Source: The Washington Times
FLORIDA — It seems that certain members of the national media made up their minds about the Trayvon Martin shooting soon after it took place. What impact has this has had on public perception of the matter?
Joseph F. Cotto: It seems that certain members of the national media made up their minds about the Martin shooting soon after it took place. What impact would you say that this has had on public perception of the matter?
Robert Zimmerman: I remember the day after I first spoke out in March of 2012 I was accused of fabricating [and] obfuscation the next day. An MSNBC contributor accused Piers Morgan of abdicating journalistic integrity by not “pressing” me enough. Piers got the contributor to admit that he believed a murder had taken place, while Piers took the position that he’d wait for more facts to come forth.
It was apparent to me that certain journalists [and] by extension the media generally pretends to reflect public opinion rather than doing their best to inform the public of facts. Their financial interest is in shaping opinion. The media deliberately makes up their mind about how they will portray any event-In short, they portray events based on profitability first, and accuracy second.
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