Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sharpton, Still Outrageous

At the July 7 memorial in Los Angeles to Michael Jackson, Al Sharpton addressed Mr. Jackson's children and said, to cheers:

Wasn't nothing strange about your daddy. It was strange what your daddy had to deal with.

Sharpton apparently "forgot," as reported online by the Times of London:

In 1993 Jackson was accused by the parents of 13-year-old Jordan Chandler of sexually molesting their son during sleepovers at his 3,000- acre ranch. The family dropped the case after reaching an £18.5 million financial settlement with Jackson. No charges were brought.

And in November, 2002

....Jackson provoked outrage when he dangled his baby son, Prince Michael II, over the balcony of a Berlin hotel and appeared briefly to lose control. As a result of that incident officials in Santa Barbara County are already considering the launch of a formal investigation into the father of three’s fitness to be a parent.

Just what would Al Sharpton believe is strange? Fortunately, Sharpton's standard of normalcy is not as destructive as his infamous hostility toward small business owners, such as Korean-American grocers.... or New York State law enforcement personnel, such as the Attorney General (whom he equated with Adolph Hitler while trivializing the Holocaust) investigating an obvious hoax. Yes, that was the racial huckster; this, fortunately, is only someone who believes inappropriate (let's be generous) behavior toward young children is acceptable.

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