How Foxy Knoxy Suckered America
US journalists were seduced by Amanda Knox's media machine
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2010 11:34 AM CDT
Lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova attempts to shield Amanda Knox from reporters in this Dec. 4, 2009 file photo.   (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

(Newser) – By the end of the Amanda Knox trial, the American media had been fully taken in by the soon-to-be-convicted murderer—but she didn't convince Barbie Latza Nadeau. In an excerpt from her upcoming book on the Daily Beast, Angel Face: The True Story of a Student Killer, Nadeau explains how the Knox family formed a dedicated media machine that created a core of supporters who “were simply choosing to ignore the facts that were coming to light in Italy.”

Media access depended on a journalist’s sympathies—the family would cooperate only with the “innocentisti.” Networks paid for the Knoxes’ travel in exchange for exclusives, and media personalities openly worked for them. Lawyer Joe Tacopina, for example, claimed to represent the family even though he was a paid ABC correspondent. When Tacopina confided in Nadeau that he couldn’t be sure Knox was innocent, he was exiled from Knoxland. After that, the family kept an iron grip on its message—the only message America heard. Click here for more.

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tonydelbalzo
Jun 21, 2010 6:15 AM CDT
It's time to Flood The Cell again. July 9 is Knox's Birthday. Send her a Birthday greeting at the following address: Amanda Knox c/o Casa Circondariale Strada Pievaiola 06100 Capanne (PG) Italy Be civil and resist the temptation to trash Italy. Continue, however, to boycott Italian products. By the way, Barbie Nadeau is a low budget travel writer who helped drive her employer, Newsweek, into bankruptcy and she has never met Knox and knows nothing about her.
hollyanna919
May 10, 2010 8:58 PM CDT
janus1975, believe me, there are many more them three or four of us who believe in Amanda and Raffaele's innocence! just keep your head stuck in the sand and wait. The truth will set them free!
allysjill
May 9, 2010 11:25 PM CDT
Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are innocent. They have been wrongfully and unjustly convicted. Please look at the facts before you close your mind. Injustice in Perugia org for more information, photos, and discussion.