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Duke University President Apologizes to Lacrosse Players
FoxNews ^ | 9/29/07 | AP

Posted on 09/29/2007 12:43:28 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University President Richard Brodhead apologized Saturday for not better supporting the men's lacrosse players falsely accused in last year's highly publicized rape scandal. "Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy," Brodhead said. "But the fact is that we did not get it right, causing the families to feel abandoned when they were most in need of support. This was a mistake. I take responsibility for it and I apologize for it."

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TOPICS: US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 88; academia; apology; brodhead; duke; duke88; dukelax; dukeu
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To: Eccl 10:2

www.daylatedollarshort.com

LOL!!


21 posted on 09/29/2007 1:00:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Fire the 88 liberal idiots.


22 posted on 09/29/2007 1:00:52 PM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Eccl 10:2

“getting the communication right would never have been easy”

What “communication” did he get wrong? This is a lame apology.


23 posted on 09/29/2007 1:01:38 PM PDT by Roberts
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To: Eccl 10:2

**** him and his family.


24 posted on 09/29/2007 1:02:41 PM PDT by LibKill (Remember the Government MURDERED CHILDREN at Waco.)
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To: JennysCool
Brodhead is trying to put the best face on this in his statement,

Maybe he's trying desperately NOT to get sued!

25 posted on 09/29/2007 1:03:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Eccl 10:2

Had they not been pandering to blacks, this would nevewr happen.


26 posted on 09/29/2007 1:05:28 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: Bommer

fark is right. Duke sucks.


27 posted on 09/29/2007 1:08:20 PM PDT by steve8714
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To: Eccl 10:2

Isn’t duke being sued?


28 posted on 09/29/2007 1:10:52 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (A government thatís big enough to do everything for us is powerful enough to do anything to us.- F.T)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Now, if only Murtha would apologize.


29 posted on 09/29/2007 1:21:38 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Eccl 10:2

“But the fact is that we did not get it right”

You’ll get it right when you rid yourself of the faculty that “convicted” those players on the basis of racial politics.


30 posted on 09/29/2007 1:22:06 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: Eccl 10:2; mewzilla; LibWhacker

You three pretty much nail this issue, for me, in the first 3 comments. You’ve got to love Free Republic.


31 posted on 09/29/2007 1:23:45 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: JennysCool

It was not a problem of “communication.” It was a problem of pre-judging in the worst way, assuming that because the coach and players were white, and the real culprit black, the former were naturally guilty. It’s too bad the settlement he reached with the players and the coach didn’t include individual public apologies and resignations by all 88 moronic faculty members who sided with the slut.


32 posted on 09/29/2007 1:24:55 PM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Too little, too late, who the F cares? This liberal scum bucket needs to crawl on his hands and knees and beg these young men’s forgiveness. They should then spit on him. He is scum. He and his bunch of so called teachers (teachers my ass)who lined up to pile on these guys.


33 posted on 09/29/2007 1:28:59 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (America's stupidity is overshadowed only by its pure stupidity.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; KlueLass; ...

Too little, too late.


34 posted on 09/29/2007 1:33:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Wednesday, September 27, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eccl 10:2
Apologies not accepted.

You allowed a lynch mob composed of a Liberal faculty and a black community of race-baiters to control your thoughts and actions. It probably suited you right down to the ground, anyway. The Duke Lacrosse team fit the Liberal template; a bunch of spoiled, bigoted, homophobic rich white boys, exploiters of the Proletariat, who were getting exactly what they had coming.

Let’s see. How does this work now? You go around to ten or so venues, prostrating yourself contritely before an unforgiving host who batters you with a wealth of hostile questions, inferences, and humiliating accusations. Then you get drummed out of polite society. Yeah – that’s how your cozy little Liberal Community does it. Pack your bags, President Brodhead, and hit the exile gauntlet. You can resign when you get back.

35 posted on 09/29/2007 1:34:09 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Eccl 10:2
He can thank his lucky as...ahh, stars that he’s not a pubbie - he’d have been tarred, feathered and rid on outta town long ago
36 posted on 09/29/2007 1:35:05 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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To: Eccl 10:2

“Given the complexities of this case, getting the communication right would never have been easy,” Brodhead said. “But the fact is that we did not get it right, causing the families to feel abandoned when they were most in need of support. This was a mistake. I take responsibility for it and I apologize for it.”

Wouldn’t accept his weasel words of an apology. A more accurate statement:

Due to the extraordinary cowardice and total lack of person and professional integrity of those of us whose first and only consideration is political correctness, and how other similarly politically correct people think of us, it was impossible for low-lifes such as us to even consider the possibility that three privileged white boys could be telling the truth, and that a minority woman might make false accusations (and everyone still knows no woman would make such false accusations, our PC feminist sisters have told us that for years), so I’m sure you understand (yes we do!), but since my job might still be in some jeopardy, I apologize if my actions were perceived by some to have caused them pain.


37 posted on 09/29/2007 1:37:10 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Eccl 10:2
The guy's gonna get heaved.
38 posted on 09/29/2007 1:38:34 PM PDT by damondonion
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To: JennysCool

Every time I see “Brodhead,” I think “Dickhead.”

I have been following this case from the get-go. It didn’t pass the smell test from day one.

I am re-reading “Until Proven Innocent.” They should make a movie from the book. Do you all have a nominee for Brodhead’s role.


39 posted on 09/29/2007 1:41:45 PM PDT by Lou in Mass.
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To: Eccl 10:2

So why does the liberal news media refuse to ask the Black Panthers to apologize?

What would the press be doing to the Christian Coalition, Moral Majority, or NRA if the roles were juxtaposed?


40 posted on 09/29/2007 1:44:56 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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