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  1. Apr 2022
    1. “Man Who Killed Amanda Knox’s Roommate Freed on Community Service.” My name is the only name that shouldn’t be in that headline.

      I find it interesting that Amanda's name is the only name mentioned in the New York Post's headline. Not the killer's, nor the victim's, Meredith Kercher. Even though this same New York Post, published an article on March 27, 2015 of Amanda's acquittal. The headline should read, "Rudy Guede, the man who murdered Meredith Kercher, Freed on Community Service." In my opinion the New York Post continues to use her name because it's probably more recognizable, than the others, and they need to sell papers. It's marketing! Doesn't make it right though. But geesh! Give Meredith some respect!

  2. Mar 2022
    1. confirmation bias

      I hadn’t heard of this story. I researched some of the examples that Amanda references in her article, particularly the Vanity Fair article about the movie Stillwater. Not once did they mention Meredith Kercher’s nor the killer, Rudy Guede’s names.

      I specifically chose this phrase, “confirmation bias—“the tendency we all have to believe the things we like to be true, for whatever reason”, because first, I learned about it here at ASU, secondly because it’s a flaw that we all have, and thirdly because, in my opinion, it’s one of the root causes of this tragedy. What the police did is unacceptable and at best, incompetent. Once they realized they made mistakes and were wrong, their prIde took over and prevented them from admitting their negligence. Amanda’s life was ruined, and Meredith’s death was overshadowed.