Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Quick Take on Casey Anthony Verdict

Other than the occasional "highlight" stories, where it's easier to just sit and wait for it to be over than to pick up the remote, I haven't followed this trial very closely. Since CNN is my preferred news outlet, it has not been entirely possible to avoid the snarling visage of Nancy Grace. And so I knew what the case was about, but until Sunday, I hadn't actually watched any of the live court proceedings.

On the 3rd, I took a day trip to celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday. Back in the 1990s, she had followed the O.J. trial for the whole eight months, and exhibited great astonishment anytime someone said they weren't paying much attention to it. While visiting her this past weekend, I heard her ask over half a dozen people what they thought of the Anthony trial. So when it came time to relax in front of the TV, the defense team's closing argument was what passed for entertainment.