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  •  Did Times editors no research facts? (9+ / 0-)

    If they did, how could they possibly publish this piece?

    •  potentially actionable (3+ / 0-)
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      Canadian Reader, TeresaInPa, jmonch

      given that it calls into question the behavior and testimony of the victim. Not at all likely to lead to a lawsuit, but still, you'd think that editors, if there were any, would have been wary of the possibility however remote.

      •  Not thinking of law - story presented as Love (6+ / 0-)

        My gripe is that the story was presented as a first person account in a personal column about love - but it really is part of a political agenda, with all sorts of political ramifications just below the surface.

        I could care less about lawsuits - Times editors should not be stealthing political debates into eprsonal columns without the proper context and facts provided.

        •  Yeah, totally inappropriate presentation (1+ / 0-)
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          A first-person story about violence, abuse, and drug (alcohol) use would have been reasonable in these circumstances.  A story about "love"?  Not so much.

          -5.63, -8.10 | Libertarian Liberal

          by neroden on Sun Jan 14, 2007 at 04:13:51 PM PST

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          •  when the intent is to ignore rape victims, (3+ / 0-)
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            Pescadero Bill, grrr, ActivistGuy

            humanize rapists, and discredit "feminists" as "politcally correct" activists, then yes, other topics are more appropriate.

            Sorry, if you can't see that as the intent of this piece, which had bvery little to do with love (there are thousands of other better witten and more valid personal accounts of love the Times could publish over that crap)..

            Do your own research on how the case, and th3e controversy over its response, were handled at Harvard.  

            If Camille Paglia had written the piece, folks could at least have been forewarned.

            Things that are published in the NY Times don't just emerge out of nowhere - gotta look behind the curtain. Similar dynamics gave us such sociological  tripe as greed is good, the dysfunctional black family, the cycle of poverty, and welfare queens and foodstamp moms driving cadilacs.

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