Scott Peterson
July 18, 2008 6:45 AM   Subscribe

Scott Peterson has a blog. Laci Mom not happy.
posted by wallstreet1929 (40 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: this is a single link cnn story and a weakish almost-blog. -- jessamyn



 
King: Frankly, Sharon, you don't seem outraged.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:50 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


In the whole scope of things, this is a very minute matter...

Yep, that's about the size of it. Although she goes on to be outraged that he's allowed to use HTML. I dunno about inmates being completely incommunicado.
posted by DU at 6:56 AM on July 18, 2008


I suppose this was posted to Metafilter because it's the most popular story on CNN.com. Frankly, I don't really understand why it is the most popular story on CNN.com. I wouldn't be surprised if many people convicted of murder had web pages.
posted by demiurge at 6:57 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


No rss feed?
posted by chillmost at 7:02 AM on July 18, 2008


But how many people convicted of murdering CUTE WHITE WOMEN?!?!
posted by Saxon Kane at 7:03 AM on July 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


i saw that on cnn this morning. it was originally linked as a story under their 'entertainment' heading. i thought that if sharon rocca wasn't happy about the blog, she must really be pissed at having the story listed as entertainment. apparently someone at cnn had the same idea, because it's now under their 'crime' heading.
posted by msconduct at 7:06 AM on July 18, 2008


This is kind of sad. Still, it's good that she realizes that any action taken by the courts regarding his current "blogging" (two entries in several years, is hardly blogging though) would most likely be unconstitutional. It's just a parent's sad wish that the person she (and the courts) believe murdered her daughter not be heard from in a public venue expressing his "innocence." I would definitely be at minimum in her shoes if the situation were applied to me, if not worse.
posted by Debaser626 at 7:07 AM on July 18, 2008


that's not a blog. that is a ugly and short website. kinda looks like something you'd find on geocities in 1996.
posted by krautland at 7:08 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Um, the headline and the content of the CNN article are more than a little contradictory.
posted by amro at 7:14 AM on July 18, 2008


How are they contradictory?

The headline says "Laci Peterson's mom outraged over former son-in-law's blog"

The final quote (by Laci Peterson's mom) is "And this just flies in the face of justice, as far as I'm concerned, that OK, so they said they can't use the Internet, they go around it and they use it in another way. It is outrageous. I am outraged."
posted by demiurge at 7:21 AM on July 18, 2008


I wonder if the site is maintained by one of those women who get all fixated on hot murderers who are serving life?

They'd be an interesting subject for a FPP. Unlike this one.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 7:21 AM on July 18, 2008 [6 favorites]


Why is this national news? I've never heard of these people.
posted by Eideteker at 7:23 AM on July 18, 2008


Great use of barbed wire in the web site layout. You stay classy, Scott.
posted by detune at 7:23 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sigh. I can remember when CNN used to actually have (well at least occasionally) news stories on.
posted by BlueMetal at 7:26 AM on July 18, 2008


demiurge, you're right. Poor reading on my part.
posted by amro at 7:28 AM on July 18, 2008


I'm outraged by a lot of websites as well!
posted by Krrrlson at 7:30 AM on July 18, 2008


Not the best of the web.
posted by EarBucket at 7:32 AM on July 18, 2008


Laci Peterson's mom outraged over former son-in-law's blog

I can't blame her. However, it's one of those outrages that must be endured because realistically nothing can be done, such as the much greater one that Scott Peterson is alive and Laci Peterson and her baby are dead.
posted by orange swan at 7:33 AM on July 18, 2008


I'm Oscar! dot com
posted by bjrn at 7:35 AM on July 18, 2008 [5 favorites]


Wouldn't life without the possibility of parole be much more painful than the death penalty? I think so.
posted by parmanparman at 7:46 AM on July 18, 2008


"Why is this national news?"

You know that CNN isn't about news anymore right?
posted by Ragma at 7:52 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


He's allowed to use the internet?! It's like he was never convicted of murder and imprisoned for life at all, except for the part where he was convicted of murder and imprisoned for life!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:04 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


It would be interesting if Scott Peterson actually had a blog. Seeing as he doesn't, this is superlame.
posted by Sparx at 8:06 AM on July 18, 2008


Yeah. Those behind bars shouldn't be able to put their case in newspapers, on TV or by writing to politicians, either.

Not sympathetic to her cause at all.
posted by Leon at 8:07 AM on July 18, 2008


This is so lame. Some fact checker came across this and CNN decided to sensationalize it by calling up Laci's mother.

Parasites.
posted by Lola_G at 8:11 AM on July 18, 2008


Laci Mom not happy.

