Refuting Duke-Durham frame/cover-up enablers is easy.
Just use facts.
I was reminded of that this morning when I read the comment thread of The Chronicle’s recent, lengthy infomercial-like story headed:
I love the phony double standard applied by the LAX lunatics. When the Durham DA alleged that the LAX players were guilty of rape, we were all supposed to ignore the allegations.Tort Lawyer responded:
However, when the LAX players make allegations against Duke and its administrators, we are supposed to treat those allegations as if they are the gospel even before trial. What a joke.
No... you're the joke.Further down the thread you’ll find Plaque for 610 offering this piece of imagining entirely dissociated from reality:
The allegations against the lacrosse players were serious, and deserved to be investigated. When it became clear that Nifong was acting in a procedurally improper manner, it was appropriate to call for his replacement, as Professor Coleman did, to restore confidence in the investigation.
No one is asking you, or anyone else, to accept the allegations against Brodhead and Steel "as the gospel".
But these allegations are serious, and they deserve to be investigated... not swept under the rug.
What the Chronicle needs to do is to stop mischaracterizing the complaint against Brodhead by employing the strawman argument concocted by the Duke P.R. Department, that the criticism is largely related to one of a "lack of support".
610 North Buchanan Avenue.A short while later a commenter provided reality:
Herein lies the ghost of Tarheel
Justice, trapped in a bathroom,
strangled, assaulted and robbed
stangled... and not a mark on her neck, per the medical report, police report and photographic evidence,That the facts so easily refute what the frame/cover-up enablers want to believe explains why so many of them now fall back on name calling, ad hominems, threats, misstatements, lies and fantasies.
assaulted... and not a mark on her body, save the scratched knee, obtained while being dumped cold by co-workers on the hard shell parking lot of the Platinum Club,
robbed... and yet her cash left at 610 Buchanan was recovered, and her only claim deemed credible by the DPD was that she had been robbed by the second stripper,
Face it, no one was strangled, assaulted or robbed.
You were lied to, and you took the bait hard.
You so want to believe that someone was strangled, assaulted or robbed, that in your lie-filled fantasy world, it all requires a total disregard of the evidence.
TC's article's here; it's comment thread's here.