Court of newspapers – condemn before acquit – too bad

It’s pretty hard to be famous when the media has found indication of criminal act of that person. I of course refer to Ola Lindholm and that he eventually has been taken cocaine. I feel sorry for Ola. I’ve got no idea if he has taken cocaine or not, but even if he had, I still think Expressens behavior is beneath contempt.
Oh, yes, I know, Expressens mission and duty is to present what really has happened. The truth and nothing but the truth. And I appreciate and do respect that. But I dislike when these kind of newspapers angle their stories to such a degree that even if they stick to the truth, you don’t interpret them that way. You would probably got the wrong picture in the bitter end. The sensational picture.
If these media tried to really really understand what has happened, and describe that, instead of just chase sensations, they would have sold less copies, but we would have a much more human and interesting world.

Our court of law use to acquit before condemn, but for these media is the other way round, and that’s too bad.

Please read Ola’s post, the article of Expressen and Expressens editor in chief’s comments to Ola’s posting (all of them in swedish though). What do you think?

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