Skip to comments.Ken Burns: Duke Lacrosse Team 'Mildly Inconvenienced' by False Rape Charges
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...
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Fruitcup Kenny would probably love getting raped by a male lacrosse team
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.
Burns is a prog tool.
Ken Burns - still dining out on a 25 year old documentary.
It's about social justice. I always figured Burns for a nitwit-liberal. Disappointed to have it confirmed.
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.
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?
Dear Mr. Burns,
You really are an asshole.
Now go away.
Yeah, that format has gotten a little stale.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Ken Burns can’t seem to keep his left-wing trap shut lately and keeps making one gaffe after another.
Does Ken feel “mildly inconvenienced” by his two digit IQ?
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.
Morgan Freeman could do the narration.
There was a time I respected Burns’ work. No longer. He’s a f***ing liberal idiot.
Burns has always been a lefty.
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.
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.
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.
BINGO!.....You Nailed it!...”Social” Justice is but Communism under a new name.......
And he being a white male and all ...
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.
You are kidding, but that video is funnier than anything Burns ever did.
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.
Mocking Nifong in song on YouTube
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?
Whoops, thanks justiceseeker93.