The criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, as anticipated, was dismissed by a Manhattan judge Tuesday, after accuser Nafissatou Diallo was proved to be a persistent liar and schemer, trying to extort the businessman for money.
The hotel whore still has a civil lawsuit pending against DSK—though I cannot imagine what damages she can prove he inflicted upon her, after her lies decimated his reputation and career.
After leaping to Diallo's defense at the beginning of the case with scandalous, shameful headlines condemning DSK sans a smidgeon of proof, The New York Post made good Tuesday, offering a cover headline in the print edition that exposes the maid as a fraud.
The Daily News, meanwhile, offered no cover coverage, instead espousing on New York Mayor Bloomberg installing cameras at stop lights to catch speeding drivers (typical of Bloomie's love for infringing on New Yorkers' civil rights). Online Tuesday afternoon, the News' dismissal story was buried beneath hard-hitting, important write-ups on alleged marital strife between Will Smith and Jada Pinckett Smith and "The hottest beach bodies of summer 2011."
Mind you, The Daily News led with the most egregious anti-DSK heads when the story broke, and it's obviously sticking to its guns, calling Strauss-Kahn a "philandering Frenchman" in its coverage—even as the rag's own reader's poll supports his side, with 64% saying the maid is not credible... And neither is the Daily News. Shame, shame and more shame. Wednesday's headlines in all major papers will, of course, be shouting "Earthquake"!