Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Thank god for that. Whatever the truth may be, the Italians haven't done themselves any favours. Justice seems to have played a minor role in the case. The Italian police are hopeless, and the Italian press isn't exactly a by-word for the bold questioning of authority (the Italian Press is ranked 24/25 in Western Europe in the Freedom of the Press rankings published by Freedom House). Which is not to exonerate the British tabloids, the reports in which have been lurid, sensational and downright mendacious, surprise, surprise. I have always thought Knox's confused initial stories indicated innocence rather than guilt, as in The Winslow Boy. Anyway, I'm glad she can leave Italy. I wonder what Sollecito will do?