At Thanksgiving and eleven year old girl was raped in Texas. Many details have come to light, and the victim wasn’t the one to tell her tale. Another student at the school saw a video of a gang rape on her mobile phone and took it to the office. The student was questioned and the matter handed over to the police. This is where the New York Times comes in and prints an article from a correspondant in Texas that was published in the March 9th edition of the newspaper on page A19.
The article shows no sympathy for the victim, instead it plays up the town as a “working-class neighborhood” and paints a picture of community devastation but not one quote from a resident or sympathy from JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr. who wrote the article.
Instead I see these types of quotes:
“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.”
O RLY? Those poor, poor boys they will have to go through life being rapists. Boys will be boys. What about the eleven year old girl who was raped?
“Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said.”
“Where was her mother? What was her mother thinking?” said Ms. Harrison, one of a handful of neighbors who would speak on the record. “How can you have an 11-year-old child missing down in the Quarters?”
Yes let’s blame the mother and her wardrobe. How can a twenty-seven year old man resist something as alluring as a sharp dressed preteen?
This whole article makes me sick, thanks a lot NYT for reminded me of my bad opinion of you.