I'm beginning to understand what Jose Baez meant by the defense adopting the storyline that got thrown out to them.
After Brother Richard laid out THE FACT that Casey didn't graduate and her parents only found out at the very last minute, IF Cindy had denied it you can bet a highschool transcript "proving" Casey was 1/2 credit short would have appeared from thin air, a couple of her alleged teachers would have came forward to tell the story in addition to a handful of old classmates....all making Cindy look like a liar.
When stories are shaped by the media, it's obvious why "the path of least resistance" is a very wise strategy.
Otherwise known as playing the hand one is dealt!
The media and "dark forces"couldn't very well contradict their own story, now could they?