Joan Walsh: Incompetent, Silly and Wrong
If not for the Justice for Trayvon "movement," ginned up by the likes of Al Sharpton and a variety of other race hustlers - both black and white - George Zimmerman would never have been arrested, sez Joan. How she knows this, she doesn't say. But it could be true. It is hardly beyond that realm of possibility that a prosecutor would put her finger in the air and figure out which way the wind was blowing.
This is something, Joan Walsh, thinks should be cheered. You have to wonder if back in the day, Ms. Walsh cheered on the allegations and lies against police and prosectors in New York made by Tawana Brawley and pimped by Rev. Sharpton as a "win for social justice."
In her writing about the Trayvon Martin, Walsh has shown a complete lack of concern for getting even the most basic facts of the of the case right.
As she wrote just two weeks ago:
A 17-year-old was shot to death, and no one was taken to a police station to be questioned about it. It then took police three days to locate the dead boy’s family...Wrong. As the video of a hand-cuffed George Zimmerman being brought into the Sanford police station that night, clearly proves.
And no, it did not take the police three days to locate the dead boy's family. When Trayvon didn't come home that night, his father filed a missing person's report the next day. Police drove to his house that day and notified him of his son's death.
But such falsehoods have been reported and re-reported by Walsh and her ilk of social-justice seekers. With no corrections and no apologies. Seeking social justice means never having to say you're sorry.
Walsh finds the right-wing reaction to the incompetence and bias of the left-wing media covering this story to be "stunning."
Well, she would. She dismisses a piece by that well-known, right-wing kook and former editor of the New York Times Bill Keller to be "remarkably prissy and poorly informed..." for criticizing race-baiters like herself.
Has anyone been prissier or more poorly informed than Walsh when it comes to the facts of this case?
But then Joan Walsh has always been a rather clueless dope. Here she is on the MSNBC's Morning Joe mystified that there might be such a thing as "extreme voices on the left."
This was before Keith "The Meltdown" Olbermann left MSNBC for the greener pastures (turned scorched earth) of Current TV.
If Joan Walsh wants to see another example left-wing extremism, all she has to do is look in the mirror.
UPDATE: Pat Buchanan pens a very discerning column on the case and its political implications for the upcoming election.
With the election on, the case has begun to divide the nation along racial lines. And Obama's allies are doing it. It is Jesse Jackson and the Black Caucus crying that Trayvon was "hunted down like a rabid dog in the street," that he was "murdered and martyred," that it was a "hate crime."
"It's a disgrace that man (Zimmerman) hasn't been shot yet," says Mike Tyson. The New Black Panther Party has put out a poster offering a $10,000 reward that reads, "Wanted: Dead or Alive."
The face on the poster is George Zimmerman.
Trayvon is the victim here, but George Zimmerman is beginning to look like a victim -- of lynch law and mob rule.
With the Panthers and Tyson calling for vengeance and vigilante justice, where is Attorney General Eric Holder? Out congratulating Al Sharpton for bringing political pressure on Florida to indict.
Is this how justice is advanced in Obama's America?