Friday, November 02, 2007
Caught Stewart Taylor on the PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer last night, talking about his new book (with KC Johnson), Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case. Boy did he sound angry. When the scandal was first reported, in places like Ed Bradley's expose on 60 Minutes, it seemed so seemy and sordid that I didn't want to hear any more. But Taylor's steely mien, his condemnation of the Duke University administration, the media, the politics surrounding the case, especially his critique of The New York Times, made me want to take another look. Unfortunately, PBS has not yet posted a transcript. Luckily, the book can be purchased from Amazon.com at this link.