UPDATED: NEW TRIAL DATE IS OCTOBER 28th. Unless of course it gets postponed again.
I’ve noticed something interesting in the comments here about this season’s Real Housewives of New Jersey. Wasn’t it just last season when Joe Giudice was calling Tre a cunt and having an affair with someone? Trehuggers were all up in arms over his horrific behavior and hoped she would leave him and crowning her Saint Teresa for putting up with it to save her fambly unit? And in a shocking turn of events, the anti-Tre crowd felt something akin to sympathy for Tre for tolerating the Neanderthal jerk that is Joe Giudice. Finding something both factions agreed on was surprising. There was no one saying Joe was a good guy, who is just getting a bad edit and is misunderstood.
Flash forward to this season and all sorts of commenters are now suffering from amnesia, making comments that Joe is not so bad. In fact, some now find Joe somewhat likeable. Ahhhhh, the power of the Bravo edit. Nothing shows its power more than this example. This season, Joe is the lovable guido (Snooki taught me that word, is it PC?) who in the next episode is going to beat the shit out of Joe Gorga for defaming his wife.
But lest we forget, Joe Giudice is looking at some hard time for falsifying documents and pretending to be his brother to get a driver’s license. His trial was set for next Monday. But yesterday, his attorney Miles Feinstein was granted a postponement, once again, due to his trial schedule. Feinstein is representing the defendant in a murder case in a neighboring county that is expected to continue through October. No new trial date has been set. All parties will return to court on Monday to decide on a new date.
Feinstein continues to claim that finding an impartial jury will be difficult due to Giudice’s appearances on RHONJ. He also feels the trial will be lengthy and last for approximately two and a half weeks. (Source: NorthJersey.com)
Giudice lost his license in 2010 when he flipped his truck in a drunk driving accident. However, he has been filmed driving many times on the RHONJ since his license was revoked. Perhaps he is allowed to drive to work only. Does going to the hospital to visit his father-in-law fall under that exception if it is being filmed for a show for which he receives no paycheck? I wouldn’t think so.
The fact that he is suddenly getting a “good edit” on the show is not also a bit suspect. Is this an attempt to influence the jury pool for his upcoming case? Or mere coincidence? What do you think?