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Write Fox News and Stop Geraldo!
Fox News ^ | May 19, 2003 | Geraldo Rivera

Posted on 05/19/2003 8:52:47 AM PDT by Juan Medén

RICHMOND, Calif. — Law enforcement agencies continued searching the San Francisco Bay Sunday because prosecutors are "desperate" to find more evidence in support of their theory that Scott Peterson (search) killed his wife Laci, a source close to the investigation has told Fox News.

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To: MHT
"....I am curious how such a horrendous murder could have been committed with no significant amounts of blood showing up on the kitchen floor, bathtub, clothing, boat deck, truck bed, etc. Have you heard any theories?..."

Good point. SP is probably guilty, but the state needs to make the case. The public still waits and is curious in the interim. The press will feed the curiousity. Such is life.

I'm not a big fan of Jerry Rivers, but don't lose sight of what and whom he is: an entertainer as well as a journalist. (I'm addressing this to the posters on this thread, generally, not specifically to you MHT). It's the May ratings sweeps period, so every broadcast and cable channel is pulling out all the stops to drive the rating numbers. Rivers is just doing his job.

You can pound your fists on the table and stamp your feet all you want, but this is the economics of television. Either hold your nose and watch or turn off the boob tube. Exercise your freedom not to watch. But don't pillory Rivers for being what he is: a TV entertainer who talks (sometimes interestingly) about current events.
51 posted on 05/19/2003 9:56:36 AM PDT by irish_links
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To: Juan Medén
Every time Geraldo opens his mouth I feel like I am watching CNN !
52 posted on 05/19/2003 10:02:24 AM PDT by OREALLY
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To: Rheo; spectre; Jaded; Mystery Y; Searching4Justice; brneyedgirl; Texas Eagle; Scupoli; sissyjane; ..
Pingy Wingy..
53 posted on 05/19/2003 10:03:56 AM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://anyservicemember.navy.mil/)
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To: newgeezer
In some cases it's more like "We decide then report"

It's all for ratings.
54 posted on 05/19/2003 10:15:28 AM PDT by Jaded (Right on time, not a day late, not a dollar short!)
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To: putupon
THe Geraldo Legacy? It started with somebody or other's vault in the 80's.
55 posted on 05/19/2003 10:18:53 AM PDT by Jaded (Right on time, not a day late, not a dollar short!)
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To: Porterville
This must not be today's official Laci thread.
56 posted on 05/19/2003 10:23:10 AM PDT by Jaded (Right on time, not a day late, not a dollar short!)
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To: McLynnan
Dumb as dirt.
57 posted on 05/19/2003 10:25:07 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can)
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To: alnick
Well, I did hear a local prosecutor calling this a slam dunk! If they are trying to keep all this great evidence secret, that doesn't help a lot. Don't blame Geraldo for doing his job. Sounds to me like you already have Peterson convicted and are upset that others don't agree....yet!
58 posted on 05/19/2003 10:27:26 AM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: dead
I still haven't figured out why this guy killing his wife is supposed to be so important to me.

The same reason that the annual overloaded ferry story in the Philipenes and the annual flood deaths in Bangladesh are important to you.

59 posted on 05/19/2003 10:28:25 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can)
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To: Juan Medén
I read the article--no real amount of spin detected, and I'm going to wait until the verdict is in before convicting Scott Peterson in my mind.

Sounds like you want him to be guilty.

60 posted on 05/19/2003 10:39:24 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: irish_links
Oh, well... okay.

Can we pillory him for some other reason, though?
61 posted on 05/19/2003 10:46:56 AM PDT by Devil_Anse
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To: Devil_Anse
How 'bout a bad hair day that lasted 20 years, or maybe that mustache?
62 posted on 05/19/2003 10:51:58 AM PDT by Jaded (Right on time, not a day late, not a dollar short!)
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To: Devil_Anse
"...Can we pillory him for some other reason, though?..."

