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Friday, February 19, 2010


I find this noteworthy only because the Al Sharptons of the world will likely be feigning false righteous indignation over it. Alec Baldwin's little brother Stephen - seemingly the only one in that family who is grounded - told an ABC reporter that "Homey" (Obama) is responsible for this mess.

However, prior to that, he admitted to praying for Obama every day.

h/t to Hot Air Pundit


This really is despicable on the part of Jonathan Capehart (pictured) at the Washington Post. In writing about Joseph Stack, the man who slammed an airplane into a building that houses multiple IRS offices, he takes intellectual dishonesty to an entirely new low. As has been so indicative of the left, the second there is some sort of extremist attack, its ideologues shift into guilt by group association mode. Unless, of course, the perpetrator happens to be a major in the military who murders 14 people while shouting, "Allahu-akbar". In that case, the individual just snaps and Islam is completely blameless.

I'll get to the parts about the Manifesto that Stack left behind which Capehart conveniently omitted in a moment but check out the last sentence in Capehart's first paragraph:
...after reading his 34-paragraph screed, I am struck by how his alienation is similar to that we're hearing from the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.
Can you imagine Capehart writing a similar paragraph about Nidal Malik Hasan, a man discovered to be connected to an Imam named Anwar al-Awlaqi and Mutallab, the underwear bomber?

Ace of Spades finds an extremely overt and convenient omission in Capehart's piece. The majority of Capehart's piece consists of excerpts pulled from Stack's manifesto. Considering how many indications there are that he hated capitalism along with George W. Bush, Capehart is not only jumping the gun but appears to be exploiting this attack for political advantage. It's really not even open for debate.

The most blatant example is the excerpt Capehart takes from the end of Stack's manifesto. Here is what Capehart posts:
I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.
Joe Stack (1956-2010)
Here is what Stack wrote after "...sleep well." and before signing his name.
The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.
As you can see, Capehart not only cherry picked quotes from within the body of Stack's manifesto, which is understandable since it is six pages long, but the most egregious part in this example is the fact that he omitted parts within the quotes he posted. He also doesn't let the fact that Stack seemed to reject capitalism and revere communism - something that is not at all indicative of the Tea Party movement - get in the way of manipulating the event to suit his own agenda. It's obvious that he intentionally omits it.

Another interesting omission by Capehart worth noting. Stack assailed George W. Bush in his manifesto as well:
As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone. The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government. Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough). In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.
Capehart the ideologue was in a real pickle with this one. George W. Bush was a Republican so that didn't fit his paradigm but what about the fact that the Tea Party movement has outwardly expressed its disapproval with Bush's spending as well? That's true but that would have meant that Capehart would have had to take the position of defending George W. Bush. The thought of that probably made him physically ill.

h/t to Gateway Pundit
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