Monday, March 18, 2013
Today's Daily Banter column tries to dissect what went wrong with CNN's Steubenville coverage over the weekend.
Here's the opening shot:
"Let’s get right into it. Yes, CNN’s coverage of the verdict in the Steubenville rape trial, whether entirely intentional or not, came off as more than a little biased in favor of the teenagers who were on trial for the crime rather than either extending the same courtesy to the victim or, even better, remaining objective and dispassionate. Now, if you can’t see why this is, why CNN did what it did, you’ve apparently forgotten that this is the same network that went completely ape-shit over a stranded cruise ship last month, putting every available reporter on it, at the exclusion of a lot of other important news, and blowing up what was essentially a nonsense story that affected exactly nobody in the audience into the second coming of the Hindenburg. How CNN didn’t print up t-shirts with a picture of a cruise liner and the words '2/15 – Never Forget' on them is startling when you consider the amount of resources and airtime the network dedicated to the Carnival Triumph 'disaster.'"
Read the Rest Here