Yes, and I guarantee the ratings would top O'Reilly's!
63 posted on 05/19/2003 10:52:03 AM PDT by irish_links
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To: Mears
Yep. Laci Peterson and SARS obsession. And not one of us here have solved the murder or cured the disease. It's as bad as celebrity worship.
64 posted on 05/19/2003 10:56:16 AM PDT by Consort
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To: Juan Medén
Folks we do not know what evidence the MPD has on Scott. The pundits are just speculating. Lets wait until the trial starts and then we will know. Since Garagos took the case he has been spinning the news towards Scott and the idea that the cops do not have enough evidence to convict. Time will tell. Be patient.
65 posted on 05/19/2003 11:35:45 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: MACVSOG68
"Like it or not, I haven't heard of any direct evidence other than a hair on a pair of pliers"

. . .the Defense does not intend to reveal every aspect of their case; and circumstantial evidence against Scott is very 'high'. . .Scott's behavior alone, challenges 'reasonable doubt' at every turn.

The Media is creating a story to sell. . .it is disgusting; moreso to watch FoxNews become a particpant in this 'never ending story' unfolding. . .

66 posted on 05/19/2003 11:46:52 AM PDT by cricket
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To: dead
"Guys kill their wives every friggin' day in this country, but I don't hear about it. I still haven't figured out why this guy killing his wife is supposed to be so important to me."

Well, with all due respect, Dead, the media doesn't care what is important to you...only what is important to THEM.

This is an issue about being "FIRST". The first to broadcast that Mr. Peterson "has confessed", or has been "found guilty".

It's the almighty "SCOOP" mentality in the press. Hundreds of news outlets all clammering to be the first to broadcast the hot news. When actually, none of us out here in listener/viewer land give a damn who was first, we want to know who was ACCURATE.

My experience in the media has shown that the media in an intermural game, and all they really care about is...each other. Who beats who, who gets the Pulitizer, etc. It's like the Academy Awards...a profession who takes up several hours of prime time each year to congratulate and thank each other.

It's been my experience that most of the movies that win all the awards, suck. They're like watching paint dry. But the movie industry - a mutual admiration society - feels they must do what they do.

I will paraphrase a Rush saying, and apply it to the media..."Follow the Pulitizer".
67 posted on 05/19/2003 11:46:52 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: Juan Medén
Drop Fox News a note telling them to stop Geraldo's spinning of the Laci Peterson case.

I'm no fan of Whorealdo, but the plump blonde is different in what respects?

68 posted on 05/19/2003 11:52:29 AM PDT by iconoclast
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To: Juan Medén
Been there, done that. At least a hundred times. Haven't gotten one response yet. But, in honor of your passion, I'll try it again.

Nice catch, by the way. Not that I like anything he has to say or write . . . but it's best to keep him out front so we can keep an eye on him.

69 posted on 05/19/2003 11:58:11 AM PDT by geedee (It ain't braggin' if the outcome meets or exceeds the outburst.)
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To: MHT
I am curious how such a horrendous murder could have been committed with no significant amounts of blood showing up

Well, how would choking followed by 4 months in the bay grab you?

70 posted on 05/19/2003 11:58:35 AM PDT by iconoclast
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To: Porterville
Does anyone else quickly skip over any post that has the word "dude" in it?
71 posted on 05/19/2003 12:06:53 PM PDT by iconoclast
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To: dead
Everytime somebody on Fox News starts talking about this case, I switch to other news. When the other channel starts talking about it, I switch again.

888

Same here. I have even reverted to A&E for fantasy. I will not watch a moment of the scabpicking that is the Laci Peterson story.
72 posted on 05/19/2003 12:08:01 PM PDT by maica (Don't believe everything you read in the papers- Jayson Blair)
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To: Juan Medén
Geraldo and Geragos in bed together? YOU stop; that image is simply gross.
73 posted on 05/19/2003 12:09:17 PM PDT by paulklenk
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To: irish_links
I think it should be Jerry River--not Rivers. No big deal though. Methinks people are complaining a bit much about the guy. On the other hand, I just wish this whole Laci Peterson thing would go away.
74 posted on 05/19/2003 12:10:22 PM PDT by Coeur de Lion
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To: iconoclast
No, but I quickly skip over pomposity and people who use 4 syllable words to convince others how clever and educated they wish to portray themselves.
75 posted on 05/19/2003 12:13:03 PM PDT by Porterville (Screw the grammar, full posting ahead.)
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To: MACVSOG68
Don't blame Geraldo for doing his job

He's not doing his job; he's Mark Geragos' mouthpiece, sent out to muddy up the waters.

