Who Thinks the Local Media Is Harmful to the Trial?

10 May

On May 10, 2011, the defense team for Casey Anthony which claimed in open court the local media made a fair trial impossible for their client and beseeched the judge to bar the media from the courtroom granted a short interview to a local Orlando media station.

The comments of two lackluster attorneys may be seen and heard at the following link:


Jose Baez: “The court of public opinion is probably the most uneducated courtroom in the entire country.”

“probably” – The opinion of Mr. Baez is not a strongly held opinion on his part.  This is a statement of what could be, not necessarily what is.  The “court of public opinion” may be “uneducated”, but it may also not be “uneducated”.

Although the “court of public opinion” is most likely to be the “most uneducated”, if it is not the “most uneducated”, then what court is?  Mr. Baez states there is a hierarchy of educational elevations among courtrooms in “the entire country”, but only presents one possibility for the least educated.  How educated is the one in which he practices?  Will Mr. Baez be educating his courtroom?  In the first three minutes?

“entire country” – Not the “entire state” or “entire county”, which is where the defense team’s attention should be, but the “entire country” which is the potential audience for Geraldo, In Session, and 48 Hours.

Jose Baez: “The heart-shaped sticker. There is no sticker, even though it’s been clearly discussed in court.”

“There is no sticker” – What does Mr. Baez mean by this statement?  “There is no sticker” anywhere?  Or “there is no” heart-shaped “sticker”?  Or “there is no” heart-shaped “sticker” in evidence?  in existence?  which ever existed?  We do not know, we only know one thing about the “no sticker”.

What do we know about the “no sticker”?  “It’s been clearly discussed in court”.  Has the sticker been discussed clearly in court or has testimony by a lab technician who recorded seeing a sticky residue upon the surface of the duct tape found wound around Caylee Anthony’s head during testing of the tape which resulted in the destruction of the residue been the subject of discussion?

Cheney Mason:  “It’s undisputed. They have no idea the cause of death.  They don’t know how this child died.”

“They have no idea the cause of death” – Mr. Mason may not be following this case as closely as he should.  Mr. Ashton has given a fairly detailed scenario of “the cause of death” in open court.  It would seem “they” have a pretty good “idea”.  The medical examiner is confident “the cause of death” is homicide.

“They don’t know how this child died” – Who is “they”?  We assume the prosecution, but perhaps Mr. Mason refers to the jury.  Does Mr. Mason “know how this child died”?  Obviously, Mr. Mason is not a part of “they”.  If “they” don’t know, then who does know?  Those who are not part of “they”?  Those like Mr. Mason?

“this child” – This is the manner in which Mr. Mason references the deceased daughter of his client.  Her name is Caylee Anthony.

We have learned more than we want to know about both of these gentlemen and we will learn much more in the next eight weeks.


23 Responses to “Who Thinks the Local Media Is Harmful to the Trial?”

  1. J.H. May 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm #


  2. Venice May 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    I’m eagerly awaiting the “shocker” we are going to get in the first minute of trial. LOL! A shocker that took 3 years and 2,000 motions later. LOL!

    • sandra May 28, 2011 at 3:21 am #

      whoah, socker is she thru he dad under the bus! this trial is shocking to say the least!wish this blog was up to date with the trial really miss that! this is insane! i hope and pray for caylee they dont believe a word this dufense is presenting, cause if they do she may go free and walk as mason has said. any comments? hope you all are watching. hope its not another oj trial!

  3. KCinNC May 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    While it may be true the media surrounding this case will make it difficult to seat a jury, the single most damaging thing to this case is the defense team – their complete lack of professionalism, their mind boggling incompetence, their greed, their single minded pursuit of fame rather than putting on any semblance of a defense and their constant remarks outside the courtroom…I could go on for days. Second only to the debacle created and perpetuated by the defense team is the Anthonys themsselves – that is what has harmed this case.

  4. Sherry May 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

    Cheney Mason: “It’s undisputed. They have no idea the cause of death. They don’t know how this child died.”

