Well, well, well…it appears that Fox News’ Jana Winters is now a person of interest in the trial for Aurora shooter James Holmes. Seems that back in July, Winters wrote an article for FoxNews.com on the shooting that contained some pretty confidential information about a notebook Holmes sent a University of Colorado psychiatrist. Holmes’ lawyers are not amused; neither is the judge presiding over the case, who approved efforts to subpoena her for both her sources, as well as all her notes for the piece. As of this point, Fox News has yet to release a statement regarding their stance, or how they plan to handle the conditions that allowed such a leak.
The Denver Post reports:
"Identifying the law enforcement sources who leaked this information to the media is an issue of serious and material importance to the case," Holmes' attorneys wrote this week in a motion seeking a judge's order compelling Winter's appearance.
The Post links to Holmes' motion which states that Winters published information which has "seriously jeopardized" Holmes' right to a fair trial.
Fox's eagerness to malign the University of Colorado as somehow negligent in the case may have backfired and tarnished their own selves.
My mind gets so fuzzy-like when I’m sick.
And they’ll conveniently forget that it was because one of their reporters violated the gag order, and they ran with it. If you think Lee was the only one who talked about the leaked info, here’s your bridge, because I remember Kelly and Van Susteren talking about it on the air.
But first to report is always numero uno on the suspect list. And (unfortunately) the only one to be punished, in most cases.
We doubt this Fox “News” broad will name her sources. She will face jail time rather reveal her sources.
Fox would be the first and loudest ones to scream if Holmes’ punishment were to be lessened in any way because of a “technicality.” If they want to call for blood (and they surely will), they shouldn’t let their desire to tarnish a university get in the way.
Unfortunately, only Fox News has the secret to doing it with words.