I have been following both cases recently covered in the media: Casey Anthony’s trial and DSK and the New York Maid. Both are very disturbing as the media and the wisdom of the crowd seems to pass judgment in both trials of guilt based on Lies.
In Casey Anthony’s trail the Media and the crowd did not care that the trial was for murder and if proven guilty Casey and be charged with the death penalty. There was not enough evidence to link Casey to the Murder she was not charged for murder. But the media and the crowd wanted her convicted for lying and partying even though there was no evidence linking her to murder.
In case of DSK, the New York Post called the maid a liar and a prostitute. There are reports that the rape case against DSK is going to be dropped as questions have arisen regarding the credibility of the maid. There are reports that she has been lying in immigration maters and on a housing application and her tax forms.
There are parallels in both Casey Anthony’s murder trail and the DSK sex/rape case, the media and the crowd seems to judge the person’s guilt not on evidence but on lies. This is what we call real reporting by the mainstream media, trying to shape a real discussion and shedding light on reality of the situation! Is this the future of Journalism!