    Whenever I hear this from him it makes me think he is getting his talking points from Casey Anthony. It reminds me of her telling Tracey that “they haven’t even found her clothes yet.”

    CM can’t give “the child” her name when talking about Caylee because the victim must not be made more human. Its the defendant who needs humanizing according to his back rubs for his client. 😕

    • kas May 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

      I have never heard Mason call Caylee by name. It’s weird.

    • ELAINE May 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm #


  5. ilmcvm May 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

    I believe the media is being blamed and that is how the duhfense has wanted it, since day one.
    The duhfense has made it so that everyone has continued to watch everything that unfolds in this case.
    They make claims to the media during their many, many interviews to pull all of us in. Then they make statements such as “the body was placed there during the time kc was in jail and we have proof”,and “you will find out at trial her compelling reason”. Then we have the duhfense stating “there is no sticker” of course there isn’t one now.But they haven’t said there never was a sticker. The duhfense has a way with twisting and or misleading the public during interviews to keep us looking and listening. SINdy has done her fair share to, with her denial and perjury and defiance at the ZG depo.. They feed us, so to speak and then complain. They have been trying anything and everything in attempt at freeing KC.
    So, I believe as far as the media is concerned, it’s fair and kc’s team (including her mother) has made it what it is. We haven’t heard or seen interviews from the state or even witnesses as much as all of them.

  6. ilmcvm May 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Even Brad Conway pulled us in when he was a attorney for the ant’s. He made that media statement about he duct tape before the discovery was released to the public. SINdy would always have sightings of Caylee before a doc. dump and of course before she was found.

  7. Skylark Ice May 11, 2011 at 1:21 am #

    Mr. Bul:
    So happy you can find time to post again, I look for new evaluations everyday. I am just joining, but read every new post. I hope I can add comments occasionally. Just love all the other comments by fellow searchers of True Justice for Caylee.

  8. myra manes May 11, 2011 at 6:54 am #

    Good grief, in that photo you posted Bull, J. ¢heney Ma$n∅’s chin has tripled in size since he joined the “team” ..

    What a mess .. LOL

    • kmom May 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

      I think Cheney’ chin has tripled because he was the one to get the 200Gs. Couldn’t have been Baez, he doesn’t even have the scratch to pay his traffic tickets. But the
      200 Gs, that is why Mason took the case and is still with it.

  9. FL Taxpayer May 11, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Good Morning…..Excellent article Bull! An educated Criminal Defense Attorney would have not fought a Gag order,made Judicial comments to the media and last not least would have used the profound “No comment at this time”….these two Esquires inflame the Public as much as their client.

  10. eggtreenews May 11, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    Hey bull, good to see you! 🙂

    So there’s no sticker? Really? So that evidence pic of a red heart shaped sticker found in the mud near the body was all an illusion? While the gummy residue on the duct tape MAY (emphasis on may) be debatable in court, the sticker itself exists, and it matches a whole sheet of said stickers found in the defendant’s home.

    These two seriously need to put down the bong before doing interviews.

    • ilmcvm May 11, 2011 at 11:40 am #


  11. Rose May 11, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    too funny in court today. jp in accordance with jose wishes is going to check out homeless people with a driver license.

    • Venice May 11, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

      LOVED IT!

  12. B-Man May 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    i always to a head-shake when i hear the Defense is no their soapbox about media coverage…i reflect back to the early stages of this case and i ponder…ponder some more…and more and i have concluded that the only people who stand on their soapbox and any time is the Defense. They are the only ones who speak to reporters and gather them by the masses. If they wanted the so called “fair trial” then they should’ve kept their damn mouth’s shut!! If there is any publicity that can be concluded to be ire then it is upon them and their lack of professionalism in respects to their client. Furthermore, if at any time they wanter to “slant” the public view they may want to offer up an explanation as to why KC murdered her daughter or offer-up some caccamaynee story that could be viewed as a feasable explanation but all they say is that it’ll all come out at trial!! GRRRR these guys drive me nuts!!

  13. Katprint May 12, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    I find myself wincing every time the defense attorneys make any public media statements.

