First she drops the ball on Imus, now this. Tough week for Rachel. The charitable explanation is that she simply doesn’t know the facts well enough to grasp the extent of the injustice committed here. Read this piece, the first in a series by the News & Observer, to see what a filthy weasel Nifong was from the beginning. And read this too.

In Rachel’s defense, there are some aspects of the case about which even the Duke kids won’t show the appropriate indignation. I wonder why.

The ratings have been healthy thus far so Fox is giving Gut and crew a shot in primetime tonight at 9 p.m. Smart move. It’s the only show I watch every day, mostly for the wit and banter but partly for the increasingly nasty exchanges among the cast. I’ve tacked a little example of that onto this clip. Enjoy.