I usually have CNN on over the weekend. Even if it’s just on in the background as I’m doing things. Same with when I have a day off. If I’m on your twitter feed, you sometimes see my angry tweets at #CNN or #msnbc, b/c it’s my only way to yell at the tv.
Well, I wasn’t really paying too much attention yesterday, but then the Steubenville rape trial came on. They aired a segment with the sentencing. And they showed these 2 young men crying, and were talking about how their college football career was being hurt.
And I was like…. whaaaatttt?!?!!!
Did they just empathize with 2 men who committed a violent crime against a 16-year old girl????!!!
I must have heard them wrong.
No…. they’re saying how now these 2 young men will have to register as Sex Offenders for the rest of their lives, under Ohio law.
Um… yeah. Because they ARE sex offenders. What do you think RAPISTS are?
Rape is a violent crime. A CRIME. They ARE sex offenders, and SHOULD register as such.
What sort of HORRIBLE animal rapes a girl, and pose for pictures for social media. They were laughing, hootin & hollerin in pictures w/ an UNCONSCIOUS, STRIPPED girl!
They weren’t crying in court, after given their sentence, b/c they were sorry for what they did.
It was b/c they were sorry they had to pay a price for what they did.
But these rapists are being sympathized with. Even before CNN aired such a stupid viewpoint piece yesterday. They were sympathized with… when all those young kids at the parties were tweeting, twitpic-ing, instagramming a crime being committed. Then, the town trying to cover it up. Unfortunately, they shot themselves in the foot when those town-folk also raised kids that aired their dirty business out into the twittersphere. Incriminating evidence.
And now, today, Fox News aired the same clip I saw on CNN yesterday. However, Fox didn’t silence out the name of the real rape victim like every other broadcast did. Ugh. I’m hearing this gal’s getting death threats now on social media.
Here’s a Onion story that aired on Comedy Central back in 2011: