In The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, “The Cameras Have Replaced The Courtroom”

By Brian 

“The defense is in full swing in the Duke University rape case. Forget about cameras in the courtroom. The cameras have replaced the courtroom,” Susan Estrich writes on

She notes that “one network has exclusive photos of the accuser,” while “another network has one of the accused’s lawyer’s doing a full alibi defense, complete with time lines, ATM deposit slips, phone records, and the testimony of a cab driver.”

She continues: “The commentators are out in force along with the lawyers, almost all of them having concluded that the prosecutor is playing politics and the victim is a liar and a whore.” But why?, Estrich asks…