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That whole yellow journalism thing is so 19th century, anyway.

Posted by Greg | November 15, 2007 3:59 PM

From a British perspective she's smoking hot.

I can see how the distorted American media would think otherwise. That's their problem.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 15, 2007 4:02 PM

Here's the lesson for us all:

Never write anything.

Never draw anything.

Never say anything.

Never go anywhere.

Never do anything.

Under no circumstances allow yourself to be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise documented as having performed any said activities.

Posted by laterite | November 15, 2007 4:06 PM

Knox's DNA was found on the knife. And she's hot.

Posted by Oh my | November 15, 2007 4:12 PM

Having lived in the UK and seen what the British press are like, I found the P-I readers to be scarier. The British press isn't real. I mean, they're more cartoonish than Hannity or Coulter. Yeah, they say horrid things, but those horrid things are in the recycling bin as soon as they're printed, and they're so cartoonish you can't help but think you're reading some tawdry novelisation of reality in the Mail or the Sun.

Obviously, they do. But then, they're all like Ramon the leftist journalist from Barcelona trying to apologize to the American naval officer who got shot because Ramon labeled him a CIA agent:

I don't agree that a journalist should be criticized for writing articles he believes to be true. But, if anything I've done has caused you harm in any way please accept my sincere regret.

I guess, in the end, I don't think those people are real. OTOH, I believe that every one of those P-I commenters is real and living amongst us. And that scares me more than some yellow journalist.

It's one thing to have someone act the sexist for ratings on Fox. It's another to have someone real, someone maybe just next door to you, living like that, hidden only behind the anonymous cowardice of "registered user."

Posted by dw | November 15, 2007 4:27 PM

Not to sound militant, but am I the only one who finds it a little demeaning that the press has declared open season on criticizing the way she looks? I mean, how is that at all relevant?

Posted by amp | November 15, 2007 4:29 PM

I'd hit it.

Posted by Clint | November 15, 2007 4:30 PM


Because it's hilarious. Stop acting like she has feelings. She didn't have any when she drained the blood from her roommates neck. Who fucking cares if she has any now?

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 15, 2007 4:38 PM

The British have sleazy press coverage down to a level we can only dream of. I love their desperate attempts to tie together a story based on random and completely uninteresting snippets of information. She had sex? With multiple men? She wrote a dirty story for an assignment once? She was once videotaped drunk? OMGWTFBBQ CRAZED, DRUNK, SEXUALLY INSATIABLE HYPERBITCH!!!!!111eleven

Posted by tsm | November 15, 2007 4:40 PM

There is nothing hotter than a pretty woman who will kill and have sex.

It's got something to do with fear of sex at some level, one supposes. In practice, it's more the theory of such a woman, not the reality when you meet them, IMHO.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 15, 2007 5:03 PM

The Daily Mail is trash.

Posted by Gabriel | November 15, 2007 5:05 PM

Remember that George Carlin bit about the size an asshole is dependent on how far away they are? Like a guy on TV is AN ASSHOLE!!! While the guy standing next to you in the supermarket is (whispered) an asshole.

I bring this up because your level of outrage seems to follow this pattern. If they are a newspaper on the other side of the ocean, they get the full ECB deconstruction attack. But if it is one of the Stranger bloggers sitting right next to you in your very own office obsessing daily about this story, then your indignation is, uh, muted, to say the least.

Posted by elenchos | November 15, 2007 5:13 PM

I think she's pretty. Do you think she'd go out with me?

Posted by Fnarf | November 15, 2007 5:16 PM

Hmm. This actually sounds like a pretty accurate description of me. Icy blue eyes. Not many female friends. Likes mountain climbing.

Except that my mother didn't marry a much younger man. And, of course, the whole killing my roommate thing.

Posted by Julie | November 15, 2007 5:50 PM

I actually had to go read that crappy birdcage liner's article about her "competition" with her mother over the "boy toy" - because I had to see how they were spinning that crap. I've worked with her mother for more than 7 years. I worked with her when she remarried the so-called "boy toy" (who is all of 12 years younger - no one blinks an eye when a man marries a woman 12 years younger unless the man in question is under 25). Edda and her husband are perfectly matched. Anyone who knows the two of them can see that. They married, not so Edda can compete with her daughters for men's attention, but because they make each other laugh.

Dragging her mother's marriage into it is the most colossal crock of bullshit I've ever seen.

