Friday, April 13, 2007

Oh, the Hypocrisy

I was never a fan of Don Imus, but I am floored by the sudden spin promulgated by Sharpton and Jackson. To be fair, Sharpton has criticized gangsta rappers who get violent with one another, but as recently as 2002, Jackson was a huge, outspoken supporter of Slick Rick, who fought deportation and gained lots of high-level support in the African-American community, but whose best-known songs were absolutely hateful to women in general and black women in particular. Give me a freakin' break.

Jesse, I loved you back when you led rallies in Chicago in the late '70s. What the hell happened to you?

LATER: "Meet the Press" had a good response to the question, "Who appointed Sharpton and Jackson spokesmen for the community of color?" The answer, of course, is the media, who call the two of them the minute anything like this happens.

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