Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Case closed on the long Australian trial?

Is this the last of the posts on Dingoes Ate My Boyfriend?

I agree with Marie's comment on an earlier post that it's really only been the media who has planted seeds that Joanne Lees herself had anything to do with it, but it has been a weird case, run a really weird way and ultimately you feel won't close the case for the nay-sayers who didn't like Lees. What a bitch of a position for the girl to find herself in. I hope she and Falconio's family get some peace now.

7 comments:

Reidski said...

I heard some idiot Aussie journalist on the news tonight basically saying that Joanne Lees brought it on herself because she didn't break down and cry for the cameras and nor did she grant enough interviews for the papers - what a horrible person she is (the journalist that is, not Lees).

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Stereotypical reactions are what the media expects - so how do they explain all those murderous shites who turn up at press conferences bawling their heads off and pleading for the "person responsible" to come forward when its them all the time? Press conferences and stereotypical reactions mean NOTHING.

HolyhosesRob said...

Yeah, that was the point, wasn't it: she was a little too savvy for them, refused to do ludicrous poses for the camera, because she knew their interest was prurient (and you wouldn't believe how many people find my blog by searching for "Joanne (or Joanna - sic) Lees B00bs/Brea5ts"), and the only questions she's answer at a press conference were to do with how she had a problem with the media and their innuendos.

I've probably one more post on the subject, actually!

Just Jane said...

Do you remember the case in Hull this year where the girl disappeared on Valentine's Day? They had the press conference with the boyfriend, and my daughter, then aged 11 said 'I think he did it'.She was right.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Yeah, Rob, I had spotted there were one or two [hee hee ;)] posts on your blog about this case.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Jane, that was exactly what I was thinking of when I said what I did about press conferences. Though I also remember several others. Its way too common.

Marie said...

What was irritating about the Lees case was that if you knew the facts of the case - where they found the combi van, where they found the blood, where they found footsteps etc - there was no way she could have done it, and that's why the police never had her as a suspect. But apparently the media are bored by things like "evidence" when they've got a pretty girl who doesn't do what they tell her.

Also I reckon one of the reasons the police make people do those press conferences is to see how guilty (or not) it makes them act.