Dear Kathy Hogan,
you've been copying and pasting the same message all over the internets. Have you noticed that no one is buying it? There's a good reason why. It's because your claims are ridiculous. I'm going to show how bogus they are by addressing them piece by piece.
The part of this story you don’t know is that this was a manipulation of the press by political operatives, who purposely fabricated a twisted version of the facts right before an election, to smear Judge Deni’s reputation for political reasons that have nothing to do with the case they used to launch the campaign against her.
Here's the thing, you have absolutely nothing to back up your claim about this all being the work of "political operatives" and you know what? Even if you did, it wouldn't make any difference as long as what they were saying is true. That being the case, do you have anything, anything at all, that shows Carr Deni did not throw out the sexual assault charges against Dominique Gindraw? Do you have anything, any sort of information from Carr Deni, that shows she did not say what she is on the record as saying? Have she even retracted those statements?
Once they got one paper to print their twisted version of the facts, the other papers piled on, repeating the false facts from the first story.
Nope. Several different sources have been used by the journalists and feminists speaking out about this idiot Carr Deni. The assistant district attorney and the victim and even the police have all backed up the facts as they've been described in newspapers around the world.
What you think happened is not what happened, and her political opponents knew they had her over a barrel, because the rules of judicial conduct prevent her from arguing the facts of a pending case in the press.
If Teresa Carr Deni cared about judicial conduct, she wouldn't have dropped the sexual assault charges in the first place. Secondly, even SHE doesn't think that judicial conduct prevents her from arguing the facts of a pending case in the press. SHE is the one who told a reporter that the victimized woman had sex with another man after Gindraw raped her and before she went to the police. By the way, that was a complete lie but I don't suppose you'd find that inappropriate for her to do either. Let me guess--the political operatives made her say that, right? By the way, did they also force her to say that this case "minimizes true rape cases and demeans women who are really raped"? Evidently, Teresa Carr Deni has no problem commenting on the case when she wants to, so why should we see HER as the victim here?
Some people will not find it easy to accept that they were played.
And some people think that we should ignore the facts.
Others who know how politics are played in Philly will acknowledge that what I am saying has a certain familiar ring of truth to it.
You can take your "ring of truth" and shove it where the sun doesn't shine because all that matters here are the facts. Unless you can prove what you're saying, there's no reason why we should believe that all these people, including Carr Deni (whose own words convict her), are lying.
I have known Judge Deni for better than 30 years. I am telling you that what you read in the papers, and the firestorm that was created out of it, was a calculated political manipulation that had nothing to do with the truth.
Well, why didn't you say so? I mean, you are obviously more informed about this case than the assistant district attorney, the police officers, the victim, and the judge herself, right? Give me a break! You could have known Carr Deni for 100 years and it still wouldn't change the facts of the case. Do yourself a favor. Before you come back to my blog, make sure you have something intelligent to say.