Friday, January 26, 2018

Contrasting The Dishonest, Demonizing Knox With The Real Victim And Victim Advocate Elizabeth Smart

Posted by Peter Quennell

1. Amanda Knox

Read here for the warnings Roanoke College management received.

We are told none of that was ever shared. College management did their students no favors at all by lying by omission about Knox.

College management KNEW that Knox lies on an epic scale and has no real respect for truth. They KNEW the case against Knox was actually one of exceptional strength. They KNEW Knox is a felon for life for framing an innocent man and that she rightly served three years.

They KNEW Knox in Perugia had been heavily on drugs. They KNEW she was not an exchange student and was a growing nuisance to those around. They KNEW that Knox demonizes Italy and its fine, fair justice system and staff, and that she encourages bigotry and dangerous hate.

They KNEW the Supreme Court’s final verdict was provably bent and the Ndrangheta played some role.

Wrongly demonizing police and courts, and wrongly demonizing foreigners, are very dangerous games which if absorbed as lifetime lessons will cause serious psychological and social disarray.

WHY were fee-paying Roanoke students never provided by management with this reality check?

2. Elizabeth Smart

The only other American in victim mode so prominently making herself available for speakers gigs is the REAL victim Elizabeth Smart.

She is the Mormon girl abducted from her Salt Lake City home when she was 14 by a fundamentalist pair.  Although some do believe she may have been kidnapped willingly to get out of a suffocatingly regimented home, she has won just about everybody over, because she is so cool, frank, funny, self-effacing, and genuinely nice.

And because she has chosen a really noble cause, instead of a divisive one.

To general admiration, she is trying to slow child kidnappings and kidnapping-deaths, which are at epidemic levels not least in Utah where the polygamists want second, third and fourth wives and are in the habit of helping themselves.

She has systematized her advice - a number of pointers for kidnap victims to help them come out alive, and a number of pointers for parents, police and political leaders which end up in law and handbooks and training and are filling a real void. She unquestionably is saving lives.

3. Bottom Line

In contrast, what is Knox’s cause? Fanning bigotry and trashing Italy and Italian justice through extensive lies? Mischaracterizing why she is a convicted felon who served three years and nefariously escaped much worse? Demonizing hundreds while seeking to make herself a saint?

So. To best meet their students’ lifetime needs, out of these two, who was it Roanoke College management chooses to expose them to? Really? Amanda Knox?!?!


Think Groundhog Day. Knox 1.0 is the real-thing version that along with most Italians we tend to see here. 

Maybe nobody at Roanoke even saw that very different version we saw from 2007 to 2010.

The tremulous victim Knox 2.0 version that we see now is a calculated act that was wheeled out by the PR in 2011.

That is when she began to wear widows weeds, to make long plaintive tearful speeches, and to attempt to look sorrowful at all times.

In fact the “Waiting To Be Heard” version of Knox.

The prior Knox was removed from sight when it failed her badly in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Media did not make it up. It really was sharp-elbowed, tin-eared and hard to take. Find anyone in Perugia and for that matter Seattle who disagrees.  See this.

Her testimony at trial in 2009 was supremely unhelpful to her because her callous arrogance seemed to turn everyone off.

Read the opening paragraphs here and here.  Knox 1.0 was not the media creation. Knox 2.0 is.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/26/18 at 06:33 PM | #

Daily Mail online has picked up the Roanoke story. January 26, 2018 headline: Amanda Knox charging up to $10,000 a-night to give speeches about Meredith Kercher’s murder.

Daily Mail quotes Meredith’s attorney, Francesco Maresca: “Knox should think about her life without continuing to return to this sad affair from which she alone has been the only one to profit, both in terms of fame and money.” That is Maresca’s response to Knox hopping on the lecture circuit.

Daily Mail story opens with, “The acquitted murderer tells students in the U.S. that she was cast as the person to whom everyone could project their fears—but her move to give lectures is condemned by Meredith Kercher’s lawyer.”

Comments vary:

“I have never doubted she is pure evil!”
“This woman should be on her knees in a church giving thanks that she is not in jail but instead she’s boldly cashing in on a tragedy. The 21st century is just so depressing.”
“The poor little victim should have been hung.”
“The truth will come out in the end.”

Several photos accompany the article. She also receives expenses as well as payment for her speech, it says.

Posted by Hopeful on 01/27/18 at 04:43 AM | #

Nice catch Hopeful, but i see a lot more hostile comments than anything

Posted by Chimera on 01/27/18 at 05:32 AM | #

Dont be fooled by the PR. Those are the Knoxbots. Pretty foolish to program them to take on the Daily Mail

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/27/18 at 05:58 AM | #

Elizabeth Smart comes across as genuine, truthful, sincere, congruent, at peace with herself and happy.

