Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Weird tourism and Casey Anthony
I'd like to thank Tim Riley for using a guest post that I wrote some time ago on America's weird and wacky tourist attractions over at Life of Riles.
Sometimes the road can be long and featureless in America so we all need the odd naff tourist attraction or two to spice it up.
Talking about attractions I'm not sure how half of the country will cope now the Casey Anthony murder trial is over.
At the time of the verdict there were a lot of shocked messages on Facebook and Twitter but what can we really expect if we turn the legal process into a circus?
I tend to agree with Marnie here that Casey Anthony is a sociopath. At the same time I may be in the minority but I believe the jury reached the correct decision based on a complete lack of solid evidence. I'm sure Anthony knows what happened to her daughter but I'm not conviced she killed her. Or more accurately I'm not sure she intended to kill her.
If the prosecution had gone for a manslaughter charge rather than a murder charge with the death penalty - presumably to boost ratings - they may have achieved a more favorable result.
I also tend to agree with Jennifer that if Anthony had been black or unattractive, nobody would have cared about this case.
Other than that my thoughts on this case haven't changed much from my posting Casey Anthony - What the hell, last month.
I haven't paid much attention to this case but small snippets of information have crept into my random brain from it being on TV in the background. And now I feel I have already reached my dysfunction quota for the year.
At least until the next funny family from down south makes it big with Nancy Grace.