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I got this book for research on an assignment into the media's influences on crime. The information in regards to that was limited although the stories were interesting. The apparently mishandling of cases us jaw dropping in some stories. Here kids are great read. The narrative is superb too although he had a way if pronouncing investigation that is unique.
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What can I say - My Fuhrman works for FOX NEWS and spends most of this book criticizing the other TV channels for being one sided and unethical in the way they report stories. It was breathtakingly unbelievable. He constantly defends himself and talks up FOX (yes, FOX NEWS) for their unwaivering support of the victims and their sensitive approach to terrible stories of murder and assault. His description of how some other 'reporters' (he considers himself a crack reporter) have treated some people with mental health issues is terrible, however I've watched FOX for quite some time, as much as I can stomach at least, and the way *they* treat pretty much anyone who they believe is not exactly the same as them blows anyone else out the water. I would not recommend anyone, under any circumstances read or listen to this book/ audiobook/ kindle book/ excerpt in a magazine. Unless of course you are a white-lovin', gun totten' half wit who gets off on lies and almost hilarious deception.
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What disappointed you about The Murder Business?
The guy who wrote it works fir FOX NEWS, so spends most of the book accusing other networks of manipulation, one-sided reporting and political bias. Meanwhile, he can't rave enough about how fair Fox (yep; FOX) is, and how they have so much more integrity and respect for victims of crime.
Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Fuhrman again?
Not by choice. In fact, I'd rather pierce my eardrums
What didn’t you like about Kirby Heyborne’s performance?
He was reading this book
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Murder Business?
Well, it would end up being about 30 seconds long. Maybe I'd leave the intro
Any additional comments?
It's horrendous, and if it wasn't talking about people who have had terrible, terrible things happen to them, it would be funny. However, it is about people who've suffered things we couldn't imagine, so it's not funny, it's opportunistic and offensive.