iOS app Android app

Cnn Steubenville Rape Case Coverage

CNN Under Fire For Coverage Of Rape Trial

Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.17.2013 | Media
Kia Makarechi

CNN appears to have bet on the emotions of those it could show on camera -- for obvious reasons, the victim's identity has been protected, and the victim's family was not shown weeping in court. Networks know that people crying make for great TV. It's telling that this tone continued over multiple segments, despite a cadre of tweets and blog posts deriding the network's earlier coverage.