Casey Anthony: Bias In The Media

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The Bias in the Media against an Acquitted Murderer

Murder cases have a unique place in the American judicial court system, especially the case of Casey Anthony and the death of her two year old daughter, Caylee. On July 15, 2008, she was reported missing to 9-1-1 by Cindy Anthony (Grandmother), who said she had not seen Caylee for 31 days and that Casey 's car smelled like a dead body had been inside it. The cops then later interviewed Casey Anthony where she provided a number of falsehoods—including the child was kidnapped—and was charged with first degree murder. The case was later sent to court and after months of testimony and presentation of evidence, the court found her guilty of lies to the police but was acquitted of the first degree
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Born on March 19, 1986, in Warren, Ohio, Casey Anthony was one of two children of Cindy Anthony and George Anthony, who worked in law enforcement. During her childhood, Anthony accused her father of sexual abuse. This led the media to speculate a motive for the murder. The news states that Casey Anthony killed her daughter in order to get revenge from her father’s torture. This makes the people make more negative judgments about Casey Anthony and how she could’ve possible went to extreme just to get revenge at another problem she faced in life. Months before this court case, people were saying, “Casey Anthony who?” Then the media portrayed it as a much bigger deal than it really is. Everyday someone gets murdered and the media chooses this one case and provide an unfair bias against Casey Anthony and basically brainwashing the public into thinking that Casey Anthony is a senseless, guilty murderer. Although some might say that the Jury made the right decision on the case because of the lack of evidence of the actual conviction of Casey Anthony. Media sources that say the jury did the right thing state that there is no reason to be prejudiced against evidence simply because it is circumstantial evidence. People make decisions on the basis of circumstantial evidence in the everyday affairs of life. Nonetheless, the sources that stated the court …show more content…
The media’s portrayal of Casey Anthony’s character lead the public opinion against her. Providing that Casey Anthony had childhood struggles, suffered from a conceded attitude, and the fact she loved to have leisure’s and luxuries in life, gave the media a field day with framing Casey Anthony for murder. The coverage of the trial began on Nancy Graces news show, and spread like a wild fire across America for many months. Although Anthony was acquitted of the murder of her daughter, the public today sees her as an awful person, even being called the “most hatted mom in America” Since, the media gives coverage to thousands of different murder cases every day, and still continues giving unfair bias today to the accused just based on their human

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