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John Mark Karr

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    July 18, 2012

    Michael Tracey, CU prof in Ramsey family-John Mark Karr debacle: Negative job evaluations

    Remember Michael Tracey? He's the CU journalism professor whose obsession with the JonBenét Ramsey murder helped lead to a media frenzy over false confessor John Mark Karr back in 2006. Could his apparent disinterest in actual student instruction have finally caught up with him? One possible indica ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    JonBenét Ramsey imposter pissed not to make Top Fake Celebrities on Twitter list

    Not tweeting.​JonBenét Ramsey can't raise objections about the person tweeting in her name, having been murdered in 1996 -- which is presumably why fake confessor John Mark Karr's been trying to create a JonBenét lookalike cult. But the faux-JonBenét can bitch -- and he/she is doing so abo ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    John Mark Karr: Why won't he and Joran van der Sloot just go away?

    John Mark Karr = Alexis Valoran Reich?​Last week, we told you about allegations that JonBenét Ramsey false confessor John Mark Karr, who's reportedly undergone a sex change and now goes by Alexis Valoran Reich, is trying to create a cult of JonBenét lookalikes he's calling "The Immaculates." ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    JonBenét Ramsey lookalike cult?: The latest accusations against John Mark Karr

    Imagine this face multiplied.​When last we heard from John Mark Karr, the loonbag who managed to convince CU professor Michael Tracy that he'd killed JonBenét Ramsey, he had reportedly undergone a sex change and was now known as Alexis Valoran Reich. This prospect has spawned a Facebook grou ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    John Mark Karr now a woman named Alexis Reich, says Inside Edition

    John Mark Karr = Alexis Reich?​Remember John Mark Karr? The man who briefly became a notorious in 2006 thanks to CU professor Michael Tracy's suspicion that he'd murdered Boulder tot JonBenét Ramsey? Well, he's b-a-a-a-ck. Make that she's back -- at least according to Inside Edition, which i ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Top 10 Colorado shmucks of decade

    ​It ain't easy being a shmuck. Not as mean as an asshole, not as ignorant as a shithead, a shmuck takes idiocy to an epic level, a moron whose fall from grace has far-reaching repercussions. We've been celebrating weekly shmucks for a long, long time -- but to be named one of Colorado's top 10 ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Dominick Dunne on JonBenét Ramsey and John Mark Karr

    The late Dominick Dunne.​Author Dominick Dunne, who died yesterday at 83, is best known for covering the nation's most sensational crimes and trials. But he never showed much interest in the murder of JonBenét Ramsey, to the frustration of some folks obsessed with the mystery over the Boulder ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: JonBenét Ramsey and 1990s nostalgia

    As the awful economic news keeps pouring out (Agile Group, anyone?), you can understand the urge to look back at the good old days. Even the bad crimes of the good old days. And so yesterday, the new Boulder District Attorney and the old Boulder Police Chief held a joint press conference to announce ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    "Ramsey Mountain News" farms out JonBenét coverage

    The 2006 Message column "She's Back" begins like so: "There was never any danger of the Rocky Mountain News underplaying the August 16 arrest of alleged child-porn fan John Mark Karr in the 1996 slaying of JonBenét Ramsey. After all, the paper's previous coverage of this tragic episode had exhibite ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    A new look for Ramsey case in new year?

    The arrival of a new district attorney in Boulder has some people expecting that the 12-year-old murder of JonBenet Ramsey will get a "fresh look." But what exactly does that mean? This mind-bending report in the Boulder Daily Camera suggests a new look means another look at John Mark Karr (pic ... More >>

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    July 14, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    Peter Boyles: "Folks, You've Been Had."

    Members of the local and national media alike have gone predictably ga-ga over Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's July 9 announcement that DNA evidence has cleared all Ramsey family members of suspicion regarding the 1996 murder of six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey. But KHOW's Peter Boyles, the most ... More >>

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    April 9, 2008
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    November 23, 2007
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    October 15, 2007
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    July 9, 2007

    John Mark Karr's Domestic Problem

    The big news out of Georgia this weekend is that John Mark Karr, the bogus confessor in the JonBenet Ramsey case, was arrested after a domestic dispute at his father's home in Sandy Springs. What's surprising here isn't that Karr, a wandering dramaturge who gained international notoriety for his c ... More >>

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    January 12, 2007

    Mass Media

    Over the past few months, there have been religious riots, killer floods, a full-scale war, a government overthrown, U.S. bombing and more religious riots in the Horn of Africa. Don't feel too bad if you've been too distracted by news about The Real World: Denver and the iPhone to pay attention to t ... More >>

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    January 9, 2007

    The Town of Win-Win

    The People's Republic of Boulder is all about life, liberty and the pursuit of self-esteem. So it's not surprising that local bureaucrats would come up with the first-ever Pinnacle Awards, a way of recognizing Boulder County employees "who exemplify the county's guiding values." But check out their ... More >>

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    December 28, 2006

    Year in Review: The Great Pretenders

    Welcome to the 2006 Hall of Shame.

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    December 21, 2006

    Ten Years After

    A decade of blunders, spin and hype hasn't solved the JonBenét Ramsey murder case. Is it time for the truth?

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    December 18, 2006

    The Nutty Professor's Twisted Sequel

    We knew it was coming, but nothing could prepare us for the true awfulness of the deed itself. The fourth (and, if God is merciful, last) television documentary on the JonBenet Ramsey case concocted by University of Colorado journalism professor Michael Tracey and British producer David Mills aired ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006

    Pucker Up

    And the award for the worst Colorado performance on national TV goes to

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    November 2, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 2, 2006

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    October 24, 2006

    Intruder Alert!

