February 03, 2007

The Cover-Up Is Worse Than The Offense

Looks to me like the John Edwards campaign has taken into its heart a dishonest hack who is not averse to trying to send inconvenient facts down the memory hole.

The individual in question, the shrilly profane Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon, was hired on to be Edwards' blog czarina. Among her early moves was to go back and sanitize her own blog, removing potentially embarrassing material.

You know, like this post, preserved for posterity in a Google cache.

In the meantime, Iíve been sort of casually listening to CNN blaring throughout the waiting area and good fucking god is that channel pure evil. For awhile, I had to listen to how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and fucked her against her will ó not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out. Canít a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? So unfair.

This written, of course, a full month after the rape charges were dismissed because of the constantly evolving story of the faux-victim in the case and the filing of ethics charges against DA Nifong for his handling of the case.

After the post was linked by Jon Ham of the John Locke Foundation, the new Edwards staffer went back and "sanitized" her post via the DELETE key, and replaced it with this pathetic justification.

UPDATE: Since people are determined to make hay over this quick shot of a post, Iím deleting it and hereís my official stance. The prosecution in the Duke case fumbled the ball. The prosecutor was too eager to get a speedy case and make a name for himself. That is my final word.

Change of language, change of stance, and a clear attempt to make it appear that she had not continued to accuse these young men of an offense which it is increasingly clear they did not commit.

In other words, Amanda lied -- in an attempt to cover her own tracks.

No doubt she will spend the next year -- until the Edwards candidacy folds under its own inadequacy after Iowa and New Hampshire -- engaging is similar acts designed to deceive the American public.

H/T Reason's Hit & Run

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Change of language, change of stance, and a clear attempt to make it appear that she had not continued to accuse these young men of an offense which it is increasingly clear they did not commit.

Are you sure it's a change of stance? It doesn't necessarily read like she's changed her opinion of the guilt of the players. "The prosecution in the Duke case fumbled the ball. The prosecutor was too eager to get a speedy case and make a name for himself." You could just as easily read it as "The prosecution messed up, letting those rapists avoid justice." She's using weasel words to continue "to accuse these young men of an offense which it is increasingly clear they did not commit."

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