When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Zimmerman Verdict: Media Guilty Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

Whatever your take on the Zimmerman verdict, the mainstream media coverage has to be a new nadir in "journalism"--

The Zimmerman Verdict: Be Careful What You Wish For | Popehat: " . . . First, experience has taught me not to trust the news media, and therefore not to form confident opinions about the merits of a case based on what the media chooses to emphasize. The media in the Zimmerman case has been deceitful and sloppy. This is not a surprise. The media is good at advancing its chosen themes and bad at reporting accurately about complex legal proceedings like a criminal trial. The media rushes to judgment when a suspect or defendant "looks guilty," ignores or minimizes police and prosecutorial misconduct in order to preserve its relationships with sources (or does so because it has, despite its reputation for liberal bias, uncritically accepted law enforcement narratives and is content to act like the state's cheerleaders), obsesses over tawdry minutiae to the exclusion of substance, and remains lazy and/or defiantly ignorant and wrong about law. I have prosecuted and defended numerous cases that were covered by the media; I have never seen them get all of the details right, even on relatively straightforward matters. . . ." (read more at link above)


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