Tuesday, August 24, 2021

VDARE Cites Unpersoned Journalist’s Exposés on the Central Park 5 Hoax, in Context of Linda Fairstein’s Defamation Suit against netflix, While Refusing to Name Him

By David in TN
Tue, Aug 24, 2021 1:12 a.m.

Linda Fairstein Lawsuit at VDARE

David in TN: James Fulford has a piece at VDARE on Linda Fairstein’s lawsuit against netflix. Fulford mentions a 2016 piece by Patrick Cleburne who praised “Our Nicholas Stix” and his work on the Central Park 5 Hoax.

This one references and links to your two articles but leaves out your name.

Fairstein’s lawsuit is going forward, grudgingly.

Linda Fairstein Suit

against Netflix for Lies

about the Prosecution of

the (Guilty!) Central Park



By James Fulford
August 23, 2021

At the Volokh Conspiracy, First Amendment specialist law professor Eugene Volokh reports on a libel suit that's being allowed to go forward.

“New York prosecutor Linda Fairstein, who got convictions on five of the people involved in the Central Park Jogger gang rape, is suing Netflix over her depiction in a docudrama. [Central Park Jogger Case Prosecutor's Libel Lawsuit Against Netflix (Over “When They See Us”) Can Go Forward as to Some Claims Eugene Volokh, August 10, 2021]

The judge, allowing the case to go forward, has said

Fairstein has plausibly alleged a claim of defamation as to five scenes. These scenes depict Fairstein as orchestrating acts of misconduct, including the withholding of evidence, the existence of “tapes” showing that she “coerced” confessions from the Five, an instruction not to use “kid gloves” when questioning suspects, and directing a racially discriminatory police roundup of young men in Harlem. The average viewer could conclude that these scenes have a basis in fact and do not merely reflect the creators’ opinions about controversial historical events. Separately, the Court concludes that defendants have not demonstrated the substantial truth of a scene depicting Fairstein’s creation of an attack timeline because they rely on public remarks that are inconsistent with her depiction in the scene.

Further, there's a part about "docudramas", and the fact that Ava DuVernay, who supported the black gang-rapists, was specficially targeting the white prosecutors:

Fairstein asserts that defendants marketed and promoted "When They See Us" as a fact-based version of the events surrounding the Five. Netflix social media posts and advertising trailers described “When They See Us” as “[t]he truth you haven’t heard” and “based on the true story of the Central Park Five.” The Complaint quotes multiple statements made by DuVernay on social media, in interviews and in public appearances that characterized “When They See Us” as fact-based, referring to it as “the real story of The Central Park 5” and “100% real.” The Complaint also quotes from public statements that DuVernay specifically made about Fairstein, including a remark in an interview with Oprah Winfrey where she stated, “And so the goal of this—okay, Linda Fairstein, okay Elizabeth Lederer, okay, all of these people on this particular case we need to be held accountable.”

Locke made similar public statements, such as, “[a] piece of American History gets rewritten with the truth,” and “You can’t argue with facts.” …

Given the full content and context of the series at issue, the Court declines to conclude that the average viewer would assume that “When They See Us” is “more fiction than fact,” a proposition that the defendants do not advance. But it is reasonable to expect that the average viewer of “When They See Us” would understand that dialogue in the dramatization is not a verbatim recounting of the real-life participants and is intended to capture the essence of their words and deeds.

Of course, the judgement takes as fact the “exoneration” of the defendants, and assumes the only question here is “How racist is Linda Fairstein?”

The thing is, this exoneration is entirely bogus. During the 2016 Trump Campaign, when Trump was being attacked for saying the Five were guilty, Patrick Cleburne wrote here that

I have a personal input into this controversy. Some years later, long after the shock had faded, I was at a private dinner in New York where Linda Fairstein was present. Fairstein ran the prosecution of this case. She was already launched in her novelist career. She remarked, without any particular prompting, that the doctors who dealt with the victim judged that she had been raped by at least 30 men. In telling us this, of course, Fairstein was admitting grievous failure as a prosecutor since only 5 were convicted.

After the fact, when DNA testing became more useful, a lowlife whose DNA was found in the woman was induced to take entire responsibility for the crime.

Cleburne mentioned “Sotomayor Supporter Robert Morgenthau and His Regime of Racialized “Justice” in Manhattan” published here in 2009, and “It Was Fun”—Robert K. Tanenbaum vs. The Central Park Five, 25 Years Later,” from 2014.

The actual crime was a long time ago [1989]: in a previous MSM existence, VDARE.com editor Peter Brimelow wrote it up as “Beasts in the Park,” The Times (London), April 29, 1989.

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Anonymous said...

What's the only case that would have less coverage than the FBI assault on the Capitol--by MSM?

You're looking at it--the attempted(partially/mostly successful)CP 5 revisionism.

Mixed in there somewhere are COVID vaccine non-truths,be it side effects,deaths,myocarditis,clots,efficacy,contagiousness.

Also in the top ten of what MSM doesn't attempt to cover honestly is Biden's brain.

Afghanistan,the Mexican border,stimulus package,global warming,black crime,White genocide...

...yes,just about everything.

Thank goodness we have NSU.


Anonymous said...

Only in post-White America can you see FIVE vile sex offender felons,pose for photographers as if they were
The Jackson Five--instead of the CP 5.

Smug,rolling in dough,benefitting from a country gone haywire.


Anonymous said...

Not only raped the woman but hit her on the head with a brick tryin to kill her. Heard the one perpetrator admit so on TV. Blacks like bricks. Like most other people, blacks carry bricks around with them. Sure.