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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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Turning on each other...
1 posted on 03/18/2013 7:47:10 AM PDT by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; carmenbmw; ...

ping


2 posted on 03/18/2013 7:48:38 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

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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To: abb

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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To: dfwgator

“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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To: abb
"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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To: illiac
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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To: SharpRightTurn
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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To: abb

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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To: abb
...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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To: abb

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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To: dfwgator
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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To: illiac

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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To: abb

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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To: dfwgator

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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To: Jeff Chandler

Ma’lik Richmond ... if I had a son ....


21 posted on 03/18/2013 8:22:02 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
"My life is ruined. No one will want me now."


22 posted on 03/18/2013 8:35:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Ma’lik Richmond ... if I had a son ....”

Then there’s his “sister,” LA-A! According to her “mother,” “the dash don’t be silent!” And then there’s the “twins,” Syphilis and Gonorea!


23 posted on 03/18/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: abb

Just more evidence of the liberal war on women. Liberals love victims, as long as people aren’t victims of irresponsibility.


24 posted on 03/18/2013 8:52:57 AM PDT by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ebony and Ivory, raping in perfect harmony...


25 posted on 03/18/2013 8:59:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Old Sarge; dfwgator
I wonder if both rapists were white, if they would have worried about their lives being “ruined.”

We already know the answer to that. Look at the coverage of the Duke Lacrosse case. White defendants, and a black "victim" who turned out to be telling a pack of lies. The prosecutor lost his job and was disbarred. Check out the CNN coverage of that case before it unraveled.

26 posted on 03/18/2013 9:02:32 AM PDT by Bryan
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To: dfwgator

lol

u bad

racial progress humanists should embrace


27 posted on 03/18/2013 9:04:14 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: longtermmemmory

I think half of their viewing audience is doctor’s offices leaving the tv’s on CNN all day every day.


28 posted on 03/18/2013 9:12:49 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: abb

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cvUCDjLDIk

Published on Mar 17, 2013

3/17/13 - One way to report on the outcome of a rape trial is to discuss the legal ramifications of the decision or the effect the proceedings may have on the life of the victim. Another angle reporters can take is to publicly worry about the “promising future” of the convicted rapists, now less promising as a direct result of their choice to rape someone.

Reporters at CNN today chose the latter technique. General correspondent Poppy Harlow, speaking to anchor Candy Crowley, had this to say about the verdict:

(snip)


29 posted on 03/18/2013 9:15:30 AM PDT by maggief
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To: abb; All
From: CNN’s Steubenville coverage called too sympathetic to teens found guilty

“Why is nearly no outlet … bothering to ask what’s wrong with masculinity in this country, with the arrogance of those defending a football team rather than a young woman who was violated? How could the media possibly be putting the emphasis on [the fact that] the girl drank? Did the boys not drink?”

Wolfe also criticized Nightline for saying the Steubenville debacle is a “cautionary tale for teenagers living in today’s digital world.” “As if the problem was what the boys did online, not that they raped a 16-year-old girl and then bragged about it publicly,” Wolfe said.

CNN’s Harlow talked about how the charge against the two young men “literally watched as their life fell apart.” She didn’t talk, though, about the traumatic effects that rape can have on young women.

Sponsors who advertise on CNN are part of this above problem! Boycott 'em!

30 posted on 03/18/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: All

The Onion got it, completely got it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWLJZw9Ws-g&feature=youtu.be


31 posted on 03/18/2013 9:24:26 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: abb

Is anyone else ticked their sentence was so light?


32 posted on 03/18/2013 9:36:20 AM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: autumnraine

The Onion clip, what a hoot. Sarcasm of course.


33 posted on 03/18/2013 9:37:32 AM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

The only consolation is that they will be registered sex offenders for the rest of their life. That should cause at least a little discomfort. Otherwise, yeah, completely too lenient.


34 posted on 03/18/2013 9:58:31 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

If I were the father of the daughter, they would pray to stay in jail for as long as they could....because once they are let out, I promise they would never have a peaceful night of sleep ever again.


35 posted on 03/18/2013 9:59:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

My understanding is that the sentence imposed was the maximum possible, given the charges. Maybe someone else has more information.


36 posted on 03/18/2013 10:05:38 AM PDT by thesharkboy (posting without reading the article since 1998)
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To: abb

I haven’t been following this story - so can I assume the rapists are black or Arab - and that’s why CNN is crying for them? I should google it and find out - but can someone who knows share? Thanks.


37 posted on 03/18/2013 11:12:11 AM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: dfwgator
Ahh, I should have read further - I was wondering why CNN was crying for rapists... I guessed the rapists might be black or Arab... Guessed right. Now it makes sense. It's the usual bullshit from a biased hateful network...

That said, it's still surprised CNN would cry for rapists...it's soooooo obvious. Would CNN would do the same if the man who killed little Jessica Lunsford - after raping her, putting her in a garbage bag and burying her alive - was black or Arab? My guess is, 'yes!'... CNN deserves to go under.

38 posted on 03/18/2013 11:19:20 AM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: dfwgator
Ahh, I should have read further - I was wondering why CNN was crying for rapists... I guessed the rapists might be black or Arab... Guessed right. Now it makes sense. It's the usual bullshit from a biased hateful LIBERAL network...

That said, it's still surprised CNN would cry for rapists...it's soooooo obvious. Would CNN would do the same if the man who killed nine year old Jessica Lunsford - after raping her, putting her in a garbage bag and burying her alive - was black or Arab? My guess is, 'yes'...

CNN deserves to go under. The sooner the better...

39 posted on 03/18/2013 11:21:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: abb

http://www.cleveland.com/steubenville-rape-case/index.ssf/2013/03/steubenville_rape_case_verdict_2.html

Steubenville rape case verdict draws strong reactions, and media coverage comes under fire


40 posted on 03/18/2013 1:34:54 PM PDT by abb
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To: abb
The left has never had a problem with rape as long as it was their folks getting away with it.

The reason they support abortion so strongly is so that middle-aged men can have sex with kids and not face any repercussions or responsibility.

41 posted on 03/18/2013 1:52:46 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: abb
WTH, sounds like the female reporterettes are OK with rape...
42 posted on 03/18/2013 3:05:53 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

I am.


43 posted on 03/18/2013 7:25:34 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Joe 6-pack

That’s funny!


44 posted on 03/18/2013 9:54:00 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: vette6387

Is that pronounced La dash A?

I’m still waiting for a few football players named “Hard Drive” and “Down Load” and a cheerleader named “Propecia”.


45 posted on 03/18/2013 9:55:49 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Terry Mross

“Is that pronounced La dash A?”

Yeah, now isn’t that special! We used to see a local comedian by the name of Bobby Slayton. He did a bit where he claimed that Black women got the names for their children by walking through the drug store.


46 posted on 03/19/2013 9:42:59 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: abb

Poppy is kinda dumb, but she is hot.


47 posted on 03/19/2013 10:08:48 AM PDT by isom35
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