I am beginning to see that indeed CNN in particular keeps repeating this line, and suggesting that people have made their minds up too quickly. Piers Morgan in a heated exchange on his show with Toure tried to suggests that Toure lacks professionalism because he is convinced George Zimmerman is guilty of murder.
This is wrong. Being a journalist doesn't mean you can't use your head. Honestly some things don't require endless analysis. It seems to me that CNN may be trying to urge us to give ourselves analysis paralysis.
Fox News of course has made itself the apologist par excellence for George Zimmerman, his family and the Sanford police department. CNN's pro Zimmerman bias is much more subtle. But this idea that if you're responsible you must "not rush to judgment" is wrongheaded.
First of all let's understand this. Do I personally believe Zimmerman is guilty of murder? Yes. However, this doesn't mean I'm "rushing to judgment." All I'm asking is what millions of Americans are asking for-that Zimmerman be arrested. As far as the idea that "there is no rush, let the State of Florida do a thorough job" it doesn't hold any water for me.
This has already taken a month and a half and George Zimmerman is still free. Those who worry that things are moving too fast or being pushed to move to fast need not worry. It's too late for this to move fast. Most arrests don't require a month and a half and counting. Remember for an arrest all that is required is probable cause. There is more than enough evidence for that. If people demanded that Zimmerman be sent to prison before a trial that would be rush to judgment. That''s not what's going on.