Sunday, January 17, 2010
Missing the Point on Cameras in the Courtroom
Here's a classic example of a newspaper article that misses the point by ignoring the true issue. The L.A. Times's front-page article about the January 13, 2010 U.S. Supreme Court stay order concerning broadcast of the Prop 8 trial (http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-court-gay-marriage17-2010jan17,0,151791.story)states that the opinion is an expression of Supreme Court support for Prop 8 supporters. The actual order, however, (http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/general/2010/01/15/09A648.pdf) indicates that the true issue is concerns about broadcast of federal trials in general.