I’m half watching a tru TV court session while I work on some non-fictions today, and I can’t help but notice the hours of words they include, simply to avoid a loop hole for the defense or prosecution. It’s an amazing didatic conversation back and forth trying to ah ha one another. You can always tell who is ahead at the commercial breaks by which one is smirking and which one is trying to act cool yet avoid eye contact. Well that and the little announcer remarks. The funniest though is the police officer very controlled in an effort to either save face or prove guilt. He seems to be picking his words very carefully. In fact he simply refuses to let them pull him along with their perceptions. He would rather give a whole paragraph rather than agree with their words. Been on going for well over five hours now. The jury must be in a catonic state.
November 19, 2009