At Least 200,000 People Want CNN to Apologize for Its Sympathetic Steubenville Coverage - Adam Clark Estes - The Atlantic Wire
Now, this isn't about the trial. In my opinion, both the guys deserved to be tried in a real court, not juvenile court and their sentences of 1-2 years in juvenile correction facility is too little. What they did is gang rape and it should be condemned with the full force of the law, as well as be labelled sex offenders and be targetted for life. If you differ, fine, but this topic primarily about CNN.Remember the CNN broadcast a few days ago, when Candy Crowley and friends bemoaned the fates of the Steubenville rapists? That didn't go over well, and nearly a quarter million people want the network to do something about it. In the two days since the verdict was read, a Change.org petition asking for CNN to make an on-air apology — okay, several on-air apologies — has gained over 215,000 signatures and looked to be on track to reach the self-assigned goal of 300,000 in a matter of hours. In other words, a lot of people are not happy with how CNN covered the Steubenville trial, and they're not going to forget about it any time soon.
CNN covered this story accusing the victim and being favorable towards the rapists. I mean really, this is a new low, and congrats to the viewers of CNN for standing up and demanding that this sad excuse for a news network apologise and never repeat the same mistakes as it did, and I think they should demand that candy crawley and all the people who covered this event in such light, get fired. I mean this is just horrible. Just horrible.
CNN is supposed to be the balanced network, the more fair network... a more... correct and reliable news site coverage site than the hyper partisan ones like NBC and MSNBC on one hand, Fox on the other.
But nooo... they lament the sentencing to a very light sentence of 2 rapists who gang raped a girl at a party and took pictures. don't tell me this wasn't intentional, it was fully intentional and CNN messed up. It shouldn't have been sympathetic towards the victim either, it should have been fair and balanced and present the facts as they were. Not try and produce sympathy for the rapists.