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(Onion AV Club)   Kevin Clash has molestation charges dropped, is now free to put his hand inside Elmo once again   (avclub.com) divider line 27
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2013-07-02 06:08:51 PM
Well at least he's not putting his hand in Oscar the Grouch's little can
 
2013-07-02 06:37:57 PM
Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.
 
2013-07-02 06:45:03 PM

Elmo's no longer interest, but Kermit will give it a go.


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/aisle, please
 
2013-07-02 07:00:58 PM

lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.


Yup. That about sums it up.
 
2013-07-02 07:57:31 PM

lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.


Toughen up, nancy. This is how the free exchange of ideas works. There is no entity called "the public", there are only people, individuals with the right to free speech. Move to another country if you don't like the First Amendment (assuming you're American).
 
2013-07-02 08:13:44 PM

Lady Indica: lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.

Yup. That about sums it up.


Reminds me of Fatty Arbuckle (Google him). Never committed a crime at all, had his life completely destroyed by salacious media.
 
2013-07-02 08:48:51 PM

B.L.Z. Bub: Toughen up, nancy. This is how the free exchange of ideas works. There is no entity called "the public", there are only people, individuals with the right to free speech. Move to another country if you don't like the First Amendment (assuming you're American).

i0.kym-cdn.com

You'll be a more successful troll when you learn what the first amendment is and to what it applies.
 
2013-07-02 09:02:03 PM

lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.



Man, just like they did to that poor O. J. Simpson.  Never convicted of murder, but everyone treats him like a murderer.
 
2013-07-02 09:02:27 PM
I've always hated Elmo, anyway.  Sesame Street was fine without him.
 
2013-07-02 09:03:06 PM
The damage has been done.
 
2013-07-02 09:07:10 PM
On the plus side, he can probably molest with impunity now.
 
2013-07-02 09:16:10 PM

vladimpaler: Man, just like they did to that poor O. J. Simpson.  Never convicted of murder, but everyone treats him like a murderer.


The difference here is that these alleged victims are alive and behaving and testifying inconsistently.

The other verifiable victims are dead and the alleged perp was let go not because of lack of evidence but rightfully so due to LAPD and prosecutorial incompetence tainting the case. His subsequent behavior didn't help.
 
2013-07-02 09:16:16 PM

Bane of Broone: B.L.Z. Bub: Toughen up, nancy. This is how the free exchange of ideas works. There is no entity called "the public", there are only people, individuals with the right to free speech. Move to another country if you don't like the First Amendment (assuming you're American).

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You'll be a more successful troll when you learn what the first amendment is and to what it applies.


So enlighten me, Mr. Constitutional Scholar.
 
2013-07-02 09:58:14 PM
We could try British-style libel laws, like that time Prince Charles denied allegations that nobody was allowed to explain.

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2013-07-02 10:12:18 PM

vladimpaler: lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.


Man, just like they did to that poor O. J. Simpson.  Never convicted of murder, but everyone treats him like a murderer.


And then years later, his star flaming out, he wrote a book called "If I Did It".

I'm sorry, but if I get acquitted of murdering two people, I'm expending all possible effort to ensuring that period of my life never gets mentioned again...ESPECIALLY IF I ACTUALLY FARKING DID IT.
 
2013-07-02 11:21:17 PM
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2013-07-02 11:36:27 PM

lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.


While I do agree this could be the case, (after all money is involved) don't forget that fishermen tend to fish where there are fish.

/For all we know, PBS is just another Catholic church.
//I really wonder what late night x-mas parties were like at Henson's workshop.
///Anybody got an aspirin?
 
2013-07-02 11:42:12 PM

ZombieApocalypseKitten: /For all we know, PBS is just another Catholic church.
//I really wonder what late night x-mas parties were like at Henson's workshop.
///Anybody got an aspirin?


Sesame Street is totally separate from the Muppets Studio (a division of Disney) now, and Henson is long since dead.

Whatever it was, it isn't now.
 
2013-07-02 11:57:16 PM

legion_of_doo: ZombieApocalypseKitten: /For all we know, PBS is just another Catholic church.
//I really wonder what late night x-mas parties were like at Henson's workshop.
///Anybody got an aspirin?

Sesame Street is totally separate from the Muppets Studio (a division of Disney) now, and Henson is long since dead.

Whatever it was, it isn't now.


That's why I used past tense :)
 
2013-07-02 11:59:09 PM

lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.


Well, having the charges dropped based on a technicality is a double edge sword.  He is free, yet he wasn't able to prove he didn't do it.  I am sure if I was in his situation, I would be happy just to be free as well.  However, if it did go to court, then it could've been proven one way or the other.  Well, a little more so anyway as the way courts go.  That is the biggest problem with our courts, not found guilty doesn't always mean innocent and being found guilty doesn't always mean the right person was sent to jail.  It is very risky letting it go to court, but if you win, you could clear up a lot of doubt for folks.
 
2013-07-03 03:25:41 AM

lack of warmth: He is free, yet he wasn't able to prove he didn't do it.


WAT?
 
2013-07-03 09:02:37 AM

lohphat: lack of warmth: He is free, yet he wasn't able to prove he didn't do it.

WAT?


Presumption of innocence says wat?
 
2013-07-03 10:16:24 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.

Toughen up, nancy. This is how the free exchange of ideas works. There is no entity called "the public", there are only people, individuals with the right to free speech. Move to another country if you don't like the First Amendment (assuming you're American).


What's it like having the cold, dead hand of Ayn Rand playing "tickle me colon"?

2/10.
 
2013-07-03 02:25:23 PM
ZombieApocalypseKitten: lohphat: Professional career assassination.

Not found guilty on any charge in a court of law.

In the one case the accuser settled and recanted, then recanted the recantation, then three others magically "realized" they were abused at around the same time as the first but didn't tell anyone before the statute of limitations ran out.

Yet the public is left to bask in innuendo and destroy an innocent man's life.

While I do agree this could be the case, (after all money is involved) don't forget that fishermen tend to fish where they believe there are fish.


People see trends, even when they are not there.  They see one case where a woman gets money for spilling coffee all over herself, don't find out all the facts, and conclude the system is broken.  They see a guy accused of sexual assault and think he's a rapist and/or pedophile, even if he's acquitted or his cases are thrown out.  Sometimes, the fish just aren't biting. Sometimes, the fish just aren't there.
 
2013-07-03 02:27:05 PM

lack of warmth: Well, having the charges dropped based on a technicality is a double edge sword.  He is free, yet he wasn't able to prove he didn't do it.


...which is why he wouldn't have the burden of proof upon him in court.  It's not his job to prove he didn't, it's the accuser's job to prove he did. That's why it's "innocent until proven guilty".

/Rather one thousand guilty men go free, yadda, yadda, yadda...
 
2013-07-03 04:35:25 PM
I've always hated Elmo, anyway.  Sesame Street was fine without him.That little BASTARD needs to be thrown into a dryer ON  HIGH HEAT.I understand the catering to a different audience than my childhood, but FOR CHRISTS SAKE, HE TAKES UP 15 DAMN MINUTES OF THE ENTIRE SHOW.We need Oscar back, he would never have stood for Elmo's crap.
 
2013-07-03 04:36:02 PM
I've always hated the new Fark.com formatting, anyway. Fark was fine without it.

*sighs*
 
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