Everyone's a media critic (including the Fifth Circuit)

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Tom Kirkendall noticed something interesting in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent Skilling decision:

The Court clearly is not impressed by the objectivity of the Houston Chronicle, citing the newspaper’s highly inflammatory coverage of Skilling’s case in finding presumed community prejudice against Skilling. Of course, the Chronicle’s most vitriolic critic of Skilling doesn’t even notice (see also here and here) the Court’s criticism.

In the internet age, everyone’s a media critic, even the Fifth Circuit!

Kirkendall also posts a pdf of the decision with his notes interspersed, which makes for interesting reading. This is the sort of thing that newspapers concerned about their survival might be doing as well.

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