10 YEARS LATER … THE DUKE LACROSSE RAPE CASE AND THE PACK OF LIES FROM DISGRACED AND DISBARRED NIFONG.
ESPN has a remarkable 30 for 30 called “Fantastic Lies.” Its the story of the fake and trumped up rape charges against members of the Duke lacrosse team and the medias want and need to have the accusations in the case be true. If you have not seen it already, please do so. Although the three LAX Players, David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann were exonerated of any crimes and reached settlements with Duke University, their lives could never have been the same.
Whats amazing is that it was a terrible confluence of black and white, rich and poor, and privileged and the not-so privileged. The MSM so wanted the accusations in the case to be true. Sound familiar? Sounds like the liberal MSM has not learned a damn thing in 10 years.
On the evening of March 13, 2006, a fateful party at a house in Durham, N.C. plunged the nation and its media into a frenzy of assumptions, social crusading, and miscarried justice. When the Duke men’s lacrosse team hired two exotic dancers during a night of drinking, one of the dancers accused three team members of a brutal gang rape in the bathroom of a run-down rental house just off of Duke’s tree-lined East Campus.
The story scratched every social-justice itch, and everyone seemed more than happy to scratch away, despite a lack of evidence. A little more than a year after the alleged assault, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper took the unusual step of declaring the three accused men “innocent,” after a “tragic rush to accuse and a failure to verify serious allegations,” and prosecuting Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong was disbarred and convicted of contempt.
1. When Nifong Went Hear-No-Evil
2. The Rule-Violating Photo Line-Ups
3. When the Accused and Families Came to Grips With the Situation
4. When Team Captain Dave Evans Publicly Professed Their Innocence
5. When NYT’s Public Editor Explained the Media’s Inability to Cover This Fairly