Oprah Winfrey, in a misguided effort to give Amanda Knox’s parents a pulpit, invited them on her show in late February of this year. And just like any other parent whose child has been convicted of a horrendous crime, they said Amanda was “innocent.”
What would we expect from the parents of someone a court of law said was guilty and sentenced to years in prison? And, like other parents of a child incarcerated in prison, they bemoaned her plight. They’re her parents; we expect that from them.
But victims’ families like Meredith Kercher are the ones who deserve our compassion and support–not convicted sex offenders or murderesses like Rudy Guede, Raffaelle Sollecito and Amanda Knox.
So why is Oprah Winfrey allowing the parents of “Foxy Knoxy” to bemoan how hard it is being a parent of an “innocent” daughter when she didn’t give air time to missing girl Amber Dubois’ parents when they could have used national recognition of their daughter’s disappearance?
Where was Oprah when Chelsea King was missing? Did she attempt to aid that investigation with a platform for Chelsea’s parents?
Thankfully, Larry King had Amber Dubois’ mom Carrie on his show on March 4 to discuss her daughter’s continued disappearance–and the possibility that a repeat sex offender named John Gardner may be linked to her daughter in addition to Chelsea King.
Thank you Larry King! Shame on you Oprah.
Amanda Knox is a Convicted Murderess: She Doesn’t Deserve Victim Status
How dare our press and television shows in America attempt to paint a murderer as a victim when real victims cover every neighborhood in this country, and that includes Donald Trump.
Girls like Amber Dubois, Chelsea King, Morgan Harrington, and Meredith Kercher are dishonored when their murderers’ parents are given platforms on which to espouse the virtues of their sinful children–and to talk about how much they miss them while they are in prison–or how hard it is on the incarcerated person.
Let us remember that the parents of real victims have it oh so much harder–and they will never see their child again. Amanda Knox’s parents get to talk to their daughter on the phone every week; Amber Dubois’ mom hasn’t spoken to her daughter in over a year. Tell her how hard it is, if you dare.
Victims’ families suffer so intensely from their loss that it is an outrage for a girl like Amanda Knox, who was convicted of murdering another girl–as well as her press-seeking parents–to be portrayed as anything near a victim.
Amanda Knox is a Convicted Murderess: Don’t Help Her Gain Her Freedom Via the Press
Amanda Knox did the crime and Amanda Knox is doing the time. Her parents need to accept the guilt of their daughter and allow the children they still have to be out from under such an evil influence as the child they no longer have.
Recent judge court documents in that case were released by Amanda knox’s American lawyer, and even though he is attempting to use it to show the judge didn’t believe malice was involved in Amanda’s participation of Meredith Kercher’s murder–Amanda’s lawyer is forgetting one thing: the judge never said he thought she was innocent of the crime.
In fact, he even says that he believed she made the largest cut to Meredith’s neck with the knife used to restrain Meredith from escaping her victimization. And he believes that Amanda’s DNA was on that knife handle along with Meredith’s DNA on the blade of it.
So while Amanda’s lawyer attempts to gain sympathy in the court of American opinion, and Oprah joins their bandwagon, don’t be hoodwinked into believing that the Italians don’t have a good justice system or that Amanda Knox isn’t guilty as they come in killing Meredith Kercher.
The facts have already been proven; the Italians aren’t stupid and they didn’t arrest three innocent foreigners. Amanda hated Meredith and she has lied repeatedly about the Italian police and her boss in Italy (the one they wrongly arrested and then let go, due to her statement). Those slanderous accusations bought her a big fine not so long ago and it allowed her ex-employer to sue her as well.
Her family, of course, can’t be blamed for buying into her lies; they’ve done it all her life and don’t want to believe they raised such a child. But I’ll bet John Gardner, Ted Bundy, and a slew of other criminals’ mothers didn’t want to believe that about their child either.
So Americans, don’t just insist that your local courts and judicial system put away sex offenders for the maximum length of time, with no early parole: also insist that Oprah and the Donald, and our own State Department respect victims rights (and need) for press opportunities more than a murderers. Your own daughters’ life may depend upon it one day.
The families of Meredith Kercher, Amber Dubois, Chelsea King, and Morgan Harrington deserve supportive press and our sympathy–Amanda Knox does not.
If you need to revisit some of Amanda’s ‘comments’ and ‘lies’ that have helped to seal her fate in a court of law, or want to revisit the facts of the Meredith Kercher killing, the following articles may help.
Updated Jan. 31, 2014
On Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, it is expected that Good Morning America will be the first American press entity to score an interview with Amanda Knox on the heels of her finding out she has now been found guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher again.
A new Italian jury of six, along with two judges providing oversight, have reviewed all the evidence and testimony in the murder case and concluded that Amanda and her boyfriend Raffaelle Solliceto are guilty in the murder of Meredith. They have sentenced both to a greater period of time in jail than the defendants received in their first trial convictions in 2009.
Knox has been sentenced to 28 years and six months versus her previous 26 year sentence. Sollecito has been sentenced to 26 years in prison versus his previous 25-year sentence.
Attorneys for the accused vow to appeal both convictions. And Knox is expected to make her case before the American public on GMA on Friday, according to The Wrap.
Kercher Killing and Foxy Knoxy
Foxy Knoxy Alibi
Amanda Knox’s Prison Diary
ABC.com: Amanda Knox, Convicted of Murder, Calls Her Family Once a Week