Saturday, May 12, 2007

Weekend Notes

Just a quick update and a comment on comments.

Mario Lozano's trial resumes on Monday 14 May. We have been working nearly feverishly to prepare defense documents. On Monday I'll be posting my thoughts on our opening arguments. I don't want to give it away to the hostile press until we're in court.

Speaking of hostile journalists, it looks like we may have converted a few. Mario spoke to Corriera della Sera, Italy's top selling daily paper, and TV5. Hearing a different version of the incident, has opened many Italian eyes to Sgrena's continued lies.

On Tuesday May 15 we are hosting a fundraiser in New York City. This will be the first of many.

Finally, on comments. I hate to use a heavy hand. I want people who don't agree with me to voice their opinions. In keeping with the nature of this blog I prefer a well thought out argument, but it's not necessary. What is necessary is refraining from profanely insulting the Author of the blog, or his Beloved Country, or any other puerile, obscene, or truly absurd comments. That said I recently deleted to comments from an Italian reader on those grounds, I left one comment by the same person stand , because while it's silly at least it's not obscene.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like another delay. Seems the Italian justice system moves more slowly than ours.

It seemed like the defense had some momentum going, so don't know if this is good or bad.

But I bet it's political. There is an Italian government presence at the trial and Italy is hosting the G-8 I believe this year. Or at least, President Bush is coming through in early June.

Poor form to be having their little show trial when Bush meets Prodi, better to put if off and off...

Tue May 15, 04:58:00 AM 2007  

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