I have now read several e-mails asking me, "What about that blood in the van?"
When I read the first one, my heart dropped to my feet. I have now read several e-mails about it. I realized upon reading even the first e-mail, that I had teased in Wednesday night's show that we would be talking later in the show about blood in a van in the Scott Peterson case. Then, as luck would have it, we did not. Why? Are you ready for this? I forgot to talk about it. We discussed other Peterson murder case topics, but I got distracted by the discussion and neglected the blood in van topic. Some viewers are annoyed. I don't blame you.
So, to attempt to make it up to you, here is what should have been discussed: A van that was seen in the Peterson neighborhood around the time of Laci's disappearance, and connected to a burglary in that neighborhood, was seized. It was seized about a year ago. It is suspected, or there is, blood in that van. The prosecution believes this van has nothing to do with Laci's disappearance. However, the prosecution believes that the defense will attempt to use it to cast doubt on whether Scott murdered his wife. So, "to head them off at the pass," the prosecution wants to test the blood in the van. I don't know if there really is blood, or whether the defense will attempt to use it during the trial, or whose blood it is. But, I do hope to discuss the strategy -- from both perspectives -- with our legal panel Thursday night.
And, as to the viewers who caught my mistake: Good ear!
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And finally, some random e-mails... I responded to the last one in this group:
E-mail No. 1
While the abundance of political polls may be good for media ratings, they risk encouraging people to be less independent in their thinking and they risk creating the false comfort that comes from following the crowd. Most troublesome are the "unscientific" polls that are usually identified, without explanation, in a footnote. Opinions from polarized, partisan groups can be made to look like the opinion of the general public.
South Hadley, MA
E-mail No. 2
I have a suggestion for your next Greta Poll
1. The 9/11 Commission is doing a great job and I have confidence in its upcoming report.
2. The 9/11 Commission is a partisan political process and I have no confidence in its reporting.
3. The Congress is more to blame for 9/11 than the FBI or CIA
4. The FBI and CIA are responsible for 9/11
5. Jamie Gorlick should never have been on the 9/11 Commission.
6. The 9/11 Commission has lost its credibility
I would just like to know what the American people think of the Commission and what it is doing. I personally think it was a waste of money that could have been spent on securing our borders and other areas of concern. We already knew the problems and what need to be corrected. This is just a stage show.
E-mail No. 3
I have been watching you on television since the William Kennedy Smith trial 13 years ago. I must confess I have discovered an attorney I actually find likeable. Maybe there is hope for our civilization after all.
E-mail No. 4
I was shocked to hear one of your guests say that the British hated America, we are your best friends, and have been at your side in every action against terror
E-mail No. 5
I keep being amazed at what smug assed idiots Lawyers are. Anyone who really thinks prosecuting anyone mentally unstable is going to prohibit the mentally unbalanced from doing something idiotic and irrational are, well idiotic and irrational, possibly even a bit unbalanced as well. Well at least you aren't that much of an idiot.
E-mail No. 6
Why do you have so many Democrats on your program? You sound like one also. If Mr. Clinton had done something when our "Embassy" was bombed and the ship "The "Cole " was bombed and "The World Home Trade Center" was bombed we might not have had "9-11. You never bring that up do you. You say [ you report the news and We decide], but you only give us one side to hear- The Democrats-! You are not fair!
When you come on we change the station.
Ruth & Ed Rosema
ANSWER: Ruth and Ed: If you actually "count" the guests on our show, I think you will find we give equal time to both voices -- Republican and Democrat. Sometimes when people don't agree with a thought, the first reaction is to shout: "un-fair." This may actually not be unfair and, frankly, I find an exchange of ideas, a strong debate, to be the bedrock of our democracy. I am not so certain of all my opinions that I am unwilling to listen to others.
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