The initial wave of coverage has been amusingly schizophrenic, with commentators and pundits who've been banging the Patsy-is-guilty drum for nearly a decade briefly eating crow before laying out the "facts" again as a way of showing that their previous conclusions had been based on extraordinarily compelling evidence.
But rather than join the mea-culpa crowd, KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles, arguably the most vociferous Ramsey critic of them all, is taking a bold but risky tack. On his August 17 morning show, rather than concede that he may have been wrong, he argued that Karr's confession "just doesn't add up" -- and he found plenty of support from listeners, who've spent years listening to Boyles make his case. Of course, there have been lots of naysayers as well -- e-mailers who feel "I'm a piece of crap," Boyles said. He read many of the nastiest missives on the air with a tone of barely disguised contempt.
Stay tuned, my friends. Because this is just going to get better and better. -- Michael Roberts