Should CNN Apologize?
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|Tue, 03-19-2013 - 9:41am|
Thousands of people have signed a petition calling on CNN to apologize for its controversial coverage of the Steubenville rape trial.
The network drew fire on Sunday after many critics said it spent more time focusing on the damage to the lives and the "promising futures" of the two teenagers convicted of raping a girl than on what had happened to the girl herself. Though it was not alone in its emphasis on the boys, CNN received the brunt of the outrage.
The petition, which was posted to Change.org, had received over 30,000 signatures by early Monday afternoon. (UPDATE: by Monday night, the petition had drawn over 80,000 signatures.)
Did anyone catch their coverage of the trial? Do you think it was inappropriate? Should they issue an apology?