Media Advisory

Start The Presses

As a rule, we purposely don’t reveal much information regarding readership or statistics.  Honoring the anonymity and confidentiality of users has always been a chief concern, and that’s worked pretty well.  For the more outgoing readers, we owe a serious debt to those who’ve reached out to us and maintain ongoing channels and relationships.  Pen Pals.

Every now and again we’ll try to root out the lurkers and those gentle nudges have paid off handsomely in the past.  Lawyers, check.  Who else is out there?

You know who you are: The regular readers from The Associated Press, New York Times, Advance Publications and the Fox News Channel, among others.

That’s as far as we’ll go in outing you.

Please consider dropping us a line to talk about any coverage plans you or your outlet may have of the upcoming trial, now just three weeks away.

If there are no plans, we’d like to talk about that as well.

In the works and set to hit in the next week or so will be a lengthy feature on the case, perhaps the definitive story written so far; a truely amazing read.

Don’t let that dissuade you; none of us would ask anyone to chase another journalist’s story.  We just want to talk.

-posted by Craig

35 comments for “Media Advisory

  1. Clio
    04/18/2010 at 5:08 PM

    Will Lisa or her network ever cover this story? Carrying Joe’s “purse” does beg some questions.

    • Bea
      04/18/2010 at 5:21 PM

      Excellent point. With Bernie a regular on Greta, and Lisa a CNN anchor, Joe’s got insiders at two news networks. You’d think one of the others would see this as particularly juicy (not to mention a classic whodunit).

      • Clio
        04/18/2010 at 11:20 PM

        The Fourth Estate remains a lazy, clubby affair, despite Miss Matt Drudge’s best efforts a decade ago to challenge corporate media.

        No one dares to challenge Lisa, Greta, or Oprah: the “journalists” and “hosts” cannot be portrayed in a negative light, or else there will be hell to pay!

        • Eagle
          04/18/2010 at 11:56 PM

          Personally, I join the editors in welcoming the press to the blog.
          All the press.

          • Bea
            04/19/2010 at 12:12 AM

            Well said. Agree.

            • former crackho
              04/19/2010 at 8:42 AM

              I welcome all press and papparazi – I wore my Jackie-O sunglasses and Audrey Hepburn scarf today just to be safe from the flashes.

              • David
                04/19/2010 at 10:38 AM


  2. BenFranklin
    04/19/2010 at 1:09 AM

    One of the reasons the media has not and will not cover the Wone case is because their biggest spending advertiser’s products are responsible for this tragedy.

    Sepracor spends more than $300 million annually advertising Lunesta, accounting for 7% of all direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising.

    When this case is done we’ll see that the murder was a motiveless “sleep-stabbing” triggered by Lunesta.

    • John Grisham
      04/19/2010 at 1:52 AM

      You must be referring to a different aspect of this case; one that has yet to go to trial. Unless Lunesta has been demonstrated to trigger “sleep-cleaning” and elaborate cover-ups.

      • former crackho
        04/19/2010 at 8:45 AM

        John, stop talking sense!

      • CDinDC
        04/19/2010 at 1:25 PM

        Maybe I should take some Lunesta tonight. My place is a mess.

    • former crackho
      04/19/2010 at 8:44 AM

      You know, I think Ben may be on to something. This seems like the only plausible idea, actually. I wonder why no one has thought of it before?

      Gotta run…my cat likes shoelaces.

    • Timothy J. Barberich
      04/28/2010 at 9:48 PM

      Dear Mr. Franklin:

      Lunesta® is a registered trademark of Sepracor. We request that you acknowledge this whenever you make reference to this product.

      Thank you for your cooperation.


      Timothy J. Barberich

      • BenFranklin
        04/28/2010 at 11:38 PM

        Yes Sir, I will!

      • BenFranklin
        04/29/2010 at 10:35 AM

        Dear Mr. Barberich,

        Please remit $20 million to Wone’s widow, parents, and each of the three defendants. It would be a gracious & kind way to make amends for the spectacularly tragic side-effect of one of Sepracor’s popular products.

        The payees’ respective attorneys will prepare a confidential waiver to satisfy your shareholders and corporate officers.

        Thank you for your kind cooperation,


  3. TT
    04/19/2010 at 8:51 AM

    Sorry guys, but who is Lisa?

    • Bea
      04/19/2010 at 2:51 PM

      TT, Lisa is Joe’s and Robert’s friend from college at W&M and was apparently the one (with Michael?) who picked up Joe at the police station. He’s heard on the cell phone asking if she has his wallet.

