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Ken Burns: Duke Lacrosse Team 'Mildly Inconvenienced' by False Rape Charges
Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | December 12, 2012

Posted on 12/13/2012 4:28:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns understands the horrors faced by five New York City teens unfairly charged with rape back in 1989.

"The Central Park Five," the new documentary co-directed by Burns on the subject, lets the five victims recall that tumultuous time in their lives and documents just how much the false charges crushed their youth.

Yet Burns seems indifferent to another case in which three young men were unfairly accused of rape and waited 15 months to have their names cleared.

Burns brought up the 2006 Duke Lacrosse case, in which three students were accused of sexually assaulting a stripper, during an interview with The Phoenix in Boston...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: dukelacrosse; hollywood; northcarolina; scandal

1 posted on 12/13/2012 4:28:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not optimal!


2 posted on 12/13/2012 4:33:11 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fruitcup Kenny would probably love getting raped by a male lacrosse team


3 posted on 12/13/2012 4:37:02 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad such a previously-respected historian has fallen prey to his own press clippings.

To be a film produce must = being a stupid libtard.

His quals have gone down the toilet, as they should.

I wouldn’t believe burns if he was reading the Bible.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 4:37:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Burns is a prog tool.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 4:38:00 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ken Burns - still dining out on a 25 year old documentary.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 4:38:47 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, it's not about justice.

It's about social justice. I always figured Burns for a nitwit-liberal. Disappointed to have it confirmed.

7 posted on 12/13/2012 4:38:47 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My son went to high school with one of the Duke lacrosse players who was falsely accused.

His life was nearly destroyed by this Democratic Party persecution.

Think also of Zimmerman who the prosecution issued a fake doctored photograph to hide the severe injuries to the defendant.


8 posted on 12/13/2012 4:46:00 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: skeeter

I’ve got an old newspaper and a video camera. Will you watch my 2 hours of footage as I zoom out on the photos?


9 posted on 12/13/2012 4:46:51 PM PST by relictele
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Mr. Burns,

You really are an asshole.

Now go away.

Quite sincerely,

‘Pod.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 4:47:54 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: relictele

Yeah, that format has gotten a little stale.


11 posted on 12/13/2012 4:48:02 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Living with the whole Libtard movement attacking them for over a year is a “mild inconvenience”? The press crucifying them day after day, 80 some-odd prof’s signing a letter convicting them?, the prosecutor doing his damnedest to fraudulently convict them. No apology, from any of those groups. Nothing. And these guys plus their families had to endure all that? Not mentioning how much it cost them to defend against the false accusation.


12 posted on 12/13/2012 4:48:12 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have always known most of the liberals were sort of jackasses but since Obama has been elected it seems they all think they can say things which once would have gotten you in trouble.

Now that I think about it they can say those things with pretty much no consequences. Even totally insane stuff, stuff that would have gotten you laughed at now is treated seriously.


13 posted on 12/13/2012 4:48:29 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somebody should drop a dime on Ken with Child Protective Services falsely charging him with child abuse so he can get a first-hand taste of being “mildly inconvenienced.”


14 posted on 12/13/2012 4:48:29 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

+1


15 posted on 12/13/2012 4:49:48 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I read a book which I think the Coach wrote.

A lot of those kids nearly had their lives destroyed. I think the Coach *did* have his destroyed.

If I recall correctly, he is now coaching somewhere else.

This episode is to Duke’s everlasting shame.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 4:50:08 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ken Burns can’t seem to keep his left-wing trap shut lately and keeps making one gaffe after another.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 4:54:23 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does Ken feel “mildly inconvenienced” by his two digit IQ?


18 posted on 12/13/2012 4:58:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No one is coming close on this one. Ken is still trapped in the past ~ for him, punishment for rape, or the accusation of rape, was a quick hanging back in the historical period he docents ~ and although we only hear about it for blacks, it happened to whites too.

That was one of the reasons capital crimes were moved up to state courts and out of county courts.

150 years ago the fellows at Duke would have been in some really serious trouble.

19 posted on 12/13/2012 4:59:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Vaquero

Morgan Freeman could do the narration.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 4:59:40 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There was a time I respected Burns’ work. No longer. He’s a f***ing liberal idiot.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 5:12:57 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Burns has always been a lefty.


