Quote: “They should be ashamed. They’re the ones who let a pedophile go.” Eleanor Cook, a juror who voted to acquit Michael Jackson and then wrote a book saying he was guilty.
Term: antirrhesis (an ter REE sis), the “Oh, yeah?” argument
Jackson jurors accuse Cook and another juror of cashing in on the Jackson case. “They should be ashamed of themselves,” Susan Rentschler told the Reuters news agency. Cook retaliated with an antirrhesis, a counter-argument that picks up an accuser’s rhetorical grenade and tosses it back. But Cook risks blowing herself up: the vote to acquit was unanimous.
Cook claims the foreman threatened to have her expelled from the jury unless she voted with the majority. That's why she says she "caved." Well, sure. It would have killed the book deal!
Snappy Answer: “They all should have to sleep over at Neverland.”
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