CNN wanted to engage their audience in serious race relations debate by having Don Lemon hold up a sign with a word that they’re too scared to utter aloud. This is like a bad Sesame Street episode from the 70′s. The one where Gordon drinks a forty and rapes all the white women. It’s hard to have a mature discussion when you can’t stop shuddering under the bed in fear of terminology. We all giggled when our science teacher said vagina in sex ed. We were eleven. By fourteen it’s all we wanted and we never laughed again. Political correctness has begun consuming its own tail. Stupidity doesn’t offend me. Cowardice does. So my answer is mixed. Props to the summer intern you assigned to get that sign made at a New York print shop.
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the day that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his dead dipshit brother decided to set off a bomb at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and create their legacies as two of the biggest pieces of shit on Earth. The city held a massive tribute to the victims yesterday, including a moment of silence, but it turns out that news people don’t have to take part in any of that, because they can just run their mouths all they want and not have to worry about what people think. A live CNN feed caught a cameraman talking about how he couldn’t get through the crowd, and he cursed in the middle of some otherwise silent footage of the tribute, because sometimes a guy just has to ramble about shit no one cares about. While some people are pissed off about it, most of Boston responded, “Who fucking cares about that fucking fuck?”
If you’re unfamiliar with the case of two high school football players from Steubenville, Ohio who were recently accused of raping an unconscious 16-year old girl throughout an alcohol-fueled evening, you can get a pretty great idea of how awful this story is from yesterday’s Yahoo! report. For the short version, though, the two boys were declared guilty yesterday, and they were handed a relatively light sentence in the face of some horrible accusations.
Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday in juvenile court that Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma’Lik Richmond are guilty of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.
The 17-year-old Mays and 16-year-old Richmond were charged with digitally penetrating the West Virginia girl, first in a car and then in a house.
Judge Tom Lipps ordered Richmond held in a juvenile detention facility for at least one year and Mays at least two years. The juvenile system could hold them until age 21. Both were required to register as juvenile sex offenders. (NBC News)
However, if you chose to watch CNN’s Candy Crowley deliver the breaking verdict news yesterday, you may have been under the impression that the boys were the actual victim. In fact, Crowley and reporter Poppy Harlow went to great lengths to discuss just how horrible this is for the two boys who were convicted of committing sexual acts on a girl who was passed out and in need of serious medical attention.
Perhaps they’ll get around to discussing the victim tomorrow, right after their 30-minute special, “Ted Bundy and the Apologies He Deserves”.