In Amanda Knox’s interviews she comes across as fake, cold, thoroughly untruthful, and at times, regretful and scared.

Congruent with a guilty person there is a complete absence of any support for Meredith whatsoever. She knows that if she tries she will come across as even more fake.

What a mess that has been created.  And what on earth were Marriot thinking to get involved with this.

As Peter has already said, if she continues to sow division it could get dangerous.  But I hope not.

Posted by DavidB on 01/27/18 at 12:58 PM | #

Hi DavidB

Smart thoughts there. Why we are fast-forwarding this, notching it up a peg, is that threats ARE being received in Perugia, there have been screamings and stalkings, and the Carabinieri are watchful for guns these days.

Steve Moore’s wife was one ranter. The Netflix trio were three of the others.

Curt Knox and David Marriott, with Heavey & Fischer & the ex-FBI phoneys right behind them with pitchforks, have been notching up Knox’s own campaign way too many pegs. They are all very bad for one another, all seem to have untreated anger issues.

They have possibly been more implacable than Knox herself ever was, way back she might have liked a quiet life and an actual career other than professional victim. Now though, she seems to have the vampire’s urge for blood daily.

If this post’s shot across their bows does not slow her, I could see Knox finding herself at the sharp end of a #ReturnHerToItaly campaign, to serve out the term for murder assigned before three courts were bent for her.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/27/18 at 06:16 PM | #

“I could see Knox finding herself the sharp end of a #ReturnHerToItaly campaign, to serve out the term for murder assigned before three courts were bent for her.”

One would like to think so.  As the old adage goes:  The bird who flies up instead of remaining quietly in hiding gets caught in the hunter’s snare. There is really something very unseemly about Knox being paid for these appearances.  What a lack of gratitude.

Posted by CBHeidegger on 01/27/18 at 07:29 PM | #

$10,000 per appearance?  Wow.

So with 3-4 days of ‘‘work’’ in a year she can theoretically earn a regular income.

Nice comparison with Smart.  Someone who actually uses her fame wisely

Posted by Chimera on 01/28/18 at 12:55 AM | #

News of the blood money speeches is picking up.  Lots of nasty comments

Repulsion all around.  Keep spreading the word

Posted by Chimera on 01/28/18 at 05:32 AM | #

Wow. That story on the fees sure has legs.  Bear in mind, the mafia gets half….

The fee only recently went up on the agency site. Someone here had tried to find out what it would be if Knox addressed “their group” but the response was cautious. Back then, a whole lot of information had to be provided first.

Many speakers on similar topics channel their fee to their foundation or their cause where it could be tax-free and is put to good use. Elizabeth Smart does that when she requests a fee. Check this page out:

Knox has no legitimate cause or foundation of which we are aware, so presumably all the money goes to her. She is using these gigs to also sell her book, and to promote the Netflix report; they may have paid her a fee. Also she is promoting her series on VICE.

Hate talk for big bucks! But there is a big reaction against hate talk in the US these days. Not a foundation for a career.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/28/18 at 04:48 PM | #

Knox the Giant Cash Cow keeping the mafias etc afloat:

Knox talks about Knox:

Moore & Heavey talk about Knox:

John Douglas talks about Knox:

(Ha ha ha “Douglas has never been wrong on a case yet. He consulted on the JonBenet Ramsey case, “The West Memphis Three” case and most recently, the Amanda Knox case, always maintaining her innocence until proven not guilty in October of 2011.”)

Anne Bremner talks about Knox:

Isha Sesay (who?) talks about Knox:

Dan Abrams talks about Knox:

Those are just on the first 3 pages of Google Search.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/28/18 at 06:24 PM | #

Right indeed Pete,

The ‘‘speaking fees’’ story definitely has legs.

I wonder if the speaking fees could be seized as proceeds of crime.  Son-of-Sam anyone?  AK still owes Lumumba about $100,000. And Judge Nencini did order the $3.8 million for the book to be forfeited (January 2014), did he not?

Posted by Chimera on 01/29/18 at 12:04 AM | #

My guess is Knox’s speaking days on THAT subject are done. 

We have now said flat out that Knox did kill Meredith, and only courtesy of the mafia is she walking free.  Notice anything? NO objections from Roanoke. NO objections from family or PR or Heavey & Bremner in Seattle. NO objections from lawyers in Italy or publishers in New York, or agents in Washington and Seattle.

The usual suspects are all mute. They must now be realising that Knox is done, or threats of suits would have hit us days ago. THE TRUTH HAS WON. Note the date. No attempt to put the genie back in the bottle will work.

