Skip to comments.CNN is getting hammered for Steubenville coverage (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
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 Malik 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. Heres the transcript of some of the coverage at the 11 a.m. hour:
POPPY HARLOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: "Ive 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."
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
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
This is the same mentality that guns kill and, as sarah Palin put it, forks make us fat....
I wonder if both rapists were white, if they would have worried about their lives being “ruined.”
CNN’s own War On Women! ...War On Raped Women That
Destroy Fine Young Men’s Lives!
“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.
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.
I was gunna write something, but my keyboard is forever misspelling words.
"She was so poor, and she was so black..."
not hammered enough.
advertisers are not leaving cnn.
And what of their victim? Is she chopped liver? This is a travesty of journalism, Feel sorry for the thugs and ignore their victim............
CNNs Steubenville coverage called too sympathetic to teens found guilty
At my age, they keys are in different places each day....
Rather, that if both rapists had been black, how long the story would have lasted before being disappeared.
Who could possibly take a reporter named “Poppy” seriously? I’d call her reporting “poppycock.”
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!
I wonder if both rapists were white, if they would have worried about their lives being ruined.