I can’t believe I am about to write yet another JonBenet post, I know all the crime posts irritate all the reality show people but bear with me here because I need to explain what I think is going on.
It seems obvious to me that Lin Wood knew about all of the Ramsey shows coming up and contacted his friend (and sometime client) Dr. Phil to offer him Burke Ramsey on a platter so that Dr. Phil could get ratings and most importantly he can go on the show and spin things to refute all of the evidence against Burke.
As I pointed out before, it is my opinion that Lin Wood from the very beginning was hired to place plausible intruder theories out into the public in advance of any possible arrest of the Ramseys. He did his job and it worked. It is also my opinion that there were many people in Boulder who were also advocating for the Ramseys who should have been impartial. Like the DA’s office for example. In my opinion, the entire smear campaign against the Boulder Police Department began with the hiring of Lin Wood. Did the BPD make a lot of mistakes in their investigation? Yes they did. And Lin Wood allegedly, in my opinion made sure that each one got national media attention. Because his job was to keep the Ramseys from getting arrested. Twenty years later, Lin Wood’s job is to protect the Ramseys from any further public speculation that they had any involvement with the events that occurred on Christmas night in 1996. His job was to maintain the presumption of innocence that all people indicted with a crime are entitled to. He did a really good job of that. And continues to do a good job of sheltering the surviving family members from suspicion. And Dr. Phil was a really good person to assist him in this latest round. In my opinion. Allegedly.
So Lin Wood knew exactly what was going to be aired on the CBS farcical show of stupidity. As I mentioned it was originally scheduled to be six hours of nonsense instead of four and the original title was Case Closed. The title would lead viewers to believe that finally after twenty years this case would be resolved and we would all know exactly what happened. Anyone who has carefully followed the case falls into two factions the RDIs (Ramseys did it) and the IDIs (Intruder Did it). These two groups have been warring over the entire 20 year period. During that time Lin Wood, and many others worked tirelessly to inject potential intruders into the media. He also threatened lawsuits against the city if they did not take the case away from the Boulder Police Department and give it to the DA’s office. You see, the police who are trained to investigate crimes were on team RDI based on their evidence and investigation. And the DA’s office, or more specifically the DA herself was IDI. Lin Wood was quite fond of the DA and asked for her to take over the case. I will never in a million years understand how any of that was legal, but that is what happened.
I have read and analyzed a lot of the evidence from twenty years ago and used to belong to a site in from about 2000 or 2001 to present where the evidence was discussed in detail. I have also spent a considerable number of hours researching all of the new information. Information that has come out as recently as this month for example that completely debunks all of the alleged DNA evidence. At five am this morning I was reading old motions by Lin Wood in a defamation case against Fox News regarding their statement that “there is no evidence to support the IDI theory.” In that case Lin Wood made numerous assumptions and assertions that in my opinion were not factual, but because Fox News did not dispute any of the nonsense, are now taken by some with limited knowledge of the case to be held as fact after the judge, who had not read any of the police reports or first hand sources cited in her ruling against Fox News Network.
This brings us to CBS shit show. First of all, my extensive research into this case of the course of fifteen years or more has led me to the opinion that the RDI theory is the only one supported by the evidence. Please read that sentence again because I keep having RDI theorist argue with me about my opinion without fully understanding it. This is because much like the Ramsey camp put information out into the media that was not entirely true, so did the BPD. Neither side has a clean hands in all of this, in my opinion. Allegedly. I also understand that like everyone else I have a healthy dose of conformational bias in my reporting after at some point years ago I decided that in my opinion the RDI theories were supported by the evidence and the IDI theories were not. I have tried to include the IDI rebuttals as much as possible in my previous posts.
My personal issues with some commenters here are not because the support the IDI theories, it is because they cite evidence that they “heard somewhere” as fact when it is fallacy.
So why didn’t I like the CBS miniseries if I am RDI and they were RDI? For many reasons. After wasting two hours of my life on the first episode of utter nonsense, I didn’t even bother to watch the second episode. I have tried to a lay the facts out here considering both sides. They did not. They had Werner Spitz as an expert and I personally, in my opinion do not find him credible at all. Plus when you are in the midst of a debate, and the village idiot shows up to support your side, well… nobody wants that.
