(n.) In a high-profile case, the media's implication of the guilt of a suspect can greatly affect the outcome. While not fair, this is largely unavoidable, especially when large industries are put on trial for high-school shootings, or a Catholic priest is tried for any sexual crime. Regardless of the "innocent until proven guilty" law in most countries (If not all), the free media's decision to encourage the sheep
s will force the decision one way or another.
Type "soham" into google to see how the british tabloids misrepresentation of the facts and one-sided approach led to a kangaroo court