“Also during a Friday court hearing, Judge Osmond Smith ordered paternity tests to determine if any of the rape suspects was responsible for the accuser's newly disclosed pregnancy.“Nifong said the woman is expected to give birth in early February. He conceded the rape defendants almost certainly did not impregnate her, but he concurred with defense attorneys that paternity tests should be done anyway.”
Saturday, December 16, 2006
I’m convinced that John Stevenson of the Herald Sun just can’t stop himself from distorting the truth. His compulsion to distort appears at times to be pathological. Yesterday’s change of venue motion filed by the defense featured the Herald Sun’s systematic distortions quite prominently yet it appears to have made no difference to Stevenson. In commenting on yesterday’s hearing, Stevenson writes:
Incredibly, Stevenson attempts to leave open the possibility of an immaculate conception some two months after the non-rape. While horses have a gestation period of eleven months, Stevenson hints at the possibility that pseudo-victims do too. With a due date in early February, simple math would indicate a date of conception in mid-May making Stevenson himself a far more likely candidate as the father than the defendants considering that at least Stevenson was in Durham at the time in question.
The latest Snooze Room lunacy follows local and national false reports from the accuser’s family that the child had been born nine months after the hatching of the Hoax. According to Greta Van Sustern, FOX News, and WRAL’s Julia Lewis the birth announcement was “confirmed.” On television with Greta, spokes-cousin Clyde Young, aka Cousin Jakki, shed crocodile tears while suggesting that one of the accused could be the father. Commentator Ted Williams made a mockery of himself, again, by quickly jumping on the hoax baby bandwagon. In some mainstream media reports it was noted that no less than five members of the false accuser’s family, including grandmother Gertrude, verified the birth.
Viciously, DA Nifong refused in court to stipulate that any of the defendants were not the father despite acknowledging that conception occurred well outside the relevant timeframe. In response to Nifong’s petty refusal, the defense requested that the judge order the paternity testing to debunk this nonsense. Yesterday, UNC hospital issued a statement confirming the pregnancy and the expected February due date. Despite the absolute impossibility that the father is one of the accused, Stevenson would have his readers believe that such a possibility exists.