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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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