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George and Cindy Anthony's Media Blitz

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The story of missing toddler Caylee Anthony is about to get serious national exposure.

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Did the parents of accused killer Casey Anthony see the same tapes of the video visitations that we saw? Apparently not. According to Cindy Anthony, she was pleased the videos were finally released. "I said from the very beginning if they would have shown those tapes they would have seen that she really does have emotion," said Anthony. "She does care, does love her family. She's not a cold, callous person like everybody wants to paint her out to be. She is a desperate, loving mother." Cindy, we're with you on the "desperate" part. 

As the jailhouse videos continue to play on various news outlets and incessantly on CNN's "Nancy Grace Show," the Anthonys have made plans to have their story heard on several national news programs. Tuesday, Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez will be on NBC's "Today" and the Anthonys will visit California on Wednesday to make an appearance on "Larry King Live." NBC's "Dateline" will also focus on the search for Caylee on Friday.

While on the West Coast they also plan to follow leads for Caylee that have originated in California, George and Cindy are also still hopeful, says their spokeswoman Michelle Bart, that the cell phone picture taken at a Florida mall of a little brown-haired girl might be missing Caylee. So far no one has identified the girl.

What do you think? Is all this publicity good for the case? Or should the Anthonys just shut up?

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Cheryl December 9, 2008, 8:07 AM

Once you enlarge the photo of the girl, it is CLEARLY not Caylee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl December 9, 2008, 8:10 AM

One more thing, lets remember there is another FL child, Tristan, sorry I forgot his last name, missing at the hands of what most think was the mother and she killed herself. That poor little one has never been found either.

Peter Ehrlich December 9, 2008, 9:33 AM

I don’t feel your article ever got to the heart of the matter. The idea was to alert readers to the fact that during the telephone call Casey’s tears were about Casey, not her daughter Caylee.

Yes, focussing on this case is driving up Momlogic’s numbers, but in exchange you owe it to your readers to offer good writing.

Sarah  December 9, 2008, 9:55 AM

Why would someone identify that little girl? They probably know how crazy the coverage is for this case, and they don’t want to be a part of it. Why would they do that to THEIR little girl? It would be a circus, and Casey would probably accuse them of kidnapping her daughter, I mean, she’s basically blamed everyone else for this, why not the people that had brought their Caylee-look-alike daughter to that mall that day? Why would any parent come out and say “that was my daugther” so that the Anthony’s and the media can invade their privacy. I respect those people for not saying anything, and choosing to not feed into this nonsense. You can see the truth in Casey’s eyes. As for her crying and “showing of emotion” on those tapes… I’ve never seen anything less “desparate” from a scared mother of a missing, hurt or sick child. Casey Anthony could use some acting lessons, she’s not very good at it.

Jenny December 9, 2008, 10:50 AM

If you will look closely at the Mall photo there is another girl with a pony tail…..I believe these girls are sisters. Maybe Cindy and George should hire a ghost hunter. According to LE Caylee is dead, they need to quit stringing folks along. They hope to create reasonable doubt and donations. It doesn’t appear either one of them is working. It would not surprise me if Casey admitted where Caylee is to them and it’s now just a big cover up to save Casey.

Joyce December 9, 2008, 11:06 AM

If Cindy truly believes that those videos reveal an emotional, loving mother who is desperately looking for her child than she is truly delusional. If anything the tapes illuminated further how deceptive and pathological Casey Anthony is and how she and George are like puppets to their daughter. The current media blitz is just plain irritating. I think the expiration date on pure empathy for the Anthony family’s plight has run out with Cindy’s constant blaming of everyone except her murderous liar of a daughter. The parade of dysfunctional behavior continues.

kat December 9, 2008, 11:31 AM

i think its good they are doing all this media, i have seen many times there own words are being used against them on these talk shows and they make themselves look ridiculous. nancy grace had a montage of cindy saying all these different things the smell could be from a pizza box, going as far as saying someone put a dead body in there after the car was impounded!! it can all be used against them!

Lizzy December 9, 2008, 11:46 AM

Enough already. There is obvious deep- seated dysfunction in this entire family. Frightening and pathetic. From outward appearances, they are just an average joe, middle class family. Ted Bundy looked pretty normal too. Guess the saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” works both ways.

Karin in Orlando December 9, 2008, 11:55 AM

Trenton Duckett is the missing toddler I think Cheryl was talking about.

