DEAN STRANG, ONE of Steven Avery’s lawyers, has defended Ray D’Arcy after the RTÉ host was criticised for how he handled an interview with Strang.
Avery’s case is told in the Netflix ten-part documentary Making a Murderer, which has proved a huge hit with viewers worldwide.
Fans of the show were unhappy that D’Arcy asked questions many people already knew the answers to, describing it as a “wasted opportunity”.
Speaking to TheJournal.ie today, Strang said the criticism was unfair.
“The interview actually was more perceptive and thorough than almost all interviews in which I have participated in the United States. And I say that noting that the interviews in the United States have been on ‘news’ shows, while the interview in Ireland was on a Saturday night chat show.
Mr D’Arcy made a quite defensible decision, to my mind, to recognise that many of his viewers (maybe even most) have not seen the film that was the subject of the interview. He tried to include those viewers, and to assure that they would take something from the interview.
“I thought he also recognised that his show is entertainment on a Saturday night, not the evening news. So in all, I take a view quite contrary to Mr D’Arcy’s detractors.”