Trying to get Mike Nifong to give up this hoax is like asking Fidel Castro to give up Communism. It's great that 60 Minutes ran a prime-time bombing mission against the Imperial Minister of Justice, but apparently "El Hefe" was out of his command bunker when the bombs were landing on Sunday and will have to read the transcript to assess his damage. Meanwhile, those hoping for a royal nuking of the evil lord's legal pleasure palace will have to wait for all the bomb assessment reports to filter back from Durham. Only then will we know what exactly was hit and how much damage was done to the hoax infrastructure.
Unofficially, it's feared that the fortress only suffered a few cracks and no bunkers were busted. Minions were quickly dispatched to repair the "minor" damage and reassure the populace that all is well in the People's Republic of Durham.
Nifongian propoganda minister, Ed Ashley, was playing his organ today and crowing that the bombs did no new damage and that the Minister should stay the course and not surrender to outsiders.
We're puzzled that so many people think Nifong should ignore the indictments, ignore the accuser, and walk away. Does Durham really want a prosecutor who won't stand up for an alleged victim, even if she ranks near the bottom of society? Do we really want a prosecutor who is cowed by pressure -- and this is enormous pressure -- into dropping charges he believes should be pursued?Columnist Barry Sanders, of the News & Obervers, was also out doing some repair work and said the 60 Minutes bombs were mostly duds and had done no real harm.
"Was he aroused?"This last part about the Minister fighting drug/gang violence is welcome news for all the Durhamites, who appreciate him telling them he is making the streets safe for the next three weeks, so people can get to their polling stations. They should have enough time to stockpile some supplies, no saying how long the ceasefire will remain in effect.
I certainly wasn't, and it's doubtful that anyone else with a thimbleful of knowledge of the Duke lacrosse rape case was, either, after watching the hugely hyped "60 Minutes" episode about the case Sunday.
Correspondent Ed Bradley, forever immortalized by some -- OK, maybe just me -- as the journalist who in 1998 asked Kathleen Willey if President Clinton was "aroused" when he allegedly placed her hand where it didn't belong, broke no new ground and, except for showing what was allegedly the alleged victim gyrating onstage after the alleged incident, shed no new light on any aspect of the Duke case.
When a pack of reporters cornered Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong on Monday afternoon at Durham police headquarters and asked whether he had watched the show that portrayed his prosecution of the case as politically motivated, Nifong said, "No."
He then scolded us for even asking about it at a news conference at which an arrest was announced in a 2005 Durham quadruple homicide case.
Nifongian guerrillas continue to conduct hit-and-run attacks to keep the allies off balance. Candybuttons:
Yesterday, on my way home from work, I noticed that someone from Nifong’s campaign had put up one of their campaign signs directly in front of one of ours. It was literally 1.5 feet in front of ours. It was so ridiculous and petty....just so indicative of the man himself–petty, ridiculous, and desperate.The Cold War lasted 44 year and Fidel is still kicking. The Hoax war is now being fought street-to-street in Durham to see who wins the November 7th battle. If that battle is lost then Durham will remain behind the "Nifongian Curtain" of lies for four more years.
Little new in '60 Minutes' report [Herald-Sun, Oct. 17, 2006]
Lacrosse episode was lame [N&O, Oct. 17, 2006]
Grand jury indicts man in quadruple homicide [Herald-Sun, Oct. 17, 2006]