- “Prosecutor, Step Down,”
Times St. Petersburg
- Kristin Butler, “Time to Speak Up,” Duke Chronicle
- Kristin Butler, “Nifong? Not Fine By Me,” Duke Chronicle
- Joseph Neff and Benjamin Niolet, “Accuser in Duke Lacrosse Case Wanted Money,” N&O
- Thomas Sowell, “Rape of Justice,”
- “From the ‘Wall of Silence’ to Community Uproar to a National Story,” Liestoppers
- “A Curiously Mixed Message,” Liestoppers
- William L. Anderson, “Post-Modern Prosecutions,” lewrockwell.com
- “N&O Still for Nifong,” John in
- “Nifong on Nifong”
- “The Group of 88’s Three-D Response”
The two Liestoppers posts, meanwhile, should be required reading. A few weeks back, Herald-Sun editor Bob Ashley rationalized his paper's atrocious coverage by claiming a lack of resources. Blogs have no financial resources at all, but have done the work that Ashley's pro-Nifong propaganda organ has ignored. "From the Wall of Silence," an extraordinary investigative piece, revealed behind-the-scenes doings between March 24 and March 27—testimony that even at this late stage, new facts about the initial days continue to come to light.
Meanwhile, the Liestoppers analysis of the NAACP should win an award for timeliness. In recent weeks, Nifong enablers have attempted to argue that the NAACP has taken a "neutral" course on the case, chiefly by citing a 10-point statement by state director Barber. (That an organization with a long history of defending due process in criminal justice cases could assume a position of "neutrality" in a case with massive prosecutorial misconduct suggests a new approach in and of itself.)
Yet the Liestoppers post showed that the NAACP has, essentially, spoken with a forked tongue on the case, maintaining the Barber statement but taking action after action that contradicted it--to the point where the organization is now all but operating as an arm of the prosecution.