Taking Your Case To The Court Of Public Opinion... Online

from the you-can-say-whatever-you-want... dept

It does feel like most high-profile trials these days are conducted in the press first, and later in the actual court room. While, historically, the press has had free reign, the latest trend is for people involved in high-profile trials to take their case directly to the public via a website. While they sound pretty carefully crafted, it does give people (often famous ones like Martha Stewart) the chance to respond to what people have been saying and give their side. Of course, this contrasts with the theory that defendants should stay as quiet as possible outside of court - and could open them up to more difficulties later on. However, it seems that many celebrities are realizing that the view in the court of public opinion may be more important in some cases than the actual results in the court of law.

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    Director Mitch, 3 Dec 2003 @ 8:43am

    Just Alternative Media

    You will see this happen if the celeb thinks he/she is not getting a fair shake in the mainstream press - the internet allows them to get their side of the story out.

    Just another example of how the internet is undermining big media.

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