Piers Morgan plans to interview Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, Lorri Davis and Jessie Misskelley on his CNN program on Thursday, September 29. Misskelley will appear via satellite from Arkansas, the other guests will be live in studio.
CNN has played an especially shameful role in covering this case. The man Morgan replaced, Larry King, did a prison interview with Damien Echols in 2007. King fed Echols a series of softball questions and failed to challenge any of the blatant lies Echols told. In 2010, King hosted Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines and Lorri Davis to talk about the case. And in January 2011, CNN ran an hour-long documentary which parroted the standard “innocent teenagers railroaded because they wore black and liked Metallica” WM3 supporter narrative.
Will Piers Morgan break the mold and show some skepticism? Or will this be another gullible CNN whitewash? Place your bets.