BIASED HEADLINES IN THE PRESS ON GIBSON

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This is but one example of the tendentious and inflammatory headlines by the press over the course of the Shane Gibson trial.  They were obviously designed to create prejudice against the defendant. There is no press council or legislation to provide redress for this and the Judge on the case Carolita Bethel refused to do anything about it. But in the future, we have to consider whether in these circumstances it is possible to get a fair trial. Or whether this sort of headline, prejudicial statements, are the new normal particularly if a PLP is on trial.