America on trial
: Oh, gawd, the Michael Jackson trial begins. We watch him going to lunch. We watch him coming back from lunch. We watch the poor guy whose job it is to hold an umbrella over the poster boy for the dangers of fame. We watch MJ being wanded — no pat-downs here. We watch reporters fill time. And it’s just the first day. We’re sentenced to months of this.
They said on TV today that 1,000 journalists had applied for credentials to cover the trial. Why, lord, why?
I’m going to bet that the trial will not be the subject of much talk in blogs — unless something amazing happens — but, of course, it will explode in big-media’s coverage. If that’s the case, what does that indicate about news judgement? You tell me.
: Folks are coming up with excuses to get off this jury. Who can blame them?