The Liberal MSM’s War on Woman … CNN’s Candy Crowley Displays an Overamount of Sympathy for the Two Teen Steubenville Rapists, Trent Mays & Ma’lik Richmond



Yesterday, Judge Thomas Lipps found two teen football players, Trent Mays & Ma’lik Richmond, guilty in the Steubenville rape case of a 16 year old girl. Just after the verdict, CNN’s Candy Crowley reported the story and actually had the audacity to take sympathy and express sadness for the two rapists. Unbelievable. As stated at Crooks and Liars, instead of Crowley wondering and questioning why the 16 and 17 year old football players were not tried as adults, she cared more to express concern for the two individuals who raped and intoxicated girl. What part about convicted sex offenders does not Candy Crowley not understand? She is worried about their lives are ruined. What about the rape victim?

Shortly after the guilty verdict in the Steubenville rape case was announced, Candy Crowley took to the airwaves to report it and connect with their reporter on the ground for more details. Her lead-in to the remote shot was shameful.

Crowley was filled with sadness for two young men who took advantage of a drunk and possibly drugged young girl because the judge actually held them accountable for what they did. Instead of wondering aloud why they weren’t tried as adults, she was instead very concerned that now they would have to register for the rest of their lives as sex offenders.



So much for victims rights at CNN. Of course the two convicted boys were crying in court after the judge read the verdict, they had both been caught, convicted and held accountable for their actions. Well kinda. One has to wonder how a 17 year old was not tried as an adult. The same can be true for the 16 year old as well. The two were hardly crying when they raped the intoxicated girl, took pictures of her and later laughed and bragged about it on social media.

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    16 Responses to “The Liberal MSM’s War on Woman … CNN’s Candy Crowley Displays an Overamount of Sympathy for the Two Teen Steubenville Rapists, Trent Mays & Ma’lik Richmond”

    1. paula on March 18th, 2013 11:53 am

      Add this stupidity to her liberal performance as host of one of the debates and CNN should relieve her of her duties.

    2. bearlyhere on March 18th, 2013 3:44 pm

      What about the rape victim? The rape victim has been ‘convicted’ to a life term of having been raped. She will pay during her lifetime for a crime she did not commit. She will never ever forget it. She can’t, it is there forever etched into the minds of those who witnessed it, those who recorded it, those who watched it, and those who will someday see a recording of it.

      This crime is now being thrown in her face. She is now, by proxy, being accused of ‘ruining’ the lives of these boys, when she was not even conscious enough to give consent. She was not a willing participant. It will haunt her when she least expects it, especially if she has a daughter of her own. She will wonder things like, Did this person walking down the street see the pictures of me being raped? Is this person asking me out to be ‘famous’ for being with the girl on ‘that’ film? How is that fair–to her?

      Did these boys say, “Stop filming,” when they saw there were people with cameras taking pictures of the event. Why? Because to them it was a memorable event, an event they wanted to play over and over to ‘entertain’ themselves long after the crime had been committed. They planned to victimize her over and over again. It was not just a mistake, there was not only rape, but they each made a film of child pornography to be viewed again and again. Was the 17 year old never going to watch it again once he turned 18? Were there people there who were over 18 filming the attack? Once something has been filmed, it can never be erased. It is permanent. Just like one candle can light another candle, which can light another candle, which can light another candle, until a once dark room is filled with light, a film of a horrific event can be uploaded to another device, and uploaded to another device, and uploaded to another device, until a once bright future is filled with darkness. The choice of light or darkness was in the hands of these boys.

      Did they miss health class the many times this should have been taught? Were they absent from the home of their parents the times this should have been taught? Were they drugged into unconsciousness so they didn’t know what they were doing when they digitally penetrated and filmed this girl? Certainly if they are only boys, she is only a girl. Do the adults think this is the digital age way of playing doctor and that makes it okay? When kids play doctor is anyone drugged out of their minds? (Alcohol is a drug). Did someone grab their fingers and make them do it? Did someone grab their hands and make them film it? Can someone please tell me when during these crimes that these boys became victims?

      There are also pictures of her out there being raped that will some day ‘entertain’ a list of pedophiles. Could you please tell me how that is fair–to her? Who is the victim?

