Even the New York Times admitted this week that most liberal news outlets were not reporting the Rockville rape case, where two undocumented youths (17 and 18-years-old) raped a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom.
The rape has caused a huge amount of controversy, with some conservative news outlets saying that the Rockville rape case for conservatives is like police brutality cases for liberals. There have been protests and a large backlash, as information that the rapists were actually allowed into the country despite being here illegally and allowed to join their family members in Maryland.
Times writers John Koblin and Nick Corasanti, noted that “viewers would not have heard about [the rape] if they had turned to CNN or MSNBC,” adding that the rape “went virtually uncovered on most networks.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Liberal television networks have left their viewers largely uninformed about the rape–a fact the Times conceded on Saturday.
Times writers John Koblin and Nick Corasanti noted that Fox News’ coverage Friday gave “considerable time” to the Rockville rape–which they referred to as “a rape case in Maryland.”
Koblin and Corasanti noted that “viewers would not have heard about [the rape] if they had turned to CNN or MSNBC,” adding that the rape “went virtually uncovered on most networks.”
An in-story “fact-check” from the Times also conceded that Fox News has been accurate in its criticisms of other major networks for ignoring the story.
The alleged rape generated national outrage despite being ignored by most networks.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer pointed to the rape last week as an example of the human costs of a broken immigration system.
“Part of the reason the President has cracked-down on illegal immigration, and made it such a big deal is because of tragedies like this,” Spicer said. “Immigration pays its toll on our people if it’s not done legally.”