CNN fails with is reporting of the #Steubenville #Rape Verdict

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From here:

Two Steubenville, Ohio, high school football players accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl have been found delinquent by a judge — the juvenile court equivalent of guilty.

Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were both sentenced to at least one year in juvenile jail and could be held until they are 21 years old. Mays was sentenced to an additional year for a charge related to distributing nude images of a minor.

This is a disgusting use of lament. Really, CNN? You mean this is the tragedy and not the fact that it took Anonymous to get involved before this was even brought to trial? Or that a young woman was raped? That’s not the tragedy?

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Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

2 thoughts on “CNN fails with is reporting of the #Steubenville #Rape Verdict

  1. This is horrible. From the beginning there has been a callous lack of concern for the victim, with the defense and others even going so far as to indulge in “slut-shaming” in the weeks leading up to the trial. Truly sickening.

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