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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Double Standard?

I've spent the greater part of today watching the news. The good news that the three Duke University students have been found innocent of all charges. And that the district attorney is being investigated.

He withheld evidence from the grand jury, showed the "victim" only pictures of the lacrosse team for the line-up. I guess once he heard from Al Sharpton, he was convinced that the boys were guilty.

It seems that one word from Al Sharpton can ruin and even take lives, but he is not taken to task for his remarks. I've never heard one word of apology from Al Sharpton for his involvement in the Tawana Brawley and Freddy's Fashion Mart cases.

Imus, on the other hand, has been suspended from his job, part of his broadcast has been taken away, sponsors are caving and withdrawing their support. All Imus did was insult the basketball team, while Sharpton slandered Steve Pagones and caused the deaths of seven people in a store that was set on fire because of Sharpton's words. Sharpton still has not apologized. In the Duke case, Sharpton claimed these boys attacked a girl and if there weren't arrests immediately, there would be no peace. Time and evidence have proved the Duke students innocent. I haven't heard any apologies from Sharpton.

Is there a double standard, or is it just my imagination?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

DEAR MOM,

YOU BETCHA IT'S A DOUBLE STANDARD. YOU'LL NEVER, NEVER SEE AL APOLOGIZE. I WISH SOMEONE HAD THE GUTS TO ASK HIM WHY HE NEVER GIVES AN APOLOGY, ON ONE OF HIS MANY APPEARANCES ON TV. I HEAR NOW HE'S PICKETING TO HAVE IMUS OFF HIS RADIO SHOW AS WELL. ISN'T HE A REVEREND OR SOMETHING? LOL... WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS CHRISTIAN SPIRIT OF FORGIVENESS? GUESS WE'LL HAVE TO "TAKE HIM OUT"--ONLY JOKING
PF/SSS