Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Tip For Good Reporters: It Was Not The ITALIAN Media That Massively Hoaxed And Inflamed

Posted by The TJMK Main Posters



Sollecito at his & Knox’s first appeal, repeated

This is the tenth in a multi-part series focused on provable realities in response to an inflammatory three-page report in the New York Times almost exclusively channeling dishonest and repeatedly-refuted Knox PR.

1. Origin Of This Hoax

On 26 March 2013 Italians heard from the Supreme Court what they all already knew.

The appeal by Knox and Sollecito in front of Judge Hellman in 2011 had been corrupted (in at least five ways, noticed mostly only by Italians). So Hellman’s overturn of Massei’s guilty verdict was thus annulled.

Thus the judicial processes of RS and AK were not definitively completed as from their late-2011 release, because Italian law says that the Supreme Court MUST sign off first.

So THEIR OWN FIRST APPEAL would have to be repeated, in Florence, if Knox and Sollecito didn’t want to return to prison to serve out their Massei-awarded terms.

Strict measures would be taken to keep it uncorrupted this time (though Knox and Sollecito both tried; this post gives one huge example).

And in early 2014 Knox and Sollecito lost their own appeal. As hundreds of Americans do, every day. The prosecution’s quickfire fact-based case, well summarized in several days, had remained too strong.

(The Fifth Chambers a year later had zero evidence presentations - the trial and appeal prosecutors were not even invited, as the fix was already in to arrive at that “not enough evidence” outcome.) 

2. Correct Italian Framing Of Repeat Appeal

It’s important to note that the list of examples below is only of website headlines; there are hundreds more examples of correct framing in media texts and TV reports.

“Processo d’appello” is CORRECT

Click for Post:  Cronaca: Meredith, il 30 settembre processo d’appello a Firenze…
Click for Post:  Il sussidiario: Al via il nuovo processo d’appello...
Click for Post:  Perugia Today: “a Firenze il nuovo processo d’appello
Click for Post:  Quotidiano: “il nuovo processo d’appello a Sollecito e ad Knox…”
Click for Post:  La Nazione: famiglia Kercher parteciperà al processo d’appello
Click for Post:  Corriere: A Firenze il via all’appello bis
Click for Post:  24ORE Meredith, sarà da rifare a Firenze il processo d’appello
Click for Post:  Giurisprudenza Penale: Omicidio [MK] la sentenza di appello (bis)
Click for Post:  Yahoo: Meredith, pg Appello bis chiede condanna [Knox & Sollecito]


3. False English-Language Framing Of Repeat Appeal

As described by sources, around 2013 Curt Knox and David Marriott ran an Orwellian campaign to make key components of the American and British media, especially the Associated Press, inflame much of the public into thinking that this was hugely unfair.

To paraphrase this framing: “Look, Amanda and Raffaele had already won an appeal! Now the vindictive Italian justice system and its vindictive prosecutors and judges are putting them on trial all over again!”

So in compliant components of the US and UK media, those meanie Italians, and kangaroo courts, and anti-Americanism, and double-jeopardy, and extradition, and witch-hunts, and sexism, were raged about, even by the New York Times as we have just seen again.

The corruption of the Hellman appeal that was the direct cause of the repeat appeal was absolutely never to be reported. Numerous threats ensured this.

And Knox was to not only refuse to come back to Italy for what was actually HER appeal, she would email the judge to rub in the “vindictive” smear.

It’s important to note that the lists of examples below are only of website headlines; there are hundreds more examples of false framing in media texts and TV reports.

1. “Retrial” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  Associated Press: Amanda Knox on retrial: ‘Everything is at stake’
Click for Post:  Reuters: Knox, Sollecito to face Italy retrial in Kercher murder
Click for Post:  Washington Post: Knox will not return to Italy for retrial
Click for Post:  New York Times: Amanda Knox’s retrial Begins in Italy
Click for Post:  CNN: Amanda Knox retrial verdict: Six things to know
Click for Post:  Today: Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend found guilty in retrial
Click for Post:  NPR: Italian Court Orders retrial For Amanda Knox
Click for Post:  Guardian: Amanda Knox retrial for Meredith Kercher murder opens
Click for Post:  Independent: Knox: A retrial, two films, endless speculation
Click for Post:  Daily Beast: Amanda Knox retrial Opens
Click for Post:  CBS News: Amanda Knox retrial under way in Italy
Click for Post:  Mirror: Knox has makeover before Kercher murder retrial verdict
Click for Post:  BBC: Meredith Kercher murder: Amanda Knox retrial opens
Click for Post:  Fox: Knox retrial over killing of Meredith Kercher begins
Click for Post:  People: Amanda Knox retrial for Meredith Kercher’s Murder Opens
Click for Post:  Christian Science Monitor: Amanda Knox retrial starts without her
Click for Post:  Chicago Tribune: Amanda Knox’s retrial begins in Italy
Click for Post:  Irish Times: Italy court orders Amanda Knox retrial for Kercher murder
Click for Post:  E: Knox’s Ex Raffaele Sollecito on retrial: “I Still Live in a Nightmare”
Click for Post:  Sky News: Amanda Knox retrial: Key Questions Remain
Click for Post:  The Wrap: Amanda Knox retrial Ordered in Italy
Click for Post:  France24: Judges in Amanda Knox retrial order new DNA tests
Click for Post:  Investor Place: Amanda Knox retrial: The Verdict Is In
Click for Post:  Agence France-Press: Amanda Knox retrial for Italy murder begins
Click for Post:  Latin Times: Knox retrial Update: American Student Says…
Click for Post:  Mercury: retrial ordered as murder acquittal is overturned

