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Nimajneb Nilknarf

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2. While obviously premature I think there will be an impact on credibility of the so-called news media
Mon Jun 24, 2013, 01:05 PM
Jun 2013

There are two conflicting narratives in this story that cannot both be completely truthful. While both may contain elements of truth, one or the other is going to be proven largely false once a verdict is rendered.

Of course there will be people who cling to the false narrative even after the smoke of the trial clears. That's where conspiracy theories and people who make their living by promoting feelings of persecution come in. The people who won't see the truth are probably unreachable.

In the larger middle ground, people's eyes will be opened to the unmasking of organized, deliberate demagoguery that is driven solely by profit motive. Many people will be properly outraged.

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