Rotten Reporting: WYFF Says “Half Naked Girl Found with Man She Met Online”
But that title neglects to inform you that the “girl” was a 14-year-old child who was being molested by a pervert. At least in this case they put that in the first paragraph, but even there it seems like an after thought.
25-year-old Randall Duffell from Alabama met a 14-year-old girl online a few weeks ago. He groomed her and started up a sexual relationship with the child. WYFF has a long comedy of errors style report on how he got caught but the only thing important in this story is that the 25-year-old pedophile was caught with a child with no pants on in his vehicle.
Call me old fashioned but I think the title of an article should reflect the main point. Duffell wasn’t caught with a “girl” because frankly in South Carolina it’s legal (unfortunately) to have sex with a girl 16 and up. At 39 I tend to refer to anyone under 25 as a “girl” but they aren’t children. Duffell was caught with a child. He is a child molester. WYFF avoids pointing out that truth. Why?
I have a theory about that. It’s the same reason when a 22-year-old was caught making obscene phone calls to a 14-year-old and her mother WYFF titled the story Man Accused Of Sexy Phone Calls To Minor. You know, because there’s nothing sexier than adults making obscene phone calls to children.
Seems to me someone at WYFF has some unconventional views as to the morality of adults preying sexually on children.