2. “Second trial” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  USA Today: Prosecutor outlines case in second trial of Amanda Knox
Click for Post:  News Com: Knox’s second trial starts in Italy without her
Click for Post:  People: A critical component to Knox’s second trial…
Click for Post:  Vox: After a second trial convicted Knox and Sollecito…
Click for Post:  CBS News: guilty verdicts in the second trial
Click for Post:  Atlantic: guilty of the murder of Meredith Kercher the second time
Click for Post:  ABC News: In the second trial, the defense…
Click for Post:  CBC: Those verdicts had been overturned in a second trial

3. “Guilty again” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  Reuters: Amanda Knox Found Guilty Again
Click for Post:  ABC News: Amanda Knox Found Guilty Again
Click for Post:  USA Today: Amanda Knox found guilty again
Click for Post:  Amanda Knox guilty again
Click for Post:  Epoch Times: Amanda Knox Guilty Again
Click for Post:  Winchester: Amanda Knox guilty again
Click for Post:  Fox: Amanda Knox found guilty again of murder of roommate
Click for Post:  Mirror: Watch tearful killer describe being found guilty again
Click for Post:  CNN: Amanda Knox found guilty of murder again
Click for Post:  News-com: Amanda Knox guilty again
Click for Post:  Daily Mail: Knox’s fury after being found GUILTY AGAIN

4. “Second guilty verdict” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  Reuters:  Cassation threw out the second guilty verdict
Click for Post:  Inside Edition: Knox Defiant Following Second Guilty Verdict
Click for Post:  CNN: That second guilty verdict was thrown out in March
Click for Post:  Independent: first live interview after second guilty verdict
Click for Post:  Newsweek: threw out the second guilty verdict
Click for Post:  Daily Mail: a year after the second guilty verdict.
Click for Post:  BBC: the second guilty verdict announced by…
Click for Post:  Jerusalem Post: threw out the second guilty verdict

5. “Re-convicted” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  Agence France-Presse: Italian court re-convicts Knox for murder
Click for Post:  New York: Knox Reconvicted of Murder in Italy, Still Not Over
Click for Post:  BU Now: Knox Reconvicted for Murder

6. “Again convicts” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  SA Times Court: again convicts Knox of murder
Click for Post:  Newsmax: Italian Court Again Convicts Amanda Knox for Murder
Click for Post:  Straits Times: Italian court again convicts Knox, Sollecito

7. “New guilty verdict” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  Guardian: I feel stranded and trapped since new guilty verdict
Click for Post:  LA Times: Knox on new guilty verdict: “Hit me like a train”
Click for Post:  Entertainment: Amanda Knox reacts to new guilty verdict

8. “Third trial” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  AP News Service: FIRST TRIAL, SECOND TRIAL, THIRD TRIAL
Click for Post:  Komo News: Knox gets 28 1/2 years in prison in 3rd murder trial
Click for Post:  The Columbian: Italian court convicts Knox of murder in 3rd trial

9. “Third verdict” is NOT correct

Click for Post:  USA Today: Amanda Knox trial nears third verdict
Click for Post:  UPI: Amanda Knox awaits third verdict from Italian court
Click for Post:  Fox News: Amanda Knox trial nears third verdict

10. “Double jeopardy” is NOT correct

There are certainly examples of media having been corrupted into believing this, but it failed as a full-blown meme because the many US lawyers who did their homework, in contrast to most reporters, could see this was no second trial.

To them the real legal issue was one of extradition, against which to them Knox had no clear case. (A survey of websites of American lawyers suggests that most could see Knox’s guilt.)

4. And What Of The Italian Reaction?

Even now this giant hoax remains mostly below the radar in Italy. It was not Italian “tabloids” demonizing “Foxy Knoxy” that lied to and inflamed their audiences on a grand scale.

It was most of the American press.

Posted by The TJMK Main Posters on 12/01/21 at 10:00 AM in

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