Thursday, April 12, 2007

Slanderous Convictions

Now that the Reverend Al Sharpton has succeeded in removing Don Imus from his radio gig, can we step back a bit and muse over the fact that the media accedes to the Javert-like prosecutorial role of a convicted slanderer like Sharpton. Let's not forget that in 2004 when this miscreant was actually running for president, and collecting as much as he could in order to aid and abet his sub rosa opulent lifestyle, he appeared on the Tim Russert show and refused to apologize for having accused Steven Pagones of being a rapist.

After his conviction, the slippery reverend shucked and ducked as much as he could to avoid paying the slandered Pagones. Yet, in the morally questionable environment that the media operates, and the double standards that it uses when dealing with Sharpton's behavior, it is okay for him to act as the prosecuting attorney for slanderous comments made by others.

And let's not forget the role that both Sharpton and Jackson played in suborning the presumption of innocence in the Duke hoax. When Big Al appeared on the Bill O'Reilly show a year ago he said the following: "...and I know that this DA is probably not one who is crazy. He would not have proceeded if he did not feel that he could convict."

So when it comes to white defendants Brother Al, along with the despicable NAACP chapter in North Carolina, is willing to throw aside everything that they have said about run away grand juries and prosecutorial excess, as long as there are white folks in the docket. All of the notions of due process that the great Professor Coleman at Duke Law School teaches (with the attentive Matt Lipsky in his spring class), are discarded because of the distortion of a mandatory racially charged narrative.

Sharpton, however, didn't stop there, he went on to tell O'Reilly that he applauded all of the "potbangers" who came out to "stand up for the girl." Not really, Al. They came out to condemn the three Duke students as rapists, put their pictures on posters, and in some cases called for their castration. So now that we know that Chrystal Mangum was bringing a false charge and slandering these kids, with Rev Al as one of the cheer leaders, can we expect this hypocrite to stand up and apologize for the rush to judgement that he was part of?

And can we expect the media chorus, led by the deplorable Duff Wilson of the NY Times, Nancy Disgraced of Court TV, and Wendy Murphy from the planet Pluto, to turn the spotlight on the racial hucksters? No, they will allow Mike Nifing to be pilloried so that attention can be deflected from the disgraceful media performance in this whole mater.