- With Troy's case, we learn something new every minute
about the media....
- On the night of the Pardon Board meeting we learned that
Google now organizes your access to the relevant items, instead of just
presenting them for your choice, as in days of old. The opening
item on Google on September 19, 2011 at 9pm, when everybody and his cousin
was tuning in to see the verdict, was a lump of this kind. It led you to
a WaPo and Facebook thing.
- The ones right under it were dead old Execution-of-Troy
stuff from 2008, so you more or less had to obey Google, in hope of learning
the verdict. However, that group of articles, even up until 9 pm Eastern
Time, did not inform us that the Pardon Board had adjourned at 6.14.
- So much for hot news, eh?
- The Globe and Mail has just run a long story about Troy
Davis' last-minute delay in taking the injection, and included the marvelous
line from former District Attorney Lawton about the million protestors
"Their case is hanging on a falsehood." Globe and
Mail then does not ask him to identify the falsehood!
- I went to the Comments section, planning to ask Globe
and Mail if they had any standards, and guess what. They have
no comments at all on the matter, because . Are you ready for this?..
- "Comments have been disabled
- Editor's Note: Comments have been closed on this story
because an overwhelming number of readers were making offensive statements
about other commenters and/or the individual or individuals mentioned in
the story. That kind of behaviour is a breach of our commenting policy,
and so the comment function has been turned off. We appreciate your understanding."
- Son of a gun. I thought argument was the whole
point. Not that there is much genuine argie-bargie anymore.
The Comments this evening in Wall Street Journal online, re Troy Davis,
sure don't sound like your basic stockbroker language. Must
be the usual paid disinformation mob. (Note: I find that when one poster
engages a 'debate' with another, by name, it is always fake. Do
you find that, too?)
- Apparently dear old Globe and Mail was receiving too
many intelligent, rational comments about Troy Davis and so had to do a
- Reminds me. Back in 2008, Fulton County Court, Georgia,
held the hilarious trial of Brian Nichols (the one who held Ashley Smith
hostage). Each day the prosecutor was submitting some new preposterous
claim about Nichols, including that he was doing a Nat Turner. The
prison announced having found that Nichols had hidden, behind a brick in
the wall of his cell, some kind of weapon (I forget what.)
- So, to break the monotony of all the silly comments uploaded
to the local news, as to how dangerous this dude was, I wrote "And
I hear they found a pair of nylons under his pillow which proves he is
also the Boston Strangler." Lo and behold I looked for
my comment a few minutes later and it said "Mary Maxwell comment removed
- I'll say!
- And I would not have even recalled that, but for the
Globe and Mail's trick today.
- Oh, thank you, Troy. You have done more for
us than you know.
- Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB has just completed a new book
- Conspiracy and the Law, to be published soon by trineday. Email
- [enter her first name] @ prosecutionfortreason.com
et merci beaucoup, Canadians.