Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shame on you, Haley Coomes . . .

. . . you incarnate disgrace to the Fourth Estate.

I know nothing more about Coomes than what I see in this news report, reprinted below.  But based on it, it is unfathomable that she's capable of anything approaching decent reporting.

Based on the hearsay of an unnamed witness (so now the press doesn't even identify third party witnesses in sexual assault cases?), Coomes has declared the alleged victim--who hasn't even claimed entitlement to the mantle of victimhood--the "victim."

This isn't "he said/she said," it's "he said/she didn't say."

This wasn't a rush to judgment by Coomes, it was a 60 meter sprint in record time.

Coomes ought to be fired.  Here's the awful reporting:

Another sexual assault reported at Notre Dame, victim has not come forward

By Haley Coomes

Story Created: Nov 2, 2011 at 9:52 PM EDT
(Story Updated: Nov 2, 2011 at 9:52 PM EDT )

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- Another case has unfolded of an unwanted sexual advance at Notre Dame.

We received an email from a source tonight that was sent out to students.The university said on Friday night a witness saw someone get " forcibly fondled" at a party in a dorm.

The witness did not report it until yesterday. As far as we know the victim has not come forward.

Link: http://www.abc57.com/news/local/Another-sexual-assualt-reported-at-Notre-Dame-victim-has-not-come-forward-133124288.html