The Twitter reaction to Amanda Knox’s "ABC World News Tonight" interview with Diane Sawyer
and subsequent "Good Morning America" appearance varied pretty greatly Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Knox, a Seattle college student convicted of murdering her roommate Meredith Kircher in Italy, was in an Italian prison for four years. She was released after the guilty verdict was overturned. Now she has a new memoir, “Waiting to Be Heard,” in which she offers grisly details of life in an Italian prison.
Some observers, such as CNN host Howard Kurtz, wondered why the media is still paying attention to Knox:
Others offered interview quotes and implied sympathy:
Still others were adamant that Knox is guilty:
The media tour inspired some blog reactions as well, such as this post at Business Insider
arguing that TV news focused on Knox kissing her boyfriend as police investigated Kircher’s death, while ignoring Knox’s looks of apprehension and concern afterward.
As early reviews of Knox’s memoir were coming out last week, the blog The PR Verdict argued that the new material in the book would certainly grab headlines, but that didn’t necessarily mean it would gain Knox any sympathy. She “hasn’t quite moved the PR dial of public opinion,” the post states.
That said, an ABC News poll indicated that 65 percent of Americans view her sympathetically.
Matt Wilson is a staff writer for Ragan.com.
Those people aren’t the most vocal on Twitter, however. Knox can’t even win over some Twitter commentators on the fashion front: