Comment: My bet on how this played out:

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My bet on how this played out:

CNN begged the victim and her parents to identify themselves and give interviews. The victim refused and is still identified as "Jane Doe" in all public documents. CNN, pissed off at being rejected by the victim and needing an emotional story, decided to "make an example" of this victim by portraying the rapists in the most positive light they possibly could.

CNN hoped future victims would see the halo bestowed upon these rapists and be forced to give interviews for the truth to be known.

Obviously CNN's abusive tactics have backfired pretty badly, with other news networks and netizens condemning their ridiculous reporting of the situation.