Not only untrue, but arguably an even more transparent attempt than Terry Moran’s to restore the equilibrium of who the real victims in America are. One group received hate mail and was subjected to racist slurs, the other group received hate mail and was threatened with decades of prison brutality for crimes they didn’t commit. Naturally it’s the former who’s most aggrieved.
On a related subject, Tom DeLay’s got a pretty vicious rant and an important action alert about our favorite amateur physicist:
[W]here are the repercussions for Rosie O’Donnell’s hateful, idiotic accusations that President Bush was behind the 9/11 attacks? And her ignorant parody of the Chinese language? Or her comparison of conservative Christians to Islamo-fascist terrorists? Why has ABC not suspended her from The View? Why has she not been frog-marched up to some radio show to apologize to 9/11 victims/Chinese-American activists/evangelical Christians?
What the Left is doing is not a fluke – it’s a concerted strategy. And it works. So if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s why I am calling on conservatives to use the available media (radio talk shows, blogs, letters to the editor) to protest and demand that Rosie O’Donnell be kicked off The View. Where are the demonstrations in front of ABC? Where are the boycott threats for The View’s advertisers, or its parent company, Disney? Who is holding Barbara Walters accountable for Rosie’s offenses? We can fight like the Left, too. If Don Imus falls to the pleas of political correctness, we’re taking Rosie O’Donnell down with him.
That’s fine but I personally don’t want to be seen as “avenging” Don Imus, which is exactly how it’ll look if we use his firing as a pretext to go scalp-hunting for one of our political enemies. I don’t like what he said or his record for saying similar things. The time to bounce Unstable Mabel was when she made the “ching chong” crack or launched into her Mr. Wizard analysis of how steel’s never melted once in human history. And we did try; O’Reilly did segment after segment on show after show to pressure ABC getting rid of her. But you’re simply not going to get the media traction you need to have someone canned if you’re not a “victimized” group in some sense or another. The Blunder Twins would still be working for John Edwards had the criticism of their writing about Catholics come exclusively from right-wing blogs and media; it was only when Bill Donohue and the Catholic League waded in that the pressure reached critical mass. Even the nutroots, for all their vaunted organizational skills, probably wouldn’t have been able to intimidate WaPo into dropping Ben Domenech’s right-wing blog without the evidence of plagiarism.
Don’t worry. She’ll smear the wrong group eventually.
Besides, and feel free to treat this as your exit question: Is this really a game we want to play?
Update: You can’t prove they’re innocent, so they’re not innocent. Goldstein tortures himself yet again.