I was on the treadmill at the gym and HLN was airing the Jodie Arias trial on one of the myriad screens.I wasn't plugged for sound but I saw what appeared to be her video deposition and the hosts were just yukking it up.
I don't know squat about the trial (this is not entertainment to me in general) but I could not help but think this girl is going through two trials. One is for her life and the other seems to be one of public opinion (or public humilation). Where is the sanctity and decency? I see too many parallels with the SciFi futuristic dystopian stories (or full circle with ancient Rome in full bloom).
The bottom line is this: if you are picked out as a media figure for any reason, guilty or innocent, life as you know it is over.
You have an entertainmnent value to the watchers and this translates to a dollar value for the networks.So so sad to see the regression of society.