Did I miss something?
When Longford (and later, his wife) were campaigning for Hindley's parole knowing she was involved in 3 child murders, they were public and outspoken and reasonably proud of themselves.
Then the info comes out about 2 (??) more murders and it becomes a matter of shame and embarrassment.
In my mind, the principle is still the same. You're campaigning for a mass child murderer either way. Do you believe in it or not?
Was there some detail of the new murders that I missed that made them worse?
I understand that the legal situation changes - but I'm just talking about Longford's reaction. I get that he would suffer some embarrassment and look like a gullible sap for falling for a lie. But is that really the tipping point here? She was a mass murderer - which he can proudly work with - but she is a liar - and that's the game-changing scandal for the guy?
(Certainly the fact that the Longfords didn't acquaint themselves with the contents of the audio tape sooner is to their great discredit, but it doesn't have anything to do with the revelation of more bodies. If I'm not mistaken, that was evidence at the original trial.)
I felt like the movie was trying to manipulate me into some emotional reaction that the facts didn't warrant. Or did I miss something?