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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Duke Hoax: Slippery Slimy Ankle Biting Cowards

Regarding the Duke non-rape hoax, Mychal Massie and Cash Michaels are slippery slimy ankle biting cowards.

Mychal MassieFirst, Mychal Massie, at WorldNetDaily.com, wrote Nifong a zero – parents enablers :

Allegations of rape, sullied and ruined reputations, bright futures forever tarnished, calumnious recriminations, poor parenting, a politically motivated dullard for district attorney, spineless university officials afraid of racial backlash, and political correctness should make the Duke University rape case a model of how to avoid trouble for people ages six to 60.

Let me explain. The case against the accused young men, after a cursory investigation, should never have gone forward – it most certainly should have been dropped in the absence of any DNA evidence tying the young men, even tangentially, to the accuser’s allegations....

The young men are guilty of being stupid, they are guilty of universally poor judgment, and they are the victims of poor parenting – but they are about as guilty of the crimes with which they are charged as I am capable of winning an Olympic gold medal in the uneven parallel bars competition...

The players were not in school to get "wasted," get frat house lap dances, vomit in parking lots, and use public areas as urinals, ad nauseum. In short, they weren't there to raise hell...

It is a hard and acrid pill to swallow, but had the parents of these young men laid down the law (no pun intended) from the very beginning, they would never have been placed in the situation they find themselves. If they themselves had exercised the least bit of control, this situation would never have happened. If they had been studying instead of partying, the accuser would probably be blaming someone else – but she wouldn't be blaming them...
Comment: Mr. Massie is half right, Nifong is a zero. However, Mr. Massie, like many Johnny-come-latelies to the Duke case has not done his homework regarding how Mr. Seligmann, Mr. Finnerty, and Mr. Evans were swept up in this hoax and falsely charged by DA Nifong.

If fact, Mr. Massie, it seems, is taking on the role of shape shifter and apparent apologist for an evil false accuser and her family. That is, he is incredibly trying to shift some of the blame for this hoax from Nifong, and especially, the false accuser and her parents to the parents of the three innocent Duke lacrosse players. That is a sad, slimy, and cowardly act of distortion.

If you are a close follower of this case, and you just read the title of Massie's article, "Nifong a zero – parents enablers," which parents did you think he was calling "enablers?" Almost everyone, would have said the the parents of the false accuser, Crystal Gail Mangum. But, the half-clever and cowardly Mr. Massie is trying to steal a term for the allies and apologists for Mike Nifong and throw that back at the parents of the Duke lacrosse players. That is a first class hatchet job by a transparent coward and apologist for an evil false accuser and her family.

Massie chooses to ignore the facts when he says, for example, that the young men should "been studying instead of partying." The lacrosse players were on spring break when the incident occurred, what college students does he know, who study on spring break?

It is also impossible to point specifically to anything that Mr. Seligmann or Mr. Finnerty did on the night of the incident that is "stupid." They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. The issue of underage drinking and stupidity are best judged on a person-by-person basis. So as underclassmen they just showed up at a team party organized by the seniors and left quickly, once it fell apart. How does attending a team party and exiting quickly rate as stupid? How does that merit having your life ruined by a false accuser and having your parents slandered?

Massie also chooses to ignore the duplicity of the false accuser, Crystal Gail Mangum, and her family in aiding Nifong in the commission of his crime against the Duke players. Big evil, ten commandment evil, "thou shall not bear false witness" evil is completely ignored by Massie as he instead tries to bite the ankles of the lacrosse parents with his accusations.

The only "poor parenting" involved here is within the Mangum family. Mr. Massie should worry more about the "poor parenting" of Ms. Mangum, who's career choice of "sex worker" can't be considered a positive for her children. But, that is certainly asking too much of an ankle biting coward.

Cash MichaelsCash Michaels' bona fides as a slippery slimy ankle biting coward are well established. For his latest, Cash Michaels, wrote on Dec 23rd, DUKE CASE – RAPE CHARGES DROPPED, AS DEFENSE DISTORTS FACTS:
NC NAACP and Jesse Jackson falsely accused

If the trial were held in Durham, the probability of at least three to possibly four members of the 12-person jury being Black would be high.

“[The Duke Three defense team believes] that Black people don’t like Duke [University],” Chapel Hill civil rights attorney Al McSurely, chair of the NC NAACP Legal Redress Committee, told The Carolinian/Wilmington Journal newspapers in September. “They would want a change of venue whether Nifong said anything or not.”...

Even more troubling, Durham Black leaders say, is that the motion echoes, without any reference or substantiation, the unfounded charge by the predominately-white Duke Three support movement that Blacks in the Durham community might harm Black jurors if they didn’t vote to convict...

Michael Gaynor took the time to responded to Mr. Michael's latest distortions, Cash Michaels can't save this prosecution:
I doubt that Cash Michaels' latest article, titled "Duke Case — Rape Charges Dropped, As Defense Distorts Facts" and subtitled "NC NAACP and Jesse Jackson falsely accused," was written to buttress the defense's change of venue motion in the Duke case, BUT IT DOES!...

If these boys were black and the false accuser was white, I doubt you [Cash Michaels] would be asking these questions. You would be supporting the efforts of the defendants to get a fair trial in a jurisdiction that would consider fairness and evidence, instead of race distinctions or class distinctions or educational distinctions or any other inappropriate consideration. That is the truth. As always, you will do and write what you wish, but you know the truth in your heart, and you know who and what Brad Bannon and I are in our hearts, because you have celebrated with us the release of a young black man from prison for a rape he did not commit because of our pro bono efforts, and, with us, you joyfully watched him run around Fayetteville Street Mall a free young man. There is no difference here. You are in a position to be a courageous truth teller and to end the games of agenda reporting.
Expending anymore energy writing about Trash Michaels is a waste of keystrokes.

updated: Jan 4, 2007

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