Saturday, April 14, 2007
Duke and Imus? No, Duke and Kobe
Many commentators have been comparing the exploded Duke lacrosse rape case with Don Imus' firing. The parallels are tortuous and due mostly to their simultaneity, IMO. I think that a better counterpart for the Duke case is the Kobe Bryant alleged rape case a couple of years ago. Check the particulars: Rich privileged male has his way with a woman who later claims she was victimized. Her flooziness is established, which tips the scales when no crime can be proven to have occurred. Race is bruited about, even though it doesn't really have anything to do with the legal matter. I think that has more to do with the Duke case than the Imus thing does.