    As a matter of law, the prosecution does not need to prove HOW the defendant killed the victim. Sometimes, an out-of-control murderer will use multiple potentially lethal methods i.e. beating, stabbing, suffocation, etc. and the coroner can’t determine which method actually resulted in the death of the victim. This does not hinder the murder prosecution in any way. All the prosecution has to prove is WHO killed the victim not HOW the victim was killed.

    Way back when I was in law school (20 years ago or so), a famous defense attorney discussed how to introduce mental state evidence. He gave two very different examples of 1) a pedophile who killed the child then pretended insanity by behaving strangely including perching on counsel table and barking like a dog, and 2) a young single mother suffering severe postpartum depression exacerbated by exhaustion, whose baby had a history of crying incessantly from colic to the point where the woman had taken the baby to the pediatrician daily because “something must be wrong with him.” According to the medical records, the baby was clean and well-nourished, and the doctor was not able to find any reason for the constant crying.

    The pedophile had a prior conviction for child rape after his victim testified against him so this time he made sure his victim couldn’t testify against him by strangling her then disposing of her body in a dumpster where it was discovered by chance at the landfill. The mother had <IF YOU ARE EMOTIONALLY SENSITIVE DO NOT READ FURTHER" snapped, beat her baby's head against the wall, beat her baby's head with a hammer, put her baby in the road and run over it several times with her car, then threw the baby's body in the bushes in front of her house and went in the house where she slept around the clock for two days until the police arrested her.

    The reason that the mother was convicted of voluntary manslaughter instead of murder like the pedophile was NOT because the coroner could not determine the precise cause of death of the baby. The identities of the offenders were known and only real legal issues were the mental states of the offenders.

    • Teresa May 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

      To Katprint: Wow….quite a difference in the two cases with the same unfortunate ending. It brings to mind the Andrea Yates case, taken off Stelazine for schizophrenia and anxiety in order to be a baby machine five times! And then you wonder why she snapped. Needless to say, the husband took no responsibility for putting the wife and ultimately his children in such an untenable position with tragic results. Brings to mind the Anthony’s not adopting or taking custody of Caylee as a way to punish/force Casey to grow up and take responsibility for her child. Same sad results. May God have mercy on their souls because I sure am finding it hard to forgive!

      • B-Man May 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

        WoW is almost an understatement and not to sound like an insensitive “prick” i have a hard time with the PPD defense. In my opinion Yates knew exactly what she was doing. Yates had a decent defense attorney who was able to argue PPD into her favor therefor commanding, almost, a sympathetic jury. In my opinion Katprint relays a situation that i could see PPD being used but Yates, again in my opinion did not. Her children were of different ages and she could’ve just walked away.

        I do agree that the prosecution does not have to grand stand and provide theories but the defense is conjuring up all kinds of hypotheticals which none will take root. It is they who taint the jury pool, if thats the excuse they use when they cant get a jury to be seated, it is they who inheritantly cast their client in a negative light.

        But back to Katprint’s post. Pedofiles are often people with a history. When they are caught that means they usually have made a mistake. There are usually several victims associated with a crime of this magnitude but what sealed his doom of course was going out of his way to murder the witness.

        As for the mother and her continued battle with a crying baby and her continued seeking of help to no avail you can almost hear the snap and therefore i see the PPD being utilized in her favor to some degree. We are led to beleive she was depressed but was she truely depressed or was she just aggitated?

        KC will get what is coming to her and no matter what way the defense team tries to paint this picture it will not be a pretty one.

  14. kmom May 24, 2011 at 2:21 am #

    Hey Bull- hope all is well with you. Miss reading your posts and just wanted to check in before the big opening day and say thanks for all the good times & good company you’ve kept at this site. I always found yours to be a voice of reason and sanity amid all the speculation, mis-truths & half-truths and dog & pony shows put on by the defense. So thanks for that, and I ‘ll keep coming back to check on whats new.

  15. becca May 26, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    miss your insight into this circus. I very much hope everything is ok with you. hope to see something from you soon

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