Trial By Media, the six-part series available Monday on Netflix, asks an important question: How does the court of public opinion influence our judicial system and its verdicts?
It’s an area of sociological interest that’s only grown in relevance. With a president notoriously fond of Fox News and Twitter and a 24-hour news cycle always in search of new stories, dissecting the ways politics, the press, and popular opinion collectively shape our relationship to the law remains an essential task. Unfortunately, Trial by Media struggles to convey an impactful message on the subject, making its title a bit of misnomer.
Six solid episodes of true crime worthy of an all-at-once binge.
This show doesn’t crack the case on judiciously separating media