And why would someone (unless they were some kind of cruel jokester) take a picture of a child who they think looks just like a missing child and then not IMMEDIATELY call Mall Security to get a positive identification on who this child really is??

How does it help anyone to wait until you get home to show law enforcement (or the press) the picture?

madee223 December 9, 2008, 12:15 PM

The Anthony’s should just shut up! The only thing I like to hear them explain at this point is the sudden disappearance and silence of ‘faithful’ son/brother Lee! To me it seems really odd that he’s disappeared and they are mum about it.

Susan December 9, 2008, 12:29 PM

The “desperate” and “loving” Casey Anthony never speaks about her child. We the public do not know anything about her because neither she or her family have given us any information at all. What was her favorite color? Favorite toy? What kind of questions did she ask? What was daily life for her? Favorite breakfast? Activities? I think Casey is obviously extremely disconnected from talking about Caylee in any detail and her family knows that Caylee is dead but they are putting on a show for the media so that Casey can try to get away with murder - literally - as she has been getting away with anything else she did all of her life. Her parents need to stop enabling her even now so that she can get professional help. They are not protecting her they are keeping her dependent on them.

Helen B. December 9, 2008, 1:02 PM

The Anthonys should just shut the heck up! The Sheriffs office is convinced that Caylee is dead, they must have some strong evidence of this and therefore are not following the tips sent in. Yes, the tapes do show that she has emotions, FOR HERSELF!! She has begun to run a bit scared at this point, scared she will be locked up forever where there are no parties! Cindy is the worlds biggest nut, if Casey were my child, I would shake the truth from her or just cut her off like a faucet. The longer the lies go on, the worse it gets. Those tapes did nothing more than confirm what is obvious to all of us who have been following this whole tragedy. She is a liar, a covering liar at that. She is covering her own butt and thinking of nothing else at this time. I had thought that her dad might be the only one in that family with a brain and now I have begun to wonder about that too. Very few folks out there believe any of the stories told, most of us feel that Cindy is coaching Casey on what to say. As in “are we being threatened?”, well, duh-huh, this just gives her another lie to post in her own favor. Like we are supposed to think she is keeping mum to protect her family? Right, she is protecting her own sorry self. I just wish this thing would hurry into court and be done with. Maybe once she sees she will not walk a free woman, she might, just might tell us where the baby is so she can have a decent burial. That is the least she can do in the future but we may never know where that baby girls body lies. What a pitiful crying shame!

Sally December 9, 2008, 1:44 PM

For the life of me, I don’t understand why national TV stations allow the Anthonys and Baez to appear repeatedly and spout their lies and venom at the cops and state attorney. The story is about a child who was murdered by her own mother, not about turning Casey’s attorney and parents into celebrities by claiming her innocence. All Cindy and Jose do is talk out of both sides of their mouth. Cindy claims all of the sightings are Caylee. She says that Caylee has been traveling all over the country. For six months, George and Cindy have been claiming they are following tips and are close to bringing Caylee home. All we see is Baez and Cindy on TV show after TV show blasting the sheriff’s office and state attorney. They claimed law enforcement wouldn’t release the 5,000 tips. Yet, for a month the tips have been sitting in the sheriff’s office waiting for Baez or the Anthony’s to pick them up. Casey says the imaginary Zanny the Nanny has “lots of money.” That explains how this fictional babysitter can afford to take Caylee to the mall and fly her all over the United States, all the while nightly on national TV broadcasters are showing her picture and asking where she could be. Baez and the Anthonys claim Caylee was kidnapped and they “know” Caylee is alive. How can they know that when Caylee has been missing for six months? Most kidnapped children are killed within the first few hours. There are two kinds of kidnappers outside of family: the pediofile who molests and kills a child and the kidnapper who asks for ransom. The Anthonys were not rich when Caylee was supposedly kidnapped, were never asked for a ransom and there is a $250,000 reward for Caylee’s safe return. Why would a kidnapper risk going to prison to feed, clothe and take a kidnapped child shopping at malls, to the beach and on airline trips throughout the country and allow the child to pose for pictures and tell her name to people she meets? They wouldn’t. This is all a charade by Baez and the Anthonys to bask in the media spotlight and spread reasonable doubt so that Caylee’s murderer can walk free. That is just plain disgusting.

