DEMOCRACY IN ACTION
By Lynn Stuter
April 17, 2007
The timing could not be better, as a follow-up and great example of what I spoke of in Democracy in Action. The airwaves, this past week have been inundated with the remarks of radio personality Don Imus. As of this writing, Mr Imus has been effectively fired for his comments made about the mostly black Rutgers women’s basketball team.
Before going further, let me put it bluntly: Don Imus’ remarks were inappropriate, unethical, unprofessional, uncalled for and certainly reflect on him as an individual.
With that said, enter stage left, the usual team of Sharpton and Jackson — as in Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson — who assumed, uninvited, the role of mouth-piece for the Rutgers women’s basketball team. The faces of these two blacks appeared on every mainstream media source, spewing forth the racist anti-white rhetoric they are well-known for, doing nothing more than making the situation worse. Of course, and as usual, the amount of money pouring into the deep pockets of these two provides the motive for the race-baiting that constantly spews forth from their mouths.
But they have their agenda and the mainstream media is only too glad to accommodate them.
And there-in lays the problem.
I sent the following e-mail to MSNBC on Friday morning, April 13, 2007:
MSNBC has not responded which really says it all.
[As a point of clarification here, I do realize that Katie Couric is now with CBS. When I used “you”, I was including the whole of mainstream media, including Katie Couric, the only female anchor.]
On April 11, 2007, the Attorney General of North Carolina pronounced the three Duke lacrosse players innocent of all charges brought against them by Prosecuting Attorney Mike Niphong in the alleged rape and assault of a black “exotic dancer” — allegations made over a year ago that have turned the lives of three young men upside down and inside out; have caused them and their families a great deal of heart-ache and stress not to mention the expense of having to defend themselves against trumped-up charges brought by a rogue prosecutor intent on promoting his political career at their expense.
At the time of the arrest of these three young men, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were johnny-on-the-spot, spewing forth their usual racist rhetoric before the witting and willing microphones of mainstream media. Yet, since these three young players were pronounced innocent of all charges, we have not seen Sharpton and Jackson so quick to appear before the same microphones to apologize for the aspersions they so readily and quickly cast upon these three young men in the name of their fellow black woman.
I demand, and every American should demand, that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson apologize to these three young men, on the air, before the same microphones from the same mainstream media sources that gave them an audience for their racist rhetoric when the three young men were arrested and falsely accused.
That they have not already done so makes a statement in and of itself. For part 1 click below.
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© 2007 Lynn M. Stuter - All Rights Reserved
Mother and wife, Stuter has spent the past ten years researching systems theory with a particular emphasis on education. She home schooled two daughters, now grown and on their own. She has worked with legislators, both state and federal, on issues pertaining to systems governance and education reform. She networks nationwide with other researchers and citizens concerned with the transformation of our nation. She has traveled the United States and lived overseas.
Web site: www.learn-usa.com
At the time of the arrest of these three young men, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were johnny-on-the-spot, spewing forth their usual racist rhetoric before the witting and willing microphones of mainstream media. Yet, since these three young players were pronounced innocent of all charges, we have not seen Sharpton and Jackson