Wednesday, April 05, 2006

how at some point there needs to be a little humility in durham

fresh off my scathing indictment of coach k and his shilling prowess, i am completely engrossed by the alleged rape of a black stripper by duke lacrosse players. knowing college parties and collge athletes and the incindiary chaos that occurs when those two things collide, well, you hate to say "guilty" right off the bat, but i don't need to see air to know it exists.

most people don't change. and large groups of people never do.

anyways, each day, the story gets richer - like today's item. and i don't know what's more nauseating: the e-mail that the duke lacrosse player wrote, or the defense by his lawyer.

in case you didn't read it, here's an excerpt of the e-mail, from
In the e-mail, addressed "To whom it may concern," the player says he has "decided to have some strippers over" to his dorm room, "however there will be no nudity...I plan on killing the bitches as soon as the walk in and proceding to cut their skin off," the author of the e-mail says, adding in vulgar terms that he would find the act sexually satisfying. The e-mail was signed with what police said is the player's jersey number.

and here's the defense:
"While the language of the e-mail is vile, the e-mail itself is perfectly consistent with the boys' unequivocal assertion that no sexual assault took place that evening," said attorney Robert Ekstrand. The e-mail "demonstrates that its writer is completely unaware that any act or event remotely similar to what has been alleged ever occurred."

really? is that the reailty of this situation? he didn't want to rape her, but instead, he wanted to kill her and skin her? and that makes it better? that justifies everything?

jesus christ, aren't there things in the world that aren't spinnable?

and if you spin it way too much, what form of bullshit does it take?

because whatever form that is, well, that's what we're hearing.

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