Mike tells Sarah how a false rape allegation became a right-wing rallying cry and a left-wing conspiracy theory. Digressions include JonBenet Ramsay, “24” and “The Vagina Monologues.” Mike regrets not commenting on the metaphorical significance of being trapped in the closet throughout the episode.
- The North Carolina Attorney General’s summary report
- A 2007 American Journalism Review article on the media’s role
- Durham in Wonderland, the excruciatingly detailed blog that chronicled the case in real time
- The credulous New York Times story from August 2006
- An interesting law review article on the case from 2007
- A typology of false rape allegations
- A scathing review of William D. Cohan’s terrible book