All eyes were on Steubenville, Ohio this week as Ma'lik Richmond and Trent Mays were convicted of raping
a 16-year-old girl. The outrage that many people felt over the details of the Steubenville crime was intensified by CNN reporter Poppy Harlow's coverage of the verdict
, with her focus on the future of the rapists and scant mention of the rape victim. At the same time, a darkly satirical fake news report produced by the Onion
two years ago resurfaced. It seemed to predict this week's events. An online petition demanding an apology has already amassed over a quarter of a million signatures but media ethics expert Kelly McBride
of the Poynter Institute says "railing against CNN for the Steubenville coverage is a waste of time
". She tells Brent why.
Poppy Harlow's Report