A jury is chosen on the basis of its impartiality, 12 people -- or 23 in the case of a grand jury -- selected to neutrally arbitrate a matter so that it may be fairly adjudicated in a court of law.
Courtroom sketch artists, however, are not bound by any such compunctions of neutrality or fair-mindedness.
Because the courtroom artists who drew "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli -- ousted CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals -- in his federal trial on fraud and other charges this week.
Sure, they had search high and low to find a jury who don't hate Martin Shkreli. The sketch artist? Not held to the… https://t.co/Cy5NGRK8Bc— James Harvey (@James Harvey)1501819973.0
Twitter users reacted with horror, then amusement.
@timpastoor @jamesharveytm @spudowiar Nah, that's Gollum. https://t.co/nQ8mcph3sA— Eli Gutierrez (@Eli Gutierrez)1501835192.0
@chapstickaddict @jamesharveytm I mean, kinda close right? https://t.co/OLDJD03NHl— Nicole Lagoe (@Nicole Lagoe)1501867107.0
@jamesharveytm If these sketch artists didn't hate Shkreli before the trial, I'm sure they do now.— KT says: Merry Yule an' stuff! (@KT says: Merry Yule an' stuff!)1501829659.0
@jamesharveytm All that's missing from this image is a children's song written by Roald Dahl describing what childr… https://t.co/w2bWPOkyRN— IsoundTaller (@IsoundTaller)1501850556.0
@jamesharveytm When you try to sneak a toot in public and it didn't end up being very silent https://t.co/JCqkonFjO0— Sarah Kobos🌹 (@Sarah Kobos🌹)1501883123.0