I'm not sure I can thoroughly justify posting this article. The main reason is that Amanda Knox is a young woman from my area and a student at the University of Washington in Seattle. I think it was a junior year abroad arrangement that took her to Italy where she ended up in this Italian judicial and capitalist media nightmare.
I thoroughly recommend the new documentary Amanda Knox to anyone interested in either human nature or the role of the media – which should include most of us. Here is the chance to hear the main protagonists tell their stories. Don’t be put off by the lukewarm reviews. Journalists don’t much like this film because it reveals so much about how journalism works – and it isn’t pretty.Of course, Cook is referring to capitalist journalism in which the reigning cult of capitalism permits and even rewards journalists to feed the profit and/or power mills of corporations. It's an old story, but well told according to Cook who sees the film's insights being very applicable to the current British scene where corporate media mills are being fed to stop Jeremy Corbin.