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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 01:14 PM
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32. Why is it bashing if it's true?
"She didn't mention the Brawley case,possibly because it doesn't have a goddamn thing to do with this."

Or perhaps she doesn't know about the Brawley case, after all it did take place 20 years ago, and
with a few exceptions it has been forgotten by most people.

"The case still hangs over Sharpton, particularly following his entry into mainstream politics (his race for the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination involved his addressing the convention from its podium), not merely because he defended Brawley's story but for the unfounded accusations he leveled, and, according to some of his critics, his "playing the race card".

Under the wing of Sharpton, Maddox, and Mason, a full-fledged media sensation was born. The three claimed that the entire case was a coverup going all the way up to the state government. They named New York prosecutor Steven Pagones specifically, calling him a racist and a rapist, among other accusations.

Sharpton has never apologized to Pagones for naming him a perpetrator."

Does this excuse Imus, not by a longshot, but perhaps Reverend Sharpton isn't the person to be carrying this banner considering his own past, and his inability to apologize for calling a white man a racist and a rapist.

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  -no wonder sharpton wont accept the apology sabbat hunter  Apr-12-07 12:36 PM   #0 
  - So you're putting conditions on the Rutgers women?  aquart   Apr-12-07 12:39 PM   #1 
  - did i say that  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 12:43 PM   #8 
     - Actually, you said IF they apologize, then THEY SHOULD call for Sharpton  beyurslf   Apr-12-07 12:46 PM   #11 
     - Why should everyone "back off" ? These airwaves belong to all of us  Tom Joad   Apr-12-07 01:28 PM   #39 
  - You are easily distracted.  xultar   Apr-12-07 12:40 PM   #2 
  - Did Sharpton make a racial remark and call them a bunch of hoes..  movonne   Apr-12-07 12:40 PM   #3 
  - Yeah I see that happening  Horse with no Name   Apr-12-07 12:41 PM   #4 
  - Sorry, but you're absolutely wrong on a crucial point.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 12:42 PM   #5 
  - "I accept his apology." Bingo. Next stupid objection?  jobycom   Apr-12-07 12:44 PM   #9 
  - saying the words  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 12:49 PM   #12 
  - Moving the goal posts, IMO.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 12:51 PM   #17 
  - Just as saying "I'm sorry" doesn't mean being sincerely sorry, either...  Hobarticus   Apr-12-07 01:09 PM   #27 
  - Then what's the point in making an issue of it  ellacott   Apr-12-07 02:22 PM   #56 
     - That's not true...  Hobarticus   Apr-12-07 04:26 PM   #57 
  - Yeah, what does it actually mean to "accept" an apology. Is it like a Bush official ...  GOTV   Apr-12-07 01:43 PM   #46 
  - yes, but one question  MAGICBULLET   Apr-12-07 01:24 PM   #36 
     - I don't know, honestly.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 01:55 PM   #49 
  - Why should the team have to do that  notmypresident   Apr-12-07 12:43 PM   #6 
  - they do not have to accept the apology  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 12:45 PM   #10 
     - How about the other 15 million black women he insulted?  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 12:50 PM   #14 
        - to say nothing of the millions of non-black women  spooky3   Apr-12-07 01:14 PM   #31 
        - Well, yes, I was getting to that.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 01:57 PM   #52 
           - exactly  spooky3   Apr-12-07 01:57 PM   #54 
        - I'm insulted and I am a white male.  endarkenment   Apr-12-07 01:46 PM   #47 
  - When people bring up Brawley...  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 12:43 PM   #7 
  - Only a fool, indeed. Forgiveness is one thing, ...  Buzz Clik   Apr-12-07 12:50 PM   #15 
  - Byrd has apologized for his past actions  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-12-07 12:53 PM   #18 
     - Would it matter?  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 12:58 PM   #22 
        - Byrd's actions in recent years have shown that he has changed his ways  Freddie Stubbs   Apr-12-07 01:55 PM   #51 
           - games?  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-12-07 01:57 PM   #53 
  - There are two noisy camps at DU: those who abhor racist speech...  Buzz Clik   Apr-12-07 12:49 PM   #13 
  - there is a difference  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 12:58 PM   #21 
  - racism sexism and homophobia were rampant  endarkenment   Apr-12-07 01:52 PM   #48 
  - There is where I have my problem with all of this  dogday   Apr-12-07 01:02 PM   #24 
     - Thanks for saying this  Carni   Apr-12-07 01:20 PM   #35 
  - Sharpton is NO saint  Rick Myers   Apr-12-07 12:51 PM   #16 
  - Well, that settles it. Give Imus back the MSNBC gig, then. n/t  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 12:53 PM   #19 
  - Sorry, But You're Worshipping the Reagan DOJ/FBI ?!?  Senator   Apr-12-07 01:29 PM   #40 
  - the Sharpton bashing is really getting tired.  Neecy   Apr-12-07 12:54 PM   #20 
  - actually i am not tired ob bashing sharpton  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 01:01 PM   #23 
  - This is NOT about Sharpton or Jesse Jackson.  Karenina   Apr-12-07 01:10 PM   #28 
  - if it is about racism  sabbat hunter   Apr-12-07 01:37 PM   #44 
     - You're just tiresome. I be too o' an' nappy-haided for dis SHIT.  Karenina   Apr-12-07 02:16 PM   #55 
  - With all due respect, I have to disagree again.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 01:12 PM   #29 
  - Why is it bashing if it's true?  atreides1   Apr-12-07 01:14 PM   #32 
  - This whole affair  The Wizard   Apr-12-07 01:03 PM   #25 
  - I strongly disagree that this was a Rove operation to can Imus  brg5001   Apr-12-07 01:18 PM   #34 
  - I actually like Rev. Al, but...  Rick Myers   Apr-12-07 01:04 PM   #26 
  - Agree on pretty much all points.  americanstranger   Apr-12-07 01:17 PM   #33 
  - Al Sharpton's conduct is not the issue  brg5001   Apr-12-07 01:13 PM   #30 
  - I just know this is going to be a made for tv movie!!  shaniqua6392   Apr-12-07 01:24 PM   #37 
  - I don't think this story is about Sharpton. It is about racism on public  Tom Joad   Apr-12-07 01:26 PM   #38 
  - Sharpton's always been one of the Right's favorite pinatas;  bullwinkle428   Apr-12-07 01:30 PM   #41 
  - Wrong. He needs to apologize to me.  higher class   Apr-12-07 01:32 PM   #42 
  - I wonder when the posters here (or anywhere in the media)  DURHAM D   Apr-12-07 01:36 PM   #43 
  - Thread on ignore...  cat_girl25   Apr-12-07 01:41 PM   #45 
  - He says he will accept the apology, BUT...  hughee99   Apr-12-07 01:55 PM   #50 
  - Sharpton's been kind of unemployed since Obama doesn't need him  rocknation   Apr-12-07 05:14 PM   #58 

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