Trying to figure the national/cable media is fruitless. They live by their own rules, whether they make sense or not.
But I agree this is an important topic. Sexual Assault and Rape are apparently different charges, though I don’t understand why. The Stanford story is being categorized as “Sexual Assault”, not “Rape”. As far as I can understand this is why there was not a big jail term.
But the underlying problem here is a well-to-do student getting a lenient term. Why does that happen? If it were a poor student or a minority student that probably would not be the case. But how many poor or minority students actually attend Stanford? Just asking.
The Dad made a crazy statement, but he is not part of the case.