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Old 02-03-2019, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Fretful Porpentine View Post
I can imagine a less damning version of events (Northam hears on Friday that someone has dug up a photo of him in blackface, remembers dressing up as Michael Jackson and leaps to the conclusion that this is the photo in question, issues his statement without actually seeing the photo, and is then subsequently horrified to discover that it's a different, far more offensive, picture of which he has no memory) -- but it makes no sense that Northam would not directly SAY that this is what happened, or, indeed, that he would make any sort of statement without knowing exactly what the photo showed, since images of the yearbook page had already hit the Internet at that point.
Yes. He said, "It has taken time for me to make sure that it's not me, but I am convinced, I am convinced that I am not in that picture." To me that implies either
(1) he did dress up like that sometimes, just not that particular time, or
(2) his memories of med school are fuzzy, but it wouldn't have been out of character for him to dress up that way.