Daytime host Dr. Phil snags first interview with Casey Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony | TV shows, TV news, media issues: The Feed | tampabay.com, says the article. I guess it was inevitable that the first interview of any of the Anthony clan would be cause for great crowing and gloating.
This case is like a bad case of jock itch . . . just when you think you have cured yourself of it, it’s back (not that I’ve ever had jock itch, but you get it . . . ).
It is pretty clear to me that Ms. Anthony lied on the stand to protect her daughter. It is not so clear why the defense used the “George Anthony molested his daughter” defense (when they had NO intention of proving it up), but I have to believe that he knew it was coming and consented to it. So, in my opinion, they are people who will do anything to save their daughter.
While that is an admirable quality in a parent, I cannot condone that as an attorney. Once we abandon any respect for the truth, we permit the erosion of our justice system. Sanctioned lying in court is one of the main reasons – if not THE reason – most people have no faith in our justice system.
If they have participated in such perversion of the truth, then why should we care anything about what they have to say? I will not be watching, and I ask all of my readers to resist tuning in to the Dr. Phil Show on that day, or ever again.
I don’t care what Dr. Phil says about why he’s having them on his show – he did it primarily for ratings. And that’s just one more reason not to like him and to boycott his show forever.