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13. Let's see if I can break it down for you.
Mon Jun 24, 2013, 02:52 PM
Jun 2013
While obviously premature I think there will be an impact on credibility of the so-called news media

It is too soon to predict but people will distrust the news media more after the trial.

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.

Someone is lying. Once the verdict is given, it should be obvious who.

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.

There are always conspiracy theorists who will always believe their theories.

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.

People will see how much news media is there to NOT report the news but to make money and they will be pissed.
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