Monday, January 08, 2007

Duke lacrosse: Newsweek interviews a real victim

A good piece of journalism on the harm Nifong's sham investigation has done to one of the families:
Duke Lacrosse Player Speaks Out

While Newsweek deserves credit for this story, they have a long way to go to make up for their horrible cover story from last spring. They were happy to put the players's mug shots on the front of their magazine and heaped vilification on the team. Now that the evidence for innocence is overwhelming, they have second thoughts.

No wonder they are called the drive-by media.

UPDATE: LaShawn Barber posts on this here. I have only one quibble.

She writes:
Mainstream media (MSM) have turned against Mike Nifong. It’s funny how they “reported” his version of events as though it were gospel in the beginning. Never have I seen left-leaning journalists parroting a district attorney and cops the way they’ve done in this case.
My quibble is that most crime stories do parrot the DA/police line. See more here:
Atticus Finch doesn't work here

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