Don’t you love it when the news of the day is riveted on the crime case you just wrote a book about? Well, former People Magazine staff writer Nina Burleigh must be loving it right about now.
“Amanda Knox case shows need for informed traveling“
Let’s take a look:
“In the course of investigating the story for my book, I lived in Perugia for nine months, corresponded with the defendants, pored over investigative records and came to the conclusion that the crime was actually quite simple – a robbery gone wrong…”
Uh, no, actually, the crime is called calunnia, what we would call obstruction of justice, something like that. In fact, Amanda Knox just did a three-year stretch in Italy for that.
“Amanda Knox found guilty of slander for implication of bar owner Patrick Lumumba in the murder of Meredith Kercher; upholds prior slander conviction. Receives 3-year sentence (time served) and 22,000 Euro fine.”
So, when traveling, just like when you’re at home, try to figure out just one story and then stick with it. And try not to implicate others.
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Now you can consider youself an “informed traveler.”