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Homme de Paille

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On May 24, 2011
Shorter BHL: “Nobody will stop me from defending Dominique Strauss-Kahn against the many conveniently uncited people who believe that he should be convicted without a trial or due process protections. I also don’t understand that the presumption of innocence is a legal concept that doesn’t bind people outside of courts.” As friend of the blog […]

QOTD

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On May 19, 2011

Scocca on BHL: [I]f your goal is to push back against the tide of public opinion condemning your friend as an arrogant, hopelessly entitled sexual predator, it’s maybe not wise to write your def

Self-Parody is Too Mild a Term

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On November 27, 2009
Shorter Verbatim Bernard Henri-Levy: “I am mostly thinking about him: Roman Polanski, who I don’t know, but whose fate has moved me so much. Nothing will repair the days he has spent in prison. Nothing will erase the immense, unbelievable injustice he has been subjected to.” I suppose it should go without saying that this […]

Blame it on the 70s

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On October 10, 2009

This NYT story argues that the American legal system and the culture in general have become far less lenient toward adults having sex with minors since the wild and crazy 1970s. While doing so it soft

QOTD

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On October 1, 2009

Greenwald, on Fred Hiatt criticizing “French” and “Hollywood” defenses of Polanski while ignoring the defenses of Polanski on his own op-ed page: But the last thing that ought

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