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Ken Burns trivializes the victimization of the wrongly accused men from the Duke lacrosse case
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Posted on 12/11/2012 3:49:22 PM PST by InvisibleChurch

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012

Ken Burns trivializes the victimization of the wrongly accused men from the Duke lacrosse case According to documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, the Duke University lacrosse players were "three rich white boys who were mildly inconvenienced by rape charges that proved to be false. In no time the prosecutor of that case was fired, disbarred, and put in jail, and the three ended up getting a huge settlement." See here.

"Mildly inconvenienced"? Sigh. My first reaction was that I hadn't read it right. Then I read it again, and then again. Although I am sure he's seen it, I have sent Prof. KC Johnson a note about this, and hope that he responds on his blog Durham in Wonderland.

I confess I am thoroughly perplexed about why Burns felt the need to trivialize the inestimable toll that the false accusations took on the Duke boys just to underscore the severity of the harm to the victims in the Central Park Five case. I suppose he couldn't resist the urge to disabuse middle America of what he sees as its racial bias.

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1 posted on 12/11/2012 3:49:28 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
I was looking forward to seeing this documentary. But, obviously, it's going to be 99% racial and have little to do with systematic prosecutorial misconduct that threatens all of us.
2 posted on 12/11/2012 3:53:43 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Ken Burns is a liberal idiot. I would love to see him falsely accused of rape and see how he likes it.


3 posted on 12/11/2012 3:54:53 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: Forgotten Amendments
I was looking forward to seeing this documentary
Burns makes every subject he touches depressing ... even baseball.
4 posted on 12/11/2012 3:57:59 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: InvisibleChurch

When is he going to make a documentary about the bullies that stole his lunch money?

5 posted on 12/11/2012 3:59:11 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: InvisibleChurch

in no time?

weren’t they out of school for a year?

it dragged on

they’re names were made mud by the MSM


6 posted on 12/11/2012 4:00:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: InvisibleChurch

in no time?

weren’t they out of school for a year?

it dragged on

they’re names were made mud by the MSM


7 posted on 12/11/2012 4:00:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Another 18½ hour documentary about the history of lacrosse?


8 posted on 12/11/2012 4:00:38 PM PST by x
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To: whitedog57
Ken Burns is a liberal idiot. I would love to see him falsely accused of rape and see how he likes it.

60 MINUTES did a great piece on Nifong's victims. Someone mentioned that, for the rest of their lives, no matter what they do, when you Google their names, the first thing that comes up will be "rape". Dianne Sawyer was visibly moved.

But that's just a "minor inconvenience" for rich white boys ... right Ken?

9 posted on 12/11/2012 4:03:16 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: whitedog57
He's right about middle America's completely unfounded racial prejudices.

People were certain that a Puerto Rican named Raymond Santana was the rapist.

They could not have been more wrong.

The rapist was actually a Puerto Rican named Matias Reyes.

10 posted on 12/11/2012 4:04:15 PM PST by wideawake
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To: InvisibleChurch

No surprise to me. Ken has suffered from “white liberal guilt” for years. Just look at how he turned his “Baseball” series into “A History Of The Negro Leagues”.


11 posted on 12/11/2012 4:05:46 PM PST by richmwill
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To: wideawake; abb

For the abb list?


12 posted on 12/11/2012 4:06:00 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF? We couldn't rescue four men in Benghazi? Is our military IMPOTENT? ( /s ))
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To: InvisibleChurch

Do not purchase any Burns-related videos. Do not act, in any way, so as to cause one further penny to flow into Burns’s pockets. And of course, strip PBS of taxpayer funds, but we already know that.

Leftist is one thing, but this is just evil.


13 posted on 12/11/2012 4:11:06 PM PST by pogo101
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To: InvisibleChurch
I don't listen to effeminate men who have "Lauren" as a middle name.

"Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns[1] (born July 29, 1953)[1] is an American director and producer of documentary films, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs."


14 posted on 12/11/2012 4:12:05 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

....effeminate men who have “Lauren” as a middle name and can’t grow a beard.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 4:14:47 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

16 posted on 12/11/2012 4:16:56 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

...and wear bangs for many years past their fifth birthday.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 4:17:13 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: richmwill
Yeah, but he missed this piece of history.

The Old Negro Space Program

18 posted on 12/11/2012 4:18:57 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: InvisibleChurch

Burns is a money grubbing “authority” on nothing.


19 posted on 12/11/2012 4:20:11 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: InvisibleChurch

Is he a transexual? He looks and sounds like a woman.


20 posted on 12/11/2012 4:24:46 PM PST by Wage Slave (Army Mom!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I know he has been married twice but I always had the feeling Burns was light in the loafers.


21 posted on 12/11/2012 4:30:04 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That’s a great video. I think they made it back when the writers were on strike.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 4:33:04 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I laughed until I cried the first time I saw it.


23 posted on 12/11/2012 4:35:48 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Wage Slave

Is Ken Burns Gay?

Answer:

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I always thought so...his mannerisms and way of talking & his tendency to over dramatize all were a red flag for me.

No, he is straight. If you keep looking online, you will see his wife Amy’s full name.

Dayton is is partner in PRODUCING documentaries, not in life.

Ken Burns is, in fact, bisexual. After divorcing his first wife he was involved for several years with an African American man, and never really tried to hide it (though never made any public announcement about it either). Later he married his second wife.