76 posted on 05/19/2003 12:15:09 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Porterville
No 4 syllable words in my post, "dude".
77 posted on 05/19/2003 12:15:54 PM PDT by iconoclast
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To: Juan Medén
Why is it bad that he reports that way? You can believe what you want. Personally, I beleive S.P. over O.J.....since OJ had those 9-1-1 calls against him. Even Laci's mom said she never heard one cross word from Scott towards Laci.

Several of the women in my office have also said stuff like this, saying, "Oh, he is going to get off"...

With the Stanislaus D.A. telling the Newsday reporting "How about I send you on a trip to the moon" because he didn't like a question, I tend to agree.

(Where is CA. Atty Gen. these days?)
78 posted on 05/19/2003 12:16:41 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: iconoclast
I con o clast...1 : one who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration...

clever...NOT

79 posted on 05/19/2003 12:19:30 PM PDT by Porterville (Screw the grammar, full posting ahead.)
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To: Howlin
Could be. You likely have some insight into it that I haven't seen. Remember though, Geraldo is far from the only reporter/analyst that has questioned the "slam-dunk" assertions of the prosecution. I'm no Geraldo enthusiast by any means, but I've just not heard anything from him on the Laci affair that I would condemn, at least for now.
80 posted on 05/19/2003 12:35:24 PM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: MACVSOG68
I'm basing on my opinion on two concurrent "happenings," if you will:

Geraldo gets back from Iraq/Kuwait

and

Geragos takes over the Peterson case.

Almost immediately we have the rumors of other 'suspects,' 'Satanic rituals,' etc.
81 posted on 05/19/2003 12:38:02 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: BurbankKarl
Laci's mom said she never heard one cross word from Scott towards Laci.

I'm pretty sure Sharon Rocha has changed her opinion of Scott Peterson. And she knows what the police have.

82 posted on 05/19/2003 12:39:02 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: cricket
I think Scott's conduct has been opprobrious to say the least, but I would hope that something other than the single hair and the circumstantial evidence is brought forward during discovery and at the trial. As someone has pointed out already, OJ was a slam dunk.

As for FoxNews, yeah, they can go a bit overboard at times, but it sort of makes up for Dan Rather.

83 posted on 05/19/2003 12:44:28 PM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: Howlin
Well, I am just going on Geraldo interviewing her last week...

>>I'm pretty sure Sharon Rocha has changed her opinion of Scott Peterson. And she knows what the police have.

84 posted on 05/19/2003 12:47:13 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: iconoclast
Does anyone else quickly skip over any post that has the word "dude" in it?


yes
85 posted on 05/19/2003 12:51:54 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: Juan Medén; hellinahandcart; KLT; countrydummy
"Geraldo and Geragos are in bed together!"

Yecch!

86 posted on 05/19/2003 12:58:03 PM PDT by sauropod ("Hearse" News National Correspondent)
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To: Juan Medén; All
I have already yelled at FOX twice. The point I made the second time was that FOX had interviewed 3 policemen (now 4), and all of them have said the same thing. The fact the boat is still out on the bay IS NOT AN INDICATION that the police LACK EVIDENCE.

San Francisco Bay is very treacherous. You have to have a good sized boat to even survive on its waters. If people will just pay attention to the appearance of the water, they will notice that it primarily contains white caps - that is an indication of strong winds. Those winds also cause strong undercurrents from the inflow and outflow of the water in the bay. SF bay is not the greatest place to go diving - it's not safe. And ... because the waters are so churched up all the time, you can barely see underwater. The fact the police have waited until the waters are calmer is NOTHING - it's a NON-ISSUE. It's just common sense to wait until the water is not as churched up.

It is also my understanding the divers are all volunteers - which means they may not always be available at the drop of a hat - just to LOOK - when there is no apparent emergency.

Remember, no judge (at least 99.9% of them) would sign search warrants and/or arrest warrants without some sort of justified proof of their necessity. This just would not happen. The police HAD TO HAVE ENOUGH TO SATISFY THE JUDGE.

And ... this latest police guy just said "there is no hard evidence against Scott". HOW DOES HE KNOW THIS? Unless the Modesto police told him, he would have no way of knowing this.

Every single police person FOX has interviewed has made the same statement. However, the FOX news people and Geraldo have continued to play this angle. I'm sick of it.

