Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tim Floyd. Innocent until Proven Guilty

Good article. Really good article. Strongest point is that it urges us to consider the source of the O.J. Mayo allegations.

The part about the "innocent until proven guilty" is not as good. It's true that we are innocent until proven guilty in criminal law cases. However, the difference is that in the O.J. Mayo case, we are talking about recruiting violations. There is no presumption of innocence in this sphere.

Still, should the media afford Floyd such a presumption, simply as a matter of journalistic ethics? I think that a sense of balance is important, and in such spirit, I share the Maize and Brew article.

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