"... these three individuals [David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann,] are innocent of these charges."
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, Apr. 11, 2007
I've just sent the following email to N&O Reporter Anne Blythe, one of two reporters bylined on the Raleigh News & Observer's deliberatly fraudulent March 25, 2006, "anonymous interview" story,
Dancer gives details of ordealThat story reported "the victim's" claims that racial slurs were "barked" at her and the other danser before she was brutally beaten and gang-raped. The N&O also withheld from the story the critically important exculpatory news "the victim" said the second dancer had been sexually assaulted but didn't report it for fear of losing her job.
A woman hired to dance for the Duke lacrosse team describes a night of racial slurs, growing fear and, finally, sexual violence.
Dear Reporter Blythe:
Your story today, "Nifong apologizes to lacrosse players," includes this:
Defense lawyers have said the players scattered in the wee hours of the morning after the team party because the second escort service dancer threatened to call police about racial slurs uttered by partygoers.I'm not aware of the defense attorneys saying any such thing.
Can you show me where they did?
If you can't, will you correct your story?
I'll publish your response in full.
Also, you and the N&O claim you reported in your March 25 story only things "the victim" said that were in "a police report."
You've never ID'ed which police report you used. Your March 25 story reported "the victim" saying things that are in no police report made public so far.
Did you really restrict what you reported Crystal Mangum said to what was in a police report? Or did you not?
If you really did use a police report, make it available. I'll publish that in full. People want to see it.
Thank you for your attention to my queries.
John in Carolina