Carol Platt Liebau: Just Wondering . . .

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Just Wondering . . .

The news that the Duke students have been exonerated of rape allegations made against them last year and that Don Imus' show no longer being simulcast on MSNBC creates an interesting juxtaposition.

If Mike Nifong isn't disbarred and stripped of his post as a state prosecutor, it will turn out that one remark by Don Imus -- admittedly repugnant and outrageous -- against the Rutgers women's basketball team will carry a heavier penalty than a spurious lawsuit that carried the full weight of state law enforcement, cost students their reputation (and a year of school, in some cases) and reportedly more than a million dollars each in lawyers' fees.

What's more, if, indeed, Nifong isn't removed, what will the liberals say? It will turn out that evil "corporate America" will have manifested more racial sensitivity than an entity that many liberals consider the great engine of truth and justice, i.e., the government.


Blogger Patrick O'Hannigan said...

Nicely put, Carol. I hadn't thought of that juxtaposition. And I know you're not a big Ann Coulter fan -- I'm not either -- but her latest column, on the Imus kerfuffle, makes a lot of sense to me.

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