I'm reading online Duke’s student newspaper, The Chronicle, and I come to:
BRODHEAD NAMED AMBASSADOR TO ZIMBABWE BY BUSHWow! I hadn’t heard about that.
Was that a real news report or did someone(s) hack into The Chronicle and post a story to make President Brodhead look even worse than he already does?
Since the report was on The Chronicle’s message board, we need to be a very skeptical.
Chronicle message board reports often prove to be as false as things we hear from President Brodhead himself and many of his faculty Group of 88 colleagues.
On the other hand, The Chronicle gave the report a large, seperate subject head as you'll see if you go here.
What’s more, the report has been up for more than five hours.
If the report is a fake, wouldn't The Chronicle, whose editors have never criticized Brodhead's refusal last spring to meet with the parents of the lacrosse players or questioned his silence when Reade Seligmann was subjected to death threats, have “pulled” the report?
At least that’s what I think. And that’s what leads me to pass on to you what The Chronicle is passing on to its readers tonight.
From The Chronicle Message Board:
Due to his almost unlimited admiration for the Brodhead's handling of the Duke lacrosse team crisis, George Bush has nominated the leader of Duke University as America's ambassador to Zimbabwe.Now I want to say again I’m very skeptical of this report, especially the part about Brodhead “standing next to the President with a goofy smile of his face, while holding a miniature flag of Zimbabwe in his left hand.”
"It was the only quick way to get [him] outta here!" Bush is reported to have said when he thought microphones had been turned off.
Brodhead, who, as everyone knows is immune to any kind of criticism, remained standing next to the President with a goofy smile on his face, while holding a miniature flag of Zimbabwe in his left hand. "I'm only too aware that Zimbabwe has its critics," Brodhead spoke, "but it's an exemplar of diversity."
When asked about the seizure of white owned land by Mugabe's thugs, Brodhead intoned," what goes around comes around and I'm certain it was, somehow, all our fault."…
That can't be true. Brodhead is right-handed.
On the other hand (No word play intended.), The Chronicle is standing by the story and has not removed it from its site.
What to do?
JinC reports. You decide