Conspiracy

Last Exit for Mike Nifong

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Durham prosecutor Mike Nifong is running out of time to pull the plug on the Duke lacrosse case. The latest changes in the accuser's story—teased forth by a Nifong investigator on Dec. 21, just days after new DNA evidence rocked his case—strongly indicate the entire March attack was a fiction.

As ever, K.C. Johnson at the Durham-in-Wonderland blog has slopped through the latest twist in this vile story, which now features a magic towel and a rapist who only watches.

The New York Times seems to be treading water on the new story, which is something of an improvement considering the paper was Nifong's biggest defender for the past nine months.