Trial by 1993

May 14, 2008: Trial by Media (from December 1993)

Trial by media is a phrase popular in the late 20th century and early 21st century to describe the impact of television and newspaper coverage on a person's reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt regardless of any verdict in a court of law.

A very old show, brought to us by Listener Brian. Why don't we hear this phrase as often today as we did in 1993?

Next week, Ken and Andy have a real great show idea, but they need a topic for everyone to call in and discuss. This is a show idea that they planned out TWO WEDNESDAYS ago, if you can believe it. Can you think of any good topics, my dear culture of commentary?