Especially if you’ve been trying to follow the Steubenville rape case via the Main Stream Media who have been picking up claims made by sources like Anonymous that have no real world connection to the case. Their coverage hasn’t been much more reliable than the copy of the Firesign Theatre promotional piece on the left. Fortunately, Lee Stranahan has been digging into the facts.
Here’s some of the wrong claims floating around that Mr. Stranahan debunks:
Steubenville is so corrupt that no justice is possible.
There has been a massive cover-up in the case.
The victim was drugged, put in a car trunk to bring her to a series of parties, urinated on, and left for dead in a field.
That there a number of witnesses to the assaults who have not come forward.
The school’s football coaches were involved in the night’s activities.
That football players were given easy or preferential treatment in this case.
No media was covering the case except for one blogger until Anonymous got involved.
That no justice would happen in this case were it not for the intervention of Anonymous.
The infamous video of Michael Nodianos joking has nothing to do with the legal case.
I have no idea whether or not the accused are guilty of anything, but a fair trial and an honest verdict require the truth.