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Sun Jan 22, 2012, 11:23 PM

News station reports on trial using puppet reenactment

When Channel 19 in Akron, Ohio was prohibited from bringing its cameras into the corruption trial of former county commissioner Jimmy Dimora, the outcome was a stroke of pure media genius.

The station took transcripts of the trial and reenacted them using muppet-like puppets.

Dimora is accused of using his political influence in exchange for bribes. In the video segment, a witness describes setting Dimora up with a prostitute named Suzanne.

“I think that all court proceedings should be reported in this way,” the Lowering the Bar blog suggests, “but would settle for either puppet coverage of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court or a full reenactment of the Rod Blagojevich trial.”



http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/22/news-station-reports-on-trial-using-puppet-reenactment/

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Xipe Totec Jan 2012 #1
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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 11:32 PM

1. They are not puppets, they are Fabricated-Americans nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:20 AM

6. I think they should be considered real Americans, like corporations. /nt

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 11:39 PM

2. omg is that Janice from the Electric Mayhem ???



how the Muppets have fallen ...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2012, 11:39 PM

3. I'm glad that the second-string Muppets have found work in this economy. nt

 

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Sun Jan 22, 2012, 11:54 PM

4. That is hilarious. They even have an entire jury of muppets!

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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 12:07 AM

5. Keith used to use stick puppets

But he came up with his OWN scripts...




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