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Journalism & Communication
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Rating News sites The trial of Casey Anthony has intrigued the nation over the last few months. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the matter and thinks that they are right. This story is perfect for news sites because of the interest generated by a mother potentially murdering her own child.
The main point that Huekler was trying to get across was that he agreed with their verdict wholeheartedly (Hayes). Huekler gave three reasons for why he believed this to be the truth: (1) the prosecution did not present enough evidence required for a murder or manslaughter charge; (2) the prosecution failed to show a motive. Just because she was a party animal does not mean she killed Caylee; and (3) the prosecution could not determine how Caylee actually died (NBC News, ABC News, and Associated Press). Furthermore, Huekler told of how he was shocked to hear of the public’s anger to the not guilty verdict (Lush). All three of these news sites had access to Huekler—probably because he gave a press conference and all three news networks happened to be there because of the high profile case. In this case, we can say that all three news sources did their job well because their reporting of Huekler matches up, removing any doubt and confusion. However, there was one noticeable difference between all three news sites reporting over the identity of the twelve jurors made up of seven women and five men (NBC News, ABC News, and Associated Press). CNN reported that Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. barred the release of the names of the jurors (Hayes). ...
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