Friday, March 23, 2007
Addison ONLY wrote the wordage
That a horrific crime HAD taken place.
Someone else thought up the posters
Showing every name and face.
Ruth wrote a damning column,
Samiha crafted a fairy tale!
.That's how you make a hoax, my friends
And maybe send some boys to jail.
Nifong choked himself on TV.
(Alas! that didn't shut him up!)
Melanie edited Crystal's comments.
(Accusing Kim might ruin the fluff!)
Baker swore to the consistency
Of Crystal's "never changing" tale.
Yes, that's how you make a hoax, my friends
And create $400,000 bail!
Gottlieb offered creative writing
Months after the events.
Stephens made the rulings
That stifled the Defense.
Allowing Nifong to continue fudging
And playing fast and loose.
That's how you make a Hoax, my friends
And suppress inconvenient truth.
Meehan helped his "client"
Suppress the damning DNA
Showing numerous other males
Had "visited" Crystal on or near that day.
To accommodate his client
He broke his OWN lab's rule.
Well, that's how you make a Hoax, my friends!
And infect the jury pool!
The networks gave us nightly views
Of Wendy, Georgia, Nancy Grace!
They pounded their agendas
Into the media marketplace.
Some helpful soul erased the tapes
That might have told the tale.
It takes a real group effort
To send the innocent to jail!
Brodhead allowed the 88
To be the "Face of Duke,"
And abdicated leadership
To the "listeners" in the group.
So to a watching nation
It gave credence to the smear.
That's how you make a Hoax, my friends!
And sustain it for a year!
Now one by one, they comment
No! No! it wasn't me!
I only did this teeny thing!
Not hang the lynch rope from the tree.
Well, please don't be so modest!
You ALL made your contribution!
That's how you make a Hoax, my friend.
Now...how to make RESTITUTION?