high road these days, a little less traveled? To those that do, find it morally rewarding…

Is taking the high road these days, a little less traveled?  To those that do, find it morally rewarding…just ask WKMG.

So did WKMG pull all the PDF documents regarding the Casey Anthony case from their ClickOrlando Site?  Were the documents ever on the site?  On the other hand, did they take the high road?  I decided to check for myself…

A quick search for a PDF version of the motion to amend and supplement motion to seal jail videotape taken in the medical facility” docs from the Anthony case just to if the recent motions filed by Ms. Anthony’s defense attorneys

Orange County Clerk’s t/d stamped 5.27.2009 17:11 pm, the motion was filed by Fax, per the Orange County clerk site – 407-836-2306 – the t/d of clocked in to reflect the actual date of the transmission (the fax shows 2.27.2009 16:13 from Baez Law Firm).  The clerks physical stamp shows 16:11 pm 5.27.2009 (red ink)

This is where the fork in the road comes to mind.  Who at the Orange County Clerks office, faxed the “Baez Motion on Casey Video” out of the Clerks office at 17:20 pm 5.27.2009, and to whom was it faxed to?  From script info from archived Google page shows WESH posted the document at 5:24:07 EDT Date: 5/29/2009.

To my surprise, WKMG is void of such documents.  The WKMG site did have links to their own videos footage, but the famed Document Dumps are not visible to my searches.  My search did find the recent 17-page motion to amend… on WESH posted the document around 5:24am on Thursday the 29 of May.  I did not find it on WFTV, so I had better not hear that familiar phrase… oh I cannot even bring myself to type it out.

Before the Casey junkies freak out, the links to the documents are still out there, but they are on private blogs sites.  Some of the private blogs offer the links to WKMG, I followed a few, some worked, and others were redirects to a blank error page.

Anyone want to offer an opinion as to where these links might be, or were they ever there?  The other TV stations in town, WFTV, WESH, and CFN13 offer a majority of these documents.

The WKMG site is also void of a link or tab to Caylee or Casey Anthony on their home page. The other stations have banners and tab link on their main/home page (Casey Anthony case, Calyee Anthony and Anthony Case).

Thanks for taking the high road.  I feel there is a ray of sunshine for all of us here in Florida, who depend on you and the state government to work together to insure unbiased dissemination of the stories that encompass or government at work.

p.s. I would like to see WKMG do a follow up to this –

On WOFL-Channel 35, Holly Bristow said there were “some pretty juicy things” in the motion.  What was most shocking to Bristow was several jail guards said Anthony,  not treated fairly on that December day and they felt uncomfortable about what they were asked to do.

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marinade Dave
    May 29, 2009 @ 17:48:52

    This is a curious thing. I’d like to know what happened, too, since the released documents are legally cleared for publication. Perhaps, the negative nature of this crime has taken its toll. Maybe, management realizes there’s more to life than Casey. God forbid that searches put too much of a strain on their servers.

    This is a very good observation, Finn.

    • Finn Perkins
      May 29, 2009 @ 17:58:18

      My take on this is the relationship between the station and the attorney is important. IMO-the Documents at one one were up, I remember goin to WKMG back in December, but by Feb I noticed that they were only posting their own footage. I think that once the FBI files came in, they chose to keep a safe distance from the trail, as to not trample on the “Harm limitation principle”.

      I want to change my blog apperance next week. alot of readers do not like the green. I like the girl, but would like a lighter color green.

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