It has always bothered me when the media destroy wrongly-charged individuals in prominent or newsworthy crimes. Consider two of the latest:
-- Tom Stephens in the Ipswich prostitution murders.
-- Dave Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann, three lacrosse players from Duke wrongly accused of rape by a stripper and supported by the District Attorney Mike Nifong.
These individuals' names have been dragged through the sewer. The road they have back, if possible, is long and rough.
It is a sad fact they have no recourse. The media have no scruples. They will do anything for a story, caring less if it is true. We just hope we never get our 15 minutes of fame -- they will screw it up and give you a label you probably do not deserve and if you do, probably less than 50% accurate.
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