Mesereau blasts tabloids over Jackson trial coverage

[b]Mesereau blasts tabloids over Jackson trial coverage[/b] DAWN HOBBS, NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER January 19, 2007 7:23 AM In his first visit to Santa Barbara since winning the Michael Jackson trial in 2005, Thomas Mesereau spoke to a group of about 200 people Thursday evening about the media’s role in high-profile cases. The audience was riveted as the distinguished criminal defense lawyer discussed how trial coverage has become an important part of American society, using elements of the Jackson case — the most covered criminal trial in history — to make his points.