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Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Duke rape case, and today's articles from Maria

Witness for the Prosecution? The New York Times is still victimizing innocent Dukies:
The accuser first claimed rape while in the process of being involuntarily committed to a mental-health/drug facility as a danger to herself or others. Soon after her release to the hospital for a rape exam, she recanted the charge. Then she re-recanted and offered a succession of wildly inconsistent stories.
Durham in Wonderland and Liestoppers are covering the case.

Speaking of the NYT, Villanous Company's on timeswatch

At the blogs
Check or Checkmate? Death by Cop on the Global Stage

Today's articles from Maria
THE SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER & THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SURVIVOR'S NETWORK ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE: A GROUNDBREAKING PANEL DISCUSSION COMMEMORATING THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER, Wednesday, September 6, 2006, 5:30 pm. Click on the link for more information.

THE WILL TO WIN: DOES THE WEST STILL HAVE IT?

History Claims Her Artwork, but She Wants It Back

Mark Steyn: Homeland security can't get over the pump

A book review: INSIDE: LIFE BEHIND BARS IN AMERICA

Kool-Aid drinking Republicans
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In a lighter mode:
5 things to like at the Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital
, a.k.a the setting for House, M.D.
1. Hugh Laurie: great actor, looks good when scruffy.
2. Each episode has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
3. The weird medical conditions you fervently wish you'll never even come near.
4. The local flavor:
Brian Singer must have been reading about the Princeton Hospital's move to Plainsboro.
The "hospital" building in the titles is the rear facade of the Frist Student Union on the PU campus.
They show nice views of Lake Carnegie.
5. It's filmed in LA, so we're not stuck with traffic delays here in town. Heavens knows we were stuck in traffic when these guys were in town.

The new season starts next Tuesday September 5 at 8PM.

In other showbiz news, Clive Owen's on the cover of GQ.
Update More showbiz: All of the sudden I feel old, very old.

2 Comments:

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Sigmund, Carl and Alfred said...

As usual, Fausta, a terrific lineup and more than enough provocative food for thought.

I do want to comment on the Durham rape debacle.

Living in the Raleigh- Durham- Chapel Hill area, I can tell you the case is a non starter. Other than a few self serving rabble rousers, no one gives the case any credence or even cares. Duke- and Durham- are the subject of a NYT witch hunt. Like the women at Augusta crusade, the NYT will distinguish itself in self righteous irrelevance. In their hubris, they are trying to influence the culture- and the NYT is clearly comfortable engaging in deceit and misrepresentation to do just that.

Propaganda is what that is called.

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Fausta said...

Thank you, SC&A -- My friend Maria, who's put up with my foibles for decades now, always manages to come up with dozens of intersting articles.

The Duke rape accusations are a disgrace. As you said, the NYT is clearly comfortable engaging in deceit and misrepresentation; and not only on this but again and again in many other stories.

 

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