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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (51 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Fuhrman Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Media and law enforcement work at cross-purposes. Law enforcement wants to solve a case as fast as possible and puts the guilty behind bars. The media wants a case to drag on as long as humanly possible and do all they can to extricate every last bit of drama, drop by bloody drop, in order to hold the attention of the millions of viewers who have gotten hooked.

Law enforcement must abide by rules. The media make their own rules, and even then break them or find ways to work loopholes into them. All that matters is ratings.

If people knew how it's done - how the media seduce, buy, bribe and corrupt, like an inevitable, malignant cancer on a murder investigation - they might be too sickened to buy the nexy ticket to the carnival. The unfortunate truth is that today, each murder has many victims, and high-profile murders can hurt innocent people who get burned by the spotlight, whether or not they sought it out themselves.

Fuhrman learned that firsthand as a police witness in the O. J. Simpson trial, a wrenching experience that showed how the criminal justice system can be manipulated by money, power, politics and fame.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Naomi | 9/17/2012

    " Uh, what is the point..typical Mark Furhman omniscient writing. I went into this book with some trepidation..which ended up being founded. He did have a couple of good points in the book thus the two star rating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laurie | 10/20/2011

    " Finished this in a record three days. Fuhrmann, now a correspondent for Fox News, details how media has interfered with investigations and justice in several high profile cases. I found this easy to read and informative- the kind of true crime book that won't give me nightmares. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Connie | 5/8/2010

    " An interesting viewpoint of how the media controls the length and outcome of some murders. Also his take on who killed JonBenet, the O.J. trial, (what really happened to foul up the prosecutions case, Scott Peterson et al. A quick and well written read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe McDonald | 1/10/2010

    " Really just a rehash of prominent crimes. "

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