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Fox News Guest: 'I'm Not Saying She Deserved To Be Raped, But...'



Fox News Guest: 'I'm Not Saying She Deserved To Be Raped, But...'

Published on Oct 18, 2013
"The Fox News Channel may have taken its "Fair and Balanced" motto a little too far on Thursday when it invited criminal defense attorney Joseph DiBenedetto to make case for why an alleged rape victim was asking to be assaulted. Following the news that a Missouri county prosecutor had asked for a special prosecutor to review the charge that a 14-year-old girl was raped by an older high school student in 2012, Fox News host Shepard Smith turned to DiBenedetto for a counterpoint...".* Part of Joseph's response included saying "I'm not saying she deserved to be raped but..." which has sparked outrage. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! and TYT Sports), and John Iadarola (TYT University and Common Room) break it down on The Young Turks.

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Reply Fox News Guest: 'I'm Not Saying She Deserved To Be Raped, But...' (Original post)
Coyotl Oct 2013 OP
lib87 Oct 2013 #1
Half-Century Man Oct 2013 #6
lib87 Oct 2013 #8
appleannie1 Oct 2013 #26
AnotherMcIntosh Oct 2013 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2013 #11
yuiyoshida Oct 2013 #3
cynzke Oct 2013 #4
Heather MC Oct 2013 #5
Half-Century Man Oct 2013 #7
radicalliberal Oct 2013 #9
freshwest Oct 2013 #10
radicalliberal Oct 2013 #30
Skittles Oct 2013 #13
radicalliberal Oct 2013 #31
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2013 #12
Skittles Oct 2013 #14
Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2013 #32
nomorenomore08 Oct 2013 #15
Prophet 451 Oct 2013 #16
In_The_Wind Oct 2013 #17
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2013 #18
drynberg Oct 2013 #19
Gothmog Oct 2013 #20
They_Live Oct 2013 #21
Crowman1979 Oct 2013 #22
hatrack Oct 2013 #23
heaven05 Oct 2013 #24
ljm2002 Oct 2013 #25
Lint Head Oct 2013 #27
ck4829 Oct 2013 #28
radicalliberal Oct 2013 #29

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:56 AM

1. Now, I'm not saying Joseph DiBenedetto Deserves to Have the Sense Beat into him but...

No wait, that is what I'm saying.

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Response to lib87 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:34 AM

6. I just want to add,

I'm okay with the beating even if it doesn't result in education.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:03 AM

8. Lol

I am okay with that as well as long as each scenario includes a beating.

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Response to lib87 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:11 PM

26. You have to have sense to have it beaten out of you.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:58 AM

2. How does a person come to have such morals? Or lack of them?

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:51 AM

11. It all starts with coming to the table acting like everyone else there is inferior to you.

 

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:04 AM

3. I just love Anna Kasparian

follow her on twitter.. she's great!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:05 AM

4. Congratulations....

Joseph DiBenedetto, you totally embarrassed your parents on national TV. You are lucky I'm not your mother. I hope you apologize to your parents and family members.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:30 AM

5. Everything after the But is the Truth, Always

I am not saying she deserved to be Raped, but she did
That is an insult to every Man. Woman, and Child that has ever been raped
and Sadly as we have seen recently by a few court case decisions that is the mentality of our legal system.
And Our Media

Remember CNN going on and on about how the poor Steubenville's Rapist life was not ruined
aww

And the Judge that decided a 14 year was just as much in to blame as her rapist

Protect your daughters, raise your sons not to Rape, and if the unspeakable happens, don't be afraid to shout it out loud. Victims should not be shamed or embarasses into silence!!!!




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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 01:42 AM

7. At what point

Did respiration while buzzed become consent? At what point did under age alcohol consumption equal age of consent?

Rape has nothing to do with sex. It is a crime of dominance. By raping an unconsciouses girl the young male established his sense of supremacy over a victim. To allow him to evade some justice for her is injustice against her.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:26 AM

9. Scum! Absolute scum!

Does this pathetic piece of protoplasm have any daughters?


So, there's no rape culture, eh? Any doubt now that we live in a sick society?

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Response to radicalliberal (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:30 AM

10. +1,000

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Response to freshwest (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:46 PM

30. Thank you! :)

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Response to radicalliberal (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 04:22 AM

13. this man insults daughters AND sons

he insinuates boys just cannot stop themselves from raping, given the correct circumstances

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Response to Skittles (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:51 PM

31. You're absolutely right!

Don't all of us have the personal responsibility to not take advantage of people in vicious ways? (That's a rhetorical question I shouldn't even have to ask, but we live in a sick society.)

He's an absolute disgrace to humanity and should crawl back under the rock from which he emerged. He's also a disgrace to the legal profession.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 04:20 AM

12. That's weird, his clothing looks modern, and he is on the tee vee, so I guess he's not from

the unenlightened past.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 04:24 AM

14. from what era is that hairstyle

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Response to Skittles (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 04:44 AM

32. Well, Grease was set in the 1950s, right?

You know, back in the good old days before women got libby and blacks got uppity.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:24 AM

15. To say the least, there's no good way to finish that sentence.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 06:37 AM

16. I'm trying to think of a good way to finish that sentence

I'm trying but I really, really can't think of one.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 06:51 AM

17. , But ... NO!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:39 AM

18. Yeah, you are...

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 08:10 AM

19. Excuse me, DiBenedetto, but RAPE IS A CRIME.

There ain't circumstances, whether they are true or not, that preclude guilt when RAPE occurs. Detestable, and on FAUX NEWS too...who wouldda figured?

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:01 AM

20. I was very upset about Faux' treatment of this subject

This commentator is an idiot

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:31 AM

21. morally backwards "edginess" or

irresponsible, sociopathic behavior? I hate FOX news.


Slightly OT, but those are some wacky subtitles that TYT has going. Shep Smith becomes "Ship Mesh". Fantastic!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:05 AM

22. This scumbag looks like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho.

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Response to Crowman1979 (Reply #22)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:16 AM

23. And he's just begging for a "Hey Paul!"

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:51 AM

24. typical RW mentality

 

sick and pitiless when it comes to rape and murder of anyone other than the RW white male of our 'species'.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:07 PM

25. He said she lied because she "got caught" and was "embarrassed"...

...I wish someone had pointed out that she "got caught" when her mother discovered her outside, nearly frozen to death, trying to get to the front door. Did that girl, by sneaking out and getting drunk, tacitly agree to be raped, and then dumped outside -- injured, dangerously drunk and barely conscious -- in 22-degree weather and left to die?

These are the other "facts of the case" that the lawyer carefully did not mention.

Beyond disgusting.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:22 PM

27. When someone says, I'm Not Saying blah, blah blah, but.. They ARE saying it.

The stupidity gives me a headache. This jerk is saying rape is okay in certain circumstances. Does he not have a daughter, wife, sister, mother, aunt, female cousin?

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 02:28 PM

28. Is this what Republicans mean by 'legitimate rape'?

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 05:43 PM

29. The problem is that we live in a "blame the victim" society.

Not only are rape victims blamed for their own victimization, but we see the same attitude manifested by those who defend bullying in the schools. They say the victims of bullying bring it upon themselves, as if the bullies have no personal responsibility. Conservatives are always talking about personal responsibility; yet in a disgusting display of blatant hypocrisy, some, if not many, of them do not appear to hold rapists and school bullies personally responsible for their own evil choices. I'm sure this is true because many conservatives are fascinated by the stronger or more powerful abusing the weaker or the powerless. They get off on it in a sick sort of way!

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