      Since when is rape a crime that is unfair to the perpetrators? Did we just take a giant leap backwards into the dark ages? Why are people more likely to excuse athletes of a crime like this than a person who does not have as much discipline and skill? Don’t they practice control of their bodies over and over, day after day, practice after practice? They should have more, not less control over what they are doing than someone who is not as skilled and trained.

      I hope it never happens to the reporters at CNN, their daughters, their sons, or anyone in their family. I do not wish this crime on any human being, as clueless as they may be. I do hope, however, they go and spend some time at a rape clinic where girls are being treated for the PTSD that will forever haunt their lives. Maybe these reporters will one day be a ‘safe person’ who will accept a call in the middle of the night when a rape victim is reliving in detail what happened to her. This girl can now do this thanks to the pictures of her in cyberspace depicting this ‘event.’

      For these boys, that’s entertainment, if it wasn’t they would not have filmed it. What, is going to be their ‘entertainment’ as they grow up, as these boys most likely will, and their need for ‘entertainment’ cannot be satisfied with digital rape that is being filmed, with them in the starring role? Will we some day see them again on the front page of SM after having committed a more grievous crime? This is the pattern of sex offenders. Should we give them another ‘boys will be boys’ wink and nod and send them on their way? At what point do we stop this? To not recognize this as the crime it is will be doing a disservice to these boys and to society, as we know statistically what will happen to them as they grow older. If the charges are dismissed, how will we explain the reason they were let go to the next victim and his/her family?

      Ladies of CNN, I challenge you to volunteer at a shelter or a clinic that treats victims of rape, who are children, both male and female. Then, report back to us and tell us who the real victim(s) are here.

      There is a war on our children. We better wake up and protect them before more innocence is lost. From the victims at Columbine to all child victims of rape (and all children who are forced or coerced by anyone more powerful than them to have sex–a conscious person is more powerful than an unconscious one is a victim of rape) the innocence of our children has been eroding.

      Bottom line, anyone who is not awake and alert is not in control of themselves or the situation and cannot give consent, and anyone knowingly taking advantage of that situation and forcing sex on a child (or an adult) is committing a crime of a sexual nature. The unconscious person is the victim here. The person who forces sex on that person is a sex offender.

    3. mc on March 19th, 2013 7:07 am

      Ms. Crowley is one sad excuse for a human being.

    4. katts on March 19th, 2013 10:27 am

      The Reality: The continued regressive “dumbing down” of American society. The behavior, indictive of the thinking process, is that of third world countries such as India, Africa, and the Middle East where women are objects to be owned, for breeding sons, and illiteracy regins.

      Thugery in America.

    5. katts on March 19th, 2013 10:50 am

      War on children – hardly. This behavior has been perpetrated since time immortal. Read history.
      The problem is the inverse. “Children” remain childish far to long.

      And for young women to be told they are righteously entitled to “go”, “wear” and be free in any way they choose as the law allows is utter nonsense from the 1960s. Nice idea but ….

      The world has always been full every kind predator.

      The girls with the boys should be visiting the rape clinics. Get a clue girls. Your being used like dirty dish cloths.

    6. A Texas Grandfather on March 19th, 2013 10:51 am

      Candy Crowley is and has been a liberal without values for as long as I have known of her in the media. This is a liberal disease brought about by the desire of liberals to never hurt the feelings of someone that is doing harm to another.

      CNN is paying the price for this type of reporting.Their ratings are dropping monthly and will continue to do so as long as they have reporters such as Candy.

      The idea of teen boys over the age of 16 raping this young female teen both physically and then masking a celebration of it on the social media is reprehensible. As bearlyhere expresses in comments, this whole community is exposed to the world for having bad behavior.

      The Steubenville/Weirton are is in economic decline due to the closing of the Weirton Steel Works a few years ago. It now appears that there is more than just economic decline. There is a dangerous decline of behavior and moral values for all of the community of Steubenville.

    7. super dave on March 19th, 2013 2:51 pm

      Crow ley is a democrat. what else would you expect from one of these criminals ? they side with killers and terrorists, they murder American citizens. this country is dead. as long as the democrat communists are allowed to breathe our air , we are in big trouble.

