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Editor & Publisher published an essay by Rutgers journalism professor Allan Wolper criticizing the mainstream media for its heavy reporting on crimes before trial.

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Specifically, Wolper called out the media’s coverage of Sofitel hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo’s accusations of sexual assault against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  Citing headlines labeling Strauss-Kahn “Le Perv,” Wolper noted that even if charges hadn’t been dropped against Strauss-Kahn, media coverage still seemingly tainted any jury pool.

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