Update: From my Twitter friends back East. Cory is mentioning things might have been different if his Dad hadn’t died. (Nice back-handed slap to his Mother.) I did mention Cory has issues with women. And now for the original post.
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Couple of things to remember about “Dr. Phil” in conjunction with his interview with convicted felon, Cory Batey on the Dr. Phil Show, today.
The first thing to remember is:
Phil has been in show business a long time.
The third thing to remember is Phil’s background helped him become an astute business man. This is great for show business, and something Oprah recognized when, as a defense strategist, then-licensed therapist Phil; helped Oprah win at trial in Texas, after a bunch of Texas cattlemen had a hissy fit and sued Oprah for daring to say,
“No more hamburgers for me” in an off-hand comment during her show that mentioned Mad Cow disease. That’s right. Oprah spooked a bunch of tough-talking Texas cattle ranchers into a giant hissy fit.
[SIDEBAR: Oprah kept telling Phil she was a nice person and shouldn’t be sued. Phil listened and then said, (essentially) “You’re not in the game. Gotta get in the game to win this thing.” Phil got through. Oprah got in the game, and the rest is history. Well, minus the lawsuits Phil has since fielded from former guests, (previously covered.)]
Also, Phil is in show business – wait. I mentioned that, right? 🙂
The Fourth thing to remember, no…I kid. My hope is Phil shuts down any talk of
“I was so drunk I didn’t know,” etc., as that is one bubble that needs to be fully, finally, and completely, burst.However, we can bet faith, church, and the Bible will be featured in this show. Because Phil likes to talk about healing.
Viewers should know Phil’s show producers “reached out” to Cory’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, during the trial. A trial in which seemed to me early on, should have never gone to trial, considering defense team presented no defense.
Perhaps Phil should have returned to his defense consultant practice, as just like Oprah then; they weren’t in the game.
Blaming “devil alcohol” and young adults having sex, was in my opinion, one of the best examples ofI have witnessed in a long time. (Click above link for details.)
Especially considering the obvious head scratcher: That being the sole, sober witness to what was a sports bro bonding, gang-bang, 29 minute event; was Vanderbilt teammate, Mack Prioleau.
Fun fact: Mack Prioleau also hails from Texas.
So based on devil alcohol, fat lot of good someone sober did for the victim. Cory? Don’t much care what he has to say. Only a coward would urinate on an unconscious woman, then opine, “That’s for 400 years of slavery.” Tough football player picks a fight with an unconscious women? Umm, female issues, much?
Also wonder about a church that could produce someone like that…unknowingly. (Even the Catholic church knew more than a few of their priests were pedophiles.)
Perhaps Vanderbilt, the mother’s employer for past three decades, recommended Robinson. Perhaps Vanderbilt paid for his representation. Perhaps Phil will ask!
However for me – and by far – the more interesting and unexamined story remains:
When the defense had no defense, why would they run with the non-starter: “Blame Devil Alcohol” and purportedly, easy sexual relations?
This assumes both parties are able to consent to relations. Meaning both are, if not sober, at least awake and able to speak. So not the case in the Vanderbilt sport-gang-bang.
Also, who was doing the slapping? The victim had red handprints for days afterward from being slapped hard to see if she might awaken during the team “bonding” sports, gang-0rape.
Funny thing though. These drunk guys were sober enough to plan to destroy evidence shortly thereafter. I wonder if Phil will ask about that, too.
Meanwhile, I keep saying, “Malpractice, malpractice, malpractice.”
Returning to Cory, the obvious church-related focus might include a question from Phil, in the form of a bumper sticker:
Am watching to see if Dr. Phil will ask any of the questions I’ve mentioned. Am curious to see if Phil will cover for the defense. Am thinking he might not. But this is show business folks, so who knows? Either way, the key question for me in this debacle, remains unasked.
I want to know how the defense “plan” came to be considering Mack demolished the defense theory – pre-trial in that the defense knew a sober male was less than a foot away from an unconscious woman; and she was still brutalized.
I mention this as not only did Mack Prioleau’s non-reaction, infuriate people. Many wanted Prioleau charged after he testified as the sole sober guy, that he “”
So will watch to see if Phil will get down to the crux of the alleged, “defense.”
In Progress: Nah. Phil didn’t go there. Worrick showed up to say the same thing.
For me the stunner was Cory saying of Brandon, “He’s a good kid. I wouldn’t kick him to the curb.” He really said that. Would love to know Cory’s GPA. Came away he was somewhat sorry, and still didn’t fully comprehend his every wrong move. That includes some of the answers in the interview, and still thinking in a, “football first” kind of way,
“Don’t do that because Coach Franklin might cut you from the TEAM.”
Corey Batey is one clueless, guy.