2015/07/09

Why the AP isn’t using the term ‘sexual assault’ on its Bill Cosby stories. Yet.

Poynter :: The Associated Press reported this week that Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he gave sedatives to a woman in order to have sex with her. If a woman is sedated, she isn’t able to give consent. If sex with an unconscious person is sexual assault, is it ethical for reporters to write this sentence instead: “A man admitted that he gave sedatives to a woman in order to sexually assault her”?

Read Lauren Klinger, www.poynter.org

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