Casey Anthony: Focus Group Rules for Aquital

On 48 Hours this weekend, the program will ask an Orlando focus group if it would acquit Casey Anthony of first-degree murder. According to focus group, most of the 12 “jurors” would acquit.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

The program’s unusual approach is “shameful,” said Al Tompkins, an instructor at the Poynter Institute, a school for journalists. “We have a system in the United States that works pretty well. It’s a system of discovery, of hearings, of cross examinations, and it’s worked pretty darn well for a long time. We have no business trying this case.”

“We wanted to do a focus group in the place where it had the most coverage,” said Susan Zirinsky, executive producer of “48 Hours Mystery.” “The results are shocking.”

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3 Comments on “Casey Anthony: Focus Group Rules for Aquital”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    Oh brother. I didn’t see the Show… anyone else watch it? What kind of people were in this “Group”? Gotta wonder if this was a good thing to do before the Trial… Suppose Baez saw it— Jury Selection.. Done.

  2. jon Says:

    Wonder how much of the scientific evidence this focus group heard. Probably not much.

  3. zelda Says:

    I am so sick of thee “fifteen minutes of fame” that we upright goons are so into these days!!! There is always some bastard eking out another “angle” for ratings and money it makes me sick.
    Just another dogleg of this poisonous case we get to see.
    Focus group…..what an unfunny laugh,,,,,,,,,,gezus!


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