Duke lacrosse rape case has fallen apart

Posted by: ST on October 16, 2006 at 9:23 am

Betsy Newmark has a recap of recent developments in the Duke lacrosse rape case, including an interview CBS’ Ed Bradley did on 60 Minutes last night with Duke law professor James Coleman, the other dancer who was with the accuser the night of the alleged rape (her story contradicts some of the claims being made by the accuser), and the three Duke lacrosse players who stand accused.

Essentially what happened here, as La Shawn Barber notes in her lengthy piece on the case, is District Attorney Mike Nifong – the prosecutor – pandered to black people and played up the race card for all it was worth. Why? Because he was playing politics, that’s why. He wanted to get re-elected. And he did (he has no Republican opposition next month).

He could do this, of course, and get away with it because that’s how most race-baiting Democrats operate. They race bait without suffering the consequences from doing so – in fact, they’re usually rewarded time after time with re-election, just as Nifong was. This is what happens when voters are swayed by emotions via impassioned pleas from people in positions of power (and dramatic biased stories from the MSM) rather than facts.


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5 Responses to “Duke lacrosse rape case has fallen apart”


  1. rufus says:

    You’re right- Democrats win elections by race-baiting. And Republicans stick to gay-baiting and terrorist-baiting. I’m not really convinced that either side is worth voting for anymore. They’re seemingly in a heated race to win the critical Stupid Person Vote.

  2. forest hunter says:

    As was stated by so many………so many wasted days and dollars ago……..yet another obvious case of dumb and dumber has finally reached its conclusion.

  3. Baklava says:

    Rufus funnily wrote, “And Republicans stick to gay-baiting and terrorist-baiting.

    I’m sorry Rufus. I’m just not familiar with which elected Republican was gay-baiting or terrorist baiting. Can you let us all know here? We’ll hold them accountable. Unlike Democrats who re-elect their Foley’s. Hey, did you see that Gavin Newsome of San Francisco is dating a 19 year old!! Cool huh? He should be congratulated right?

  4. – One silver lining for the Guys in all of this is there will be hell to pay later for Nifong, the school, and the city, in a counter civil action. Nifong is peobably counting on the “victim” to refuse to testify, thereby letting him escape his political ploy. I’m betting the families have different idea’s.

    – Nifong can’t be sued in criminal court, but a civil proceeding is in his future, and I’m betting it won’t be tried in that venue.

    – Bang **==

  5. PCD says:

    Hey, Rufus, look at all the Democrats saying nice thing about that Page Molester, Gerry Studds. One more public reinforcement that the Democrats are the No Morals party, so what are you griping about?