    8. katts on March 19th, 2013 4:44 pm

      This mind set is certainly not confined to Stubenville, poverty or educational opportunity.

      Was rape applauded during the Great Depression when poverty was highest and children had to forgo education to work ?

      Cowley is just a stupid woman removed from reality.

    9. on March 19th, 2013 10:45 pm

      According to The Gateway Pundit, all the “news” stations released the victim’s name!

      CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC all aired the name of the Steubenville rape victim

    10. rightknight on March 20th, 2013 12:29 am

      Progressive Democrack with a blind eye for justice and
      the rule of law equally applied. Candy tried to help Barry
      out with his involvement in the Benghazi incident over
      a spurious statement regarding culpability/blame.

    11. bearlyhere on March 28th, 2013 7:48 pm

      Spring Breakers isn’t just a terrible movie, it reinforces rape culture

      The film Spring Breakers is supposed to be funny, but it turns young women into sex objects and plays right into ugly fantasies

      If you are still struggling to understand how so many people, including TV commentators and reputable news organizations, were sympathetic to the Steubenville, Ohio teen rapists, look no further than the recent film Spring Breakers.

      In other words, Spring Breakers isn’t just a terrible movie, it’s 90 minutes of reinforcement of the party girl image, the kind of bad girl who’s “just asking for it”. The kind of girl whom some in the media and in court tried to portray the Ohio rape victim as – pointing out she was allegedly drunk and living it up the night two football players took advantage of her.

      So much for the tireless campaign to make it clear that “no means no” when it comes to sex, and that if someone is obviously drunk or passed out and can’t consent, you should never sleep with them. Films like this make it all the harder to combat the rape culture that exists at many high schools and colleges. Despite the fact that many students don’t participate in these extremes, the image in people’s heads is “college girl equals wild girl”. Nothing is off-limits. Even good ones like the character of Faith just need a little nudging to let loose.

      What’s particularly frustrating with a film like this in 2013 is that it comes on the heels of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and the push to get women to aim for the boardroom, not the boardwalk. And never mind the fact that thousands of college students are spending their spring break not on a beach, but volunteering with groups like Habitat for Humanity and the United Way, especially after Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Empowered women aren’t the stereotype. That’s not the story Hollywood wants to portray.

      We’re left with a homage to the worst of spring break. It’s a film that tells young women that the “time of their life” is getting drunk and exposing themselves to guys. And we wonder why we have problems with rape culture.

    12. bearlyhere on April 14th, 2013 5:05 pm

      CNN Would Like To Express Its Sympathies To The Steubenville Rapists

      Everyone should see how the mainstream media treats rape and the victims of rape–rather, how mainstream media makes those victims invisible, while offering heartfelt condolences to those who assaulted them.

    13. bearlyhere on April 14th, 2013 5:11 pm

      CNN Reports On The ‘Promising Future’ of the Steubenville Rapists, Who Are ‘Very Good Students’

      One way to report on the outcome of a rape trial is to discuss the legal ramifications of the decision or the effect the proceedings may have on the life of the victim. Another angle reporters can take is to publicly worry about the “promising future” of the convicted rapists, now less promising as a direct result of their choice to rape someone.

      Reporters at CNN today chose the latter technique.


      For readers interested in learning more about how not to be labeled as registered sex offenders, a good first step is not to rape unconscious women, no matter how good your grades are. Regardless of the strength of your GPA (weighted or unweighted), if you commit rape, there is a possibility you may someday be convicted of a sex crime. This is because of your decision to commit a sex crime instead of going for a walk, or reading a book by Cormac McCarthy. Your ability to perform calculus or play football is generally not taken into consideration in a court of law. Should you prefer to be known as “Good student and excellent football player Trent Mays” rather than “Convicted sex offender Trent Mays,” try stressing the studying and tackling and giving the sex crimes a miss altogether.

      It’s perfectly understandable, when reporting on a rape trial, to discuss the length and severity of the sentence; it is less understandable to discuss the end of two convicted rapists’ future athletic and academic careers as if it were somehow divorced from the laws of cause and effect. Their dreams and hopes were not crushed by an impersonal, inexorable legal system; Mays and Richmond raped a girl and have been sentenced accordingly. Had they not raped her, they would not be spending at least one year each in a juvenile detention facility.


