Joe Berlinger: Witness to a witch hunt

Joe Berlinger: Witness to a witch hunt

There are 10 comments on the The New Zealand Herald story from Mar 23, 2012, titled Joe Berlinger: Witness to a witch hunt. In it, The New Zealand Herald reports that:

Peter Jackson's forthcoming movie about the West Memphis Three isn't the first doco about the case but the fourth, coming after the Paradise Lost trilogy by film-maker Joe Berlinger who has followed the case since the beginning.

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Since: Feb 12


#1 Mar 23, 2012
Us nons are subject to witnessing a witch hunt. "Let's just place blame on a stepparent and obscure the truth".
Pathetic, really.
The truth

United States

#2 Mar 23, 2012
Maybe it is because that stepparent is guilty. Did you ever think of that. When it is proven, Then you will know the truth. What's really pathetic is that you don't even care to know the truth. The WM3 are innocent.

Since: Feb 12


#3 Mar 25, 2012
Really? Which stepparent? Because y'all can't seem to make up your minds.

And talk about shoddy reporting. The trio didn't *have* to make the Alford plea -- they offered it up! And they weren't freed because of DNA testing, they were freed because they offered up the Alford plea.

-L-@ WM3 truth nailed it. Ellington has political aspirations and the Alford plea allows him to cater to both supporters (the 3 are free) and nons (they did 18 yrs and have guilty pleas on record). And they weren't considered killers because they listened to metal -- they are convicted killers because they committed murder. They now lack bitterness only because they escaped their true punishment.

Meanwhile, the best years were truly robbed of 3 innocent children.

Mechanicsburg, PA

#4 Mar 28, 2012
Why has Terry Hobbs lied so many times? He lied about being with Jacoby the night of the murders. He washed his own clothes that night and Pam said he never did laundry as long as he was married to him yet he washes his clothes the night of the murders!? Hobbs shot Pam's brother in the gut in a fight!!! The man is violent and a liar. The WMPD did question Hobbs until 2007! Why not? They questioned the other parents. Why not Terry Hobbs? It is too late now to find out the truth about Hobbs. Hobbs hit and beat Pam and her children for years. Why didn't the police question him right after the murders?

Since: Feb 12


#5 Mar 29, 2012
Ruda, u stalking bitch. How do you know he was never questioned? Was he a violent scumbag? They were all scumbags, crackheads or methheads. Look at Pam's demeanor I'm PL 1. Hell, next u might want to blame her. Why did she stand by her man years after the murders if he was that bad?

Lets examine the violence of the convicted 3, shall we? Of course, you'll ignore that because it doesn't jive w/ your agenda.

Mechanicsburg, PA

#6 Mar 29, 2012
UHHH....The WMPD said they never questioned Hobbs until 2007 you ass! LOOK IT UP FOR YOURSELF! You and other nons are idiots! DO you never look at the facts of this case!? Hobbs was not taken into the police until 2007!

Marion, AR

#7 Mar 30, 2012
Ruda wrote:
UHHH....The WMPD said they never questioned Hobbs until 2007 you ass! LOOK IT UP FOR YOURSELF! You and other nons are idiots! DO you never look at the facts of this case!? Hobbs was not taken into the police until 2007!
What you read on the WM3 website doesn't count. I know for a fact that ALL the parents were questioned within the first week of the murders.

Since: Feb 12


#8 Mar 31, 2012
Ruda probably doesn't even believe in their innocence. She's just another Echols groupie.
No accounting for taste. The dudes gay,
Ruda. Lorrie is but a beard. Just ask Mark Gardner. Oh wait.....
Life Vegan

Goodman, MO

#9 May 15, 2012
Very strange. Marilyn Manson calls Echols a political prisoner. Selling painting to raise money for the Damien Echols Defense Fund. Never heard of the story until I visited Blond haired Manson's web site.
Interview was conducted between Damien Echols and Rick Staton in May, 1996

RICK: Please list what you consider to be the three greatest misconceptions about you as suggested by the media.

DAMIEN: The first would be the belief that I am a Satanist. I am not, nor have I ever been, a Satanist. I am a Wiccan and anyone familiar with our religion knows that we would never harm a child. The second is that I am only interested in things of a "dark sided" nature. I don't deny that I love a good scary book or movie as much as the next guy but I'm as normal and human as anyone else. I have other interests besides horror. The third is that the media portrayed me as "cold," "uncaring," or "unfeeling." I have the same emotions as you. I laugh, I cry, I love and I fear, just like everyone else. But I was in a very stressful situation; I was confused and frightened and I was being accused of things I did not do. I was trying to stay as calm as possible but that doesn't mean I wasn't feeling anything."

I dislike all Pagan Wiccan's.
I wouldn't believe a word a pagan wiccan had to say, or anyone during that period of time living in Arkansas.

You Goths are youthful. Didn't Goth begin in the early 80's? Like wasn't it your parent's hanging out in the Goth clubs?

New Radicals - You Get What You Give Lyrics

We only get what we give
You're gonna get what you give
Just dont be afraid to live
Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
courtney love and marilyn manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in


Mechanicsburg, PA

#10 May 16, 2012
Hobbs was never questioned by the WMPD until 2007. THat is documented. They never took Hobbs in until 2007 yet they questioned Byers. Why not Hobbs? That is documented and is a fact!

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