Michael Roberts! Redux!

April 3, 2009

I’ve long been a fan of Michael Roberts’ reporting for Westword, but my regard has been skyrocketing over the last week or so.

And now it’s off the charts.

Michael Roberts has landed the only real interview yet to appear with the only Ward Churchill jury member talking to the media. Make sure you read the whole thing.

It’s spectacular stuff, and punches holes the size of traincars in the rightwing narrative being spun in the Denver Post and Daily Camera, not to mention KHOW.

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5 Responses to “Michael Roberts! Redux!”

  1. Seansky Says:

    Well that doesn’t make up for Westwords’ earlier libelous bull shit that they pulled.

  2. Daisy Says:

    “It wasn’t a slap in his face or anything like that when we didn’t give him any money. It’s just that David Lane kept saying this wasn’t about the money, and in the end, we took his word for that.” – Juror Bethany Newill

  3. Daisy Says:

    “”The media has a really great way of twisting things around,” she believes. Afterward, people have said to me, ‘He said this,’ and ‘He said that.’ And I’d ask, ‘Have you ever read the essay?’ And the majority haven’t read it. They’ve formed an opinion even though they’ve only heard bits and pieces.” – Juror Bethany Newill

    http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2009/04/juror_bethany_newill_talks_abo.php#more

    Boy does she speak to me on this! This was exactly my experience discussing this with many people as well. I had never even heard of Prof. Churchill when this story first broke. The more I researched, the more I knew that it was a smear campaign being orchestrated in an attempt discredit him and his scholarship.

  4. Ben Says:

    Me too, Daisy. I think watching the difference between what the jurors are actually saying and what the media’s reporting is another great lesson in how ridiculous this witchhunt has been.


  5. […] some degree, I think we can all thank Michael Roberts for this story getting out there at all. But, more, we have to be incredibly thankful for the courage of Ms. […]


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