      That isn’t how rape trials ought to be discussed by professional journalists.

      Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond are not the “stars” of the Steubenville rape trial. They aren’t the only characters in a drama playing out in eastern Ohio. And yet a CNN viewer learning about the Steubenville rape verdict is presented with dynamic, sympathetic, complicated male figures, and a nonentity of an anonymous victim, the “lasting effects” of whose graphic, public sexual assault are ignored. Small wonder, then, that anyone would find themselves on the side of these men—these poor young men, who were very good at taking tests and playing sports when they were not raping their classmates.

    14. bearlyhere on April 14th, 2013 6:57 pm

      They are convening a grand jury by tomorrow to look further into this case and see if there were other crimes committed. It appears there may have been another case last April.

      BREAKING NEWS: Ohio AG wants grand jury to review teen rape case for possible additional charges


      Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine held a press conference after court adjourned and outlined the number of state investigators on the case, how many people were interviewed, and how much evidence was reviewed from phone.

      DeWine said 16 people refused to talk to his office.

      He concluded that the investigation cannot be completed without the convening of a grand jury and asked for a Jefferson County grand jury to meet on or about April 15 to determine if other crimes were committed.

      He said the grand jury could meet for a number of days. He said this means indictments could be returned and additional charges could be filed. DeWine said those charges could include failure to report a felony, tampering with evidence and other charges.

      DeWine said the grand jury will ensure fairness and complete the investigation.

      “This community needs assurance that no stone has been left unturned in our search for the truth,” DeWine said.

      The teens were immediately taken into custody when court adjourned. The teens cannot have any contact with the victim until age 21, which is the longest time permitted in juvenile court.

      The judge said he closely examined the evidence and re-read all of the text messages presented in the trial. He called the youths’ communications profane and ugly.


      Both teens are student-athletes at Steubenville High School and both had pleaded not guilty of raping the girl on Aug. 11, 2012.

      After court was adjourned, the victim’s mother said her daughter is strong and will persevere. She said she hopes Mays and Richmond will make peace with God.

      DeWine said he doesn’t know how long the grand jury will take or who might be charged, but he wants to get the process moving as soon as possible. He said there’s no limitation of what evidence his office will look at.

      The attorney general further said his office will also investigate another alleged rape in April 2012. He would not say if investigators believe the cases are connected.

    15. bearlyhere on April 14th, 2013 7:06 pm

      Evaluation of evidence delays grand-jury testimony in Steubenville rape case

      April 14, 2013

      A grand jury investigating possible additional charges in the rape of a 16-year-old girl won’t hear from witnesses for about two weeks after it is convened on Monday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in an interview.

      DeWine, without offering further details, said the delay relates to his office’s continuing evaluation of evidence.

      “We have to do this right,” DeWine said on Thursday. “We are still evaluating and going through some evidence, and we do not want to start this process until we have done that.”

      He said the decision was made to get the seating of the grand jury out of the way first, and said that would most likely conclude on Monday.


      Testimony during the trial indicated that head football coach Reno Saccoccia might have known early on about the allegation. Saccoccia has not commented, and the school district has said it won’t comment until after the grand-jury investigation.

      Numerous teenagers, including the victim, were drinking at the party that night, with testimony indicating many of them brought alcohol to the house where the party was held.

      Asked on Thursday whether the grand jury would consider charges related to underage drinking, DeWine said everything is being looked at.


      A special judge was appointed last month to oversee the grand jury at the request of a local judge.

      Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. asked for the special judge because of continuing allegations of a local cover-up surrounding the case.


    16. bearlyhere on April 16th, 2013 12:31 pm

      Here is another example where, after many in the town blamed this 11 year old for being raped or sexually assaulted by 20 males from the age of middle school to 27 years old, the defense attorney of the second tried man says she is the reason why these 20 males gang raped her on video tape, and in his defendant’s case, it was because she was a spider luring a fly into her web.

      If you keep reading the articles, the judge says it is sad for the young defendants.

      It doesn’t appear we have learned anything about consent. In this case, it’s an 11 year old.

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