We’ll guess that the producers of MSNBC’s “Ed Show” would claim that asking, “Who is the real victim” in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case was only a rhetorical question to entice viewers to tune in. Still, imagine how long it would take for the outrage to build had a conservative asked, even rhetorically, who the “real” victim of a rape was.
Yes, the preview of the show online called out mainstream media outlets that were allegedly “shedding tears” for the boys convicted in the case. To their credit, followers of @edshow didn’t need to view the panel (led by substitute host Michael Eric Dyson) to point out the obvious answer to the question.
We know who the real victim is; now, can we get down to finding out who the “real” bad guys are?