Friday, May 20, 2011

Strauss Kahn Affair---Trial by Twitter...

Strauss Kahn is being held in New York, facing allegations of sexual assault. Should we be anxious about the current feeding frenzy? Whether the IMF chief is innocent or guilty, his arrest has raised questions about whether he will ever be able to have a fair trial.

Gossip around the incident is filtering out all over Twitter. A top executive and a chambermaid in a New York hotel is a classic and unfortunate story promising captivating twists and turns. Strauss-Khan’s lawyer declared the French economist will plead not guilty, but the sensational incident and the intense clamour around it has wrecked his hopes of running for president of France next year, or of continuing to lead the IMF – he resigned last night.