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by Peter Moskos

October 26, 2008

I amuse you? I make you laugh, I'm here to f**kin' amuse you?

You know, for some reason I can't figure out, I kind of like Al Sharpton. Not for what he does or stands for. Not for the lies he has said. I just like listening to him. He amuses me. Think of him running for President in 2004. He kept the debates interesting, that's for sure. And I think he fills a predictable role that perhaps somebody should fill.

That being said--and I can say it because I've never been the target of his libel--many people have told me over the years, "Sharpton doesn't care about black-on-black crime." Or, "Sharpton would never do this if that victim was white!"

And it was true. Back in the days, he was only there for a white-on-black crime (or, in the Tawana case, non-crime). Then with Sean Bell he was there for a mixed-race-on-black crime. Now, sweet Jesus, he's there for a (supposed) mixed-race-on-white crime.

Who would have thunk it? I suppose that really is progress of sorts.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A piece of a white lawsuit is just as good as a piece of a black lawsuit; it's all green.