Nor is languagehat.
posted by gman at 8:13 AM on July 18, 2008


Wouldn't life without the possibility of parole be much more painful than the death penalty? I think so.

This is the best argument I've heard AGAINST the death penalty.

Have you ever been inside a prison? They're hot, loud, reeking circles of hell. Factor in the brutality, loss of self and privacy, and the removal of personal choice (and the shitty-ass food AND the pruno they drink), and keep that up, day after day for a lifetime. That's a punishment that will fit any crime--especially murder.

In fact, I'm surprised more squishy-hearted liberals like myself don't advocate euthanizing prisoners instead of keeping them in conditions you wouldn't put a rabid dog in.
posted by John of Michigan at 8:14 AM on July 18, 2008


Yeah. Those behind bars shouldn't be able to put their case in newspapers, on TV or by writing to politicians, either.

Not sympathetic to her cause at all.


Agreed. A conviction doesn't mean the convicted person has to shut up and play along with the game. If I was falsely accused of a crime I'd continue proclaiming my innocence to anyone who would listen as well. I'm not saying that Scott is falsely accused or what not, only that if I were in a situation like this and I was falsely accused I'd be shouting it to whoever I could as loudly as I could.
posted by Talez at 8:17 AM on July 18, 2008


Yeah, I don't get what's outrageous here. Can an inmate keep a diary? Can they let other people read that diary? Then what's the problem?

Also, if painting and the workshop are therapeutic, why not public writing?
posted by DU at 8:37 AM on July 18, 2008



Have you ever been inside a prison? They're hot, loud, reeking circles of hell. Factor in the brutality, loss of self and privacy, and the removal of personal choice (and the shitty-ass food AND the pruno they drink), and keep that up, day after day for a lifetime. That's a punishment that will fit any crime--especially murder.


Not that I disagree with you, but Petersen is on Death Row, which is, by prison standards, much more livable (no pun intended) than gen pop. He almost definitely has his own cell, is probably under tighter security (making him safer than most other inmates) and will likely live another decade, minimum, before his appeals go through.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 8:41 AM on July 18, 2008


How has this post not been deleted? 'Cause if this is the best of the web, I have some Diane Dimond columns I want to post. She's TOUGH ON CRIME!
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 8:47 AM on July 18, 2008


Prison Pete is a much better blog, if this is the "incarcerated bloggers" thread.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:50 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm outraged that anyone can have a blog.
posted by troybob at 9:31 AM on July 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sigh. I can remember when CNN used to actually have (well at least occasionally) news stories on.

That's nothin', I can remember when MeFi used to actually have (well at least occasionally) news stories on. Sigh.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:54 AM on July 18, 2008


This page was last updated January 11, 2006 Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
This page is maintained and updated by Dave Parkinson and Tracy Lamourie in Toronto, Canada
It's not Scott Peterson keeping a blog although maybe this would count. It's the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty cataloging death row inmates. They just got lucky that he had time in his busy schedule to post them a letter or two. It's as much Scott Peterson's blog as it is Jimmy Dennis's or Juan Melendez's or ... well you get the point. May as well call the Wikipedia page Scott Peterson's blog too.

As for CNN.com...well...it's almost not Fox News with a little added National Enquirer thrown in for good measure.

WTF am I spending 10 minutes of my lunch doing this for? OTOH, maybe I could get a job fact checking for CNN. Seems like a relativley stress-free job expectations-wise and given this last iteration, I could do with stress-free for a little while.
posted by Fezboy! at 10:04 AM on July 18, 2008


it was originally linked as a story under their 'entertainment' heading

"Lights going out and a kick in the balls/I say that's entertainment/that's entertainment"

I'm surprised more squishy-hearted liberals like myself don't advocate euthanizing prisoners instead of keeping them in conditions you wouldn't put a rabid dog in.

I squishy-heartedly oppose the death penalty and support prison reform to improve conditions and reduce recidivism rates.
posted by kirkaracha at 11:09 AM on July 18, 2008


If Laci's mom thinks that's offensive, she should talk with the widow of Danny Faulkner, the cop that Mumia Abu Jamal shot in the face.
posted by VicNebulous at 11:35 AM on July 18, 2008


posted by iamkimiam Prison Pete is a much better blog, if this is the "incarcerated bloggers" thread.

For what offense is Prison Pete incarcerated?
posted by optovox at 2:21 PM on July 18, 2008


Shame on you. SHAME ON YOU!
posted by tkchrist at 3:28 PM on July 18, 2008


CNN: Sharon Rocha doesn't spend a lot of time thinking about Scott, thinks about Laci

What the fuck, CNN? This is supposed to be journalism, not something you scrawled on your BFF's yearbook.
posted by dhammond at 7:44 PM on July 18, 2008


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