Casey Anthony Trial Verdict: What The Pundits Are Saying
Broadcast and cable news journalists Nancy Grace, Dan Abrams, Geraldo Rivera react to the not guilty verdict, while other media peers remain mum.
The Twitterverse has exploded with reactions to Casey Anthony’s not guilty verdict on Tuesday. The initial reactions were those of shock and disbelief while other experts have been more measured with their choice of words.
As expected, a slew of cable pundits are weighing in on the matter, though several have opted to keep quiet on the subject.
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“OH MY GOD. Not Guilty??? I am STUNNED,” Geraldo Rivera tweeted.
ABC News legal analyst Dan Abrams had a few thoughts on the matter, engaging followers in discussions about what could have possibly led the jury to such a surprising decision.
“Wow. I am stunned. Ill admit it, I didn’t expect this verdict. At all. It shows you can never predict what a jury will do,” he wrote.
Adding, “Jurors must have believed that the prosecution never proved cause of death… meaning they didn’t prove this was a murder” and “Remember not guilty does NOT equal innocent.”
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Nancy Grace tweeted an on-hand account of all the action from the courthouse, including the defense team’s post-victory celebration.
“Casey Anthony defense team Jose Baez having party inside a bar right now – celebrating. I’m not preaching… but I think that’s wrong,” she posted.
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Keith Olbermann has not only kept quiet on his thoughts of the verdict, he actively refused to comment when asked by followers.
He retweeted a post by comedian Christian Finnegan: “I’m devastated by the Casey Anthony verdict. Not b/c I have an opinion, but b/c it means another 3 weeks of my wife talking about it.”
Olberman also responded to queries from fans with, “Murder case. Not national news. Period.” And “What trial?” In one final dig, he concluded: "And if nobody's clear on this: no trial will be covered on tonight's Countdown. Except the various trials of my patience."
Joy Behar threw in her two cents with a little joke, “I am shocked by the Casey Anthony verdict. Though I can’t say this is the first time Florida screwed up on an important vote.”
Also remaining mum on the verdict -- for now -- is Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck and CNN’s Anderson Cooper.