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    Defense hires new media rep - "Todd Black" out

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,4986615.story

    Casey Anthony's defense team has hired a new media representative and dumped a spokesman who used an alias.

    Marti Mackenzie is already known to lawyers and reporters. She has more than 20 years of experience in legal cases with high-profile defendants, including former astronaut Lisa Nowak.
    "Leave her to heaven and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge to prick and sting her."
    Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    In context, the quote was meant to advise against revenge but in the Anthony case,
    I offer it to the parents as advice to "leave her to Heaven" and cease their ill-placed protection.

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    Oh yeah. Now that everybody knows who 'Todd Black' is, they dump him. Doesn't count in my book. The right thing to do is to dump a disreputable person and their firm as soon as YOU know their background... not wait until everybody else finds out.

    Defense gets a big zero points for this one.

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    Well that is a excellent move in my opinion

    Im sorry that a man has lost his job but if he had been upfront in the first place and not used a alias then it wouldn't have shrouded this case in MORE mystery than it already is !!

    Next time he needs to be honest about his jail time !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanE View Post
    Oh yeah. Now that everybody knows who 'Todd Black' is, they dump him. Doesn't count in my book. The right thing to do is to dump a disreputable person and their firm as soon as YOU know their background... not wait until everybody else finds out.

    Defense gets a big zero points for this one.

    ITA. I don't know if anyone caught JVM Tuesday nite, but one of the lawyer pundits was saying he didn't think JB had the experience or smarts to be the lead defense atty in a case of this caliber. Of course we've discussed that on the boards, but it's interesting to hear it on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natsound View Post
    ITA. I don't know if anyone caught JVM Tuesday nite, but one of the lawyer pundits was saying he didn't think JB had the experience or smarts to be the lead defense atty in a case of this caliber. Of course we've discussed that on the boards, but it's interesting to hear it on TV.
    I heard that as well and fear that the fact that there has been so much drama with the defense that this case may end up in a mistrial or acquittal. Baez seems so ignorant most of the time, then there are times where he does things that makes you think for a second, but I think anything he has done that is smart is coming from the advice of Mrs.Baden.

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    I know Marti. She yelled at me when she found at I was writing a book about Lisa Nowak. Then she called my publisher, St. Martin's Press and gave them grief, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeFanning View Post
    I know Marti. She yelled at me when she found at I was writing a book about Lisa Nowak. Then she called my publisher, St. Martin's Press and gave them grief, too.
    Good grief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeFanning View Post
    I know Marti. She yelled at me when she found at I was writing a book about Lisa Nowak. Then she called my publisher, St. Martin's Press and gave them grief, too.
    Did she think she was the only one who could authorize a book? Is she a media selling one just like Jose's last PR person?

    We need to research Marti, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeFanning View Post
    I know Marti. She yelled at me when she found at I was writing a book about Lisa Nowak. Then she called my publisher, St. Martin's Press and gave them grief, too.
    Wow! Classy...

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    I was really surprised because I actually jumped through her little hoops and contacted her about the Nowak book rather than trying weasel my way around her. She returns my professional courtesy with a rant. Not very PR-ish if you ask me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeFanning View Post
    I know Marti. She yelled at me when she found at I was writing a book about Lisa Nowak. Then she called my publisher, St. Martin's Press and gave them grief, too.
    LOL, I'll bet she did! I'd certainly be running scared if I knew Diane Fanning was writing a book about my client!

    I doubt the PR switch-over will make much difference as far as the public's perception of Casey and Co., however. The damage has been done, and if in fact the reports about fingerprints on the duct tape are accurate, then all of Madison Avenue couldn't save her now.


    "I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanE View Post
    Oh yeah. Now that everybody knows who 'Todd Black' is, they dump him. Doesn't count in my book. The right thing to do is to dump a disreputable person and their firm as soon as YOU know their background... not wait until everybody else finds out.

    Defense gets a big zero points for this one.

    ITA! It's about 6 months too late, the damage has already been done IMO.

    I guess better late than never.
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeFanning View Post
    I know Marti. She yelled at me when she found at I was writing a book about Lisa Nowak. Then she called my publisher, St. Martin's Press and gave them grief, too.
    What, just because she was PR for Nowak she thought she owned her and the rights to her story?

    She get a big, fat whatever from me.

    Why do they even need a PR for anyway? A waste of time if you ask me. Wonder who is paying her bill, the ever elusive "family from CT"?

    ETA: NOW WHERE IS THAT FLIPPING DOC DUMP!!??!!
    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

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    As much as I am happy about this move, I wonder how long it will take for JB to give another interview....

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    Marti Mackenzie seems to be good at what she does in front of the media. If JB takes her advice, I predict a new polished look to the defense and the accused. Press releases will be more professional, no more street corners competing with car horns. The bun will disappear and a young, sober, conservative KC will be revealed. Will it work? Who can tell? Maybe not with WS but the general public may see it differently.
    JMO

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