Friday, October 22, 2010

Will the media ever apologize to (former) Rep. Condit?

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of killing federal intern Chandra Levy nearly a decade ago, a case that derailed a California congressman's career and generated headlines around the world.

Ingmar Guandique, 29, is charged with murder, kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and other counts. Authorities say he attacked Levy while she was jogging alone in Rock Creek Park in May 2001.

Levy's disappearance — her body was not discovered until more than a year after she went missing — caused a national sensation when she was romantically linked to then-Rep. Gary Condit, D-Calif. Authorities once considered Condit a prime suspect but no longer believe he had anything to do with her death.

Condit's privacy was violated. His personal peccadilloes were exposed. His career was ruined. His family was destroyed. And, the media declared him guilty of murder.

Except, of course, he didn't do it.

No one in the media who wrongfully hounded Condit has ever suffered any adverse consequence.

But, of course, if an opinion writer admits he gets nervous when he sees someone in traditional Muslim garb on an airplane, he gets fired.

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