September 14, 2015
When ‘Journalists! Your moral and intellectual superiors!!’ AND ‘The science is settled!’ combine!
That’s what happened Sunday, when The New York Times published “The Nanny Murder Trial,” a short documentary that unpacks the newsroom hype surrounding a watershed court case on Shaken Baby Syndrome. In a story accompanying the video, a key prosecution witness says that the syndrome is used too frequently in criminal cases and that he would change his testimony in the trial if he could.