Race and the Role of Journalism in the Duke Case
Posted by Jack Stephens on April 14, 2007
Terry Moran, an anchor for ABC News Nightline comments on the role of race in the Duke case and the privilege of the accused:
And, MOST IMPORTANT, there are many, many cases of prosecutorial misconduct across our country every year. The media covers few, if any, of these cases. Most of the victims in these cases are poor or minority Americans–or both. I would hate to say the color of their skin is one reason journalists do not focus on these victims of injustices perpetrated by police and prosecutors, but I am afraid if we ask ourselves the question honestly, we would likely find that it is.