August 25, 2006

JonBenet Ramsey Free Zone.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 12:01 am

This will be the first and the last time the name JonBenet Ramsey appears here.

The macabre fascination that people have with the horrible murder of this little girl is appalling to me. Now, more than ever, with the arrest of John Mark Karr, this unspeakable crime has become a hideous parlor game presided over by talking heads on cable news stations. The usual cast of blowhard lawyers, windbag pundits and so-called “experts” of every stripe have re-emerged to spew nonsense and to re-fill their bank accounts, all at the expense of this dead child.

Then there are the radio talk shows where people who drive fork-lift trucks or are landscapers give their “opinions” not just on the guilt or innocence of Karr (of which they are somehow certain), but also their “opinions” on things such as the admissibility of evidence and the usefulness of “degraded DNA”.

Lawyers are fighting with one another to get a chance to represent Karr, even for free – just to get the camera time. Karr’s relatives are already trying to sell media rights. Psychics, conspiracy kooks and freaks of all kinds are clamoring to get a piece of the action.

It’s positively maddening, and, what is worse, the media frenzy has a huge potential to corrupt the system. It certainly did just that in the O.J. Simpson case. Can there be any serious doubt that, had O.J. Simpson been a regular guy, and had the justice system proceeded in its normal fashion, the evidence against him would have put him away forever?

If John Mark Karr did kill this child, I hope he is convicted and punished as severely as the law will allow. It would be nice if the system were simply permitted to work as it does thousands of times every day in courtrooms all over the country.

So, as far as I am concerned, nothing will produce a television or radio station change, a page turn, or a mouse click faster than a bunch of JonBenet Blather. You sure as hell won’t get any here.

12 Comments »

  1. Amen, brother, amen…

    This shit has caused me to give up on Fox News, the only news channel I will even think of watching. I have access to over 100 channels on my cable TV and now I only watch TWO of them: Food Network and The Military Channel.

    I now get my news from the ‘net ONLY and even then I close a window with a Ramsey/Karr story on it faster than I drop a hot rock, like I almost did here ’til the post title sank in.

    The following is an e-mail I sent to Boortz.com, one of my main news sites, after they posted on this bullshit…

    “I am sick and freaking tired of hearing about this clown and America’s morbid pedophile fascination every time I turn on the tube. For a country that outwardly so abhors something, the peons just can’t seem to get enough of it.

    Evidently somebody has solved the illegal alien problem, brought about world peace and cured cancer overnight because the more important issues have apparently become unnewsworthy and taken a backseat to the smoldering question of whether or not this idiot’s spooge is in a little girl’s panties.

    When the truth of the matter comes out, it’s gonna be that this putz might have been pulled off of a pre-teen girl and an under-age goat but those things aren’t illegal in Thailand, but upon further investigation the police found drugs on him and if I remember correctly, drug trafficking carries a death sentence over there.

    So stick-boy, wanting to dodge a date with The Reaper copped to the worst, first thing that crossed his tiny mind that he was fairly sure would get him a ticket back to the U.S. where he knew they could not pin anything on him other than being a stupid freak, which, unfortunately, ain’t a crime here.

    I say put his sorry ass on a slow boat back to Thailand and let them put him down and somebody tell Greta van Gossip-column to shut the hell up.”

    Comment by MoMinuteMan — August 25, 2006 @ 12:35 am

  2. Thank Gott! A safe place! Thank you Jimbo.

    (oh, and I couldn’t agree more!)

    Comment by Tammi — August 25, 2006 @ 5:49 am

  3. Right on!

    Comment by Sharon — August 25, 2006 @ 8:37 am

  4. Jim,
    From the depths of Denver (and this s**t is really deep out here) let me shout a hearty AMEN!

    Comment by Mark Reardon — August 25, 2006 @ 10:09 am

  5. The more the media rants about him the harder it will be to get a fair trial..where in the hell will they find a jury..outback Alaska?

    We went thru that recently in my county trying to prosecute a child murderer..confessed child murderer..confession was thrown out because of Miranda and the damn media had made a circus out of the case. Now no one knows when he will be tried or where..can’t seem to find a jury who has not heard of the case and already made the decisions.

    Comment by GUYK — August 25, 2006 @ 10:55 am

  6. Heh – I’ve managed so far to avoid almost all the news about this. I just don’t watch when they go over the top on some story (not that I watch much TV anyway…). There’s no way I’ll be on a jury for this dude, there’s nothing I can add to the conversation and I know almost nothing about real courtroom proceedure and evidence (what I’ve seen on TV I give all the credence of any other fantasy story).

    What I have heard are snippets on the radio when flipping around for something to listen to – since I immediately change channels if I hear any JB talk, I have managed to avoid almost all of it. *grin* If I can’t find any radio that doesn’t talk about it – I hit the CD button.

    Comment by Teresa — August 25, 2006 @ 12:21 pm

  7. Thank you Jim! If it was at least interesting I may not have minded the coverage so much. This is just too much for a 10 year old crime.

    Comment by ralphd00d — August 25, 2006 @ 12:51 pm

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  9. So the Colorado bar doesn’t reciprocate with the New Jesey bar.

    Rick

    Comment by recondo32 — August 25, 2006 @ 1:17 pm

  10. Good stuff Mr. Jim. You took to words right out of my mouth, but put them in this post much better than I ever could have.

    Comment by Moogie — August 25, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

  11. Maybe I should be the one to launch into a good Emily Litella-style rant on this, since no one else did.

    Comment by dogette — August 26, 2006 @ 5:05 pm

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