Friday, October 24, 2008

Rationale Thinking Is Needed For the Ashley Todd Controversy

The conservative blogs unleashed their fury on the Left for the reported attack on 20 year-old Ashley Todd.

Glenn Reynolds

This is so serious that I predict it will get almost one-tenth as much national coverage as something some guy may have yelled at a Palin rally once.

Kim Priestap

Drudge has the headline in red. These Obama cultists are dangerous and out of control. What the hell will these people do if the messiah loses on November 4th?

Stop the ACLU

How do we know the assailant was an Obama supporters?

Well, glad you asked!!!

After seeing Todd’s car has a McCain/Palin bumper sticker, the thief became enraged and then punched and kicked her, then took his knife and carved the letter “B” into her face, according to Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard.


Wow! Think you'll hear much about this in the coming days?

If your answer is "No," with respects to John Grisham, imagine for a moment the assailant was a white McCain supporter, and the victim a young, black, Obama campaign volunteer.

Turns out Ms. Todd lied about her story.

"This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story," the station says on its website. "The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be."

This young woman needs psychiatric help. A presidential candidate isn't worth mutilating oneself. I'm aware that Todd is a staunch Republican, but other conservatives don't physically harm themselves to get their candidate elected.

I'm troubled by the conservative blogs reaction. Glenn Reynolds continues to believe his conspiracy theory that the media is 100 percent behind Democrats. His statement that the MSM would not cover this story proved to be wrong. The media loves of young white women in jeopardy. That is why so much unneeded coverage was given to the Runaway Bride.

Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters argued "the victim a young, black, Obama campaign volunteer", is disgusting. Study after study shown African Americans don't get a better deal in the Justice system. Furthermore, if the story was true, the attack would be morally reprehensible, regardless of race or party affiliation. Democrats and Republicans should be able to agree on that point. If not, then this country has serious problems and change needs to be more than a campaign slogan.

These bloggers ignored the Jamie Leigh Jones story and Sarah Palin rape kit controversy. They suddenly became women's right activists when a (false) mugging of a female McCain supporter of by alleged Obama supporter. I wouldn't think these bloggers were using the assault of a female for political means, if they didn't gleefully make fun of Jessica Valenti's breasts.

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At October 25, 2008 12:45 PM , Anonymous madfloridian said...

There is a long history with this group of College Republicans doing very controversial things. Todd was working with them, in their own words. They should not make excuses. This is the group that did the Fun with Guns and Catch an Illegal Immigrant games.

They fired Morgan Wilkins for her Fun with Guns I believe, but now the games are just getting worse.

They had to have been aware.


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