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ESPN's Weissman: Despite Exoneration 'The Questions Remain' About Duke Lacrosse Players
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/30/2010 10:42:12 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

What will it take for the MSM to stop smearing the falsely-accused Duke lacrosse players? Judging by the performance of ESPN's Steve Weissman this morning, legal exoneration is not enough.

Introducing an ESPNNEWS item on a lacrosse game between Duke and the University of Virginia, Weissman claimed that three years ago, the Duke team had been involved in "a devastating scandal," and that while the accused players had been exonerated, "the questions remain."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: dukelacrosse; dukelax; espn; gangof88; mikenifong; steveweissman
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1 posted on 05/30/2010 10:42:14 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

ESPN anchor still smearing the Duke lacrosse players. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/30/2010 10:43:08 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: abner; Alia; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; bjc; Bogeygolfer; BossLady; Brytani; bwteim; Carling; ..

ping


3 posted on 05/30/2010 10:44:38 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; abb; Neverforget01; Protect the Bill of Rights; TommyDale

PING!


4 posted on 05/30/2010 10:45:15 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ESPN drives me crazy. I don’t know how they managed to gather so many goofy, liberal girlymen all at one network.


6 posted on 05/30/2010 10:45:26 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (SB. 1070 - Arizona's way of finding out whose side Barry Zero is really on.)
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To: abb

YOU win! :)


7 posted on 05/30/2010 10:45:43 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The only questions remaining are: why no jail time for accuser and DA???


8 posted on 05/30/2010 10:46:05 AM PDT by MollyKuehl (Contribute to FR: $10 $20 $50 $100 REMEMBER, LURKING IS A FORM OF ENTITLEMENT!!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The only question remaining is how can this continuously be allowed.
9 posted on 05/30/2010 10:46:06 AM PDT by carolinacrazy (Bow to your sensei.... BOW TO YOUR SENSEI...... www.jackassdemocrats.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Worldwide Leader in Political Correctness...


10 posted on 05/30/2010 10:46:15 AM PDT by random_user_827 (Boot to command line and run chkdsk)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Three years ago. Are these guys even AT Duke at this point?

11 posted on 05/30/2010 10:46:52 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Some people are criminally stupid.


12 posted on 05/30/2010 10:47:10 AM 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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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ping to the slander lawsuit.


13 posted on 05/30/2010 10:47:22 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Remember what your mother told you.

Don’t Pick aat that scab. You pick at it and will never heal.


14 posted on 05/30/2010 10:47:28 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

15 posted on 05/30/2010 10:48:24 AM PDT by maggief ((Fair use))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

At least one of the Duke Lacrosse player’s mother is, in Palin terminology, a momma grizzly. She encountered Nifong at some event or other [shortly after the charges had originally been filed], and very calmly said, “You’ve messed with the wrong family” - or words to that effect. I wouldn’t put it past her to go after Weissman. And rightly so. If he wants to smear innocent people, he’d better be prepared to face the consequences.


16 posted on 05/30/2010 10:49:13 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: maggief

You’ll want to see this.

http://s1.zetaboards.com/Liestoppers_meeting/topic/3391359/1/?x=50#new

Today, 8:39 AM

Today Reade Seligmann graduates from Brown University. He has been a success both at lacrosse and in the classroom, as well as in his charitable efforts. Duke’s loss was Brown’s gain. Now he is on to a new phase of his life.

I sent him an e-mail a few days ago congratulating him and asked him if and where he was going to law school. I also sent him best wishes on behalf of the Blog Hooligans.

I received the following e-mail back from him yesterday:

Quote:

Hi Sceptical,

It’s great to hear from you! I apologize for the delayed response,
we have been so busy with graduation up here at Brown. I actually just
flew up from Baltimore in the North /South All Star game where I got
to play against Colin for the first time since Duke. We had a ton of
fun and it was a great way to end our careers. As for me, I graduate
this weekend and I will still be heading to law school. I’ve gotten
into a few schools and I am still waiting to hear back from a few
others, including the schools where I was wait-listed. I’m excited to
officially begin my legal career this fall and my ultimate goal is
practice criminal law. I hope all is well with you and your family and
thanks again for the congratulatory wishes! Please send my best to all
of my friends at Liestoppers.

Best,
Reade


17 posted on 05/30/2010 10:51:57 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I have zip interest in ESPN, but that guy is the stereotypical image of a dork.
18 posted on 05/30/2010 10:52:43 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: abb

http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/index.ssf/2010/05/politi_exonerating_others_now.html

Politi: Exonerating others now focus of former Duke lacrosse player Reade Seligmann

By Steve Politi/Star-Ledger Columnist
May 30, 2010, 10:00AM


19 posted on 05/30/2010 10:52:57 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Weissman claimed that three years ago, the Duke team had been involved in "a devastating scandal," and that while the accused players had been exonerated, "the questions remain."

The only remaining questions are about the media's ethics and bias.

