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Morally Indefensible

Morally Indefensible

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From Marc Smerling, the creator behind The Jinx and Crimetown, comes a story of murder, friendship and betrayal. In 1979, Ex-Green Beret Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald was convicted of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. When he meets a famous young journalist named Joe McGinniss, the two become fast friends. Joe agrees to write a book about Jeff’s case to finally reveal the truth. The book, Fatal Vision, became a smash bestseller and a TV limited series watched by millions of people. But the story it told wasn’t the story Jeff expected…And that sets off a series of events that ruins both their lives.

Morally Indefensible is a companion to the FX docuseries, A Wilderness of Error coming to FX September 25, and streaming next day on Hulu.
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1979 is the year that Ex-Green Beret Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald is convicted of the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters.  It’s also the year he meets a new friend in famous journalist Joe McGinniss.  Joe agrees to write a book about Jeff’s case.  That book becomes a smash bestseller and a TV limited series watched by over 65 million people, but the story it tells isn’t quite the story Jeff expected and that sets off a series of events that ruin both men’s lives…Who’s the real bad guy here, the journalist or the murderer?
Jeffrey MacDonald was the all-American boy. A green beret doctor with the perfect family. Joe McGinniss was a literary sensation - the youngest journalist to ever make the New York Times bestseller’s list. A bloody night in 1970 would bring them together, and change both their lives forever…
Chapter Two | The Trial

Chapter Two | The Trial

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At Doctor Jeffrey MacDonald’s murder trial, journalist Joe McGinniss comes face to face with the evidence, and questions whether his new friend might be a murderer.
Chapter Three | Pen Pals

Chapter Three | Pen Pals

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Joe heads home to write his book about Jeff’s case while Jeff sits in prison serving three life sentences. But together, they figure out a way for Jeff to tell Joe his darkest secrets…
Jeffrey MacDonald’s new lawyers uncover some startling new evidence.  Could the murderous hippies be real after all?
Joe McGinniss’s book finally comes out.  It’s called Fatal Vision.  Jeffrey MacDonald learns what his old friend wrote about him… on national television.
Jeffrey MacDonald finally gets his day in court…civil court, that is. He sues Joe McGinniss for betraying him and lying in his book.
Joe McGinniss takes a page from Jeffrey MacDonald’s playbook and invites famous journalist Janet Malcolm to write about the lawsuit -- She’ll understand…Or will she?
After more than thirty years in prison, Jeffrey MacDonald is granted a new hearing to present evidence that may finally set him free. The prosecution calls to the stand...Joe McGinniss.
Comments (27)

Edwina Tollstoy

my question...being a doctor in the early 70's in a military institution was there any kind of MK ultra operation or testing in the community and was he involved in any capacity? because a book came out recently based on 10 years of research about the Mason family murders with a bombshell discovery, specifically, that for some reason, coincidentally? or not, regardless Mansons parole officer before and during the time of the murders was involved in the MK ultra mind control research conducted in the 50's. not only was he involved he was the head researcher of a branch that specifically utilized massive doses of LSD in an attempt to break down and rewrite a person's mind.

Oct 19th
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Lauren Evans

0o

Oct 3rd
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N Me

hooked 🎣

Sep 29th
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GjpgrD

Notice that McDonald never states in detail exactly what McGinness "lied" about in the book.

Sep 25th
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ID19119804

How is the author of a book an expert in phenternine? Such a load of crap. Free Jeffery MacDonald.

Sep 24th
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Lori Ann Commins

ugh, why does this sociopath keep getting champions? The physical evidence was strong.

Sep 24th
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Abigail

Janet had something to prove about herself coming into her role on this case. I feel that regardless of how Joe acted in their interview, she would've taken the same view. He acts like the subject, he's defensive and obviously guilty. He acts like a journalist, he's hiding something and obviously guilty.

Sep 22nd
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Winter Faircloth

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Sep 21st
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Leanne

WAY too many ads!!!!

Sep 18th
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Laura Helzer

No matter how much you try you cannot make the guilty innocent. https://archives.cjr.org/critical_eye/wilderness_of_errol.php

Sep 18th
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Laura Helzer

this article tackles this junk innocence idea. https://archives.cjr.org/critical_eye/wilderness_of_errol.php

Sep 18th
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Laura Helzer

Not every murderer is innocent. This whole podcast has been a setup for a rehashing of a shitty book. Jeffrey McDonald murdered his family, then gave a writer access to his whole life. He deserved whatever he got and defending him because his giant ego got tricked into talking is such a stupid reason to be offended on his behalf.

Sep 18th
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Heather Boylen

I don’t know if McDonald is the killer but I do know McGuinness is a piece of shit who takes advantage of others’ trust for his financial gain.

Sep 15th
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E Meany

This is essentially an advertisement for a program on FX with advertisements throughout.

Sep 8th
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G

The cop didn't even have a round chambered. smh.

Sep 4th
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Laura Helzer

I see you are once again rehashing that trash book"wilderness of error"... Jesus wept, there were no hippie killers just a monster who murdered his own family. I expected better from the creators of "the Jinx" but hey I guess you guys just got lucky on that one.

Aug 27th
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Reggie Leigh

isn't what Joe did similar to Truman Capote with the Klutter family murderers to write In Cold Blood?

Aug 26th
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