Monday, July 15, 2013

The "Experts" Weigh In

It's official.  George Zimmerman has been acquitted of charges brought against him for the death of Treyvon Martin.

But if you read the papers, watch news broadcasts, listen to talk shows, look at Facebook posts, follow remarks on Twitter, read blogs or just plain talk to a group of your friends it is clear the jury got it completely wrong.

Words like "gross miscarriage of justice" or a "travesty" or "another murderer goes free" can be read and heard everywhere.

The interesting thing is that not a single one of the people writing and stating these lovely remarks had any access to the evidence nor were they on the jury or even attend the trial every single day-or even a few days.  What they did do was watch the news or read about it on the Internet. 

All of their information was gained from some other source, most notably, the media. Yet they regard themselves as well-informed enough to pass judgement.

Interesting how the human mind works (or in this case doesn't).

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