20 posted on 05/30/2010 10:54:10 AM PDT by RJL
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
and that while the accused players had been exonerated, "the questions remain."

Here are just some of the questions that remain:

1. How come the story dropped out of the media almost overnight after the players were exonerated?

2. How come people like Nancy Grace, who basically called the Lacrosse players guilty, didn't show up for work the next day? How come those like Nancy (there were many in the media) never apologized for their irresponsible actions.

3. How come people like Jessie Jackson & Al Sharpton (professional race hustlers) were never questioned about the whole affair after the exonerated?

4. How come the president of Duke still has his job after one of the most despicable displays of cowardice in memory?


5. Why no charges were ever filed against the accuser?

6. How come the New York Times got everything wrong from the get go? And it wasn't just the NYT.


I can think of many more questions, but I got to go and prepare for Memorial Day family gathering.
21 posted on 05/30/2010 10:55:26 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched the game last night. The play-by-play guys got so wrapped up in The Frame and the Yeardley Love murder they talked about it more than the game. I finally had to mute the sound.


22 posted on 05/30/2010 10:55:39 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: MollyKuehl

She is in jail on unrelated charges. Assaulting her boyfriend. Her children called 911.

Pathetic whore. And that goes for the ESPN lice too.

AND the professors at Duke who were so quick to condemn these students.


23 posted on 05/30/2010 10:57:12 AM PDT by Carley (DADDY DIDN'T PLUG THE HOLE YET)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You know what? The players did more than just open their doors to these two prostitutes, they SEARCHED them out.

While the crime they were charged with was false, what they did was also a crime, and if not currently on the books it should be.


24 posted on 05/30/2010 10:58:07 AM PDT by bvw
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To: abb

Just read on NJ.com that Reade will be joining the Innocence Project.


25 posted on 05/30/2010 10:58:40 AM PDT by Carley (DADDY DIDN'T PLUG THE HOLE YET)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Remember that ESPN was deep into spreading the story of the “savage attack” on Crystal.

That ESPN report from the emergency room was some kind of fabrication.


26 posted on 05/30/2010 11:01:34 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh . . . Now I remember why I never watch ESPN.


27 posted on 05/30/2010 11:04:14 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, I think a lot of questions remain about Weissman’s wife beating.


28 posted on 05/30/2010 11:06:43 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just one more reason why I don’t normally watch ESPN! The liberal media is the liberal media, sports or news. Cripes, even the Weather Channel is totally liberal. Thank God for the internet, otherwise we’d never get news, weather or sports.....trueful and correct!


29 posted on 05/30/2010 11:08:06 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I agree, there are still a number of questions that have never been answered...

Why wasn’t the accuser prosecuted? Why haven’t the Duke University professors who put their name on the fliers labeling the players as rapists disciplined? Why wasn’t the prosecutor criminally charged and why didn’t he spend time in jail?

As an aside, just a few notes.... I believe this is the first national championship game for Duke. Congrats to them. The game between Duke & UVA was amazing. Interestingly enough, UVA beat Stony Brook in the quarterfinals, 10-9, the school where I played (3rd string) goalie back when they were the Patriots, and they were NCAA DIV III. When they went DIV I, I lost my eligibility. And at the time, our LAX coach John Espy had come from Duke!

Mark


30 posted on 05/30/2010 11:10:23 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What questions remain???? Why that woman is so bat*@&# crazy?? Who are the multitude of men who left their DNA in that woman? How on earth, with that DNA evidence, were any of those Duke players ever even considered suspects? Why were 88 professors allowed to assume guilt and violate policies set forth in Duke’s own handbook? Why were the New Black Panthers allowed anywhere near any of the Duke players on campus? Those are the questions I would like answered. But I have zero questions about the Duke players. And I wish Joe Chesire and the rest of their legal team would go after this guy and every other person who continues to smear these innocent boys.


31 posted on 05/30/2010 11:11:09 AM PDT by TruJess
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No, none of them are at Duke. One of them graduated in the midst of the drama and the other two left to attend other schools.


32 posted on 05/30/2010 11:12:55 AM PDT by TruJess
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He looks like a ball gargler


33 posted on 05/30/2010 11:13:40 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: maggief; governsleastgovernsbest; abb; Neverforget01; TommyDale
"...the questions remain...

Questions? There are pictures of the shaky whore doing her thing surrounded by a group of bored lacrosse players.

A couple of those shots would answer the question "Would anyone drunk or sober touch that?"

Agatha has seen them and she does not lie.

34 posted on 05/30/2010 11:14:51 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ESPN SUCKS!!!


35 posted on 05/30/2010 11:17:41 AM PDT by Marathoner ("Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force" -George Washington)
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To: bvw

While undoubtedly lacking in taste, hiring dancers is NOT A CRIME. Further, two of the boys were NOT involved in hiring the dancers and left the party. Making the stupid decision to hire that psychotic woman does not justify being charged with and facing significant prison time for a crime they didn’t commit.

So tell me...what is it you teach at Duke?


