Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Savoring the moment, Glenn Reynolds delightedly harrumphs,

HERE WE SEE THE RESULTS OF OUR MEDIA HATEMONGERING: Man Beaten, In Critical Condition, Told "Now, that's justice for Trayvon."

The story that brightened his day is this one, from near Mobile, Alabama:

... According to police, [Matthew] Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink.

Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens.

Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. "It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed." Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using "brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on."

Police will only say "multiple people" are involved.

What Parker says happened next could make the fallout from the brutal beating even worse. As the attackers walked away, leaving Owen bleeding on the ground, Parker says one of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon."

There's no justification for this, and if you want to call it a hate crime, be my guest. There's some history here, but nothing to justify this:

Even family and friends of Matthew Owens admit there was some tension on this street before Saturday night's event. And they say a lot of this has to do with basketball. Relatives of the victim, who live on the street, say local kids often block Delmar Drive when they play basketball. They say it's lead to some confrontations. Racial comments from both sides may have made the confrontations more toxic.

It all bubbled over Saturday night....

But if these are "the results of our media hatemongering," then Reynolds is on record accepting the premise that we should indict Rush Limbaugh as an accessory to the Oklahoma City murders.

I await an explicit follow-up from Reynolds confirming that this is the argument he's making.


AmPowerBlog said...

A loser argument if there ever was one. And what were you saying before? Oh yeah, "Your side is pathetic." Yeah, progressives you mean. Totally morally bankrupt. God man, just condemn the behavior of leftists who're inciting the mob and be done with it. Yes, YOUR people are inciting violence, even death. Of course, that's NOT what Limbaugh does, but truth is relative to you people. Whatever fits and you'll smear. Douchenozzle freak.

AmPowerBlog said...

More, from Jim Treacher:

'Well done, Spike Lee. Nice job, NBC. Keep up the good work, ABC. And to everyone else who’s been using a shooting in Florida to foment hate and divide people by the color of their skin, kudos. Don’t let this attack, and similar attacks across America, bother you. If you had a conscience, we never would’ve heard of you in the first place.'

Great job, progs!

maha said...

As DD so aptly demonstrates in the comments, "responsibility" to a rightie means "somebody else is always responsible." Although to be fair, I doubt he actually understood what you are saying. The boy's a couple of digits short of an IQ.

And of course, continuing to miss the point of why so many of us were upset about the police non-action regarding Trayvon Martin, righties are whining up a storm that the crime itself has had less media attention than Martin's killing. Martins killing got no media attention, either, for several days, until it was learned the police weren't doing a damn thing about it. I assume police will follow up on this situation and prosecute those responsible.