Frank let's face facts though, while everything you just stated literally hits the nail on the head, this was all a non-issue in this instance. I read some posts(not from you) talking about "politics". No, it's not politics. That does occur, but politics had nothing to do with this one. It was a a non-issue unless something popped up after-the-fact(very doubtful). This one was an opened and closed book and someone probably said: "Next" while asking for another coffee. News crews usually don't get interviews from criminals(at least on purpose) while 'painting them as heroes'. That might be too strong of an expression, but she is pretty much labeled as the 'goodguy'. I wish I could remember my english lessons...you know, the good character in the novel the teacher studies with the students?
"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" -Admiral Farragut @ Battle of Mobile Bay 05AUG1864