Mike Taibbi, (now with NBC News) first broadcast these sensational accusations without verifying them. A couple of phone calls would of proved his jailhouse informer was a liar when he stated “He and I were boyhood friends who grew up together.” FACT; I am 10 years older than this pathological liar and never lived in the same city as him! But why ruin a good scoop with the truth?
The Media routinely and casually publish and broadcast unsubstantiated accusations about innocent “suspects” which does irreparable harm to them and their families. LIBEL LAWSUITS AGAINST THE MEDIA’S LAWYERS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE AND TIME CONSUMING. My lawsuit against ABC TV News took 10 years and cost me $25,000 and it was a wash after my lawyer took his fee.The Media bosses know they can use FALSE ACCUSATIONS to increase ratings and profits ( one point in ratings =one million dollars profit for TV networks!) with impunity because most VICTIMS OF MEDIA ABUSE cannot afford to sue them.
But I felt I made my point that Media Abuse should be outlawed and a NO-NAME UNTIL LEGALLY CHARGED WITH A CRIME LAW should be passed!
The Police are eager to provide these UNVERIFIED accusations to TV news to make themselves look good and the networks and newspapers repeat them without investigation to increase ratings and make more $$$.The more sensational; the more profits!
Everyone benefits except the innocent, “DISPOSABLE SUSPECTS” and their families who must endure and suffer YEARS of irreparable harm to their reputations, careers and lives ( TAIBBI’S LIES THAT I WAS THE HILLSIDE STRANGLER KILLED MY MOTHER!) while the ambitious, UNETHICAL,”UN-investigative REPORTERS” get pay raises and promotions!
Peoples’ lives and privacy should not be entertainment for the consuming masses who watch TV NEWS commercials and read ads .We need a NO-NAME LAW for US, THAT PROTECTS PEOPLES IDENTITIES FROM FALSE ACCUSATIONS IN THE MEDIA BECAUSE; ANYONE CAN ACCUSE ANYBODY OF ANYTHING, ANYTIME AND IT SHOULD NOT BE NEWS!
This fair law would prohibit the Police and MEDIA from releasing a “suspect’s’ identity to the Public until such time (if ever) the suspect is legally charged with a crime.”
We must stop this unnecessary MEDIA ABUSE of innocent people because if it could happen to me and my family it could happen to you AND WRECK HAVOC WITH YOUR LIFE, REPUTATION,CAREER AND DREAMS!
Peter Mark Jones