Rush to Judgment?
By: Mark Hyman
It’s the Duke lacrosse rape case all over again. In 2006, a black stripper accused three white lacrosse players of raping her.
There was an immediate rush to judgment. The team was disbanded, the coach resigned, and players were indicted. And they were vilified by the national media (here, here & here).
The allegation was a lie. Overwhelming evidence from the get-go proved this. But the facts didn’t fit the national media narrative.
In 2010, the Congressional Black Caucus accused Tea Partiers protesting a vote on ObamaCare of spitting on Congressmen and screaming the N-word. The national media pushed the story (here, here & here).
With dozens of cameras at the event, a $100,000 reward was offered for just one piece of video proving the claims. There was none. It never happened.
End the rush to judgment. Let’s examine the facts.
(For more background on all of these incidents go here.)03/29/12 Rush to Judgment?
Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.