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    Has the media been biased against or fair to Deborah and Jeremy?

    On the Dr. Phil show, Deborah kept going on and on about what people on the Internet were saying about her. But most people aren’t analyzing every detail of this case like we are. They form their opinions from what they hear or read about the case. How do you think the local and national media has portrayed Deborah and Jeremy for the casual viewer? Do you think that some media outlets are more “Family Did It” while others are more “Intruder Did It”?

    Has anyone asked people they know what their opinions are on this case? What did they say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eileenhawkeye View Post
    On the Dr. Phil show, Deborah kept going on and on about what people on the Internet were saying about her. But most people aren’t analyzing every detail of this case like we are. They form their opinions from what they hear or read about the case. How do you think the local and national media has portrayed Deborah and Jeremy for the casual viewer? Do you think that some media outlets are more “Family Did It” while others are more “Intruder Did It”?

    Has anyone asked people they know what their opinions are on this case? What did they say?
    InDaMiddle mentioned a few days ago that the neighborhood that they live in runs about 50/50 (she lives where DB lives). I would think the average person who hasn't overanalyzed everything probably runs the same (50/50).

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    Most of what we know about the case came from DB herself.
    Just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by cityslick View Post
    InDaMiddle mentioned a few days ago that the neighborhood that they live in runs about 50/50 (she lives where DB lives). I would think the average person who hasn't overanalyzed everything probably runs the same (50/50).
    I also think it's probably about 50/50 in the "real world". I don't think the media has been as biased against Deborah and Jeremy as they were against some people in the past....OJ, The Ramseys, Joran, Casey, Gary Condit, Michael Jackson, Richard Jewell, etc. Deborah can complain about what people on the Internet are saying about her, but at least she's not on the cover of the tabloids every week with them screaming she murdered or sold her daughter or being parodied on SNL or Family Guy or South Park. At this point, I think the media has treated her a lot "better" than some people in the past, whether they deserved it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eileenhawkeye View Post
    On the Dr. Phil show, Deborah kept going on and on about what people on the Internet were saying about her. But most people aren’t analyzing every detail of this case like we are. They form their opinions from what they hear or read about the case. How do you think the local and national media has portrayed Deborah and Jeremy for the casual viewer? Do you think that some media outlets are more “Family Did It” while others are more “Intruder Did It”?

    Has anyone asked people they know what their opinions are on this case? What did they say?
    Is it too late to add a poll? That would be interesting to say the least.

    I've seen far more biased reporting than fair reporting, and then we have NG who I find over the top
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    I've mentioned to a few friends that I follow the case. These friends know only what they've seen on tv or the newspaper. I don't sense they have a firm opinion, but they always mention the alcohol. I believe she is portrayed in the press as a trashy woman that gets sloppy drunk and doesn't take care of her children.

    My opinion is that her drinking has far outweighed any criminal evidence insofar as websluethers' opinions go. I feel that if everything was the same except that DB was not drinking that night, she would likely have more people thinking she was innocent or at least be on the fence about it.

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    For the most part I feel National media has been more biased, focasing on DB drinking than any facts, or for that matter even Lisa. What few local media interviews I saw, I found more unbiased, and more focased on the missing baby.

    The several persons I've talked to or ask about the case had very little knowledge at all. Most have forgotten about it. That's one reason I was was so glad to see the parents go on Dr. Phill.

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    My hair dresser asked me about it yesterday. She's watched very little. Didn't know about the Dr. Phil interview.

    She did see Debbie Bradley's initial plea way back four months ago. She thought she was believable. Didn't know all the twists and turns in the case. But also didn't think a stranger snatched the baby from the crib either that someone connected to the family was involved. It was really fascinating to hear her take and questions.

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    I know many that believed her when she was crying. For me, that was my first clue, something was off. I pick up things differently though, so I don't think that is the typical response. I think a lot depends on your frame of reference.

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    What I have observed is that the media usually gets it right. I don't think the media is bias with these criminal cases but after gathering information, they get a feel for where the case is going, and act accordingly.

    In my opinion, the majority of people who follow this case and that includes the media, believes DB and now both parents know exactly what happened to Lisa.


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    I think the media has been more than fair to her. Sure, it hasn't all been "poor Deb", but she's really been lucky, I think, that the media - for whatever reason - has not asked her the really hard questions, or been up on it enough to do followup questions with her and push her, showing her inconsistencies.

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    Deborah and Jeremy are lucky that the tabloids didn't pick up the case. Can you imagine the headlines they would write about those two especially Miss "I was drunk" Deborah?

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    JMO ... but I think the media has been VERY FAIR to Deborah, and Jeremy ...

    And one reason is the reporters just do NOT ask the "hard ball questions" any more ... the reporters' questions are "weak" ... really weak ...

    Another example of how "fairly" DB has been treated by the media is Vinnie Politan on HLN and Jim Spellman ...

    JMO but I think they have been VERY FAIR with Deb -- to the point that they have gone over and over and over the "possibility" that SODDI ...

    Vinnie and JS have really gone over each and every possible scenario, and studied the routes in the neighborhood and maps of these "alleged sightings of a man carrying a bary" -- and that "supports" the SODDI Theory -- NOT DB or JI did it ...

    JMO ... but Deb has gotten a very fair shake from the media ...

    MOO ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whisperer View Post
    I know many that believed her when she was crying. For me, that was my first clue, something was off. I pick up things differently though, so I don't think that is the typical response. I think a lot depends on your frame of reference.
    I'm neutral on her guilt until I see her crying. There is something about her crying that immediately makes me think she is guilty. I don't know why - it's not fake, with tears and all, but there is something about it that unsettles. me. I can't put my finger on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog.gone.cute View Post
    JMO ... but I think the media has been VERY FAIR to Deborah, and Jeremy ...

    And one reason is the reporters just do NOT ask the "hard ball questions" any more ... the reporters' questions are "weak" ... really weak ...

    Another example of how "fairly" DB has been treated by the media is Vinnie Politan on HLN and Jim Spellman ...

    JMO but I think they have been VERY FAIR with Deb -- to the point that they have gone over and over and over the "possibility" that SODDI ...

    Vinnie and JS have really gone over each and every possible scenario, and studied the routes in the neighborhood and maps of these "alleged sightings of a man carrying a bary" -- and that "supports" the SODDI Theory -- NOT DB or JI did it ...

    JMO ... but Deb has gotten a very fair shake from the media ...

    MOO ...
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    I wonder why reporters don't ask the "hard ball questions" anymore? Is it because their afraid of the lawyers, or is it some other reason? It couldn't be that they don't want the truth to come out. At least I hope not.

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