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Sharpton, who has arguably replaced Jesse Jackson Sr. as America’s leading race hustler, is a role model for reprobate community organizers everywhere. He had threatened to have his group “move to the next level if Zimmerman” wasn’t arrested. Sharpton swears up and down that his group’s activities will be nonviolent, but it is a hollow promise. With the Left there is virtually no such thing as a nonviolent protest.
Sharpton is infamous for leading angry followers into violent confrontations against whomever his group happens to be targeting at the moment. The flamboyant, scandal-prone socialist is known for his taste for luxury and for his skill in ducking creditors. This absconding debtor once bragged to the New York Times that he didn’t own any business suits but had “access” to some. He would admit only to owning his wristwatch and wedding ring. He became a national figure in 1987 by participating in the Tawana Brawley case, a racially charged gang rape hoax. Sharpton falsely accused prosecutor Steve Pagones of participating in the gang rape. Pagones won a libel judgment against Sharpton.
Repeat – Holder shamelessly pandered to the careerist thug Sharpton, a man who by sheer luck has managed so far to avoid prison for his outrageously antisocial behavior. Holder and the Obama administration actually regard Sharpton as an upstanding civil rights leader. They really do.
Sharpton, Jackson, and their accomplices in the mainstream media view Trayvon Martin’s tragic death as a golden opportunity for the Left to advance so-called social justice.
They don’t care that all the facts of the case have not yet come in and that those facts that somehow managed to sneak past the gatekeepers of political correctness at the Associated Press are hotly disputed. They trudge on undeterred by doubts and healthy skepticism. They will not allow their predetermined narratives to be obstructed by mere facts, especially where race relations are concerned. To them, black Americans are always being victimized by whites and “The System” a century and a half after slavery was abolished. It is the same tiresome storyline about the evils of American society that students and media consumers are saturation-bombed with every day.
Now mass hysteria has taken hold in the mainstream media. Some journalists are fabricating stories or pumping out very thinly sourced articles on explosive topics related to the case. NBC edited a portion of a telephone call made by Zimmerman to portray him as a racist. A Miami media outlet reported falsely that “armed neo-Nazis” were patrolling the streets of Sanford in the wake of Martin’s death. It’s abject nonsense. The article was apparently based on a mere uncorroborated statement from an obscure white supremacist group. However, it fit the prepackaged storyline so journalistic standards were set aside.
This is the new normal in the Obama era.
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