Researcher Matt Janovic Misrepresents DC Madam “Suicide”
By Alex Constantine
Matt Janovic left this comment for me re the DC Madam: ” … This flawed contention of yours and of others has had the context stripped away: she made the comment regarding if she went to prison that she feared she would be murdered there. That’s a logical fear for a woman in her line of work, but there’s no evidence whatsoever that she was murdered, zero.”
“No evidence” is a rhetorical trick often used by propagandists planted in the “mainstream” press. It’s always a lie, of course … I respect it now about as much as I respected NPR’s Scott Simon when he claimed, “There’s no evidence anyone by Oswald killed Kennedy” (how naive are we supposed to be?) …
Palfrey’s comment that she’d be silenced in prison explains her “suicide,” Janovic is arguing, and refutes all who suspect that the said silencing occurred outside of prison. Case closed?
A token defense of my own “flawed argument”:
” … Palfrey would not have been sentenced till July and her mother said that she did not seem suicidal, so this seems like a strange time to off herself. … ” (Source: “How Would You Make a Murder Look Like a Suicide?” Wired, May 02, 2008)
Palfrey also stated flatly: “I do not plan on committing suicide.”
Janovic doesn’t find this a “context” for her death?
Janovic, a self-described researcher, already knows of this clear and concise statement and others that make mincemeat of the one he cites – made public specifically in the event she should be found dead and anyone should be deceived about the circumstances of her death – but he ignores it and selects another that only makes oblique reference to suicide, if at all.
She feared prison – this is proof of “suicide” and justification for condescending to me?
Palfrey’s attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley,, after the body was found: “Jeane was very clear with me that if she was ever found dead of an apparent suicide, I was to make sure that all the evidence was publicly disseminated so that it could be independently evaluated.”
She wanted “all of the evidence disseminated” … as I, an independent evaluator, have been doing … “all” evidence as opposed to Janovic’s “no evidence whatsoever.”
Building Manager: DC Madam’s Death Not Suicide, www.wesh.com/May 2, 2008
“The building manager of a Central Florida condo said he spent time talking to Deborah Jean Palfrey on Monday as she packed to go to her mother’s house and she did not seem suicidal. … Palfrey’s death was not a suicide. … “
Off the cuff, I think Janovic is attempting to silence me with bogus arguments – he also cites as unimpeachable proof of “suicide” that she had stated, “They’ll never take me alive.” I interpret this to mean that she would fight to the death – could be wrong because I’m not a post mortem mind reader (neither is Janovic) – or bravado, possibly, but certainly not concrete “proof” of “suicide.” I’ve uttered these words myself in my lifetime, and didn’t mean suicide …
Casual conclusion: Mr. Janovic’s own arguments are as flawed as the Hindenburg, and however “flawed” I may be, I’m the one respecting Ms. Palfrey’s wishes by examining “all of the evidence,” and Mr. Janovic is a loudmouth schnook.
I’m no legal Roy Cohn or anything, but the DC Madam was not in a suicidal state of mind, twice-observed by witnesses close to her. “No evidence whatsoever” is too categorical, I spit. Damn the eyes of the flawed! …
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