Nobody in Italy seems to find the final judgment sound. Almost certainly not even Marasca & Bruno themselves. They never even intended it that way. The huge difference between their March 2015 judgment and their September 2015 report signals that.

The mafia news now spilling out is a lifetime sentence in itself. Knox & Sollecito are going to be looked at funny for the rest of their lives.

Theres no arguing that it is not true. Sollecito pretty well rubbed Italy’s nose in it when he flew to the Dominican Republic in mid 2013. He must have been thinking “Lets flex some muscle here”. It sort of worked, but has not stuck. Story of RS’s klutzy life.

Knox could be sued for wrongful death and be paying off awards for the rest of her life. Or she could come clean, admit she was enraged and doped up, makes all possible amends to the family of Meredith, and devotes her life to helping to stop others who may also kill in those modes.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 01/29/18 at 01:37 AM | #

In the spirit of rubbing salt into the wound ....

One interesting thing about taxes (at least in Canada, probably the US as well), is that Court Judgements you cannot collect on are deductible.  Why does this matter?  Well, because Harper Collins paid Knox $4 million.  Should they sue to recoup those fees and publishing, even an AK unpaid judgement would be worth it.  Something to think about.

Further, if Knox is charging $8-12,000 per speech, anyone could hit back, claiming it was paid out under false pretenses.

This could be fun, especially since the constant publicity has killed off other employment prospects….

Posted by Chimera on 01/31/18 at 12:49 AM | #

I will also post this on NET.  I hope we can blitz Ireland and RTE and try to rip her a new one.  Where’s “corpusville” these days?  I will try to email him PM.  He is located in Dublin.

Posted by whatswisdom on 01/31/18 at 07:32 PM | #

For our record this is the invite to Roanoke students we have been running in a box at the top for the past few days. 

Invitation to Roanoke students. It’s on the house if any small group makes it to New York for a 1/2 or 1 day seminar. We are pressed to run similar sessions in Washington DC.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 02/01/18 at 02:23 AM | #

Feb. 4, 2018 Daily Mail headline: Bizarre moment Amanda Knox sings pro-IRA song Come Out Ye Black and Tans on Dublin chat show: American formerly blamed of killing Meredith Kercher learnt words to her favourite Irish rebel song from CD a ‘fan’ sent her in prison

Knox is grinning like a Cheshire cat and swaying to the beat of her own self-admiration in photos that accompany today’s Daily Mail article. Photos of her walking hand-in-hand with Chris Robinson in one of which he holds up his arm to try to shield her from photographers, show Knox in a long light blue dress wearing a white jacket and light gray knit cap, with neutral high heel lattice woven leather booties that lace up and have a peep toe. She wears black leather gloves. Her boyfriend holding her hand has an almost military haircut, black framed eyeglasses, a tiger stripe beard seeming to go gray at the chin a bit, and wears a long blue men’s car coat length jacket with fur trip at cuffs and at the hood. He has a long red winter scarf, a dark blue denim look shirt over light blue pants or jeans, and dark blue leather walking shoes.

The duo are in Dublin for the Ray Darcy Show. Knox said she got support from Irish people when she was behind bars. She and Chris are at the RTE studios for the talk show. A tweet is photographed that criticizes Knox: ‘Unbelieveable…AK comparing her situation to the Irish Troubles’

Speaking on the show Knox said, “I got letters from lots of Irish people who really understood, like, “Of course, authority taking advantage of a vulnerable person and spinning it in a bad way—of course! We know that.”

Knox said that although she didn’t understand the Irish songs on the CD she enjoyed them. “It was great and I had no idea what they were talking about, like slandering Parnell and I didn’t know what any of that meant. I just understood the fighting spirit of it, and I appreciated that,” reports the Irish Independent.

Knox’s light blue dress was ankle length. She wore fingernail polish, which emphasized her frequent arm and hand motions as she spoke. One photo of Knox and Chris was captioned: In 2016 Knox and Robinson moved into a 900-square-foot bungalow in Seattle, Washington together

Comments were mostly vicious:

I still think she did it, being found not guilty doesn’t mean you didn’t commit the crime, it just means there wasn’t enough evidence to convict.


Look at the idiot she’s with says it all, did his batteries run out on his shaver. (sic)

Addled Addict.

Although AK will always deny responsibility for the act, is she somehow indicating that the murder of Meredith Kercher was justified because she was only British and “she had it coming”?

Dim, she has no concept of the Troubles and the stupid violence in both sides. Keep your nose out!

Posted by Hopeful on 02/04/18 at 06:36 PM | #
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