      She’s also an anchor at CNN:

      • TT
        04/19/2010 at 3:17 PM

        Thanks Bea! Why would Lisa have his wallet though? Unless he forgot to take it with him to the police station. But, that does not make any sense.

        • Bea
          04/19/2010 at 3:25 PM

          Got me. Some have speculated she was at the house – maybe she went by the house to get personal effects. Good question.

          • TT
            04/19/2010 at 3:29 PM

            I know if I had to go to a police station, after an “intruder” entered my home and killed my friend, I would take my wallet.

            • AnnaZed
              04/19/2010 at 7:12 PM

              I posited earlier, but it was in the thick of the Third Degree Posts storm so was probably overlooked, that Lisa was with Michael when Joe thought he was leaving the station after the first interview. If I have this right he was all the way out in the parking lot when the police oh-so-politely asked if they could have another brief word and he went back for a second interview. I think that at that moment he gave his wallet and probably rings and watch to her because he assumed he was about to be arrested and did not want to have these things with him.

              My real interest is in way on earth she would be there at all. Were she and Joe on the sort of terms that he could summon her to the police station in the middle of the night? So it would seem, but how odd.

              • AnnaZed
                04/19/2010 at 7:23 PM

                why on earth

              • John Grisham
                04/19/2010 at 7:34 PM

                FOX News might have a field day reporting on CNN’s gay cover-up of the murder. Especially if Anderson Cooper fails to report on it.

                • John Grisham
                  04/19/2010 at 7:48 PM

                  Does Richard Quest have a sound alibi for the evening of August 2, 2006? Just wondering.

                • Bea
                  04/19/2010 at 7:50 PM


                  • Bea
                    04/19/2010 at 7:51 PM

                    Whoops – funny as to Anderson Cooper not covering.

                    • Clio
                      04/19/2010 at 9:30 PM

                      I do wonder if Lisa has also gone to bat for Mr. Quest, who has suddenly reappeared on TV after his very own scandal. Thanks, John, for reminding all of us of that rather awkward moment in network news.

                    • John Grisham
                      04/19/2010 at 11:46 PM

                      So lets all watch and witness how CNN covers this.

              • Just Another Friend
                04/20/2010 at 12:48 PM

                And I’m still trying to piece together the timing of that morning’s events. When did they go to Cosi? Could she have met them there?

  4. Robert
    04/19/2010 at 1:53 PM

    Glad to see that you are still not into conspiriacy theories.

    Is it your contention that a news organization has never reported on a story unflattering to one of the major advertisers of its carrier?

    The truth is that even the manufacturers of Lunesta will see the benefits of publicizing the story once they get into themselves into a more objective and “depersonalized” state.

    Forget about Lunesta, what about the producers of milk products. Given that Victor used to be the PR man for the milk lobby, I am sure that nobody associated with them will want to milk the story.

    I suppose that since Joe, Vic & Dylan each used to work for Same Sex Marriage political organization and that some think that a conviction might reflect
    badly on LGBT community that none of the Gay media will report on the case. Please tell that to both the editors of this blog and the DCAgenda.

    Harvey MILK must be rolling over in his grave.

    Forgive my naievte, but I really didn’t think about professional journalists trailing us at least not so closely. I mean that’s like being an intruder.

    Please let us know when the big story hits.

    • former crackho
      04/19/2010 at 5:13 PM

      Isn’t it funny that Lunesta and Lunatic sound so similar?

      • Charl
        04/19/2010 at 7:48 PM

        Careful – some people might use this to substantiate their point…

  5. Hideki Balboni
    04/19/2010 at 8:22 PM

    I’ve been surprised that this case hasn’t attracted more national media attention. The case presents a compelling mystery with enough sordid details to attract a lot of interest. I suspect that there may be some hesitancy to focus on this story due to fear of a potential anti-gay angle. That is to say, this case could serve to confirm the fears of every anti-gay biggot, i.e., that if you peel back the mask of even the most apparently upstanding gay man you will find a wild sexual deviant.

    • Clio
      04/19/2010 at 9:23 PM

      So, Lisa, Nancy G., and Greta like gays so much that they don’t want to cover this story, but only their hairdressers know for sure.

      So, the “liberal” media would rather pass on this story because it is too unsettling. And, the “conservative” media would rather pass on this story because it is too unsettling. A bipartisan silence has ensued because the “journalists” don’t want to lose any ratings points: thank G– for our Editors!

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