Monday, January 22, 2007

As all the Media Vultures Circle

The Pickton trial is just starting and already I'm sickened by it.

I had turned on Global National for the news, and had to turn the sound down while the grisly details were described. What about people who have young kids within listening range? This stuff is going to give them nightmares.

I'm going to try to avoid absorbing this horror, but it's going to be difficult.


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Update: Warren Kinsella's column in Thursday's Post asks an important question - Can Robert Pickton get a fair trial?

14 comments:

Cherniak_WTF said...

Well, I'd say the first problem is that your news source is Global....

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Bytes said...

I think I'll leave that last comment alone.

Picton has the right to a trial and if the Crown can't prove beyond a reasonable doubt then has the right to be set free.

We the public, have the right to not watch this crap and demand that the media use some discretion when reporting on the details. I don't need nor want to know the gory facts.

If he's guilty, fry him. If he's found not guilty, try him on the other 43 women they have found on his property.

Anonymous said...

anon,

That's brutal.

But back to the main post.

I was so disgusted while reading the details on the web today. I think I'm going to tune out the evidence in this case and leave that up to those in the courtroom.

I just hope the country doesn't ignore the victims.

Anonymous said...

This is sooo politically incorrect but I am going to say it anyway. We need capital punishment back in Canada for sickos like this man. But of course, feminized leftists will always view this as barbaric. Talk about justifying the wicked and condemning the righteous.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Bytes & Darren, I agree. Just the little bit I heard at the beginning of the newscast was very disturbing. I don't want to be hearing this stuff over and over. I will be avoiding the details as much as possible too.

Felix, I just hope they don't call a mistrial or something over a technicality, like some of the media leaking details ahead of time when they were under a ban to do so.

Personally, I think capital punishment is too easy a way out. But please - no club fed!!

Anonymous said...

Whoever anonymous 09:50:10 PM is, he or she should be thoughly ashamed.

As far as capital punishment is concerned, I have no moral objections to it whatever. My only concerns are strictly procedural - are there any administrative safeguards to prevent the execution of the innocent?

Capital punishment may or may not be too good for Robert Pickton. But, at least his victims' families, indeed all of society, would have the satisfaction of knowing that no one else could fall prey to his evil.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Whoever anonymous 09:50:10 PM is, he or she should be thoughly ashamed.

Yeah, that was pretty bad. I got rid of it.

Concerned said...

If even half of what I've heard and seen so far is proven true, I fully believe that Robert Pickton should cease breathing. Normally I'm not fully in favour of the death penalty, but I'm always willing to make an exception if warrented. And before any bleeding heart Liberals jump all over me, NO... Nobody made me judge, jury, and executioner. It's just my "gut feeling" that any good Liberal can relate to.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

What bothers me is the media attention. It's like this guy is some kind of wacho superstar. It's sickening. I'm sure it plays right into his deranged, self-aggrandizing image.

Concerned said...

"What bothers me is the media attention. It's like this guy is some kind of wacho superstar." A true statement by any definition. People in general seem to be facinated by the horrific, macabre, and truely evil. The media swarms to these type of events because the public eats it up. The more these types of events get coverage, the more these types of events can be expected in the future. The "5 minutes of fame syndrome" in all its glory. Sad really.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

The "5 minutes of fame syndrome" in all its glory. Sad really.

Unfortunately, Pickton is going to get a lot more than 5 minutes of fame.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

This story in the Post is interesting - I'm in the paper?.

Anonymous said...

If you were gonna set yourself up as a spokes-rocker for truth and justice...
bearing in mind that nobody is disputing that dishonesty and injustice are legion in this wicked world...
you might not want to kick it off by defending poor ole' farmboy "Willie" Pickton...

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