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The New York Times makes a rush
to judgment on Woody Allen story

Washington Post, by Richard Cohen

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Posted By:toledo, 2/10/2014 8:46:59 PM

The defenestration of Woody Allen started Feb. 2 with a column in the New York Times by Nicholas Kristof. He began by saying all the right things: that allegations against Allen of sexually molesting Dylan Farrow, the 7-year-old daughter of his onetime companion Mia Farrow, had never been proved and that Allen “should be presumed innocent.” Then Kristof threw Allen out the window. Waiting below was a mob of people who felt as Kristof did: There must be something to the allegations. Left unsaid in the Kristof column, but figuring mightily in public opinion, was the perception of Allen as odd,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/10/2014 9:04:02 PM     (No. 9727367)

Poor Woody. To get nailed to the mast, caught and ratted out when you´re almost free of this mortal coil. To be defenestrated after all the defenestrating YOU did, that´s almost more than poor Woody can be expected to bear.

Ah, life! Where is thy sting?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CzndCitzen, 2/10/2014 9:08:01 PM     (No. 9727373)

There is no impression that Allen is odd...its a fact. Allen is ODD.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/10/2014 9:09:37 PM     (No. 9727377)

Now there´s a laugher: Richard Cohen, worried about "the age-old journalistic practice of being evenhanded." We remember your years of "evenhandedness" with conservative and Republican politicos, Cohen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lalo, 2/10/2014 10:08:14 PM     (No. 9727444)

Regardless of the personalities involved - how "odd" or "creepy" Woody Allen is, what a flaming unfair lib Richard Cohen normally is, and who´s telling the truth - I have to agree with this article. Kristof threw both objectivity and his buddies Mia & Ronan´s ex-loved one out the window without further ado.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 2/11/2014 12:34:40 AM     (No. 9727517)

What´s obvious from this article is that Richard Cohen has never bothered to read the 33-page decision of the New York State Court that is available on the Internet in pdf. The Judge excoriates Woody Allen. And where Cohen remarks in passing that Woody passed a lie detector test the Judge notes that Woody refused to take a lie detector test administered by the police and instead took one bought and paid for by him. The Judge concluded there can be no evidentiary value to that lie detector test because it is thoroughly compromised. Cohen really should make an attempt to know what he is talking about.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pensom2, 2/11/2014 1:30:57 AM     (No. 9727537)

Nothing more fun than watching lefties squabble and insult one another.

Just because Woody is creepy and married his wife´s adopted daughter, and had surreptitious sex with her prior to marriage in the presence of young Dylan Farrow, there´s no reason to suspect Woody of sexually abusing a young Dylan.

Hey, Michael Jackson was creepy, and he didn´t sexually abuse young . . ..

Oh, nevermind.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lalo, 2/11/2014 3:15:04 PM     (No. 9728347)

#5 may be missing some facts him or herself. Stacey Nelkin, Woody´s old girlfriend who inspired the movie "Manhattan", said in an interview I saw on CNN that someone from Mia Farrow´s camp had tried to convince her to testify against Allen during the custody battle and to say she was 15 when they dated when in fact she was 17, 18 and 19. (I´m partially quoting from the L.A. Times). This would of course lend support to the implanted memories allegation.

Woody could still be guilty as sin - then again, he could be being lynched. Stacey´s theory is that the timing of Dylan´s letter might have to do with promoting Ronan´s new show on MSNBC.

So much for the gossip mill.

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