I don't know if Scott did it, but the fact he was in the very area where she was found is really very powerful evidence against him (although it is circumstantial).
87 posted on 05/19/2003 1:29:34 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: cricket
Scott's actions alone, even with a living wife, beg for someone to smack him upside the head.
88 posted on 05/19/2003 1:31:18 PM PDT by Jaded (Right on time, not a day late, not a dollar short!)
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To: Juan Medén
I click my trusty remote every time I see him!
The last time I watched him was the day he drew that map in the sand, with commentary.
Roger has sure made a mistake hiring this turkey/clymer!!!
89 posted on 05/19/2003 1:31:32 PM PDT by meema
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To: Mears
That is the other thing that makes me click my clicker!
Enough of this crap about Laci!!! {and enough! of that idiot lawyer as well! garagos?}
90 posted on 05/19/2003 1:34:07 PM PDT by meema
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To: dead
Jeez, and I thought I was the only one. Personally, I was sick of hearing about "Laci" and her unborn child before the friggin' war.

After the war, and the arrest of Peterson, I made a snide comment about how all the publicity was tainting the jury
pool, and all threads about the subject should cease, in the interest of fairness and justice.

I got a terse response "then don't read..." and I responded with a Blatherism on how hard it is not to click on a "Laci" thread.

I was willing even to watch part of Greta until she started up with this "Laci" feces again.

Geraldo is a disgrace to FNC. Now he's pimping for the defense? Pound the law and/or pound the facts.

91 posted on 05/19/2003 1:54:45 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: sauropod
Yeah, that thought made me sick! Fox really needs to get rid of Superman!
92 posted on 05/19/2003 2:17:52 PM PDT by countrydummy
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To: Mears
FOX will lose viewers if they keep hypeing this case, I personally have had enough of the Laci Peterson story and anythime they start talking about it I switch channels. It's a boring case if you ask me.
93 posted on 05/19/2003 2:37:17 PM PDT by John Lenin (Government does not solve problems, it subsidizes them)
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To: MACVSOG68
My husband and I originally thought Scott Peterson was guilty of murdering Laci and Connor. However, some matters now bother us - (1) There have been some other pregnant women in that area who disappeared, (2) Laci's dog being found wandering around the neighborhood with his leash still attached, (3) The removal of some of Laci's body parts, and (4) The lack of really concrete evidence against Scott.
94 posted on 05/19/2003 2:53:38 PM PDT by maxwellp (Throw the U.N. in the garbage where it belongs.)
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To: dead
I believe that the attention focused on this case is because Laci and Scott are two very attractive people. And Connor is raising some very important issues regarding abortion.
95 posted on 05/19/2003 2:57:31 PM PDT by maxwellp (Throw the U.N. in the garbage where it belongs.)
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To: Lazamataz
Like your tagline...
96 posted on 05/19/2003 3:05:21 PM PDT by Dog (LOST: Beloved Pet answers to the name QUAGMIRE if found call Howell Raines lost since Afghanistan.)
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To: maxwellp
Well stated, but apparently not very popular position on this thread. I agree with you.
97 posted on 05/19/2003 3:08:52 PM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: Juan Medén
He's fair and balanced that i can handle, lol, since 9/11.
98 posted on 05/19/2003 3:08:59 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: CyberAnt
you better yell at Gloria Allred, Mark Fuhrman, the detective in DC, Dominick Dunne, and all the rest of the hanger-ons that are all quickly jumping into this case.

KFI640 just said that Fox reported that the blood in the truck was Scotts, and there was no blood or vomit found on the mop (as reported in the tabloids) Hence, the search in the bay (which as MSNBC reported earlier, was a favored spot for dumping stoves, cars, refrigerators in the 50s-60s) and most divers doubt anything will be found.
99 posted on 05/19/2003 3:31:40 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: dead
Scott Peterson not only murdered his wife, he got me to watch MSNBC and CNN.

Me too!!!!!!!! Every time I hear the words Laci Peterson or Scott Peterson I hit the remote. It's a terrible shame that the poor girl was murdered the way she was, but geez...this is a local story for Modesto CA. I'm sick to death of hearing about it.

100 posted on 05/19/2003 3:37:20 PM PDT by pgkdan
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