CNN grieves that guilty verdict ruined ‘promising’ lives of Steubenville rapists
This is just irresponsible journalism. The correspondents don’t even comment on how much of a lasting effect this will have on the victim. Side-eyeing the fuck out of you right now, CNN.
There is so much wrong with this. The entire story is being reported from a point of view sympathetic towards the offenders I mean are you kidding me??? They mention how this will “haunt them for the rest of their lives” and they never, not once, mention the victim, or what was feeling or how this will haunt HER life. They’re emotionally manipulating their audience, repeatedly talking about how emotional the boys were, and how this will affect THEIR lives negatively, like YEAH OF COURSE IT SHOULD THEY VIOLATED ANOTHER PERSON WHILE SHE WAS UNCONSCIOUS AND ADVERTISED IT TO THEIR FRIENDS. All this does is show the boys in a light that makes people feel bad for them, which could in turn make viewers ANGRY AT THE VICTIM, because oh no they’re “star football players” and their lives had “so much potential”, do you understand how twisted that is???