Why is CNN siding with rapists?
The CNN coverage of the Steubenville rape case has been astounding. Their coverage has slanted hard for the rapists. They've all but blamed the unconscious girl for forcing the poor football players to rape her. It's simply incredible, not least because of how many women are involved in the coverage at CNN.
CNN's Candy Crowley began her breaking news report by showing [Judge Thomas] Lipps handing down the sentence and telling CNN reporter Poppy Harlow that she "cannot imagine" how emotional the sentencing must have been.
Harlow explained that it had been "incredibly difficult" to watch "as these two young men -- who had such promising futures, star football players, very good students -- literally watched as they believed their life fell apart.”
"One of the young men, Ma'lik Richmond, as that sentence came down, he collapsed," the CNN reporter recalled, adding that the convicted rapist told his attorney that "my life is over, no one is going to want me now."
At that point, CNN played video of Richmond crying and hugging his lawyer in the courtroom.
"I was sitting about three feet from Ma'lik when he gave that statement,” Harlow said. "It was very difficult to watch."