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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The burden of proof was on them

AP reports:
In her interview, White said she decided to come forward after seeing Cain attack his other accusers in an appearance on television.

"It bothered me that they were being demonized, sort of, and being treated as if they were automatically lying, and the burden of proof was on them," she said. "I felt bad for them."
The other accusers made claims of inappropriate behavior in the 1990s against the National Restaurant Association, and demanded thousands of dollars in exchange for their silence.

Yes, the burden of proof is on the accuser. Feeling bad for the accuser does not validate the claim, and does not justify making additional claims. White sounds as if she just wants to support the idea of bringing down prominent politicians with frivolous accusations.

The comic is from today's Non Sequitur.

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