Now because we now know Knox and her male accomplice no one cares about were in fact released it is clear that the prosecutors did not say any of these things. The Daily Mail was intending to use a piece with fabricated quotes in other words- doing a Hari as it were.
So either the reporter- Nick Pisa- made them up off his own bat or the Daily Mail routinely make things up for the sake of a better story.
I mean, OK, yes, that could indeed have happened. But there is another explanation.
\”Hello Mr. Prosecutor, I\’m from the Mail. Would you say that \”Justice has been done\” although as a \”human factor it was sad two young people would be spending years in jail\” given the recent verdict of guilty?
\”You would? Oh good. for that\’s what my article already has in it.\”
Now you might think this is naughty (and you certainly might think it implausible thatthis is the actual explanation) but it is by no means unheard of to write the quote and then go out and find someone to say it.
In PR you do it all the time of course: you\’re forever phoning up people to tell them what they\’ve just said to the press. Journalism perhaps less so but it\’s not, as I say, unknown.