36 posted on 05/30/2010 11:19:13 AM PDT by TruJess
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To: Michael Barnes

4 years, actually, Michael.

None of the 3 falsely-accused players are at Duke now (Reade at Brown, Collin at Loyola, Dave graduated Duke in 2006).

But there may still be a few of the non-indicted Duke 2005/06 freshmen who are playing this year, having taken advantage of the additional year of eligibility that the NCAA gave the non-seniors on the 2006 team. I’m thinking that Ned Crotty is one of those.


37 posted on 05/30/2010 11:19:21 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy ("It's not the number of burnt cars that worries me. It's the fact that everyone finds this normal..")
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To: bvw
You know what? The players did more than just open their doors to these two prostitutes, they SEARCHED them out.

While the crime they were charged with was false, what they did was also a crime, and if not currently on the books it should be.


I'm going to try and be civil. It's gonna be tough after your comments. I'm going to assume you know nothing about what the whole episode was about and you must have got your info from the MSM. And therein lies the problem. But in short you don't know what you are talking about.

No what they did was NOT a crime and should NOT be a crime. It may have been Juvenile but their behavior was not out of line with goes on in colleges fraternities (although technically the lacrosse players were not a frat). Believe me I know of what I speak.

It's not unusual for Frats to hire exotic dancers. This has been done for a long time. It's not illegal in the area that they are in. It's a legit business. It's not a classy thing but things are what they are.

I won't go into the details because it would take too much time to go over it all. But if you want a full account of what happened, get the book Until Proven Innocent by Stuart Taylor. There you can be educated on this shameful affair. You will find that two of the accused weren't even there when the dancers performed. You need to get educated before making asinine comments. There I tried to be civil.
38 posted on 05/30/2010 11:22:21 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; humblegunner
http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=XdqG2GqGpr&c1=0xACACAC&c2=0x373737
39 posted on 05/30/2010 11:25:51 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Pre-post tribulationist, post-preterist, post-toasties, pre-postal semi-pelican brief amillenialist)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The questions remain???

We know now exactly how fast liberal, enlightened, “Progressive” college professors are willing to pillory and hang any white male, before a trail, before a sentence of guilty ... just hang them because they are accused white males.

We know how far out of their way prosecutors are willing to go to “get a win” regardless of fact, regardless of justice, regardless of truth.

We know how sleazeball racist opportunists like Jackson and Sharpton are willing to, like their liberal, enlightened, “Progressive” slavemasters, publicly pillory the accused white males, and stir racial hate among the supposedly victimized blacks.

The only question that remains is how much longer America will put up with this sort of perverse liberal bullshit.


40 posted on 05/30/2010 11:26:40 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sorry, here’s a better direct link to the video.

And no ads or flash crap.

Thank me later.

http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=XdqG2GqGpr


41 posted on 05/30/2010 11:28:17 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Pre-post tribulationist, post-preterist, post-toasties, pre-postal semi-pelican brief amillenialist)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sue the ahole for libel. What a turd.


42 posted on 05/30/2010 11:28:42 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: bvw

So they deserved what they got, you’re saying?

No one deserves to be lied about. The guilt is one Crystal, the DA,and the corrupt cops. why have they never been called to account?


43 posted on 05/30/2010 11:31:23 AM PDT by chesley (Lib arguments are neither factual, logical, rational, nor reasonable. They are, however, creative.)
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To: bvw
You know what? The players did more than just open their doors to these two prostitutes, they SEARCHED them out.
While the crime they were charged with was false, what they did was also a crime, and if not currently on the books it should be.
You know what? That's true.
You know what else? You are a hypocrite.

It serves less than no purpose to discuss the sins of some individual in the context of their having been - and still being - gratuitously harassed. It is nothing more than additional gratuitous harassment.


44 posted on 05/30/2010 11:33:39 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion ( DRAFT PALIN)
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To: carolinacrazy

Because no one has had been sufficiently POed enough to take em out.


45 posted on 05/30/2010 11:35:09 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: TigerClaws

no kidding. their lawyers need to fire off letters demanding on air apologies
to duke players. players have won some settlements already.
that should scare weisman.


46 posted on 05/30/2010 11:36:15 AM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: bvw

If its not currently on the books, then it is not a crime.


47 posted on 05/30/2010 11:36:15 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: bvw

Even the one of the three who left immediately when the strippers arrived, and wasn’t even present when the whole “locked in the bathroom scene” went down?

Wow, I won’t say what I really think of that. Other than that you’re probably too ignorant about these events to be posting about them.


48 posted on 05/30/2010 11:36:20 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: RJL
"The only remaining questions are about the media's ethics and bias."

I don't think there's any question whatsoever about their ethics and bias.

49 posted on 05/30/2010 11:37:25 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bvw
While the crime they were charged with was false, what they did was also a crime, and if not currently on the books it should be.

Nope, the two girls were hired for erotic dancing at a private party, not prostitution. No crime for dancing, so the boys were legit.

50 posted on 05/30/2010 11:52:59 AM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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