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    Re: CNN takes side of rapists, viewers demand apology

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    I caught the original broadcast, and watched it again just now.

    I am not seeing overt prejudice by CNN.

    All of these overly emotional clowns need to stop their whining, and stop wasting everyone's time.

    Lord, but this country is turning into a bunch of thin-skinned whining little pussies.

    It's embarrassing.
    I watched and didn't see any "bemoaning" of the verdict, no sympathy for the rapists, and no blaming of the victim.

    They merely discussed the seriousness of the consequences, as they should be doing.
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    Re: CNN takes side of rapists, viewers demand apology

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    Interesting that the article I was looking at online only had a picture of a black guy.
    Here are photos of both rapists.







    See? One is white, the other is black.
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    Re: CNN takes side of rapists, viewers demand apology

    Yeah this thread is a testament as to why I never follow rape stories too closely.......there are no winners and everybody gets pissed off.

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    Re: CNN takes side of rapists, viewers demand apology

    Wow, I just watched the report in question, and that was awful coverage. They raped a young girl, and whether they were drunk or not means absolutely nothing!! I've never seen this kind of sympathy from a news source. How incredibly insensitive to the family of the victim?

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    Re: CNN takes side of rapists, viewers demand apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Did you watch the report? How much of it was it dedicated to displaying the victims' side of the story? Not much... it was a subpart of displaying the story of these so-called "promising" young boys. Promising rapists and gangbangers maybe. The whole story was a sham, a disgraceful display of journalism.
    Do you know why that is? because this was about the end of the trial sentencing which focuses on the punishment for the criminals. Anyone who gives a damn already knows what happened, and why those guys are there. It is not like they covered up the fact they were being punished for rape. Talk about making an issue out of nothing. if that was the worst CNN did that day then they have gotten a lot better.
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    It doesn't make me happy that their lives are being "destroyed", but you know what is sadder? That they did it to themselves by being a bunch of gang rapists. It's a pretty safe bet that if they wouldn't be put in jail, they would go out and destroy the lives of many other innocent girls, as the victims' life was more destroyed by that event than these guys.
    Did you watch the clip? They went through the reality these guys will be sexual predators for the rest of their lives. yes, you want to see them hurt, it just bugs you that they were not hurt enough for you. Why don't you start getting honest with yourself about that instead of blaming CNN. How much punishment would have made raping a girl OK? You probably cannot punish them enough to make that idea go away in your mind, or the actual victim which you are pretending you are. If the victim is outraged at this then she has a right to be. However, you were not raped, and all you want to see is rapists getting hurt because you don't have to feel guilty about liking that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    Also, there was no mention of the word "rapists" or "violator" or "gang rapists" as it would be correct. They never used it. "these 2 young men that had promising future, good students, star football players, etc". "both were found guilty of raping at alcohol infused parties". The correct phrase would have been "these 2 gang rapists" period. And then the whole father son thing.
    At the end: these two juveniles are brought out; The correct phrase would have been: both juvenile deliquents; both criminals; both rapists; and such.
    Really, you are saying that finding them guilty of rape does not make them rapists? Did you really want to go with that? What does it make them? I am sorry, but if you cannot figure out they are rapists from being guilty of rape then that is a problem with you. I thought you were blowing things way out of proportion before. here, I will draw the picture for you to make you feel better. If you are guilty of rape then you are a rapist. It is the same thing. So you can be happy that they called the boys rapists. Of course, i would have preferred a public flogging to go with the kids, but I guess semantics is something to blow way out of proportion here. Don't worry about the fact that they will forever be labelled on the sexual offender registry as rapists because they totally let them off the hook by supposedly not calling them a rapist in some CNN clip and only telling people they were guilty of rape. I could get being ticked about them being tried as juveniles and only sentenced to a couple of years for this. I could get being annoyed at the people who did defend them because they threw a ball in high school well. But you are ticked off because they said they were found guilty of rape but didn't call them rapists.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    This was biased reporting, and there was NO time spent on how the victim felt, on what the victim experienced, on her trauma of being gang raped, just these 2 criminals. That's all. They were all that mattered. Their trauma. The Onion did an amazing job at making a video mocking the CNN. Candy fatface and that other reporter need to get fired.
    Wait, you need the reporters to tell you for the billionth time in this case that the victim feels bad? Trust me, it didn't go away for her. Actually, i hope it did go away for her, but I am pretty sure that it didn't.
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    And furthermore, I don't know what your last phrases meant, but I am not reveling at all. I am angry that justice has not been served. 1year and 2 years for rape and they don't even get sent to prison, but a juvenile correction facility? Really? This is not justice. this is a disgrace, this is fallacy. But that is on the topic of how messed up the legal system is. They deserve long years in prison and a sex offender label stamped on their foreheads.
    You see, there is the argument that is making you angry. You wanted them to be hurt more so you could enjoy it more. That argument I can get. So you are mad that you didn't get to revel in a greater punishment, so you go after CNN and blow their reporting up. Really, would calling them gang rapists have truly made up for the rather light punishment they got for this crime? Would it have really satisfied your desire for their pain to have the reporter call them gang rapists? I think not. You would still be all bothered about it. You should really be a little more honest with yourself. While you are being honest with yourself remember you don't actually care about the victim. You would have never made an effort to know about this case without the news latching onto it. you don't care to know that this sort of thing happens pretty much daily across the country. You really care much more about the pain caused to the boys than the pain caused to the victim. You just want to feel good seeing people hurt in a way that satisfies your cruelty without tripping your guilt.

    Please, stop pretending you are the victim with your complaints.

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    Re: CNN takes side of rapists, viewers demand apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Wow, I just watched the report in question, and that was awful coverage. They raped a young girl, and whether they were drunk or not means absolutely nothing!! I've never seen this kind of sympathy from a news source. How incredibly insensitive to the family of the victim?

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    Actually, the drunk thing does mean something. It should be known to the general public that being wasted does not excuse your actions, or make it ok to have sex with a person who would otherwise have a choice if they were not passed out. Too many people consider alcohol a great way to increase their likelihood of getting in someone's privates. It also seems that certain people feel unconcious means yes.

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