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New Book Destroys Credibility of Times' Duke Lacrosse "Rape" Coverage

Why did the Times believe in the Duke rape hoax so long? "[David] Brooks' brand of conservatism - so moderate that he rooted for the Democrats to win control of Congress in 2006 - still put him ...

Media Use Scandals to Disparage Entire Pro Sports Industry

Coverage of problems in NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball textbook example of media business coverage.

Editor Bill Keller Defends His Paper's Shoddy Duke Rape Hoax Coverage

Executive Editor Bill Keller says criticism of his paper's coverage of the Duke lacrosse case has "in some instances been unfair to the point of hysteria." But former Public Editor Daniel Okrent ...

Mommy, Where are the Heroes?

Tuesday was a sad day for sports fans.

After Duke, Sudden Concern for "Racial Overtones" in Rape Allegations

Faced with a black athlete as a suspect and an alleged rape victim who is white, the Times displays a concern for "racial overtones" totally absent in its shoddy coverage of the Duke lacrosse ...

Political Correctness Trumps Feminism on the Front Page

No sexism among American Indian lacrosse players, just those from Duke?

Times Targeted at National Press Club for Politically Correct Coverage of Duke Case

Influential columnist Stuart Taylor targets the New York Times treatment of the Duke "rape" hoax.

Innocent Duke Lacrosse Players Slimed Once Again

Pete Thamel: "Thompson was quick to point out the complexities in the Duke case, which he predicted could be glossed over if the team were to make a run to the national championship. The Duke ...

Times Ignores Errors in Duke "Rape"-Hoax Coverage

The Times has yet to correct its false timeline of the incident, even while quoting the North Carolina Attorney General's report that shows it's wrong.

Prominent Critics Rip Into Awful Coverage of the Duke "Rape" Hoax

Former Times Public Editor Daniel Okrent called the Times' coverage "heartbreaking."
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