Not everyone seems ready for the new media.
Former Springfield News-Leader Editorial Page Editor Tony Messenger, who is covering the Scott Muschany sex trial for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, has been Twittering from the trial, which began this morning, but that has apparently drawn the ire of some of his readers.
Don't count me among them. The timely nature of the coverage, and the importance of the trial of an elected official (at least he was at that time), more than make up for the squeamishness of some who have been offended by Twitter reporting from a sexual assault trial.
Onto the trial- During her testimony, the teenager who was allegedly victimized by former Rep. Scott Muschany, R-Frontenac, related the events of May 18, 2008, to the jury.
"I was shocked. I couldn't believe it happened," the girl said, referring to waking up to find herself holding Muschany (you can see the last post for more detail) with Muschany's hand on top of hers.
The girl said she ran and went to a neighbor's house.