#1 By: Xeni Jardin, July 19th, 2013 12:50
#2 By: Stuart Anderson, July 19th, 2013 14:54
Asking if Lind has any bias against Manning seems to be missing the point that the entire trial is a tainted enterprise.
America has a credibility problem. This is just another small part of a larger pattern of ongoing misconduct.
#3 By: Kimmoth, July 20th, 2013 00:24
Seemed like a given at the outset that this trial would be just for show, with a predetermined outcome...
But I'm still pretty bummed; after reading about 90 pages of the transcript from an earlier day, I somehow got the impression that Lind wasn't a fucking scumbag.
I'm not aware of any ongoing coverage since then; if, for whatever bullshit reason there hasn't been any more coverage allowed, then there you go - discrepancy explained.
#4 By: The Mudshark, July 20th, 2013 05:16
The term show trial is a pejorative description of a type of highly public trial in which there is a strong connotation that the judicial authorities have already determined the guilt of the defendant. The actual trial has as its only goal to present the accusation and the verdict to the public as an impressive example and as a warning to other would-be dissidents or transgressors. Show trials tend to be retributive rather than correctional justice and also conducted for propagandistic purposes. ...
#5 By: Fabian F., July 20th, 2013 10:18
What's the US media saying about the recent 5 year sentence of Putin critic Alexei Navalny?
#6 By: Xeni Jardin, July 24th, 2013 12:50
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