Thursday, July 24, 2008

Drew Peterson Case Is Cheap Entertainment

Bollingbrook, IL—It was 1968 when the late artist, Andy Warhol proclaimed that, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."

I can’t imagine how the tragic case of a missing woman was become a way to fame and fortune for any and every opportunist. Anyone who can generate the most meaningless gossip about Drew Peterson automatically gets face-time in the major media.

Rather than wage a campaign dedicated to finding the missing mother of two, Stacy Peterson this has become another kind of war. The minor players are competing to see who can profit the most from or get enough attention as to make or advance a career for minor players.

I call this the O.J. phenomena, where even the most minor players and pundits got really rich. The only convicted felon of the Simpson case was a police detective who was indicted, convicted, disgraced and fired. Today he is a bestselling author and paid contributor for Fox News. Did I forget to mention that Mark Furhman is also a multi-millionaire?

Such is the case for self-proclaimed police informants, Len Wawczak and his wife, Paula Stark. They seem to have stolen the show with their sensational revelations of spying for the Illinois State Police.

The couple claims to have gotten a few somewhat nasty quotes from Drew Peterson over a seven-month period. No tape was produced or any arrest generated by the couple's activities. Forgive me if I don’t find their lame and unsupported story even slightly newsworthy.

Some of Peterson’s busybody neighbors have gotten in on this circus act like, Sharon Bychowski who never misses any opportunity to mug for cameras or show her hatred for Drew Peterson.

All of the gossip and media posturing has not gotten the police a single inch closer to solving the mystery of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.

So far the Illinois State Police spokesman, Sgt. Tom Burek has declined to comment about the electronic eavesdropping claimed to have been done with their equipment by Wawczzak and Stark. Burek also refused to answer my questions about how much tax money was given to the couple. I can’t help but believe that poor Sgt. Burek was embarrassed by his department’s association with this salacious spy story gone wrong.

Drew Peterson and his attorney Joel Brodsky have been booked, not for a court appearance on criminal charges but for Thursday’s NBC and CBS morning news shows in New York.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your comments Paul about those who manage to find success after being a minor player in a national criminal caper. My mind goes to the likes of Mark Furhman who as you explained so well did quite good for himself after it was proven that he used the "n" word at the OJ courtroom show. And after he and others, blew the case to allow the murder OJ to walk. I call this "failing upwards". Here the guy proves he is stupid by his fibbing and as you say he's put on our TV's as a source of fact and truth. Personally I think the guy should be sitting in a corner with a dunce hat on his noggin! But I'm just an old copper commenting.

Anonymous said...

The ISP don't have anough on Drew to charge him that is why they let the neighbors disclose the wire. It would be illegal to tell about the wire without the ISP's permission and they were given permission to shake things up because they lack anything of substance. Mike Monico the famous the Chicago attorney to the stars was discussing this on the radio yesterday.

If Drew gets charged it will be due to his enormous ego and mouth.

Anonymous said...

You may have forgotten to mention the part about Furhrmann being a bit of a racist. I don't know that it's a "for sure" thing, but I noticed you omitted that part.

Is it real?

I guess it doesn't matter, because he's a millionaire now and considered some kind of looky-up-to authority on all that is ..... crime.

Our world.
It's kinda so not excellent that way, huh?

Rock on,

Anonymous said...

I am so amazed at all the hoopla surrounding Lenny and Paula. I am laughing at all the people who are paying money to these two who are obviousley involved up to there butt hineys. WTG ISP let them fight it out in the media untill Paula or one of the kids crack the case. She has openly said he destroyed evidence in front of her doesn't that make her involved for not reporting it. Where does Lenny do his secret fishing?? A-Tek Auto lots of barrels at the old truck stop 55 and Joliet rd. Where his shop was. HUMMMMMM