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.


  2. Ummm, did this little rant have a point?? LOL!!!

  3. Lucrum



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


    How about now?

  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


    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