Posted by Tabloid Trash | November 15, 2007 6:07 PM

How attractive does a woman have to be in order to justify the word "attractive"? Amanda Knox isn't about to be invited on America's Top Model, but she's not a dog either. The equation seems to work out this way:

Any man between unbelievably ugly and astoundingly gorgeous = attractive

Any woman at least beautiful enough to be a model = attractive

Posted by keshmeshi | November 15, 2007 6:19 PM

Keshmeshi, your man equation only works at the ugly end if he's crazy rich. People call Donald Trump attractive. For women, wealth doesn't matter, only hotness.

Posted by Fnarf | November 15, 2007 6:30 PM

Keshmeshi, who are the "unbelievably ugly" men that you see regularly deemed physically attractive? Maybe some funny-looking celebrities are seen as desirable, but generally not for their looks.

Posted by tsm | November 15, 2007 6:55 PM

Perhaps most disturbing to me is not whether Knox is hot or not, but that between her story, her picture, her mother's visit to the jail cell in Italy, &c., ad nauseam, this story seems to be entirely about Amanda Knox. And maybe I'm mistaking this with another story, but isn't there a murder victim involved? Have I been missing the press inquiry into who the victim was? Is this just a local phenomenon, since Ms. Knox has a local connection? Help me out, please. What am I missing?

Posted by bd | November 15, 2007 8:35 PM

Chicks and bricks and clocks and fox on Knox? Hot!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 16, 2007 2:08 AM

That anybody would deny how pretty she is puzzling. She is very healthy looking, has a ripe and taught body, and actually has good style sense judging from the photos. That is why it leaves people puzzled: how could she do it? But it is a lesson for all of us: outside nice, inside evil.

Posted by Bob | November 16, 2007 2:43 AM

@18: I think that's the point, isn't it? When a man is called "attractive", people can see it may be based on many qualities, including his physical appearance as well as personal charisma and other merits. But when a woman is said to be "attractive", others can only evaluate this on visual terms.

Posted by Gloria | November 16, 2007 4:15 AM

@You mean men only evaluate attractiveness on visual terms. And yes, they do. Your point?

Posted by Greg | November 16, 2007 7:48 AM

I just want to say that I used to go to the espresso shop she worked at in the U-District all the time. She made my sandwiches all the time. Anyway, yeah, I just wanna say that in-person, she's really hot. When I say the pictures of her in the media, I didn't recognize her at all, because she is far more attractive in person. Okay, that's all I have to say.

Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2007 10:25 PM

"That anybody would deny how pretty she is puzzling."

Karla Homolka is also ugly.

Posted by Tazia | November 19, 2007 2:14 PM

"That anybody would deny how pretty she is puzzling."

Karla Homolka is also ugly.

Posted by Tazia | November 19, 2007 2:14 PM

"Have I been missing the press inquiry into who the victim was?"

Not really.

The media has been too busy kissing the posterior of the Pappardelle Cinghiale flavored Seattle-Perugia hug-fest. I think it had a career on local TV at one point.

"The two other suspects are Knox's Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 24, and a Congolese resident, Lumumba "Patrick" Diya, 38, who owns the bar where Knox works. James said he helped arrange for a Perugia-based sister-city colleague to meet Knox's mother in Perugia, since Mellas does not speak Italian and was unfamiliar with the city. Those in Perugia are allowing her to stay as a guest in a city-owned apartment used to house those on sister-city business."

Sistery business indeed, the irony of which has clearly escaped them.


Posted by Tazia | November 19, 2007 2:32 PM

"Amanda Knox isn't about to be invited on America's Top Model,"

I think Seattle-Perugia Inc. want to do the movie first. There is a game-show planned called 'Murder-Scene',

hot chicks and dangerously wanted foreign guys get to destroy evidence and do off-the-cuff albis in front of a studio audience.

Ms Knox will get her alibi(s) ghost-scripted, even her production company concede she is not very good at it.

Posted by Tazia | November 19, 2007 2:42 PM

"Amanda, she like-a black mamba. But black mamba, he hard to keep-a ona leash!"

Wake up America! Quit throwing your daughters to the wolves!

Posted by Kevin Fitzroy | November 20, 2007 6:37 PM

This case has zero legs - wow they found her DNA at the scene -I mean, did she NOT live with the roommate. Your DNA is probably all over your home - really weak evidence. No doubt eother some euro trash or afro trash dude is the perp.

Posted by Schoolly | November 28, 2007 5:04 PM

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