It seems that the media wants to have the public decide an accused person's guilt or innocence on the basis of what they (the media) choose to tell us about an accusation, rather than waiting for that person to have a fair trial. What do you think about that? Are we giving the media too much power? If you think the media is objective and fair. . . do you remember the media coverage of the allegations against the Duke lacrosse team? Remember Rolling Stone's "expose" about an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity?
- Yes, I believe in the presumption of innocence ALWAYSVote A
- Yes, I believe in the presumption of innocence but sometimes the allegations are "obviously" trueVote B
- No, I do NOT believe in the presumption of innocenceVote C
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It's not up to the public to decide the guilt OR innocence of anyone. However the average person is not unbiased enough to keep their personal opinions out of matters that have nothing to do with them. Media should have zero involvement. But they don't, because they feed off our desire to feel self important.6