Saturday, December 15, 2012

State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez calls recent 60 Minutes report a ‘misrepresentation of the facts’ - Chicago Sun-Times

I’m puzzled why Alvarez went on sixty minutes in the first place.  Would be interesting to know who from CBS invited her and who may have suggested why this was a good idea for her to go.  It’s curious how the media have dumped on her so quickly.   Zorn here for example, when after all, this is sort of old news about her: The Reader last March.

Plenty going on in the not so background to ferret out.

The Sun Times on Alvarez’s letter to CBS. I mean, what in the world was she expecting from CBS?

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez called a recent “60 Minutes” report on false confessions in the Chicago area a “misrepresentation of the facts” and sent a letter to the chairman of CBS News.

Byron Pitts interviewed Alvarez six months ago for the segment “Chicago: The False Confession Capital,” a piece about Cook County leading the nation in false confessions that aired nationally Sunday night on CBS. It featured high-profile murder cases where teenage boys falsely confessed and were later exonerated by DNA evidence.

The rest of the ST here: State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez calls recent 60 Minutes report a ‘misrepresentation of the facts’ - Chicago Sun-Times

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