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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Monday, August 21, 2006


The MSM is going nuts with coverage of the suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder. Take this for example.

LOS ANGELES -- John Mark Karr's return to the U.S. took him from clinking his champagne glass during a luxurious flight over the Pacific to a high-security jail where he was awaiting a transfer to face charges in JonBenet Ramsey's murder.

Los Angeles police detained Karr on a warrant from Boulder County, Colo., after he arrived in California from Bangkok, Thailand, and turned him over to the county Sheriff's Department late Sunday, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore.

A helicopter brought him from the airport to the sheriff's Twin Towers jail shortly before midnight in a sobering end to a day that began in Bangkok and included champagne and fine dining aboard a Thai Airways flight.

``He is going to be housed here in the men's jail, kept in isolation in a 6-by-9 room with a bed, a toilet no windows and no phones,'' Whitmore said. ``He'll get regular food. He'll get jail chow, he won't get king crab, I'll tell you that.''
Oh no bologona and cheese sandwiches and salisbury steak. Karr is in for horrible torture! Where is Amnesty International when you need them?

First Class and Business class passengers are given the choice of OJ or Champagne before takeoff on international flights. TFM has been on a few of these from 1997-2001.

Back to the AP story.

Karr first dined on pate, salad, fried king prawn, steamed rice, broccoli and chocolate cake. He also had a beer _ crushing the empty can with his hands _ and then had a glass of French chardonnay.

Karr appeared to order the drinks himself.

He later dined on roast duck with soy sauce and yellow noodles, and for his third meal had pizza, chocolates and a bottle of Evian.

He sometimes conversed with Spray, who took notes on some of the remarks. Karr told an AP reporter that it was ``small talk.''

Also during the flight, Karr flipped through movie channels, watched ``The Last Samurai,'' dozed and made several trips to the restroom accompanied by two guards. Each time the door was left slightly ajar.

At one point he changed out of the red shirt and tie, replacing them with a blue polo, but then changed back into the shirt and tie before the landing.

Why don't we learn how many times Karr visited the loo. Shame on you Jocelyn Gecker from not reporting that vital info. You must take remedial journalism classes from this AP reporter.(Cue the sarcastic laughter)

AP isn't the only media outlet giving Karr this kind of coverage, Doug at Below the Beltway reports Fox News had a reporter on the same flight. They told that network's viewers Karr was watching Mission Impossible 3.

If the above Karr story didn't tickle your fancy, go and read this.

Also Sunday, a doctor a Bangkok clinic specializing in sex-change operations said Karr had sought treatment there. "He was one of my patients," said Dr. Thep Vechwijit at Pratunam Polyclinic, but declined to provide details.

A staffer at the clinic, who spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to make statements to the media, said Karr had consulted the doctor about a sex-change operation.
More shoddy journalism. The term is SRS aka Sexual Reassignment Surgery not sex change operation. Back to journalism school for you too, Sutin Wannabovorn.

This may all be rather titilating to some people, but the MSM looks like commercial hacks with their coverage of a suspect in a 10-year-old murder case. Its annoying if not surprising to TFM. One just has to remember the Aruba/Natalie Holloway story of 2005.

I just had to get my two bits in. Don't count on TFM making any more commentary about Karr or any eventual trial. Unless I can do some sarcastic commentary or make some snide remarks.

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