15/10 at 11:18 PM | #

Yeah and if Knox is acquitted she will write a book about her unbearable ordeal and she will be rewarded with a Pulitzer award!

Then Hollywood will make a movie (one of those “based on a true story” flicks) which will win a handful of Oscars.

When I read stories like Halderman’s I guess anything can happen don’t you think Peter?

Posted by tempusfugit on 07/15/10 at 11:46 PM | #

“Yeah and if Knox is acquitted she will write a book about her unbearable ordeal and she will be rewarded with a Pulitzer award!... Then Hollywood will make a movie (one of those “based on a true story” flicks) which will win a handful of Oscars.”

that’s what her parents are/were counting on -. the so-called barefoot bandit gets caught and his mom is shopping for an entertainment lawyer. barbie nadeau nailed the attitude when she talked about young criminals today seeing themselves as reality stars.

Posted by mojo on 07/16/10 at 05:23 AM | #

Mojo,

Re her parents shopping for an entertainment lawyer…  that’s old news as I truly believe the Candace Dempsey book was written by Knox/Mellas who used Dempsey (who had never written a book before) as ghost writer, to tell their side of the story of course, but also as money making exercise.

Some of the most notorious serial killers in history have admitted killing for fame seeking purpose, so there is nothing new there, but it’s becoming fashionable these days with the younger generation as you say. It’s really appalling and frightening that we have reached this point.

Posted by tempusfugit on 07/16/10 at 08:45 AM | #


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