How Sad And Terrible

I feel so sorry for this lovely young lady and her family

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A senior on the Virginia men’s lacrosse team was charged Monday with the slaying of a fellow student on the women’s team, stunning students at the picturesque campus.

George Huguely, 22, of Chevy Chase, Md., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Yeardley Love, also a senior, of Cockeysville, Md., Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said.

It’s tragic, shocking and stunning; I just can’t imagine such a thing happening at Virgina. Oh sure, people get drunk and fall out of buildings or crash things and find ways to die, but murder? Yeek.

I have to add there’s one sort of throw-away paragraph in the article that really ticks me off though and shows the shallow depth of CNN’s “journalism” and “integrity”

By coincidence, Huguely attended the same prep school as some of the Duke lacrosse players who were accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a team party. The charges later were dismissed.

If by “the charges were later dismissed” CNN means “the dancer made the shit up and the players were lynched by the media, the Durham prosecutor (who went to jail and was disbarred for his behavior in this case), Duke faculty and Duke University (which has paid out probably millions to the players in “settlements”) then I agree with them.

But somehow I don’t think that’s the impression they wanted to convey by that.

7 Responses to “How Sad And Terrible”

  1. ricki says:

    “We’ve got a few extra feathers and some leftover tar. Now, where can we use those?” UGH.

    I wonder if the Duke players would have any kind of a defamation-of-character case there.

  2. Teresa says:

    So now CNN is trying to blame the prep school where some of the Duke players who didn’t do anything criminal went to school…

    Heaven forbid they place blame where it belongs. No – that wouldn’t be a good story at all.

    This is why I refuse to even browse their site. What utter jerks.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    I wonder how many future legislators and congressman attended that same prep school? Just asking.

  4. JeffS says:

    Do the Kennedy’s send their children there, Yojimbo?

  5. nightfly says:

    If I recall my Journo Pravda 101, the prep school has a case for libel – even if the statement is factual – if it is damaging and printed with malice aforethought.

  6. Yojimbo says:

    Either that one or maybe Sidwell, TRJ. I’ll go waaay out on a limb here and state that there are probably a whole bunch of prep schools in that geographic area.

  7. JeffS says:

    I think that’s a smart bet, Yojimbo.

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