I feel exactly the same way about the woman on Dr. Phil’s show who kept spouting off inaccurate statements that apparently Dr. Phil didn’t feel comfortable saying himself. Instead we had random woman saying things like “There was a ninja intruder who sexually assaulted a six-year-old girl blocks from the Ramseys house around that time. ” That is not an exact quote, but my recollection. The truth was there was a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted by an intruder two miles from the Ramseys’ home nine month after her death. This was one of the IDI stories widely publicized by the Ramsey camp. Her misinformation made me totally discount everything she said. Dr. Phil himself had some statements that were not in evidence. You have to watch both shows with the understanding that the CBS show is pushing the RDI theory and the Dr. Phil show is an orchestration by Lin Wood to get in a preemptive strike for the IDI theory. Because that is his job. And Lin Wood himself stated emphatically on the Dr. Phil show that no member of the Ramsey family own Hi Tec boots, when he knew very well that Burke testified to the grand jury that he did have those boots, and that he got them on a shopping trip to Atlanta with his mother.
Anyone with any depth of knowledge of this case knows that both shows had their own agendas and while asserting those agendas both shows made some very questionable statements. I was interested in hearing a first hand account from Burke Ramsey’s mouth. And that is what the big ratings card for Dr. Phil was.
So, people have been constantly emailing me things they have discovered for the first time because they are new to this case. There is way more information about this case than one could read in a few weeks. But one email made me laugh out lout. Someone emailed me about that CBS was doing a miniseries on the JonBenet murder and they were going to “name the killer!”
That’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever her. You can’t go on a TV show and say that you have tried and convicted a person of murder, particularly a nine-year old boy and call it a day. We have courts and judges and juries that determine the guilt of innocence of criminals. Networks have legal teams that keep idiots with TV shows from saying things like “We’ve looked at the evidence and it’s clear that Billy Bob killed Susie in the library with a dagger!”
But the same people who were going to call the theatrical and ridiculous CBS miniseries Case Closed apparently did just that. I say apparently, because I couldn’t take another minute of that hot mess and did not watch it. But someone on Team Ramsey did, and Lin Wood is suing on behalf of Burke Ramsey for defamation. And I hope they win and I hope they get millions of dollars in damages. Because you can’t do that.
You will notice that even this small time blogger whose opinion would never be important enough for anyone with any sense to sue attempts to insert numerous terms like “In my opinion” and “allegedly” into my discussion of this subject. That is because there is always an idiot with more money than sense that might sue the site. And more importantly because I do not know what happened on that tragic night. All I know is that IN MY OPINION, based on my research, the evidence seems to strongly favor the RDI theories over the IDI theories.
I still can’t believe that the CBS show actual said something like “Burke Ramsey killed JonBenet with a flashlight.” which is what I’ve been told happened. That just seems to me to be too stupid to have actually happened. I did notice a disclaimer of sorts on the first episode that was briefly flashed up that essentially said, we are just stating the facts here and you should make up your own mind based on the evidence. The thing is, they didn’t do a very good job discussing the evidence and they had a few quacks on there that just made shit up.
That is what the court system is for and the DA’s office outright refused to charge any of the Ramseys with any crime. They are to be considered innocent by the judicial system (judges and juries) until such time as the evidence presented proves otherwise. That is how justice is served in out country. Not on a TV miniseries.
And you know what else the legal system does? They determine defamation cases. My general opinion on defamation cases are that they are a petty waste of everyone’s time. If someone woman writes a self published book that accuses you of criminally masterminding the crimes she was convicted for, and you have a great big audience, you don’t sue the woman and bring the information to a wider audience. Even if you think by doing so you can cause her financial harm. It’s counterproductive. If some idiot on a talk show that rarely hits a million viewers says that you have terrible feminine hygiene issues, you don’t draw more attention than it ever got in the first place by suing for defamation. Even if you think by doing so you can cause her financial harm. It’s counter productive.
But if a major network airs a miniseries that states that you have murdered someone? You sue them for every single dollar you can get. Because they have broadcast that information in a literal sense to the millions who watched the show and every other place that social media and mainstream media discussed it afterward.
Big mistake. Huge. Time to meet Lin Wood in the courtroom bad.
Fun Fact: Lin Wood filed a $250 million libel suit against American Media, publishers of The National Enquirer and The star for publishing defamatory statements against Dr. Phil, and his family in July of 2016. Libel and slander are one of Lin Wood’s major area of litigation.