MSNBC Anchor Al Sharpton. Reporting news or making it?
It’s been over a month since Trayvon Martin was shot. The person who shot him was George Zimmerman. Those are the facts.
There are numerous facts that are not known yet. But unfortunately, George Zimmerman is “guilty” of murder as he has now been tried in the court of public opinion. That public opinion has unfortunately been fueled by some media reports that have been irresponsible—and have violated the rule of Journalism 101.
Protests continue for those seeking justice in the Martin case, with thousands marching in Florida this past weekend.
The media frenzy over this story—ironically on a case that went unreported for three weeks—has even been under scrutiny by others in the media. (read more).