“Yes, our GOP would like to turn Michigan into the Alabama of the north, and they are doing a good job of it. But at least they support the "Christian values" of NOT feeding the poor, not caring for the sick (unless they have to), and always being sure that women and gays don't have equal rights.”
“How typically hypocritical of the GOP! They want smaller, less intrusive government, and fewer regulations on businesses... UNLESS they can try to impose a moral/religious agenda! I hope this gets challenged in court soon. I would love to hear the arguments they come up with to defend a law which tells private companies that they cannot include coverage for a legal medical procedure in the products they sell.”
“The core issue here is not the affair, although for a CIA Chief this is a serious breach, it is about pushing Christian religion in the military. That is a big problem. I don't like the idea of attempting to indoctrinate the most powerful military force in the world to follow a right-wing religious ideology.”
“While this story was, and is, of concern to me, this article makes some very great leaps and unfounded statements. The last two sentences in particular are simple libel. All of the evidence here indicates that there is no solid evidence of any rape. The police reports and witness statements do not back up Ms. Redmond's article and, as a former resident of the area, I can assure anyone that (much to the chagrin of many sports fans) Stuart Dunnings has never seemed at all reticent to prosecute athletes. Tom Izzo is also not one to tolerate bad behavior. As evidence, see Chris Allen and Corey Lucious - both star players integral to the team dismissed for much lesser offenses than rape.
While I do not categorically say that there was no rape that night, there is no excuse for this article and its factual errors and clear bias. People in this country (even athletes) are innocent until proven guilty. To say, in effect, that two members of the team are rapists who got away with it is simply wrong - both morally and journalistically. Worse, irresponsible reporting like this makes it easier for rapists to avoid punishment in the future. When news media rush to judgement and show clear bias in what seems to be a murky case of he said/she said, people will be that much more likely to dismiss future reporting of similar events as untrustworthy.”
JelloBiafra on Mar 22, 2012 at 17:01:10
“Great points. This is essentially what I tried to say in a comment, but it was not approved by the site. That's PDoylemi for sharing this. Peace.”