Once again, the PR team for triple-convicted child killer Damien Echols has fleeced another major media outlet. Previously the New York Times and The Guardian have published puff pieces about Echols’ foray into ‘magick’. Now, Rolling Stone has published a very similar piece. Nothing that I haven’t gone over before.
Of course, the article claims that Echols was convicted for a crime he didn’t commit yet fails to mention that he and the other two of the West Memphis 3 took Alford pleas which are in essence guilty pleas.
What really gets me about these articles is that they all treat ‘magick’ like it’s not a totally made up concept. The ironic part is that Echols’ ‘magickal’ followers would dismiss any religion as being made up but put full faith in Echols’ snake oil show.
I would also be remiss if I didn’t point out that the Rolling Stone article is also written by a woman. Again, I’m not trying to be misogynistic, as I pointed out here, but it seems like the WM3 PR team like to specifically seek out female journalists who are sympathetic to Echols’s so-called plight.
And again, all these articles about Echols’ ‘magick’ show allow him to continue making money off of the violent deaths of three young boys.