Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Example Of Ruthless Media Bias In Sexual Assault Cases

Case in point. Recently the sexual assault charges against three McGill football players have been dropped due to a witness coming forward who stated that the accuser told her in confidence that the sex had been consensual. This fact is somewhat hard to find since it is buried in news articles (as given below).

As quoted from http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/sexual-assault-charges-dropped-against-mcgill-redmen

"According to the complainant, the Crown prosecutor in the case, Miguel Boisvert, had been trying since December 2013 to reach a witness — a fellow Concordia University student and resident adviser in whom the complainant confided the morning after the alleged assault.

But that woman didn’t want to get involved. When she discovered she would be subpoenaed to testify Monday, she sent a four-line email to the Crown last Friday, saying the alleged victim agreed to have sex with the men, the complainant’s mother said in an interview."

As quoted from http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/System+still+failing+victims+sexual+assault/10427103/story.html

"The allegations shook McGill’s administration — which was accused of trying to cover up the matter — and eventually led to the young men being charged in April 2012, and, when the case went public months later, being kicked off the football team.

Then, in mid-November, new evidence came to light — allegedly in the form of a statement from a witness who affirmed that the sex was consensual — and Crown prosecutors dropped the charges."

You will notice that, upon looking at the mainstream news coverage of this case, that the victim narrative is forced to continue. It is easy to find mainstream news articles focusing on how the alleged victim was "wronged" and how the system is flawed because of that.

Even when charges against accused rapists are dropped in a court of law, the media, instead of covering the issue fairly, only explores the side of the story from the point of view of the alleged victim (the woman) offering a sympathetic tone to her experience. Of course no coverage AT ALL is given to the point of view of the accused rapists who have endured the stigma and will likely continue to endure the stigma brought on by the charges.

Some of the common headlines surrounding this case following the non-guilty verdict are:

"System still failing victims of sexual assault in Canada" (source: http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/System+still+failing+victims+sexual+assault/10427103/story.html)

"Women face trial by ordeal" (source: http://www.leaderpost.com/sports/Women+face+trial+ordeal/10425426/story.html)

"It's hard to move on: Alleged victim in McGill sex scandal speaks out" (source: http://globalnews.ca/news/1679223/its-hard-to-move-on-alleged-victim-in-mcgill-sex-scandal-speaks-out/)

"Ex-McGill Redmen should have been charged: alleged sex assault victim" (source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ex-mcgill-redmen-should-have-been-charged-alleged-sex-assault-victim-1.2841462)

So, according to these articles, even if charges are dropped there is still a problem that needs to be fixed (from the accuser's point of view, the only one that matters). And never mind the problem that exists from the accused' point of view where they are treated by the public (including their schools) as guilty until proven innocent, and even then only innocent in the eyes of the law, not the public at large.

There seems to be a push in the mainstream media that due process is a bad thing when it comes to sexual assault cases given what it puts the (alleged) victims through. It seems that asking the accusers hard questions (to get to the truth) is too harsh and they must be spared that ordeal. Following this form of logic through to completion will mean that all accusations must result in a conviction, no questions asked. And anything more is just too traumatic for the (female) accusers. This is justice à la witch burning.

The notion is being put forward that all female accusers must be believed in a manner equivalent to religious belief, and if you don't automatically believe them you will be accused of victim-blaming, victim-shaming, and being a rape apologist. In the mind of the fanatic, we must do something about the "rape culture" even if time-honored, constitutionally tested, notions of fairness and due process must be torn down, and even if innocents are punished. The cause is just too important to let matters such as these get in the way. Yes, the hysteria is at a tipping point but it seems to be mostly confined to the media and the halls of government and academia where feminist influence is the strongest.

The media is becoming a monster in gender based issues, preferring to cast aside fairness and respect of due process (innocent until proven guilty) in favor of a political ideology of male-demonization and female pedestalization above all else. The media, especially the liberal media, is a cabal of feminist propaganda machinery.

This media bias is glaringly obvious and very disturbing to say the least. And they must be sensing the push back given how they typically disable commenting on their articles. They do not want critical feedback as that would threaten the narrative they want to advance. What arrogance and a flagrant abuse of their position of responsibility as a news reporting agency, using their dominant position as a news agency to disseminate one-sided feminist ideology. It's a form of news but minus the journalistic integrity. In other words, it's propaganda.

Bottom line, you cannot trust anything the media says (especially the liberal media) when it comes to gender issues.