William D. Cohan`s Duke Rape Hoax Book Gets “An Amazing Succession Of Puff-Piece Reviews” From The MSM
Stuart Taylor, who coauthored Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, has a review in the New Republic of the William D. Cohan book, The Price Of Silence, mentioned below:The Many Ways in Which The New Book About the Duke Lacrosse Case is Wrong, April 15, 2014.
If you didn`t already know that Cohan was wrong, the Taylor review would be a good case to start. Not a lot of other MSM reviews would be much help, though, according to Taylor:
The rape-by-broomstick and other Cohan innuendos and assertions are not supported—indeed, they are powerfully refuted—by the long-established facts that his own book repeats, not to mention some facts that he studiously leaves out.
This has not prevented an amazing succession of puff-piece reviews in The Wall Street Journal, FT Magazine, the Daily News, Salon, the Economist, the Daily Beast, and The New York Times, whose reviewer (unlike the others cited above) at least knew enough to write that “Cohan hasn’t unearthed new evidence” and that “[t]here is still nothing credible to back up the account of an unreliable witness.”
And in spite of that, NYT reviewer Susannah Meadows gives it a positive review: Telling Victim From Villain at Duke | ‘The Price of Silence’ Replays a Wrenching Campus Episode, April 6, 2014.