A vicious freakazoid called Richard Cohen writes in the WashPo:
The first thing you should know about the so-called Steubenville Rape is that this was not a rape involving intercourse.
The “so-called rape”, got it? I’m guessing it is “so-called” rather than “rape” because there was no intercourse. Which, judging by the pompous nature of this declaration, is hugely important to the vicious freakazoid. He thinks we have been duped by the victim and the mobs she summoned into believing that it was “real rape” when, in fact, it was not a crime at all:
The Internet — in e-mails and tweets and Facebook…formed itself into a digital lynch mob that demanded the arrest of the innocent for a crime — gang rape — that had not been committed…
How come this condescending, stupid, preachy fellow who treats his readers like complete idiots has a well-paying job at such a popular newspaper? Do we really want him polluting our lives with his stupid excretions on a regular basis?
P.S. I’m not linking to this animal’s article because he should not be able to boost his readership this way. Instead, I’m linking to a good, valuable article that quotes this monstrosity.
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Where have I heard the word ‘lynch mob’ before in defending rapists… oh yes, with Roman Polanski. His supporters keep using that word too, even though justice in his case would involve a second court appearance and not a public hanging.
And I wonder how Cohen would describe the mob in Steubenville, from coaches to “concerned parents” to other students, who viciously harassed the victim afterwards and helped cover up the crime? Maybe he’d think of them as defenders of smalltown values.
Maybe the Washington Post published this because it doesn’t want the New York Times to outdo it in anything, including rape apology, which is a Times specialty; the Post has to keep up with the competition.
There are seriously not enough curse words in the English (or any) language to describe what a waste of human tissue Richard Cohen is. May that bigoted schmuck somehow encounter in his own life all of the vile misfortune he has wished upon others who are not as “good.”
PS my most recent article in the Chronicle was about (among other things) how the literature of Heinrich von Kleist can help students understand Steubenville.
Please leave the link! I haven’t had the time even to see the Chronicle or anything else.
I imagine! The article is called Don’t Ditch Deutsch, and it’s about manipulating, erm I mean inspiring, students to take German for “practical” reasons so that the discipline doesn’t die. http://chronicle.com/article/Dont-Ditch-Deutsch/141201/
I love the title of your article, though I had no idea the field of German literature was doing so poorly.
(I took one class in college, in the Faust myth, that was team-taught by an English professor and a German professor. About half, or more, of the students were German literature students, the rest, including me, were English. It was a lot of fun.)
Finally, as I also studied biochemistry, I can say that foreign languages, including German, are definitely useful in those (STEM) fields! I had a boyfriend who was studying paleontology, and his research was in the evolution of hippopotami and whales. Most of the existing literature on hippo anatomy is in French, and I think there was one text that was in German. Especially in comparative anatomy, which was a very popular field long ago but one very few people study today, most of these texts were never translated.
Richard Cohen’s always been the very definition of an asswipe, but this is a new low.
Look at this one too. Some talking head on CNN makes a joke about how Chelsea Manning will get plenty of practice being a woman in an all-male prison…
I’m going to plug http://www.donotlink.com again.
The Washington Post published Betsy Karasik’s rubbish so they accept freelancers as well: <a href="www.donotlink.com/http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/sex-between-students-and-teachers-should-not-be-a-crime/2013/08/30/dbf7dcca-1107-11e3-b4cb-fd7ce041d814_story.html?hpid=z3
As protesters decry the leniency of Rambold’s sentence — he will spend 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who committed suicide at age 16 — I find myself troubled for the opposite reason. I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and teachers should necessarily be classified as rape, and I believe that absent extenuating circumstances, consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized.
Predictably she’s complaining people are not civil to her.