If the media stopped hyping these cases up and treating for what they are, we wouldn't have these problems. The Micheal Jackson case should be treated just like any other alleged child molestation case. But the media, in its insatiable quest for ratings, decides to run special after special on Jackson, his family, etc. This can't do anything but hurt the justice system. It does taint the jury pool.
The same goes for all the high profile cases out there: Martha Stewart, Kobe Bryant, Peterson, etc. I bet the media jumps all over this new case in Utah. Why? Because someone feels these cases are sexy and get get the almighty rating.
A little off subject, but why should a news agency worry about its ratings? I mean they just report the news. The same stuff everyone else should be reporting. Therefore, all media outlets should be a commodity. The same news delievered without analysis.