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Obama’s Church Torched in Suspected Arson

Posted by Jim Walsh on Wednesday, December 17, 2008

… , federal, state and local officials vow full investigation and offer $1 million reward for the arrest and conviction of the culprits.  Congress expresses shock and outrage.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi denounces the arson as a “terrorist act on par with 9/11.”   Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decries “this sad, sad day in American history.”  Jesse Jackson (Sr.) appears outside the fire-damaged church to denounce this cowardly act, saying “despite recent events, this act proves that racism is alive and well in America.”  Oprah Winfrey, in tears, exhorts her television audience to join in the hunt for the culprits, calls them “worse than Osama bin Laden”.

What?  It never happened?  Oh, it was Sarah Palin’s church that was torched instead?  Who cares?  Forget about it.  Cancel the extra edition.  I guess we should mention it somewhere, if there’s space.

Another current example of the media’s double standard.

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One Response to “Obama’s Church Torched in Suspected Arson”

  1. cynthiavaillancourt said

    I’m not a fan of the Palins, but I’m also not a fan of arson… and if there is a connection between the arson and the Palins then I am also opposed to any such act even if it was intended as a reaction to perceived insults from the campaign.

    However, I have to chuckle at the literary device of making up “news items” and then using the fiction to support a position … like proving a liberal bias and then blasting it.

    If this arson had occurred during the campaign while she was still a bona fide national candidate — I think you would have seen more “official” statements against the introduction of such a terrorist tactic in public arena…. and maybe even some hyperplectic hand wringing. As it is, a fire which may still be determined to be unrelated to arson at all has received national attention. Many prominent folks did speak out with comments like “if it was arson directed at the palins that is terrible and unamerican…

    As I understand it, fires are not uncommon in Alaska for a number of reasons … as is also true during winter months in many parts of the lower 48 where space heaters are common – and there is some doubt as to whether there is an actual link between the fire and the palins.

    But, once again, don’t let the facts get in the way of a good rant.

    cindy v

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