Thursday, January 26, 2006
The Innocent and the Shammed
My first OpEd for the New York Times, "The Innocent and the Shammed," is published today.
I wrote this in response to a number of calls and e-mails mostly from prosecutors outraged about the implications of the crappy TV show "In Justice". The New York Times was very accomodating, which is more than I can say for ABC-TV who, when I tried to fact-check the original language of my piece -- quoting the early promo that claimed "Every Year Thousands of Americans Are Wrongly Convicted," the show's publicist 1) blew me off, 2) demanded that I get an editor from the TIMES to call her, and then 3) dodged that editor's call when he tried to verify the language.
Maybe not a "Million Little Lies," but a goodly number!