Day seven and the esteemed editors of the formerly respected NY Times have not bothered to opine about the Duke3. With a declining readership and hemorrhaging revenue, the paper apparently feels that it can hunker down with its ideological soul mates by sticking with the meta narrative on race and gender that is so much more satisfying than any of the facts. Oh, we forgot, facts are a "masculine construct" that is used to oppress the less powerful.
And if some innocents are slandered in the process? So what, as long as the larger truth of the persistence of racism and sexism can be underscored. In this, the paper threatens to transform itself into the soul mate of the late Bill Kuntsler who, on commenting about the obvious lies of Tawana Brawley, told the world that it really didn't matter-her story was "apocryphal."