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?