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With Zimmerman Trial, TV
Lawyers Limbo Under the Bar

Variety, by Brian Lowry

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Posted By:Emerson, 7/11/2013 9:50:50 PM

Shakespeare’s misunderstood line “let’s kill all the lawyers” can be viewed somewhat differently in this summer of the George Zimmerman trial, as attorneys crowd the airwaves, making their bids to become the next Nancy Grace. There might be a more unseemly, nauseating spectacle on TV than HLN — where it’s not uncommon to tune in and find a half-dozen so-called legal experts yelling at each other — but it’s hard to think of where. All the cable news networks have seized on the trial of Zimmerman, accused of murdering Florida teen Trayvon Martin, with its obvious racial

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TV coverage has been awful. Constant interruptions for commercials and for "expert commentary" that runs the gamut from boring to sickeningly biased. Against Zimmerman

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tommyr, 7/11/2013 10:07:23 PM     (No. 9419791)

The writer seems to ignore msnbc and their constant daily drumbeat to find Zimmerman guilty. Al\t least the cnn programs allow some dissent-msnbc allows no dissent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: reddfroge, 7/11/2013 10:24:38 PM     (No. 9419802)

If the roles had been reversed you would NEVER hear about this trial....right?
How about the thousand + people who were shot in Chicago so far this year...does ANYONE care or are we using the Hillary Clinton excuse???????

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Reply 3 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 7/11/2013 10:25:01 PM     (No. 9419803)

Nancy Grace is the absolute worst. I´ve never watched her show until this trial. Wow! Pathetic and I see she´s still milking the fact that her fiance was murdered about a hundred years ago.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 7/11/2013 10:42:43 PM     (No. 9419814)

No, I don´t "misunderstand" Shakespeare´s line at all. He was and is correct....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/12/2013 12:25:54 AM     (No. 9419908)

Imagine if any other "profession" allowed such clown antics on TV. Can you imagine Medical Doctors acting like morons for the camera? No wonder people have such low regard for the average lawyer and consider justice in this country a farce.

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