Leftist Blogger: Media Use 'Imperfect' Sharpton to Give Cover to Racists
Atrios, aka Duncan Black, works for Media Matters, the leftist organization devoted to eradicating any conservative presence in the media. He is also a popular blogger on the far left.
In his spare time, Black seems to be somewhat of a paranoid:
Memo to the Media
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not the only black people in America, and more than that they do not have the ability to force themselves onto your news shows. There's a pattern here:
1) Bigot eruption somewhere
2) Lots of people condemn it
3) Al Sharpton goes on every teevee program
4) The media people turn around and use Sharpton's past as a distraction/excuse for the current bigot eruption
If Al Sharpton is an imperfect spokesperson for an issue, and you keep putting him on the teevee to be the spokesperson for that issue, then the obvious conclusion is that this is a deliberate strategy.
Yes, Atrios, that is exactly the plan. Your post struck fear into the hearts of journalists everywhere for revealing their dark secret. It simply couldn't be that journalists are lazy and that Imus himself stupidly solicited Sharpton.