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Maybe CNN Should Rethink How It Handles Sexual Assault Stories

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On Tuesday morning, CNN tweeted this:

Many, many people thought that trying to tease people into clicking on a story by using rape statistics was somewhat misguided:

CNN eventually responded:

Just as that issue was dying down, though, BuzzFeed's Dorsey Shaw noticed this chyron about the ongoing Woody Allen controversy:

Sigh.