    Years before the goofy pen-pal relationship between CU journalism professor Michael Tracey and phony confessor John Mark Karr blossomed into headlines of the sort explored in a recent Westword cover story, Tracey was pushing the theory that someone like Karr was responsible for the 1996 murder of Jo ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of October 19, 2006

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    October 19, 2006

    Downturn

    Business news is falling on local TV.

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    October 19, 2006

    Tabloid Nation

    Get this: Journalists, and journalism professors, behaving badly.

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    October 17, 2006

    Karr Fire

    If the increasingly pathetic saga of John Mark Karr proves anything, it's this: A media obsessive can stretch his fifteen minutes of fame to twenty, or even half an hour, if he can manage to portray himself as a victim of the media attention he seeks yet claims to despise. Fingered by CU professor ... More >>

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    October 12, 2006

    Made for Each Other

    The Karr fiasco is over, but Michael Tracey's quest for unlikely suspects in the Ramsey case goes on and on.

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    October 6, 2006

    More Messages: Karr Hits the Road

    To the surprise of no one, the porn case against John Mark Karr, the best-known false confessor in the JonBenet Ramsey slaying, was tossed yesterday by a judge in Sonoma County, California. As noted in this week's Message column, the main evidence against him was in a computer that authorities there ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Again

    As one media squall weakens, another strikes.

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    September 14, 2006

    More Messages: Missing Karr

    Remember back, waaay back, when the local media was obsessed with a fellow named John Mark Karr? Well, mere weeks later, very few journos remain interested in the man who falsely claimed to have killed Boulder tot JonBenet Ramsey nine-plus years ago. KHOW talk-show hosts Dan Caplis and Craig Silver ... More >>

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    August 31, 2006

    Canceled

    The curtain falls on the latest JonBenét revival.

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    August 30, 2006

    More Messages: JonBenet Hits Wall Street

    Now that even the Boulder district attorney's office agrees that John Mark Karr's confession in the JonBenet Ramsey case was bogus, media consumers thoroughly tired of the topic are looking forward to a well-deserved respite from coverage of the nearly ten-year-old murder investigation. They shouldn ... More >>

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    August 29, 2006
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    August 29, 2006
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    August 25, 2006
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    August 25, 2006

    Meat John Mark Karr

    Apparently the Boulder County Jail didn't get PETA's memo. On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of animals sent a note to the jailer in Los Angeles, urging that John Mark Karr be served a cruelty-free diet, one free of animals, because "unlike the humans in the prison system, all of them ar ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    More Messages: The Write Stuff, Mark III

    The JonBenet Ramsey-obsessed Denver dailies have spilled more ink about handwriting in the past three days than they probably did in the previous three years. On August 22, the Rocky Mountain News published a piece that ballyhooed Texas-based handwriting pro Curt Baggett's near-certainty that suspe ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    I PETA the Fool

    Just when you thought the JonBenet Ramsey murder case had everything -- a pint-sized beauty queen, a bogus Santa Claus, a ransom note right out of Matlock and, finally, a suspect with a yen for confessing and wearing eyeliner -- another player enters the picture. PETA. Yes, People for the Ethical ... More >>

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    August 24, 2006

    Beauty and the Bestiality

    Quit horsing around, Bob Beauprez!

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    August 24, 2006

    She's Back

    JonBenét brings out the media's worst -- again.

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    August 23, 2006

    More Messages: The Write Stuff, Redux

    Yesterday's More Messages blog focused on a Rocky Mountain News article that ballyhooed a statement by handwriting pro Curt Baggett, who claimed to be "99.9 percent certain" that John Mark Karr, the main suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, had penned a ransom note found in the Ramsey's home. ... More >>

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    August 22, 2006
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    August 21, 2006

    More Messages: The Wrong Star?

    The first time around, much of the reportage the Rocky Mountain News lavished upon the JonBenet Ramsey murder was cringe-inducing -- and so it goes again. In the early years of the investigation, the paper was criticized in many quarters for kowtowing to John and Patsy Ramsey, JonBenet's under-the-u ... More >>

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    August 18, 2006

    Dick Tracey

    Turns out that John Mark Karr wasn't the first person to be fingered by CU prof Michael Tracey in connection with the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. And as this report from New Times, our partner paper in Broward/Palm Beach, Florida, shows, Tracey's identification of that suspect was even more suspect ... More >>

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    August 18, 2006

    More Messages: The Turning Worm

    Is the John Mark Karr case headed for a ditch? That's hard to say -- especially for those of us who actually see avoiding a rush to judgment as a good idea, rather than a slogan to cover up, well, a rush to judgment about Karr's guilt or innocence in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. But less than ... More >>

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    August 18, 2006

    Karr Crash

    Just when the University of Colorado was starting to resurrect its reputation, journalism professor Michael Tracey, long a sideshow in the JonBenet Ramsey circus, hits (or is that creates?) the news with his creepy e-mail exchange with John Mark Karr -- in which Tracey (pictured) looks about as much ... More >>

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    August 17, 2006

    More Messages: JonBenet Meets Seinfeld

    Just back from Boulder district attorney Mary Lacy's press conference, which was hurriedly scheduled following the arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, of John Mark Karr, who's been identified as a suspect in the 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. The scene itself was quite comic, and I plan to write more abou ... More >>

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    August 17, 2006

    More Messages: The Skeptic

    As noted in this June blog item, Patsy Ramsey's death a couple of months back, and the press coverage that followed it, seemed more like a temporary flashback to the first generation of tabloid-TV stories than a full-scale revival of interest in the 1996 death of Boulder tot JonBenet Ramsey, Patsy's ... More >>

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