In this week’s episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we continue our discussion with Shoe on the effect of media on the criminal justice system. We compare The Jinx and Making a Murderer, how class affects justice, the effect of coercion on finding the truth, and the sad irony of pleading guilty but not guilty (i.e. the Alford Plea). In the end, we wrestle with the question “Does any of this matter, or is it just entertainment?” and maybe come up with an answer.
In the This Week segment:
Next month (March) will be Creator’s Month, in which we explore the works of some of our favorite creators, starting with director, animator, and Python Terry Gilliam.