Todd Black is the spokesman for the defense team representing the mother of missing, but recently declared deceased toddler Caylee Anthony. Representing the Baez Law Firm, Black did an over the telephone interview with CNN Headline News where he mentions in a bit of a rant, that (Casey Anthony’s defense team) are dealing with “loss of the life of a little girl.” Just hours after the interview, various news organizations took what he said in that interview, used it to run they’re daily “Search For Caylee” update in their evening news.
Some Internet publications and television news stations took the statement in the interview that he implied that Caylee Anthony was dead. Of course, Black is the spokesman for the law firm, so naturally that would lead them to say that Caylee’s mother Casey Anthony and her lawyer Jose Baez are now admitting to the death of the toddler.
The assumption began to spread, and it would take the law firm almost a full day to respond, but until that time the public was left to speculate. The next morning we found out that almost immediately after the interview, Casey Anthony was visited in jail by her attorney Jose Baez. Not saying that they were addressing this incident, but we can only assume it was brought up.
And then on to today, Todd Black released another statement to the media. The release states that he wanted to thank the respected news agencies who understood the misuse of the CNN interview. He went on to say the interview was, “delayed telephone interview, along with deceptive editing to PURPOSELY MISLEAD the public.” In a previous attempt to address the interview, Jose Baez said that the statement was taken out of context and edited.
Not for nothin’, but this isn’t surprising me one bit. I have spoke with Todd Black on a couple of occasions. It’s quite unfortunate that this is blowing up in their faces like this, but having Black head up the public relations team is disastrous. He is not the most professional person, nor personable persons you’ll meet. I cannot vouch for the legitimacy of his organization Press Corps. They seem quite aloof and this latest incident proves as much. With the Baez Law Firm picking him tells us a lot.
Click here to see Black’s faxed press release.