06.25.06

Mushnick : Media Not Doing Nearly Enough To Smear Duke Rape Accuser

Posted in Racism Corner, Sports Journalism at 1:58 pm by

(above, Phil’s Father’s Day present)

Claiming a double standard in the media’s coverage of the Kobe Bryant rape allegations and the ongoing mess at Duke University, the New York Post’s Phil Mushnick writes,

Since the accusations of rape first emerged against Duke lacrosse players four months ago, the media have mostly demonstrated a reluctance to aggressively pursue the character of the accuser, an African-American stripper with an arrest record and a previous claim of having been gang-raped, a claim that was dismissed, apparently for lack of credibility.

This woman’s dubious character, for the most part, has been lightly and briefly touched upon or totally ignored, as if her past is irrelevant. And perhaps it is.

Yeah, there haven’t been any newspapesr or magazines over the past two months that have mentioned the accuser’s sexual history, her line of work or questioned her credibility. Other than the terribly obscure Sports Illustrated.

In any event, there’s no telling how rampant reverse racism would be were it not for a watchdog like Phil Mushnick. On behalf of the entire white race, I’d like to buy him a Coors Light someday, to express my thanks.

2 Responses to “Mushnick : Media Not Doing Nearly Enough To Smear Duke Rape Accuser”

  1. Betty Friedan says:

    Ever since every sexist and racist group descended onto Duke to publicly condemn these boys, I went into over drive trying to make people consider that these boys wouldn’t have submitted to DNA testing if they were guilty, but since the 1st DNA evidence came back, I became more persistent and met equally persistent feminist (i.e. feministing, Rachael’s Tavern, Alas a blog, Tennessee Guerrilla Women, Justice4Sisters, Hazel8500 etc…) who adamantly insist these boys are guilty for no other reason than because a “woman” (i.e. the stripper) claims it so.

    I’ve noticed since then that most of feminist blogs have fallen silent as new evidence suggests that the stripper’s claim to be false.

    However, just when you think this case hit rock bottom, there’s about 50 feet of crap, then you find a sub-basement where in the corner Mike Nifong is hunched over clutching this dead case like “Gulum” (movie: Lord of the Rings) clutches the “ring of power”.

    “If Mike Nifong doesn’t get disbarred after this, then there really is a corrupt system in Durham that protects rich white guys. In Nifong’s case – stupid rich white guys with transparent political agendas.”

  2. Hazel8500 says:

    On behalf of the entire white race, I’d like to buy him a Coors Light someday, to express my thanks.

    That’s a lovely sentiment.

    However, the real issue here is not about who’s white and who’s black, its about alleged rape, and sadly it seems the focus has been completely removed from the crime and and refocused on simmering racial and social passions of the public.

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