Sunday, April 27, 2008


I almost missed Michelle Malkin's thoughtful, measured reaction to the aftermath of the Sean Bell verdict:

Disgusting demagogue Sharpton leads "Kill the Police" rally: When will media and politicos disavow this agent of hate?

It was not my understanding that Sharpton is actually planning a "'Kill the Police' rally," but Malkin sets me straight by quoting an AP story:

Hundreds of angry people marched through Harlem on Saturday after the Rev. Al Sharpton promised to "close this city down" to protest the acquittals of three police detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed a groom on his wedding day and wounded two friends....

The rally at Sharpton's office was followed by a 20-block march down Malcolm X Boulevard and then across 125th Street, Harlem's main business thoroughfare, where some bystanders yelled out "Kill the police!" ...

Bystanders? Now, I know what you're thinking, but Malkin is too quick for you:

Watch how quickly Sharpton's apologists argue that he can't control what a few "bystanders" say.

She's right. After all, everyone knows Al Sharpton has superpowers that allow him to reverse time and make bystanders un-say inflammatory things they've said -- but, typically, he refused to use his powers to silence these bystanders!

Or -- wait, no, that's not it. Actually, what everyone knows is that Al Sharpton is the totalitarian dictator of all black people, and no African American ever dares to utter a word in public without submitting the remark for his pre-approval. Yeah, that's it. And he didn't reject this remark!

Either way, anything a passerby says is all Sharpton's fault. Or Barack Obama's. One or the other.

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