September 06, 2002
Try searching for Hymietown or Tawana Brawley, though
Today's Democracy Now features a long discussion of the re-opened Central Park jogger case and Matias Reyes, the man who confessed to the crime back in January and was confirmed as an assailant by DNA testing in June. Fool that I am, I did a Google search for "blog central park jogger" to see if anyone else was writing on this.
THE RIGHT WING justifiably screams in outrage when an Al Sharpton goes out and celebrates the teenage "wilding" monsters who raped and beat a Central Park jogger and left her for dead as she lost 75% of her blood. "The Amsterdam News, a black newspaper, published the victim's name and labeled the prosecution a racist conspiracy."
That's actually from back in June, by something calling itself Max Power at The Sound and Fury. Charming little fucker. Can I start slinging around the term "white newspaper" with abandon?
Nothing more recent than June came up. Searching blogdex is no fun at all. Daypop is broken at the moment, and came up with no results or "Matias Reyes" or "central park jogger". Searches that work bring up error messages anyway.
Oh well, I expect the right-wingers will treat this like anything else that doesn't agree with their skewed version of reality. By hiding until the nasty ideas go away.
Update-a-rama: Jason makes with the sane version of this at his site, which is as it should be. He also queries MeFiMe, where you can find some intelligent comments once you get past the Sharpton jokes.
Which jokes serve to prove my original point, of course. Dumbasses.
It never ends: Note carefully how the last sentence of my original entry says "the nasty ideas go away." Not facts. Ideas. We still don't have all the facts, and possibly never will.
Not that this stops Max, who doesn't seem to believe in that whole permalinks for entries thing, from claiming that "[t]he reality is different."
Reality lets you attack Al Sharpton rather than dealing with the idea that people may have been sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, apparently. But it's ok, because they did other shit. So it doesn't matter what they were convicted for.
Reality is different for Max. Unfortunately, he wants the rest of us to live in his world, and I'd rather not, thanks.
Posted by Aaron at September 6, 2002 01:07 PM
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