To wit, Mrs. Byington's press kit claims: "Since 2006, Byington has acted as a consultant on satanic crime for the Utah Attorney General’s office of Special Investigations."
About a month ago, I had posted an open letter to Dr. Phil in regards to his decision to film an interview with Mrs. Byington for broadcast. I outlined a number credibility issues related to Byington's claims, after which a reader took it upon herself to see if she could verify Byington's work as a consultant for the Utah Attorney General. She emailed the office a link to the Press Kit. The Attorney General's office didn't take long to reply:
---------- Forwarded message ----------Well, that seems to settle that in no uncertain terms. However, when confronted with this embarrassing bit of debunkery, Byington admits no wrong. In fact, according to her, my thinking that this is proof that she is not a consultant for the Utah Attorney General's office is merely evidence of my ineptitude as a journalist:
From: Leslie Mascaro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 30 October 2012 08:02
Subject: Re: Judy Byington
To: Orphia ***********
I had one of our attorney's give you the answer below:The site says Byington has acted as a consultant on satanic crime for the Utah AG's Office since 2006. The Utah AG has not had any consultants on satanic crime since 2006 or any time, and certainly has not used Byington in any capacity including as a consultant, ever.Craig L. BarlowDivision Chief
Assistant Attorney General
Children's Justice Division
Utah Attorney General's Office
5272 College Drive suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: (801) 281-1229
Fax: (801) 281-1235
When was the last time you heard of any journalist or law enforcement office or undercover officer revealing sources that were working undercover? Show me one. If you were working undercover and your life or investigative work depended on remaining anonymous would you want anyone to reveal who you were and what you were doing?Of course, the natural question now is, if her life and/or investigative work depends on her remaining anonymous, how did this top secret information end up on a public press release? Why is it advertised on her site? Why would she write about it in her upcoming book?
If you say yes then you obviously don't know much about investigative work in law enforcement or as a journalist. [...]. Like I have said, read "Saints, Sinners and Satan" when it comes out. It will answer a lot of you and your buddys' questions.
Judy hasn't replied to any of those questions.
Damning, you say? Not to Judy's true believers.
On Amazon, a five-star reviewer of Twenty-Two Faces, under the pseudonym of "BlueMoon", was asked (by pseudonym "ac2012") how she reconciled Judy's apparent lie with undying faith in the veracity of her book, to which the reply was:
My thoughts are that you're the one spreading lies, ac2012, not Judy Byington. All I had to do was read all your other comments posted here on Amazon.com regarding this book to conclude this. I've also concluded that you're only interested in creating a disturbance whenever and wherever you can.This post is an effort to supply that written record... though, somehow, I still don't think it's going to change any minds....
I suggest that you supply a written or recorded statement from the Utah AG's Office that specifically states that Judy Byington was never, in any way, shape or form, served as a consultant for them. Until such time, I will continue to believe that Judy Byington either serves, or has served as a consultant to that office.