Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Opinion: The Media's Casey Anthony Shame

From Howard Kurtz Spin Cycle at The Daily Beast:

Her lawyer was right to denounce the coverage, but it's worse than he says

Casey Anthony's lawyer was half-right in complaining about “media assassination” soon after she was acquitted of murder and manslaughter.

Cheney Mason said Tuesday that he hoped “incompetent talking heads…talking about cases they don’t know a damned thing about” had learned a lesson from the surprise verdict.

Lots of legal loudmouths in our Judge Judy culture convicted Anthony of killing her 2-year-old daughter. The Nancy Graces of the world are more interested in vociferous opinions--in her case, siding with prosecutors in almost every case--than in dispassionately weighing the evidence.

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