Balancing Advocacy and Accuracy

Friday, June 01, 2012

Transcript

In a Washington Post op-ed last month, Senator Joseph Lieberman spoke of “horrific human rights abuses perpetrated daily, including the widespread and deliberate use of rape and other sexual violence as weapons of war.” Lauren Wolfe, director of the Women Under Siege Project, which has curated a map plotting instances of sexual violence in Syria, talks with Brooke about trying to check the senator's claim and the difficulty of verifying claims of rape in a war-zone.


The Chieftains - The Stone

Guests:

Lauren Wolfe

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [1]

listener

"It reminds me of the weapons of mass destruction controversy"

Yep, no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq as investigators waded though mass graves of civilians.
Scant evidence of sexual violence against women in Syria but apparently Syrian women recently massacred by the state are not available for comment so it's not fair to make unfounded accusations.
Um, are we missing the point here?

It's moving to see some struggle to defend the reputation of tyrants committing unspeakable atrocities yet no such diligent fact checking about the so-called GOP "War on Women" and those who peddle that toxic canard along with other domestic demagoguery.

Jun. 02 2012 10:08 AM

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