In a shocking reversal, the Durham Herald-Sun has rescinded its support of Durham County District County Mike Nifong. With a pointed editorial, its first substantial public criticism of the rogue prosecutor, the Snooze Room evicts Nifong from the bunker with a resounding call for him to resign immediately. On the heels of harsh criticism presented at the Hoax victims' post-exoneration press conference and published nationwide, the Snooze Room comes over from the dark side with a revisionist theme that perhaps reveals an interest in self-preservation rather than a newfound concern for justice. Regardless of motive, the Herald Sun's demand for Nifong's resignation clearly signals the end is near for the reign of the petty tyrant prosecutor.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Herald-Sun: Nifong Must Go
I'll quote Liestoppers, which summarized the development perfectly: