IF ONLY We Listened to Christiana Hoff Sommers in 2015: The Media Is Making College Rape Culture Worse

The frenzy over college sexual assault now sweeping the nation was triggered by a specific event.  It all began in 2010. That year, reporters at NPR teamed up with Center for Public Integrity (CPI) to produce and promote an “investigative reporting series” entitled “Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice.” The report was a jumble of highly selective reporting and dubious statistics, as we shall see. But the reporters spread the news far and wide and no one thought to question their accuracy. The NPR/CPI team not only exaggerated the number of victims, it promoted the idea that any male undergraduate implicated in a campus sexual assault is likely to be an incorrigible repeat offender… Our detour into madness might never have happened had those investigative journalists at NPR and CPI resisted their “nightmare” narrative and just reported the truth.

thedailybeast.com By Christian Hoff Sommers

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