Tuesday afternoon, in response to Thomas Morphey coming forward and giving a detailed account of his knowledge of the events surrounding the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, Joel Brodsky held a news conference.
In front of a handful of bored-looking reporters, he recited the same tired defense we’ve heard for the last seventeen months: Thomas Morphey is delusional and suffers from mental illness. He never came to Drew’s house. There was no blue barrel. Not in the past, the present or the future (pretty neat trick that–seeing into the future).
But earlier in the day Joel strayed from the script a little and told Steve Miller of WBBM that maybe Tom was just confused, “There’s probably things in the past that Morphey might have done – helping Drew unload a truck on some job project or something, that Morphey, in his mind, may have twisted around.”
Joel Brodsky did the same thing when the Engagement Stunt fiasco was in the news. Joel at first completely denied that there was any sort of stunt. But, when it got a little hot for him (since the Idiot Woman-child, Christina Raines, claimed that it was in fact, Joel who had plotted it) he hedged a bit saying, “I don’t blame her. She made a mistake. She basically confused a couple of things she overheard and just didn’t know what she was really saying…”
Poor Ric Mims didn’t get the same gentle treatment. When he stated to Nancy Grace that after the weapon seizure Drew showed him a folding gun and said the police “didn’t find this one”, Brodksy called it “simply another fabrication of slick Ric Mims.” Oops. Maybe Brodsky should have hedged on that one as well, since Drew went on to sign that gun over to informant, Paula Stark.
Not even Drew’s mom is spared from accusations that she may not be a very reliable witness. When she was called to testify before the Grand Jury, Joel Brodsky had this to say, “Drew called a few days ago about that. He was upset, concerned. He says his mother really has a slight touch of Alzheimer`s, that she doesn`t remember so well. And he was a little bit concerned about her — you know, her memory”
Well, OK, maybe Drew’s mom does have memory problems, but the point is that Joel Brodsky should really pick one disparaging tact per witness and stick to it.
It’s more credible.