Yesterday, Casey Anthony defense lawyer Cheney Mason delivered a scathing critique of the media, accusing "biased, prejudiced, and incompetent talking heads" of "media assassination." Apparently, his crusade against the media continued after the press conference, as the Associated Press caught him giving the media the middle finger afterwards at a local restaurant:
Local station WESH-TV explains what happened:
On Tuesday afternoon, after a not guilty verdict was read in Casey Anthony's murder trial, Mason was seen using his middle finger at a downtown Orlando restaurant.
An Associated Press photographer captured the photo.
Mason apparently used the gesture toward reporters peering through a window while he and the rest of the Anthony defense team celebrated their victory.
Mason's use of the gesture is especially curious considering that a young man was recently sentenced to six days in jail for doing the same thing while cameras were rolling during the trial.