At first when I heard about the rape at Duke I was irate! My thought was how could these guys to this to a woman, A whole team did this to someone? But now reading this blog from Michael Smerconish now I am really confused. Smerconish did bring up intelligent comments about how there really has not been much high caliber in investigative reporting on this story. He went on about the accusers past. She did have a record from four years ago. I don't know if you can hold a candle to that though. Who here has not regretted something from four- five years ago? Does that make her a liar?
It did come out that all the DNA samples taking from the boys came up negative.... I think there is something fishing going on here, When pictures were developed it showed the accuser smiling and lying on the porch. This blog that I read basically said because of that evidence she is hence again a liar.
Towards the end of the blog is when I really got angry.
" I say, it's the revenge of the nerds. Most journalists would never be chosen for a pickup game of hoops, let alone a varsity sport. As a group, they take perverse pleasure in bringing down the BMOC, however undeserved.
What went on in Kobe Bryant's case and at LaSalle last year and now at Duke? Those who were never selected for sports are getting their chance to vent at those who did. And they crucify these young men with gleeful speed. While the "victims" are allowed to remain anonymous and are not prosecuted for their tales, the athletes they accuse are not afforded the same treatment.
These young men are the real victims, no quotation marks necessary."
What ???? Is this 50 years ago where women did not have a voice. No wonder why when women are raped and they want to tell their story men's hormones get in the way of their brain and they loose common sense. I am not saying she was or was not raped but these comments from this author make it hard to believe that women have a voice anymore. I feel that if she would come forward and say it did not happen that maybe a small part of me would say her face could be shown.
How about alittle respect here?