CorruptUser wrote:Actually, yes, yes it does. This isn't some obscure story buried on page C5 in The Bumfuck Nowhere Chronicle, this is a story that has been dominating all news radio and tv stations as well as the internet and "word on the streetz" for well over a month.
I know plenty of people that only bother reading the "The Bumfuck Nowhere Chronicle" for their news, who don't bother with any big name news sources. I don't bother watching any news on TV (actually, I don't bother watching TV at all...), and radio might as well be useless to anybody that doesn't have a car. I get all of my news from the internet, and it wouldn't have been that particularly difficult for me to miss this story -- either because I wouldn't have bothered reading any articles on it, or just not encountered any. This is exactly the kind of story that, while dominating big news media, is pretty easy to miss if you don't give a shit what those sensationalist fucks think.
Incidentally, the story can't have dominated news that much over the past month, considering that this thread is only 3 weeks old itself.
CorruptUser wrote:I hope you don't expect a citation for my claim that "pays attention to news at least once a month" is strongly correlated with "not stupid/crazy".
You need that and and convincing enough argument that somebody checking the news once a month would be almost guaranteed to hear about this story.
Garm wrote:I sort of expect Zimmerman to get off. I'm just happy that he's going to court. I feel like due process has taken effect and now we can have an actual trial instead of just having him continually pilloried by the court of public opinion. I really want to see Sanford P.D. get their day in court. They botched this investigation so hard it's ridiculous.
Yeah, I expect there's a good chance that he'll be found not guilty -- the initial way the case was handled doesn't seem to be very conductive to having sufficient evidence to confidently find someone guilty. We'll see though.