CNN’s Classy Headlining of the Austrian Rape/Imprisonment Case
You may recall that, a couple of months ago, a story broke about a man who had raped his own daughter repeatedly which resulted in her having several of his children. The man, Kerstin Fritzl, kept them all imprisoned beneath his home, including the 24-year imprisonment of his daughter.
One of the resulting children – now a 19-year-old – has awoken from an induced coma. CNN’s way of headlining this for its front page?
That’s right, “incest dungeon girl.” Really conveys the years of abuse, doesn’t it? I’m also not sure that the article’s “Josef Fritzl’s incestuous relationship with his daughter Elisabeth” was a good turn of phrase – decades of rape and imprisonment seems to be well beyond “incestuous relationship.”
PS-I think my reaction to the headline just above should go without saying. Head. Explodes.