Seriously, New York Times? Seriously?

[Trigger warning for sexual violence and rape apologia.]

Shaker Rennet emails this New York Times story about the rape allegations against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn, which invites reader comments with the note:
With no eyewitness or other direct evidence of a forcible attack, the case between Dominique Strauss-Kahn and prosecutors is shaping up to be a battle of she-said, he-said.

Share your thoughts.
I believe that may also have been the subhead on the article's main page until it started getting complaints from readers. Now it just sits at the top of the comments page, inviting people to weigh in with the most classic rape apologist trope, "he-said, she-said."

I'll note that this piece, like several others we've recently discussed, including both articles about the NY police officers charged with and acquitted of rape, was authored by John Eligon. Maybe it's not the best idea to put a rape apologist on your rape beat, NYT.

Email the Public Editor, Arthur Brisbane and/or submit a Letter to the Editor.

[Previously on the New York Times' appalling coverage of sexual violence: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.]

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