Raw Story Selectively Edits Quote About Steubenville Victim

One of the new memes post verdict is that somehow the media was biased for now-convicted rapists Trent Mays and Ma’like Richmond.

It’s crazy and wrong so let me say it against; the new meme is that was biased IN FAVOR of Mays and Richmond.

This is 180 degrees opposite of the truth; the reality is that the media had largely already convicted the two before the trial began…and convicted them of much worse crimes than came out in court, as seen on the LocalLeak site.

And they will stop at nothing to promote this false idea.

Watch left wing Raw Story deliberately cuts out an entire sentence about the victim-this is as blatant as bad, biased journalism gets. Here’s what Raw Story reported.

“What’s the lasting effect though on two young men being found guilty juvenile court of rape essentially?” Crowley wondered.

“There’s always that moment of just — lives are destroyed,” Callan remarked. “But in terms of what happens now, the most severe thing with these young men is being labeled as registered sex offenders. That label is now placed on them by Ohio law.”

Here’s the entire video. The quote comes at 4:40 and here’s what was actually said:

“There’s always that moment of just — lives are destroyed and lives have already been destroyed by the crime and we got a chance to see that. But in terms of what happens now, the most severe thing with these young men is being labeled as registered sex offenders. That label is now placed on them by Ohio law.”

Callen talks about lives already destroyed–clearly a reference to the victim–and Raw Story edits it out because it doesn’t fit the story. And they hope that their readers are too stupid or lazy or biased to check their work.

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One comment

  1. Travis

    Try brushing up on your reading comprehension, bud. They omitted it because it was a redundant part of the statement, the LIVES they refer to were not just the victim, or else they would not have used the plural. They were referring to everyone involved in the case and aftermath.

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