In case you haven’t seen this video goddamn everywhere, where it should be, above is CNN’s Poppy Harlow literally telling Candy Crowley that it was “emotional” watching two “promising” young men like Steubenville football players Adam Mays and Ma’lik Richmond have their lives ruined because they happened to be convicted of taking photos of themselves raping a 16-year-old girl and brazenly putting them all over Facebook. Just all that promise of being good at football wasted because everyone had to make a big deal about a rape they clearly felt safe and comfortable advertising without fear of prosecution because smalltown America goes absolutely gayshit for sports. CNN wants it country back! Via Raw Story:
Harlow explained that it had been “incredibly difficult” to watch “as these two young men — who had such promising futures, star football players, very good students — literally watched as they believed their life fell apart.”
“One of the young men, Ma’lik Richmond, as that sentence came down, he collapsed,” the CNN reporter recalled, adding that the convicted rapist told his attorney that “my life is over, no one is going to want me now.”
At that point, CNN played video of Richmond crying and hugging his lawyer in the courtroom.
“I was sitting about three feet from Ma’lik when he gave that statement,” Harlow said. “It was very difficult to watch.”
What’s even more amazing is that Poppy Harlow made those comments after hearing Trent Mays’ “apology” to the victim’s family when common sense and decency would’ve suggested she go a different angle like, oh I dunno, say, “Fuck the little shits.” Via CNN:
“No pictures should have been sent out, let alone been taken,” he said.
“So, listen, sorry we took pictures of us raping your daughter, that was way over the line. We’ll totally skip that part next time.” – America’s promising future
Fortunately, CNN didn’t go further by having another talking head come on and lament the consequences of these fuckheads’ actions, except oh wait, here’s legal analyst Paul Callan doing exactly that. Via Gawker:
“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… That will haunt them for the rest of their lives. Employers, when looking up their background, will see that they’re registered sex offenders. When they move into a new neighborhood and somebody goes on the Internet, where these things are posted, neighbors will know that they are registered sex offenders.”
Oh merciful heavens, people will know these poor cherubs raped a girl and bragged about it on the Internet forever? I do believe I have the vapors. That just seems like such an awful long time for something trivial, don’t you think? Perhaps the young harlot should learn not to be so easily dragged into basements while unconscious from spirits. Boys shall be boys and the such. Margaret, do be so kind to fetch me the iced tea pitcher. I seem to have grown parched with offense.