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Friday, February 02, 2007
John Edwards Hires Liberal Blogger Who Supports Duke Lacrosse Prosecution?

Been awhile since I've looked at the Duke Lacrosse case because it seems like such an obvious farce that I feel like I'm beating a dead horse's ass by taking on Nifong. But amazingly, there are still kooks out there who think that the young men were guilty. And John Edwards just hired one of them as his campaign's blogger!

“Left-wing blogger Amanda Marcotte of the vociferously anti-war web site Pandagon has been named by the John Edwards campaign as their new blogmaster.

“The extent of Ms. Marcotte’s responsibilities at the Edwards site, and the nature of the political operations she will be undertaking as a member of the Edwards campaign, have not yet been detailed publicly.”

Liestoppers, a blog that is apparently dedicated to the Duke case, points us to a post by Amanda that has now been taken down (oooh, the coverup is always worse than the crime), but here's a clip:

In the meantime, I’ve been sort of casually listening to CNN blaring throughout the waiting area and good f*cking god is that channel pure evil. For awhile, I had to listen to how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and f*cked her against her will—not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out.
"Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it?
"So unfair.”

As you can see, not only is Amanda a kook, but a foul-mouthed kook as well. Here's the place where the original post was:

Since people are determined to make hay over this quick shot of a post, I’m deleting it and here’s my official stance. The prosecution in the Duke case fumbled the ball. The prosecutor was too eager to get a speedy case and make a name for himself. That is my final word.

So she still believes that the stripper was raped. Grade A kook. Great hire, John!

Hat tip: Durham in Wonderland via Memeorandum
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