I admit that I have not followed the media coverage of the Casey Anthony trial. I followed some of the news a few years ago during the search for Caylee and hoped, like the rest of the world, that they would find the little girl.
But, today I tuned in to the news to follow some of the coverage of the not guilty verdict. I have my own opinions of the verdict and the case in general, but they really have nothing to do with what this whole fiasco taught me today.
As I was watching the coverage of the verdict, my 7 year old daughter came into the living room and asked what all that news coverage was about. I explained to her in the most appropriate terms that a mommy was accused of hurting her daughter, but that the courts decided she didn't do it. She watched the screen for a few moments looking puzzled. Then she said to me "I hope she didn't do it because mommies don't ever hurt their children." Then she walked away.
It was my turn to look puzzled. Then I realizedRead More »from What the Casey Anthony Verdict Taught Me