22 posted on 12/13/2012 5:19:06 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gotta admit, though, he did a real good job on The Old Negro Space Program (NASSA).
23 posted on 12/13/2012 5:28:56 PM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: freedumb2003
Ken Burns is a leftwing film-maker. He is not and has never been a historian, respected or otherwise. His only education was a bachelors degree in film.
24 posted on 12/13/2012 5:29:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

+2


25 posted on 12/13/2012 5:44:12 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; rfp1234; Vaquero; freedumb2003; Liberty Valance; skeeter; BfloGuy; ...
Burns brought up the 2006 Duke Lacrosse case, in which three students were accused of sexually assaulting a stripper, during an interview with The Phoenix in Boston.

The Phoenix is well known as an ultra-left organ (BTW, it is based in Boston, not Phoenix, AZ). It's where none other than Sid ("Sid Vicious") Blumenthal (remember him from the Clinton years?) got his start in "journalism."

Burns' remarks on the Duke lacrosse players are typical of the hatred for white males often expressed in lefty MSM narratives - and in the legal process itself in many instances.

26 posted on 12/13/2012 6:05:34 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any truth to the rumor that Ken Burns is a pedophile? I don’t believe it and I hope he isn’t inconvenienced defending his good name.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 6:16:46 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: relictele

Only if you can mix in some pretty scenery at sunset with some pleasant music while reading old quotes in a soothing, monotone voice.

And if you could make every second of your documentary about race, regardless of the actual topic, that’d be good too.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 6:21:02 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: BfloGuy
Yeah, it's not about justice.
It's about social justice.<<<

BINGO!.....You Nailed it!...”Social” Justice is but Communism under a new name.......

29 posted on 12/13/2012 6:42:06 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: justiceseeker93

And he being a white male and all ...


30 posted on 12/13/2012 6:47:29 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Burns regards it as trivial that a rogue prosecutor falsely accused three innocent young men of a felony in order to advance his own political ambitions.

It is important to recognize exactly what Burns objects to about the Duke Lacrosse players. He tells us: they are (1) rich, (2) white, and (3) boys. To Burns that's their real crime, that's why it should not matter that the state came close to destroying three young lives. To Burns, rich + white + boys = scum.

It's funny how leftists often become exactly what they claim to despise. Burns is just a racist, sexist hatemonger. He's the real thing.

Since Burns himself is an aging rich white boy, you have to wonder what he sees when he looks in the mirror.

31 posted on 12/13/2012 7:33:15 PM PST by TChad
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To: PlateOfShrimp
Gotta admit, though, he did a real good job on The Old Negro Space Program (NASSA).

You are kidding, but that video is funnier than anything Burns ever did.

32 posted on 12/13/2012 7:41:43 PM PST by TChad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I despise this scumbag blowhard.

His heavily vaunted documentary series are SO overrated. Boring, morose, heavy helping of heartburn for blacks. Every single one is the same formula.


33 posted on 12/13/2012 7:59:41 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mocking Nifong in song on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCW9POHFWQU


34 posted on 12/13/2012 8:52:19 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ken Burns proves once again that he is a complete utter @$$.
A liberal lie besmirched the lacrosse players' lives, robbing them of their reputation, their time, their money, their relationship.
While Burns' Civil War series was quite good the rest of his junk has been left wing propaganda trash, including his disappointing baseball series.
The best thing that came out of Nifong's lie is how quickly the Duke faculty supported his lie.
The "Duke Gang of 88" marked themselves forever as classic leftwing acaDUMBics.
35 posted on 12/14/2012 5:04:12 AM PST by Amagi (John "Cry Baby" Boehner is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
Ken Burns understands the horrors faced by five New York City teens unfairly charged with rape back in 1989. "The Central Park Five," the new documentary co-directed by Burns on the subject, lets the five victims recall that tumultuous time in their lives and documents just how much the false charges crushed their youth.
Any word from him about the false charges and media libels against George Zimmerman?

apropos of nothing...
36 posted on 12/15/2012 3:27:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: justiceseeker93

Whoops, thanks justiceseeker93.


37 posted on 12/15/2012 3:46:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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