Mandy Van DevenMarch 29, 2013 06:20
Commentary: Society should show compassion to all who are victimized by rape, including rapists.
Candy Crowley, CNN anchor. (Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) (Michael Reynolds-Pool/AFP/Getty Images)
The uproar following an exchange between CNN reporters Candy Crowley and Poppy Harlow, who expressed sympathy for two teenage boys convicted of rape in Steubenville, Ohio, was nothing short of predictable.
Amid a flurry of blogs and tweets from popular media personalities, more than 271,000 people to date have signed a petition demanding that the news channel issue an apology. And when CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC all aired a clip revealing the Steubenville rape victim’s name, the cries of shoddy news coverage vociferously increased.