I have friends who are going to Duke next year. I also am fascinated by race, gender, and poverty, the three age old issues which have torn and continue to tear this country apart. If you want to understand why I’ve stopped trying to follow "the facts" involving the Duke lacrosse stripper scandal, read Dahlia Lithwick. Spin has won.
If you want to understand why television is the worst medium ever for serious analysis of anything, go watch this clip of Tucker Carlson debating some woman on the Duke case.