Monday, September 18, 2006

Duke lacrosse: Lots of good posts

William Anderson reminds us of what much of Duke campus was like last Spring. He tells us how and why it was that way.

Attorney Mike Gaynor is calling on the accuser to come forward; tell the truth; and end the hoax and the injustices and miseries its spawned. Key graf:

The Duke case should be put out of its misery, so the undeserved misery of the Duke Three and their families and friends can be alleviated, they can move on with their lives, and the people of Durham County can do what they need to do.
I hope it happens, Mike, but I'm not holding my breath.

Liestoppers has two posts up today. One is “Let the Great Axe Fall.” I’ll bet you can guess whose head they want. Liestoppers' Meet the Enablers Series has a very deserving “honoree” today: Durham Herald Sun Editor Bob Ashley.

Besides serving as Liestoppers Enabler “honoree,” Ashley’s doing double duty today serving KC Johnson’s “piƱata of the day.” Here’s part of what KC says:
In the lacrosse case, Ashley has failed at performing the basic journalistic task of speaking truth to power–and in an affair where the representatives of "power" desperately need rebuke. But he’s not a very good propagandist, either. His paper’s columns and articles are either comically heavy-handed (as in the editorial praising Chalmers’ alleged openness) or unintentionally helpful to critics of Nifong and Gottlieb. No wonder the Herald-Sun’s circulation figures continue to plunge. Hilarity on the news and editorial pages, whether intended or not, isn’t a good selling point.
You may be asking: It there any life left in Ashley’s H-S. Johnsville News offers its answer: “Duke Case: Death Spiral for The Herald-Sun”
The Herald-Sun may be another casualty of the Duke rape hoax. The case has been an acid test for North Carolina journalists. It looks like the acid from this case may peel away the remaining dead flesh from the corpse of The Herald-Sun.
When Bob Ashley first took over as H-S editor in December 2004 he said to me: “Give me some time, John. I’ll show you what I can do with this paper.”

I did; he has.

One final link is to the Raleigh N&O's Editors' Blog post "Duke lacrosse latest: Gottlieb profile." Scroll down and take a look at what reader/commenters are posting on the thread.

1 comments:

joan foster said...

Thiese were posted with my piece about Brodhead...Bon Voyage at Liestoppers blog. All clicklable links at Liestoppers if the troll wishes to read and be educated.

http://liestoppers.blogspot.com/2006/09/bon-voyage.html

Statements and Letters By Broadhead:
Broadhead on: Duke Men’s Lacrosse Team March 25, 2006
on 911 Tape March 29, 2006
Letter to Alumni March 30, 2006
Letter to Undergraduate Parents March 30, 2006
Letter to the community April 5, 2006
President Brodhead Responds to Lacrosse Situation April 5, 2006
on Indictments in Lacrosse Case April 18, 2006
on Lacrosse Situation at Alumni Reunion April 22, 2006
on New Black Panther Party Demonstration April 28, 2006
To the Students of Duke University May 3, 2006
Letter to the Duke CommunityJune 5, 2006

*Notably absent from this list is the Letter to the Lacrosse Parents.
Perhaps because there was none.