Saying that someone is straight because they are married is ridiculous — look at Will Smith, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Mel Brooks, and a host of others.......Sometimes they are married to great women friends, sometimes to women paid to be with them, sometimes they even love the woman they are with on some level ...... but that doesn’t make them straight!
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24 posted on 12/11/2012 4:40:33 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Wage Slave

don’t know/care if he is a transexual. he is a pathetic little wanker who never really got over the success of his civil war series.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 4:57:13 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: InvisibleChurch

Liberals hate white men. Ofcourse, they will not see injustice. Racists are like that. With organized racists full of race doctrine, you have to get in their faces and pound. Don’t ever give in. Hate is dangerous, unjust and wrong in the US. I want justice for all men, no matter their skin color, because I am a conservative American.


26 posted on 12/11/2012 5:06:57 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: InvisibleChurch

They don’t give you days of broadcast time on People’s TV unless you have an attitude like that.


27 posted on 12/11/2012 5:18:39 PM PST by DManA
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To: InvisibleChurch

This basturd is the classical cultural marxist. He is appropriating the presumption of innocence that rightfully and constitutionally belongs to the Duke players, denigrating and trivializing it and implying that it should belong to the lying murderous beothch because she is a historically abused “woman of color.”

We better get a handle on this shiite or the rule of law will vanish in an American version of the French Revolution, with our very own version of the Vendee genocide.


28 posted on 12/11/2012 5:41:48 PM PST by DMZFrank
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To: InvisibleChurch

Little Kenny is typical of the white trash that has invaded NH and turned a once great state into a nest of effeminate, limp-wristed liberal whiners.

He is disgusting.


29 posted on 12/11/2012 5:43:02 PM PST by NHResident
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It’s great every time you watch it.


30 posted on 12/11/2012 5:45:38 PM PST by EEGator
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To: InvisibleChurch

Virtually unknown about this case is this:

Most relatives of the unjustly accused who came to court were told numerous times that they would be KILLED.

Black people who attended the trial saw this as justice, and they would tell them to their faces, and not in whispers. They would sometimes also tell the victims their addresses in order to induce more fear.

The judge was aware of it and simply did NOTHING.

And the media would not report it.


31 posted on 12/11/2012 6:05:40 PM PST by gaijin
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To: InvisibleChurch

Ken Burns, having done an admirable job on the War Between the States (yes, his title was the Civil War), then went on to other subjects, jazz, baseball.

Along the way he desperately wanted some male hormones and tried to be more “manly” it seems, with growing a scraggly pre-pubescent beard of sorts.

The person who made millions from NPR (our nickel) now needs to keep feeding the liberal PC intelligentsia with the proper indignation, regardless of facts.

KC Johnson’s incredibly documented and cross referenced blog points out that the lacrosse players were charged and indicted for over 11 months, not a “few weeks” and that Duke settled with the falsely accused, and they are still pursuing a case against the Durham city PD and the city itself— which is trying to wriggle off the hook in what can only be described as ridiculous means— including one of the Appeals Circuit judge who was a law partner with Doug Wilder (he the former gov. of VA) who sides with the said stripper, blackmailer and now...on trial for murdering her pimp. Nice place Durham— there is a school there I think.... they play basketball.

One can only imagine the “outrage” Burns would express against Zimmerman for “murdering” Trayvon Martin— this is HOW people think.

BTW, KC Johnson has a book titled “Until Proven Innocent” that is excellent, on the Duke lacrosse/ stripper case. There actually are people trying to get the prosecutor’s law license back— having lied about evidence to the judge in the case— amazing. It’s like OJ in reverse.


32 posted on 12/11/2012 6:13:26 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: InvisibleChurch

“Until Proven Innocent:.....” written by KC Johnson and Stuart J. Taylor (a Harvard Law grad who wrote for NYTimes on the Supreme Court, and during the Clinton impeachment was regularly a voice of understanding of the true legal process and Clinton’s true crimes, now writes for the National Journal)

Review: ““A masterful examination of the pathetic rush to judgment in the Duke rape case.” —John Grisham”

“Taylor and Johnson have made a gripping contribution to the literature of the wrongly accused. They remind us of the importance of constitutional checks on prosecutorial abuse. And they emphasize the lesson that Duke callously advised its own students to ignore: if you’re unjustly suspected of any crime, immediately call the best lawyer you can afford.”- NYTimes Sunday Book Review


33 posted on 12/11/2012 6:21:22 PM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: InvisibleChurch; All

Ken Burns just another White Guilt Liberal pushing the Black Ku Klux Klan Racist agenda

And all this Black Ku Klux Klan Racism has festered back with the George Zimmerman case where I live

Nothing displays stupidity more than a white person pushing a Black Ku Klux Klan Racist agenda....you idiot, they will eventually come after you


34 posted on 12/11/2012 6:39:54 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: InvisibleChurch

35 posted on 12/11/2012 6:45:48 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: abner; Alia; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; bjc; Bogeygolfer; BossLady; Brytani; bwteim; Carling; ..

ping


36 posted on 12/11/2012 6:51:42 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: InvisibleChurch
"...three rich white boys who were mildly inconvenienced by rape charges that proved to be false."

That's just despicable. What a piece of work.

Isn't there someone out there who will go public with a story that Burns molested them when they were a child? True, false, who cares? The important thing is that Burns is a rich white boy. He needs to be taught a lesson. We can all laugh at him while he desperately tries to prove his innocence.

"So Mr. Burns, did you prefer raping little boys or little girls?"

37 posted on 12/11/2012 7:13:02 PM PST by TChad
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To: InvisibleChurch

Liberal whites are first to spew their self-loathing, anti-white venom to prove their solidarity with the protected non-white classes.


38 posted on 12/11/2012 7:39:10 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That’s hilarious —


39 posted on 12/11/2012 7:39:32 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

“Kenneth Lauren “Ken” Burns[1] (born July 29, 1953)[1] is an American director and producer of documentary films, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs”...and Miss Clairol Dark Ash Brown #28.


40 posted on 12/11/2012 7:52:57 PM PST by hcmama
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