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Guest column/Media malpractice runs rampant on rape story

December 1, 2013
By JOHN ZIEGLER , The Herald-Star

As a documentary filmmaker who specializes in media criticism and a former WTOV-TV sportscaster who once wrote a book about a year in the life of the Steubenville Big Red (and who has communicated extensively with Big Red coach Reno Saccoccia about the case), I have been appalled by the grossly inaccurate "football" narrative, which has been created by the national media in its coverage of the "Steubenville Rape Case."

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