Journalists took to Twitter Sunday to criticize the media’s coverage of the two teenage boys who were found guilty
in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case.
, Xeni Jardin
and others called out CNN’s Poppy Harlow and Paul Callan for sympathizing with the men
and highlighting that the woman who was raped was “allegedly drunk.” On Monday, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC aired the woman's name
. Think Progress called the move "an act of serious journalistic negligence
“What I’m so furious about, after the act perpetrated on this young woman, is our media’s take. Mainstream media, of course, reflects society -- so in this case, they reflect rape culture. But shouldn’t we expect more from the media? Aren’t there such things as news judgment and context and analysis?” said Wolfe, director of the Women's Media Center's Women Under Siege project
“Why is nearly no outlet ... bothering to ask what’s wrong with masculinity in this country, with the arrogance of those defending a football team rather than a young woman who was violated? How could the media possibly be putting the emphasis on [the fact that] the girl drank? Did the boys not drink?” (more...)