Duke “Rape” Hoax = Duranty Encore for NYTwits
Posted by alex in 'hate' hoaxes, New York Times at 1:01 pm | Permanent Link
I saw this on Slate and thought it might be of interest. I’m surprised Slate would publish an article that says in effect that these guys are being framed by the NYT as well as the police and prosecutor.
hey, wait a minute
Witness for the Prosecution?
The New York Times (Duranty’s home paper) is still victimizing innocent Dukies.
By Stuart Taylor Jr.
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at 5:22 PM ET
Imagine you are the world’s most powerful newspaper and you have invested your credibility in yet another story line that is falling apart, crumbling as inexorably as Jayson Blair’s fabrications and the flawed reporting on Saddam Hussein’s supposed WMD. What to do? If you’re the New York Times and the story is the alleged gang rape of a black woman by three white Duke lacrosse players-a claim shown by mounting evidence to be almost certainly fraudulent-you tone down your rhetoric while doing your utmost to prop up a case that’s been almost wholly driven by prosecutorial and police misconduct. And by bad journalism. Worse, perhaps, than the other recent Times embarrassments. The Times still seems bent on advancing its race-sex-class ideological agenda, even at the cost of ruining the lives of three young men who it has reason to know are very probably innocent. This at a time when many other true believers in the rape charge, such as feminist law professor Susan Estrich, have at last seen through the prosecution’s fog of lies and distortions.