By David in TN and Nicholas Stix
David: I just saw the NBC Dateline program (Friday night) about the Martha Moxley murder, and Bobby Kennedy Jr. said straight out that Michael Skakel was deliberately framed.
In “The Murder of Martha Moxley,” Bobby Kennedy Jr. pushed his book on cousin Michael Skakel’s “innocence.” He claims two individuals from the Bronx slipped into the tony neighborhood and killed Martha.
Bobby Jr. claims that if Michael Skakel hadn't been related to the Kennedys, he wouldn’t have been charged. I don’t believe this. Does Bobby realize he is saying, in effect, that Skakel was targeted as a Great White Defendant?
N.S.: Bobby Kennedy Jr.’s “Plan B” is so outrageous that it reminds me of the defenses by various black murderers and rapists, including O.J. Simpson (Colombian drug dealers looking to kill Nicole Brown Simpson’s girlfriend Fay Resnick, who didn’t even live with Nicole, did it), Lemaricus Davidson (his sex with Channon Christian was consensual which, besides being a lie, overlooked the little matter of his having tortured and murdered her); and Dedrick Griham, who insisted that he really wasn’t guilty of carjacking, kidnapping, and rape, because his white female victim had “staged” the carjacking and was a willing participant in her own rape and sodomy. She had gotten in touch with him through an imaginary prostitute named “Puddin” or “Pumpkin,” who offered him money to fulfill the white woman’s feverish fantasies. This is the first time I’ve heard such fantasy defenses on behalf of a white man.
Having not followed the Moxley case very closely, I had not drawn any conclusions, as to whether Michael Skakel was guilty. However, Bobby Kennedy Jr.’s Hail Mary pass of a defense has convinced me that Skakel murdered Martha Moxley. I’ve never heard of such an incredible defense on behalf of an innocent man in real life.
As for “the Great White Defendant,” I think it’s nonsense, and am convinced that Tom Wolfe concocted it as a marketing ploy, which eventually became a self-fulfilling prophecy (e.g., the Duke Rape Hoax). He understood that nobody wanted to read about the reality, in which corrupt prosecutors routinely ran innocent but penniless white man through the wringer (e.g., the Bernard Goetz case).
Meanwhile, the Kennedys just can’t seem to restrain themselves. They feel compelled, ever again, to unwittingly remind the American people of what a plague their family has been on us.
Defendant Michael Skakel was convicted once of Martha Moxley's murder, but the best defense Kennedy money could buy got his conviction thrown out, and he awaits a new trial