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CNN is getting hammered for Steubenville coverage (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
The Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2013 | Erik Wemple

Posted on 03/18/2013 7:47:10 AM PDT by abb

CNN on Sunday aggressively covered the breaking news of the verdict in the Steubenville rape case. Star football players Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl. Propelled by social media and mainstream media, the Steubenville case has long held a high profile.

The scrutiny that comes with its profile descended on CNN. In repeated segments yesterday, CNN featured reports from reporter Poppy Harlow, who was in Ohio for the verdict. Here’s the transcript of some of the coverage at the 11 a.m. hour:

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POPPY HARLOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: "I’ve never experienced anything like it, Candy. It was incredibly emotional — incredibly difficult even for an outsider like me to watch what happened as these two young men that had such promising futures, star football players, very good students, literally watched as they believe their life fell apart."

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The response from Twitter: Not supportive.

Dear @CNN, the verdict didn't "ruin" the "promising" lives of #Steubenville rapists. Their decision to rape did. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/17/cnn-grieves-that-guilty-verdict-ruined-promising-lives-of-steubenville-rapists/#.UUYZwiNjwvA.twitter …

CNN seems more concerned about the convicted rapist than the rape victim. This is astonishing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvUdyNko8LQ …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2animals; advertising; animals; clintonlegacy; cnn; hiphop; hiphopculture; rap; rapculture; steubenville; wapo; waronwomen
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Turning on each other...
1 posted on 03/18/2013 7:47:10 AM PDT by abb
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ping


2 posted on 03/18/2013 7:48:38 AM PDT by abb
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This is the same mentality that guns kill and, as sarah Palin put it, forks make us fat....


3 posted on 03/18/2013 7:49:21 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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I wonder if both rapists were white, if they would have worried about their lives being “ruined.”


4 posted on 03/18/2013 7:49:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: abb

CNN’s own War On Women! ...War On Raped Women That
Destroy Fine Young Men’s Lives!


5 posted on 03/18/2013 7:51:15 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dfwgator

Ding!
Winner!


6 posted on 03/18/2013 7:51:26 AM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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“I wonder if both rapists were white, if they would have worried about their lives being “ruined.””

If the rapists were white and the victim was black (extremely rare according to FBI stats), Wolf Blitzer would be looping coverage 24/7 about the “white predator rapist criminals” and the innocent victim. Race would be the number one issue covered in such situation.


7 posted on 03/18/2013 7:53:31 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: abb

Perps

8 posted on 03/18/2013 7:54:09 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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"My life is ruined. No one will want me now."

Mom, dad (if there is one), you did a great job instilling good values in your son!

And by the way, I'll bet that he has no plan B - what to do if, like 99% of college athletes - he does not make it into the professionals.

9 posted on 03/18/2013 7:55:34 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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This is the same mentality that guns kill and, as sarah Palin put it, forks make us fat....

I was gunna write something, but my keyboard is forever misspelling words.

10 posted on 03/18/2013 7:55:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Wolf Blitzer would be looping coverage 24/7 about the “white predator rapist criminals” and the innocent victim.

"She was so poor, and she was so black..."

11 posted on 03/18/2013 7:59:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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not hammered enough.

advertisers are not leaving cnn.


12 posted on 03/18/2013 7:59:30 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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...these two young men that had such promising futures, star football players, very good students, literally watched as they believe their life fell apart."

And what of their victim? Is she chopped liver? This is a travesty of journalism, Feel sorry for the thugs and ignore their victim............

13 posted on 03/18/2013 8:01:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/207477/cnns-steubenville-coverage-called-too-sympathetic-to-teens-found-guilty/
CNN’s Steubenville coverage called too sympathetic to teens found guilty


14 posted on 03/18/2013 8:03:52 AM PDT by abb
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To: Puppage

At my age, they keys are in different places each day....


15 posted on 03/18/2013 8:04:10 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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I wonder if both rapists were white, if they would have worried about their lives being “ruined.”

Rather, that if both rapists had been black, how long the story would have lasted before being disappeared.

16 posted on 03/18/2013 8:06:49 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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LOL!


17 posted on 03/18/2013 8:07:42 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: abb

Who could possibly take a reporter named “Poppy” seriously? I’d call her reporting “poppycock.”


18 posted on 03/18/2013 8:09:36 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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CNN sees this as a sign of great racial healing. Even MLK couldn’t envision a day when blacks and whites would be raping together!


19 posted on 03/18/2013 8:10:39 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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I wonder if both rapists were white, if they would have worried about their lives being “ruined.”

20 posted on 03/18/2013 8:19:34 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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