scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: 20/20
Bill Sheehan Jr. (w.sheehan.jr@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Tue Nov 09 1999 - 12:04:00 CST
On 11/5/99 6:46 PM Cliff Cray deacon1@MEDIAONE.NET wrote:
> For all the good so many people do in Scouting and other
> the media would rather look for a bad apple and make it reflect on
> Boo to them, 20/20 and others.
Robert Blau <rblau@ECLIPSE.NET> replied
>I watched the show. While I wish the incidents never happened I can't
>criticize ABC or 20/20 for reporting them.
I have to agree with Cliff and disagree with Robert. These warped
individuals exist and are caught daily EVERYWHERE. They don't make it on
20/20. In addition they flashed over the fact that the minute the guy
was accused he was booted out in 1992. Almost every view of the guy was
in an SM uniform. These boys parents continued to send their sons out
with the guy after the trial. He wasn't an SM then, but once again they
flashed back to a photo in uniform. It was Scout bashing. Factual, but
none the less Scout bashing.
Case in point: How many out there have heard about the guy in Cleveland
with over 1200 stalking and rape victims? It's certainly a more
sensational story. And all factual, just like the story Friday.