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NBC News -- We Won't Pay for Casey Anthony ... BUT

7/24/2011 8:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NBC news is apparently reacting to a TMZ story, in which we said Casey Anthony's lawyer is negotiating with the major networks, and big bucks are on the line ... because the network is saying they have not offered any payment for an INTERVIEW ... BUT, it made no mention of other ways of paying handsomely for a chat with the very famous former murder defendant.

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TMZ broke the story ... Anthony's lawyer, Jose Baez, was holed up at the swanky Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, negotiating with NBC, ABC and CBS for the first sit-down.  And, as we reported, Baez was in the Hotel bar Thursday night, getting tips from high-profile lawyer Mark Geragos on how to negotiate the best deal.

NBC gave a statement to the New York Post, saying, "We've talked with Baez about getting an interview with Casey Anthony, but only under NBC News standards and conditions -- no payment, and absolutely no job offers for any member of her defense team."

Read carefully -- NBC is saying "no payment," but it refers to an "interview."  That doesn't cover paying huge money for pictures, video, etc.  That's S.O.P. in the network game -- and we're told that's one of the issues Geragos covered with Baez.

As we reported, as of Friday morning ... NBC was the frontrunner in nabbing Anthony.


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661.

caroljaromay    

I think that is disgusting that Casey Anthony is going to end up making money off her daughter's death. Which I believe she had something to do with. I think that she should have been convicted with felony child abuse for not reporting the child missing for the 30 days.

1084 days ago
662.

Kathy    

Curious that loser Geragos is always sniffing around. What major trial did he ever win for goodness sakes??? What a pathetic loser that clown is! But - birds of a feather do flock together - so if any compensation exchanges hands from any media outlet - I will join the boycotters for goodness sakes. It is bad enough CA got off - to allow her to profit further from the death of her child would make everyone - including people who would watch such a travesty - ACCESSORIES AFTER THE FACT!!!!!!

1084 days ago
663.

tcidda    

NBC leads the networks in sucking if they go after TOT MOM,KILLER MOM.ONLY WAY TO DO IT IS MAKE HER TAKE TRUTH SERUM BUT OF COURSE THAT LYING BITCH WON'T GO FOR THAT.

1084 days ago
664.

Nanc    

THESE NETWORKS BETTER BEWARE; IF THEY INTERVIEW THIS MURDERER WE WILL KNOW THEY PAID. THE ADVERTISING SPONSORS WILL PAY EVEN MORE DEARLY. I WILL TAPE THE SHOW ONLY TO WATCH THE COMMERCIALS AND BAN EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT!! WE HAVE MANY CHOICES WITH PRODUCTS; WE DON'T HAVE TO BUY THE BRAND THAT SUPPORTS A BABY KILLER!!

1084 days ago
665.

Pegasus    

have contacted ABC, NBC, CBS, and E-Online with the following message:


Just wanted you to know that if you should choose to air an interview with Casey Anthony and/or her parents, show pictures or anything related - your channel will no longer be viewed in my home! I WILL NOT patronage any station or book publisher as well as the book store who may carry it - who would pay the Anthony's and/or Casey "Blood Money" for this. I thought that you had more integrity and morals and decency than that! I must have been mistaken

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HEADS UP To - ABC, NBC, CBS, E-Online, Entertainment Tonight, and ALL OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS:

Go ahead and air an interview with Casey Anthony and/or the Anthony's. Go ahead and show the pictures and video's. And see what happens! Outside of the fact that you will see a tremendous drop in your viewership - you may also see a whole lot of protesters out in front of your station! Not to mention all of the lovely mail and calls that you will receive from the outrage of the public! NO ONE wants to hear any more lies, nor see them in any fashion! And the Public at large - IS NOT going to endorse or condone your choice to pay these people for that garbage!

And to ALL OF THE ADVERTISER'S, SPONSOR'S AND PUBLISHER'S who are thinking about participating in the airing of this interview and/or book deals with these people - this too, may very well occur with your company also!

Any company that would pay "Blood Money" to these people for the interview, the pictures or video's or for a book or whatever - or participates in any manner - DOES NOT show any kind of Integrity, Honor, Decency, Ethics, Morals, or anything else and thereby DOES NOT deserve the patronage of any individual!

You have been given NOTICE!!

I strongly urge everyone to contact the major networks and tell them that you too will boycott any interview, pictures, books or anything else pertaining to Casey Anthony or her parents!

1083 days ago
666.

rc    

Geez...we already heard what she and her bloody lawyers had to say...BOYCOTT NBC!!!! Unless you want to have blood on your hands too. Does NBC think that we would believe that her LAWYER$ would not want any type of money...I guess they think we are all a bunch of Jerry Springer type viewers. If they do interview her then a large mob should form outside the studio and start chanting JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!!!! Ha..ha.. (what a bunch of low lifes at NBC)

1083 days ago
667.

mom    

Okay NEW YORKERS!!!! Do us proud!!!! Get out there and form a MOB at that station with BOYCOTT SIGNS!!!!! I'm from Texas but WE LOVE NEW YORK! Shock us all...paint NBC on your T-shirts and paint blood on your hands....digging a grave in front of their studio....because that is exactly what they are doing.

1083 days ago
668.

YVONNE STARR    

If ABC,NBC,OR CBS,PAID CASEY Anthony or Baez for an interview will be punishment by the people!!!! If not that we don't love or network but it that woman who kill or even involved in her child death should not be rewarded by any new or cable network!!!!Whether the jury found her not guilty as the jury foreman said we did not have the smoking gun to convict her that does not mean she is innocent!!!!You might had a high rating on interviewing her but in the long run it will have a back sla******hat will not benefit you@@@@

1083 days ago
669.

Connie    

So now the networks are endorsing child killers...NBC ABC CBS and ANY talk show etc.. A child was left to rot for months and you ALL think that the mother and her money hungry family should be rewarded.. GIVE THE MONEY TO CHILDREN WHO GO TO BED EVERY NIGHT HUNGRY you stupid S.O.B's... Instead you're endorsing murder.

1083 days ago
670.

mom    

Boycott Blood Money!!

http://youtu.be/3GbUknvj5fs Pass this link on, via all your social media...it's time to take a a stand against all people who profit from murder especially the lawyer$$.

1083 days ago
671.

mom    

Boycott Blood Money!!

http://youtu.be/3GbUknvj5fs
Pass this link on, via all your social media...it's time to take a a stand against all people who profit from murder especially the lawyer$$.

1083 days ago
672.

Jeannie    

Let's see, her daughter is dead, but she's happy. If she didn't really kill her, then wouldn't she be sad? On the other hand, if she did do it, then got away with it, she would be smiling, wouldn't she

1077 days ago
673.

Linda Terrell    

We don't want to hear or see any of this s*** No - Casey Anthony, No - Jose Baez No - Anthony's period. Any story can be written with public information. We don't care how Casey, Jose or the rest feel or think!

1076 days ago
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