More confounded lies from the Atlantic Wire and writer Alexander Abad-Santos, who wrote:
If not everyone believes the rape happened, aren’t the town’s football allegiances going to get in the way of a fair trial?
Well, yes, there’s this from the Times report: “the county prosecutor and the judge in charge of handling crimes by juveniles recused themselves from the case because they had ties to the football team.”
Let’s go over that question slowly…
The first part is ‘If not everyone believes the rape happened‘; ponder that. Why would it matter if not everyone believed a crime happened? Justice isn’t determined by a vote of an entire city. In this case, there wasn’t even a jury. So what possible difference does it make if ‘not everyone’ believes anything?
Next clause is “aren’t the town’s football allegiances going to get in the way of a fair trial?”; again, ponder. When this article was written, months after Judge Lipps had been on the case. He’s not from Steubenville, has no connection. The football allegiances wouldn’t have anything to do with anything.
But even with that question with the lies baked right in, Abad-Santos answers his own question about a fair trial by saying “Well, yes” and then goes on to point out the very fact–the recusal–that disproves the answer he just gave.