Resentment of the Day: CNN Accused of Pro-Rapist Bias in Steubenville Verdict Coverage
Following yesterday’s guilty verdict in the Steubenville Rape Case, several CNN reporters including Candy Crowley, Poppy Harlow and Paul Callan have come under some heavy criticisms for being sympathetic towards the co-defendants during their coverage, describing the students as “very good students” with “promising futures.” CNN’s post-verdict commentaries have been compared to a comedy sketch that aired in 2011 about an athlete who “overcame” rape charges and an online petition calling on the anchors to issue an apology has already broken 53,000 signatures on Change.org.
However, it is worth mentioning that CNN anchors are not the only people who have pitied the co-defendants. In the wake of this debate, the single topic blog Public Shaming has been highlighting dozens of tweets and comments on Facebook and Reddit from many others vocalizing their support of the boys.
Nien Nunb was a Sullustan smuggler. He grew up in the caves of his homeworld, Sullust, with his sister, Aril Nunb. Later, he worked for the SoroSuub Corporation as a smuggler. During one of his smuggling flights, he befriended Lando Calrissian—an individual Nunb would have great deals with in later years. It was with Calrissian that he would copilot the Millennium Falcon during the Battle of Endor. He went on to become the administrator of the Kessel spice mines, and sporadically worked with the New Republic and its successor, the Galactic Alliance.
Editors at the Village Voice have scoured through hundreds of band descriptions from this year’s South By Southwest Music festival line-up in Austin, Texas and found the most overused adjectives. Scoring high on the list were “nasty,” “untamed” and “epic,” but terms like “art school,” “cinematic” and “swirling synths” were also overused by some of the more dreamy indie rock bands. …Can you think of a band that fits into most of these superflous descriptors?
Okay. Someone asked me how I feel about writing fiction in a world that still needs actual activism and hands-on work to make life better. They said something similar to, “I get pulled away from writing fiction because I feel guilty for not making tangible benefit to the world. Isn’t fiction just…
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Fact: Chief Chirpa had been the leader of Bright Tree village for 42 seasons by the time the rebels came to Endor. It was Logray’s idea to offer the newcomers as a sacrifice to the “golden god” however. He just went along with it. #starwars #star wars scholar #starwarsisair
Due to the upcoming pork shortage, the FDA finally made mogwais available for mass consumption (Taken with Instagram)
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