Another celebrity has fallen under the spell of the West Memphis 3 propaganda machine but this one isn’t too surprising. Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks is CONVINCED that the WM3 are innocent after seeing the documentaries on them. The sure sign that your cause is doomed is when Natalie Maines signs on. Maines has started a defense fund for the WM3. Like they needed another one because the ones they’ve had so far have worked out really well for them.
Here’s her heartfelt plea…
“I’m writing this letter today because I believe that three men have spent the past 13 years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit,” Maines’ message begins.
“On May 5, 1993 in West Memphis, Ark., three 8-year-old boys, Steve Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore were murdered.
“Three teenage boys, Damien Echols, Jesse Misskelley, and Jason Baldwin were convicted of the murders in 1994. Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley received life sentences without parole, and Damien Echols sits on death row.
“I encourage everyone to see the HBO documentaries, ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Paradise Lost 2’ for the whole history of the case.”
So she sees two movies that have an obvious agenda and she’s convinced the three are innocent. Whatever. Ringing celebrity endorsements haven’t done squat for the WM3 yet. This one won’t either.