The Media and Yellow Journalism
I have been on Nancy Grace now for the last couple weeks discussing the Michael Dunn trial. She slams me on the air, people call me a racist, and others say I’m just plain crazy. Jason Lam says I have no right to an opinion because I’m not a lawyer. Really, Jason? So I must have a 3 year degree to apply common sense to a trial? Get off your ivory tower; you’re nothing but an elitist who thinks he’s better than everyone else.
Then Nancy wants to talk about a silencer in the trunk. I say “if there was a silencer, that’s a crime. Why didn’t they charge him with the crime?” … They had no answer. caught ’em again, but what’s new?
The media, led by HLN and their Twitter outlet Wild About Trial, has told you repeatedly that Michael Dunn is a racist. Jenny Hutt, Dr. Drew‘s redheaded co-host, has been screaming “racist!” on her SiriusXM radio who that her father gave her. Racist! Bigot! Argh! He’s guilty! Racist! Bigot! Murderer! If you’ve seen Pinsky, you know those looks of consternation.
So What is Happening to Michael Dunn?
It was believed that the jury had reached a verdict on 4 counts, but was undecided on the 5th, at the time of this writing. I stated my opinion that I believed the sequestered jury found Michael Dunn not guilty of first-degree murder (and the lesser included counts of 2nd degree and manslaughter), the 3 counts of attempted murder, and is deadlocked on whether or not to convict him on firing a shot into a vehicle. Initially, this went against all logical thought — if you listened to HLN and other media outlets. If you follow the law, it’s the only logical conclusion. Mysteriously, the media slowly shifted their opinion more toward my side as Valentine’s Day rolled forward.
I’ve always said Dunn couldn’t be found guilty of the top charge. They might get him on firing into a vehicle just to say they did something. But if the bullet holes fit, you must acquit! What do I mean by that? The angle of those bullet holes could ONLY mean that the door was open … and that the victim was either out of the car or getting out of the car. There’s NO other explanation! Therefore, this HAD to be self-defense, which takes the murder and attempted murders off the table! This leaves them with firing a missile into a vehicle, which they’re deadlocked on — some jurors probably want him to pay for something. In lay terms, this is classic jury nullification.
Get this woman out of office!
Shame on Prosecutor Angela Corey for overcharging yet another person. She has no business being a prosecutor, and this will now be her 2nd high-profile, nationally-covered “loss” in a row! Dr. Death reaDuval County, FL, has no business being involved in the public sector, and with her record of misconduct, needs to be impeached, and perhaps charged with crimes related to malfeasance.
But again, the next time someone asks you, “Is Michael Dunn a racist?”, the proper answer is “I don’t know; I’ve never met him”. Tune out HLN and eliminate them from your television, and learn to think for yourself — you’ll be better off for it.