Monday, October 3, 2011

Ann Coulter: a lawyer first and a patriot second.

Ann Coulter’s commentary on on Sept. 7, 2011 offered her legal expertise to argue that Amanda Knox, whom an Italian Appeals Court just exonerated, was, in fact, guilty beyond Coulter’s reasonable doubt. Ann Coulter should know this because she is also a lawyer. I have always had a mistrust for any professional who took up a law degree as a second passion. I mean what becomes a dentist or a doctor who is also a lawyer? Ann Coulter writes: “The facts aren't elusive: In December 2009, the Italian court released a 400-plus page report detailing the mountains of evidence that led the judges and jury to conclude that Knox, along with her Italian beau, Raffaele Sollecito, and a petty thief of her acquaintance, Rudy Guede, had murdered Knox's English roommate, Meredith Kercher, on the evening of Nov. 1, 2007.”

As far as that mountain of evidence goes, the Italian Appeals Court watched a video taken of the original police evidence collection team at the crime scene and their fumbling and mishandled evidence collection procedures obviously contaminated the evidence and brought laughter from the spectators. But Ann Coulter knows better when she writes: “And the DNA was already thoroughly vetted at trial.” Yeah, Ann, and the evidence collectors did everything with it except toss it around and drop it on the floor. Oh, wait, (as Ann would say) they even did that.

Now I happen to like Ann Coulter’s politics and her political satire, but when she reverts back to her lawyer skills she resembles every other lawyer who could never bring themselves to say anything bad about a prosecutor. Sort of like Senator John McCain at his campaign stop in 2008 telling his audience he would never say anything bad about a fellow member of the Senate. Too bad Coulter missed the ABC News 20/20 segment the other night where Elizabeth Vargas revealed some previously unreported news about the lead Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini who had a penchant for claiming satanic rituals were behind several of the cases he handled. Mignini originally claimed Amanda Knox was also involved in one of those satanic rituals but dropped the claim later on. While Mignini was prosecuting Amanda Knox he was waiting for his own appeal after he was convicted of prosecutorial misconduct. So much for the ethics involved in Italian justice.

Read more of Ann Coulter's commentary: Amanda Knox: The new Mumia!



  1. Old Ironsides,

    This one will be interesting. Not sure that I would bet against Ann Coulter - there's something fishy about the entire deal. One of the principle problems of course is looking at Italian "justice" through the prism of real or American justice.

    I find it disappointing that Amanda Knox is now more celebrity than anything else. We might never know the real truth.

    One of the best ways to prove innocence is to actually find the real killer - between the three people charged and convicted - they probably have the killer.

    I haven't studied the whole thing enough to be an expert - just my opinion.

  2. Common Snse, Maybe you should go watch the 20/20 segment on ABC News. The entire show is on their web site. I think Ann Coulter should watch it, too, but I doubt that she would admit she was wrong.

  3. Old Ironsides, That might violate a personal pledge to myself to not watch the All Barack Channel until they hire some real journalists.

  4. Common Snse, since you don't watch ABC News because you disagree with them so much, then you also missed their excellent Made in USA series. They are not all bad or all wrong and the facts that 20/20 dug up on the Italian prosecutor was astounding. When it comes to politics you have to read between the lines.


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