And talk differently about Brock Turner as well: Media Continues to Refer to Him as a “Stanford Swimmer” Rather Than a Rapist
Naomi LaChance reports in The Intercept:
When Bock Turner was released from jail today after serving half of his six-month sentence for the sexual assault of an unconscious woman, headlines referring to him as a Stanford swimmer sparked renewed controversy.
Associated Press, USA Today, TIME, CNN, Sports Illustrated, MSNBC, and the BBC were criticized by readers for failing to immediately identify Turner as someone who had committed sexual assault.
TIME referred to Turner as a swimmer and didn’t note that he had committed a sexual assault until the third line of the story. The magazine called him a “former Stanford student and star swimmer.”
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“I am no longer a swimmer, a student, a resident of California, or the product of the work that I put in to accomplish the goals that I set out in the first 19 years of my life,” Turner said in a court statement.
During Turner’s trial in the spring, the news media drew criticism for lauding his swimming accomplishments at the elite California school. . .