You were in San Quentin and did an interview with Stan Atkinson of a Bay Area TV station, do you remember that one? You said it was to "help my case." Your trial was over by then, so how would this help your case? You said things like "I'm working slowly," about your appeal, and "I certainly have plenty of time." Then mentioned "I just can't seem to adjust to your society," and "because no matter what I do is wrong." Stan asked you "Is it true you have trouble getting along in prison?" I loved your answer, "I have a hard time getting along with anybody because I'm grouchy" , me too. He asked you if you killed them people and you answered "No, even the D.A.'s evidence never put me at the scene of the crime. When you kill somebody, you are killing yourself. I don't want to take my own life because I like me." I read the entire interview, what was you trying to accomplish with Atkinson? It was rumored through the press you were asked to do hundreds of interviews, some for big money and turned them all down, so why Atkinson? The press said, and maybe just so people would read this article, but they said Squeaky threatened Stan's life after this was printed. The article didn't seem that bad, so who knows if that is even true. Did you like this guy, I know he did hang out through the entire trial and did many interviews before yours, with other members of your group, including Susan once. What are your thoughts on Stan Atkinson? When you say to help your case were you meaning to keep you off death row? By this point in time you were already there, and it makes me wonder how this interview would help any?
Why didn't you mention during the interview things like you didn't have Helter Skelter in mind and the entire killing spree was a case of Hollywood and drugs gone bad. If the D.A. was honest with himself he knew the case was all about drugs, his book basically spells it out. You were a pawn in his game, I can see things they left out, covered up, and in some cases just flat out did not follow the law. I cannot believe the Nixon speech, then Tex not on trial with you at the same time? The jury person who stole the photograph of the dead Sharon Tate, rumors of sexual affairs in sequestration. The case comes across to me as a cover up, of Hollywood and its own image. They made them look good and you look as bad as possible. How did the D.A. not see Hinman was a drug dealer and maybe also a manufacturer of them? Motorcycle gangs involved, Hollywood celebrities and big wigs, things got covered up and clearly can be seen by just a common investigator, so why not go into that. I think you got a raw deal, but then again you don't do yourself any favors either. Why not tell the entire truth of why them people actually died. Is it a coincidence that Polanski is just now involved with young girls? I know you could bring down the house of cards if you would just tell It like it really happened. You don't even seem to have been the big drug user among the people in the group, the ones doing the killing seem to use the most dope. Those people are telling on you at every chance, you always entertain but never tell much of anything though. The cult leader bullshit don't quite convince me, I understand your charisma and how you speak, but how many preachers of killers ever go to jail? Preachers con people daily its the game that keeps them eating, I see you as no different than them old fashion tent meeting Bible thumpers. What I see in this case is a huge drug and sex ring cover up where they kept Hollywood safe while bringing you and yours down. Why not tell the story, they say the truth will set one free but you never tell, why? It only seems to disadvantage yourself, but hey you are your own man and can do whatever, sometimes its tough to understand the reasoning behind it all though.
When talking to Manson he is quite convincing, if you think of the fact the NASA missions spent billions of dollars to find resources, they couldn't and never found. The Manson Family in reality saved more resources by eliminating 10 less folks from using them. This also one of the reasons they find Charles Manson to be so dangerous, because he can convince even the unconvincible in the right situation, and or state of mind. It also one of the things I found fascinating about this man.
All (we) brother got is "Drugs", Guns, Sex Hole, Credit Cards, Gambling, Bingo, Racetracks, underworld, but only in truth will that work and I hold that tree forever. To fake and lie and cheat me is to fade and die. -You can't even. (Manson referring back to telling on himself. He told me he admired Timothy McVeigh for upholding the unspoken underworld honor code of not talking.)