It's possible, it's important, and it should happen.
Transparency is the best weapon against Trump and MAGAs to counter the lies they will spin about the trial. Much like the January 6 Commission airing their investigation which opened a lot of minds about that terrible incident.
There will always be that hard core group that will believe whatever Trump says. But reasonable people can watch the proceedings themselves and decide. No drama, no commentary, just the often boring wheels of justice grinding through the process of presenting the truth.
Shine a light on it so there are no dark corners for conspiracies to grow.
I understand! I was reflecting on the first time I happened to see Trump on The Apprentice. The thought made my stomach knot.
Why is DOJ opposing this? Direct video of the trial is the best and quickest way to counter the inevitable lies P01135809 will spew to the cameras about what’s happening in the case
The best disinfectant is sunshine. This trial needs to be televised to help to deprogram Trump's cult following. Not televising it would be a grave mistake.
Is there anything that the public can do to weigh in on this? Anyone we can write/call, or a petition to sign, something like that?
I would be concerned about the safety of those in the courtroom, who will immediately be dozed, harassed, and threatened by Trump supporters.
Wasn’t it television that put Trump on the national map? Maybe we should be careful what we ask for.
I’m sorry but I completely disagree, and am baffled why people I respect like you and Joyce Vance support this idea. I’m old enough to remember the travesty the OJ Simpson trial turned into, and this would be a hundred times worse. Trump is a master at manipulating media and playing to the cameras (that’s actually his only real talent IMHO). The very prospect turns my stomach.
All that we can have at the moment is Fani Willis and the Atlanta court proceedings televised and streamed...given the DOJ position on FL and DC, and the Judicial Conference only approving non-criminal trial televising or streaming of court sessions, no hope of seeing tRump squirming in the dock.