“Night after night on cable news and blogs, he is the human piñata in this on-going drama of the rape that never was.”
“Bob Ashley, editor of The Herald-Sun, said racial caricatures depicting an elite university in a poor town surfaced once the national media got involved.”"To several of the networks, that was the storyline that took hold and that was what exacerbated what went on,"
"Like much of the media hype that has surrounded the case, your editorial turns the case into an ugly caricature by suggesting that the decision to prosecute the Duke students was made by a valiant prosecutor on a white horse who is defending a helpless black woman who "ranks near the bottom of society."
“the Herald Sun should have been quicker to aggressively examine the competency of the investigation.”That statement implies that the Snooze Room has begun to “aggressively examine the competency of the investigation.” If such an undertaking has begun at the Herald Sun, we can only assume it has started today as no signs of any examination of this nature has yet to appear on the pages of the Herald Sun. Within the past week, Ashley’s hacks have not only continued to ignore the lack of investigative competency but also have defended both the prosecutor and the police vehemently. Yet, with a glowing hypocrisy, Mr. Ashley pretends that his snooze paper has begun to “examine the competency of the investigation.”
“The players maintained an aura of sweet innocence with reporter Ed Bradley either downplaying or ignoring conflicting evidence.”“We still haven't heard why an assault couldn't have occurred during those gaps.”“we haven't heard compelling evidence, from "60 Minutes" or anywhere else, that the charges should be dropped.”
“Baker said he will be interested to see what new details the show brings to light, but he doesn't believe the Durham Police Department's work on the case should be second-guessed if new statements contradict previous ones.”
“One of my regrets on this, quite honestly, is that I’ve not had enough resources to throw at the story.” Triangle Blog at JohnLocke.org