Jasmine December 9, 2008, 2:07 PM

It seems to me the more the Anthonys say, the deeper they are digging thier daughters hole. At first alot of people felt sympathy for Cindy and George, and now maybe a handful, and after thier next talk shows, probably zip. They must think they are shawdowing doubt in the public against Casey, but from where I sit, they are just making it stronger. Because at least now we know why and where Casey gets her traits. Cindy claims to love her daughter?, I said it before that Cindy is probably no more cabable of loving a child than Casey is. A parent who truly , and unconditionally loves thier child does not show them the wrong direction to go in life, and then help them go there. If Cindy knew what it took to love her daughter, she would guide her and stand by her as she takes responsibilty for this, and be there when she accepts her punishment,and show her that in order to grow and become a better person, she has to step up and say “I did this terriable thing” and I am sorry”, But thats not whats happening and thats why I say they are two of a kind and all Cindys is doing now is digging the hole big enough for both of them every time she opens her mouth………

007 December 9, 2008, 6:16 PM

Jasmine, well said: A parent who truly , and unconditionally loves thier child does not show them the wrong direction to go in life, and then help them go there.

DR December 9, 2008, 7:41 PM

I just shake my head in disbelief everytime the Anthony’s talk on TV. I can tell when George doesn’t believe his own words because he nervously twitches his eyes (I knew a guy just like him that would do this when he lied). There are a million little girls who can look like Caylee from a grainy cell phone photo. These people aren’t convincing anyone and only looking like fools dancing on a puppet string that is controlled by Casey. I agree, the more they talk their stupid nonsense, the more they hurt Casey’s case, so let them. They lie just like Casey. Obviously she learned this skill from them (primarily Cindy—I think George goes along with the charade to appease Cindy). They can’t even keep lawyers and spokespeople because they also grow weary of the Anthony’s charade and don’t take their advice to shut up and stay off TV. The Anthony’s have enabled Casey all their lives and they continue to do so now. I can’t believe grown adults can be so gullible and clueless. Even when Casey is convicted for life in prison, they will be on Casey’s strings, saying they will be bringing Caylee home very soon. I bet Cindy will NEVER admit her daughter is a murderer and will continue on this pointless mission to try to prove everyone wrong and that she, Cindy, is right. This is her only purpose right now and she will waste her life away at the hands of her murderous daughter. She will eventually drive George and everyone else around her away. People will get to a point they won’t want to hear her anymore and she and Casey will find themselves very alone with no Caylee anywhere to be found.

Linn December 10, 2008, 12:30 AM

Sally, how do you know the tips are sitting at the Sheriff’s office? I am sure Baez or Cindy would have picked them up if they were there. All LE has released is the psychic tips - they have not released records to Baez as required. They fax things to the media - why not to Baez??

If you enlarge the photo you are sure it isn’t Caylee? Cheryl, do you know Caylee and how she looks from all angles like her family would? I would never be so confident of such a statement - you could be so wrong. It is really hard to ID a person just from a picture - unless you know them well and know all their little differences. I am sure you don’t know Caylee’s.

lee December 10, 2008, 1:03 AM

Grandma ANTHONY is clearly in denial about what she thinks the world will see when viewing the pathetic non emotional videos!! oh Im sorry was that crying??? Hmm, I didnt notice the difference between the acting & whining about BOLOGNA & GRITS. I could hardly wait for CASEY to start spending the rest of her LIFE in prison behing BARS! oh, and I dont mean “Nightclub BARS either. RIP Caylee.

lee December 10, 2008, 1:07 AM

oh and YES they need to SHUT UP!

Jill from Western Australia December 10, 2008, 1:38 AM

Bless the memory of Caylee…sadly “I” find it “Proven” that Casey killed her daughter…naturally got to wait for the American Justice system…

All the “simpering/whimpering/snivelling done by Casey just proves that she isn’t a caring mother…sadly all she cared about was DRUGS…proven by her STEALING from not only her parents…but everyone she came in contact with!

Meanwhile we are expected to believe BAEZ….hmmmmm!!! I don’t think so!!!!

It is soooo unfair that Cindy continues to spend the money of Texas Equusearch…whilst not participating…sri…think Cindy is out for MONEY…knows that Casey killed her granddaughter!….this is really a sad scenario!

Meanwhile we are subjected to the “simpering/whimpering/snivelling statements by Casey”…POX on her…POX on anyone who puts money in her “Commish Account!”…she didn’t give Caylee a chance at life…why should I even give her one????

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