Have They No Shame? No

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by hermit, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. One of the things anyone who irritates the hard right quickly gets used to — you see it all the time in comments on this blog — are the constant accusations that you’re lying, even when you did no such thing, simply because you didn’t present the fact or mention some other facts in a way that suits the commenter. If I say “the economy added 236,000 jobs a month under Clinton”, I’ll get “That’s a lie! Krugman doesn’t mention the dot-com bubble!” or “That’s cherry-picking! What about Jimmy Carter?” etc..

    But this takes the cake: right-wingers are accusing Shirley Sherrod of lying when she said that Bobby Hall was lynched, when in fact all that happened was that he was beaten to death.

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/have-they-no-shame-no/

    http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/...2010&base_name=by_far_the_most_pathetic_thing
     
  2. Ummm, did this little rant have a point?? LOL!!!

     
  3. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Duh!

    :D
     
  4. Exploiting an innocent child's image in this manner is really in bad taste. And you're a father?
     
  5. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    How about now?

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  6. You're a real class act, Lucrum, no doubt loved and revered by your whole family.
     
  7. Beaten to death is considered lynched, ie killed without a trial.
     
  8. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Not exactly. Although the end result is the same.


    "Lynching is extrajudicial punishment carried out by a mob, often by hanging, but also by burning at the stake and shooting, in order to punish an alleged transgressor..."
     
  9. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    Thanks