I managed to have a quick conversation with Dave Holloway this afternoon just before he was leaving work. He received the tapes/CD/DVD today and will be listening to it later.
Does Dave have a position on the tape? The present answer is no, Dave had no comment on what is on the tapes as he has yet to hear them. We both discussed the importance of the tape to see what was on them, but it was not the end all be all answer to the investigation. As Dave Holloway said, “its just one piece of evidence.” Dave Holloway will be on the Rita Cosby Show tonight, Live & Direct discussing what he believes he hears on the tapes. Dave Holloway has always been a straight shooter and this should be no different. Win, lose or draw Dave will provide us with an answer.
That being said, I asked Dave whether or not the Dr. Phil tape was the reason why he decided to support the boycott of Aruba. Many in Aruba and on the 24-7 MSM shows have been implying that these tapes were the reason for a boycott, and that it was a boycott based on a lie. Dave Holloway answered, “no”. Dave went on to say, “I am not going to sugar coat it. Its was everything, not just the tape”. Dave basically went into the litany of things that have occurred and the frustration each time that they happened. From the frustration in cooperation of the ALE in examining witnesses to the Prosecutors not stepping down to Dompig not cooperating with TES in helping them get high tech equipment to continue searching.
The family then sent the following letter to the Aruban Attorney General. Then Governor Riley of Alabama was sent a letter from the Department of Foreign Affairs. As Dave Holloway strongly stated, “it was not just the tape that caused him to support a boycott, it was everything”. Dave never wanted a boycott to have to happen, but felt that there was no other choice. The breakdown in communication and direction of the of the investigation might have added to his decision.
Greta Van Susteren, November 29, 2005
What is up with the Dr. Phil and the unedited Jaime Skeeter’s tapes? Listening to a recording of a tape played over the phone. Could someone please release a digital copy or original to the media and enough of these games. We do live in the 21st century. Trying to listen to this tape and make anything out was en effort in futility. We would like to hear a clear copy and have people make up their minds. How was it that an unedited copy sounded worse and was of worse quality than an edited one?
Release the originals.
Read the following and see what others had to say regarding the controversial tapes.
Tonight, the taped interview with Deepak Kalpoe you haven’t heard before.
Aruban officials just gave us a copy of the unedited tape so you can hear it for yourself.
Skeeters: The question I’ll ask you is…If you intentionally killed her?
Skeeters: Ok….but that’s what I would ask you…now if you were there when something bad happened to her and it wasn’t intentional, I can prove that it was not intentional. You, your brother and Joran, Joran…
Skeeters: Pardon my pronunciation I’m just a California boy. Uh…if it was an accident … if it was an accident I can tell Paulie, including the father if I have to. The father is protecting the boy like any father would do or you or I would do for our children and then that would be nothing but a mass *inaudible*. And if you guys were partying or gang banging and….and…if you or somebody had given her a date drug.
Erik Buran Found Safe & Sound! (Miracles of Christmas)
Just some amazing news for Robert Buran. Erik Buran has been found.
Instead of just doing the right thing we see where Steven Avery is going with his pseudo-insane act.
“Any person who would have killed Teresa Halbach “ain’t got a right mind,” Avery said.
Beth Twitty will be on a Barbara Walter’s show tonight. Airs at 10:00 pm EDT.
Tom Cruise, Condoleezza Rice, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, Thomas Mesereau, Lance Armstrong, Dakota Fanning, Beth Holloway Twitty, Teri Hatcher
Condi, Beth and Lance, yes. Barbara Walters can have the rest.
I get three of the above names, even though, I am not quite sure if fascinating is the term that I would use for Beth Twitty. Determined, driven and surprising yes, fascinating? How does one compare with the rest of the bunch when life is put into perspective?
Beth Twitty’s accomplishments cannot compare except to Lance Armstrong and Condi Rice as they represent real issues and deal with real life problem that make a difference to many.
Condoleezza Rice, nothing more need be said. She is and should be a role model for many and should be nothing but praised for her accomplishments, both past and present. I do not care whether you agree with her politics, she is a shining example for all.
Lance Armstrong is a shining example of perseverance, hard work, determination and a will for life. The money that he has helped gain for cancer research is beyond words. Lance has touched so many lives.
Beth Twitty should be considered most “influential” not fascinating. That is the wrong word to describe Beth. She has been a pillar of strength fighting for answers to her daughter Natalee’s disappearance when many would have crumbled. Having met Beth personally, she is small in stature but has an inner strength matched by none. I told Beth and her family a while back, that I have never seen a family of a missing person kept in the forefront of the media month after month after month.
Not only did Natalee Holloway become all of our daughters, America adopted the Holloway’s & Twitty’s. Not only has Beth Twitty kept her daughter’s missing persons case alive and pressed an investigation in Aruba, she has also furthered other missing person cases. We are so quick to forget as the case has dragged on that this is a mother searching for her daughter. It is a parents worst nightmare. This isn’t about us, or the story. Its about a missing teenager named Natalee Holloway. People are so quick to say that Natalee’s case takes up all the attention or that its “Pretty White Girl” syndrome. Those are people who have not paid attention and who have an agenda. If everyone has not noticed there has been more MSM air time for a multitude of missing person cases since Natalee Holloway went missing. This was never the case. The media exposure to many cases has been increased. Of course the Natalee Holloway gets more, it has been going on for nearly six months.
We may never know what happened to Natalee Holloway and to Beth and Natalee’s family we are sad. However, the legacy of Natalee Holloway is that she will bring more exposure and hope to families of missing persons. The media, internet and searchers have been put in the forefront of our minds. Responsible people want to volunteer, help search, donate and put the word out so that people can be found and closure can be given to families. A greater awareness has come from all this.
To be a part of helping people that you have never met for the only reason, because it is the right thing to do. I learned this summer that there is no greater deed than volunteering to help someone in need who has lost someone that is so precious to them. That is what makes this story so captivating to many. Trying to help in whatever way and knowing that it could be you. Wouldn’t you want the help as well?
Beth Twitty and the Natalee Holloway investigation will alter how the media covers these cases. We already see the beginning of it. If it can save one person or provide the necessary exposure and spotlight, it will have been a success.
When one looks at the big picture, pretty fascinating.
Arlene Schipper discusses the Dr. Phil tapes with GretaVan Susteren, ‘On the Record’, November 28, 2005. There are a couple of things that make a lot of sense in this interview and some that ring a bit hollow. I am glad to hear that the police want to make the tapes public. The only question is, stop talking about it and lets hear them.
The police told me specifically on the questions that they have no admission on the tape of rape. So actually the police are willing to release the VHS tape and the CD- Rom that they have obtained to you for you to make up your own mind.
The part that is a little troubling is this blame game that the tape has some how delayed the investigation.
Well, I think it is fair. I think it’s about ratings and it doesn’t help the case. It doesn’t further the investigation sadly enough. It hinders it, because we have lost a lot of time.
Lost time? I thought they had all kinds of leads they had to go back through from the beginning of the investigation that were never got to? I hope that Arlene is not telling us that the investigation would have been on the fast track if it not for this tape? The ALE had nothing else to do?
The rest of the interview with Arlene Schipper.
Tonight new information about the taped interview where Deepak Kalpoe allegedly admitted, or did he to having sex with Natalee Holloway the night she disappeared.
Aruban attorney Arlene Schipper just spoke with the Aruba Deputy Chief of Police.
Arlene joins us live on the phone from Aruba.