Tag: Sharpton

The Comedy News Network

One more Brian Williams post, and then I’m done with it. For now. I think. If I were a news anchor, watched and trusted by millions of Americans, and I totally made up stories about myself and the news I’m covering, do you think I should lose my job permanently? Yes, me too. However, NBC decided on a six-month suspension without pay. Really? How many Americans are foolish enough to watch someone again with that kind of track record? Or… Read more »

Official Political Cartoon Day

I declare today “Political Cartoon Day.” I’ll scale back my commentary and let you enjoy/groan over the wit offered by those who are paid to be witty. Let’s begin with the Syrian issue that dominates the news cycle at the moment. Is it possible we’re being distracted from the real threat? I also thought the president was perhaps practicing his stand-up comedy routine yesterday with one of his comments: Shifting our focus to the ever-popular race card, the Mallard Fillmore… Read more »

The Remedy for Racial Discord

Someday, we may be able to leave the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case behind us. I know I’m tired of it. Yet it depends on whether others are willing to let it go or whether they are more invested in promoting racial disharmony. We are supposed to be citizens of the United States; we should all be identified as Americans. But what do we see? There is a concerted effort to divide us by ethnicity, gender, age, and whatever new category… Read more »

The Christian Response to Zimmerman-Martin

I’ve made pretty clear in my last two posts that I don’t think race had anything to do with the events on the night Trayvon Martin was killed. Yet we are now mired once again in racial tension over the verdict in that trial. America doesn’t need this. We’re already a severely divided nation; this only increases that divide. Unfortunately, there are some who want to foment unrest over the trial’s outcome. One of the premier agitators is the Rev…. Read more »

The Zimmerman Verdict

I deliberately held off saying anything more about the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin media event until after the verdict had been reached. Now that Zimmerman has been declared not guilty by the jury—that includes both the second-degree murder and manslaughter charges—here is what I take from the drama that has mesmerized a large number of our citizens for weeks. First, it appears the jury did its duty. This was no snap decision; the six women that comprised the jury took plenty… Read more »

Martin, Zimmerman, & the Rule of Law

Yesterday the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case, Angela Corey, came to the podium with her team and revealed the result of their initial investigation into the shooting. They concluded there was enough evidence to officially charge George Zimmerman with second-degree murder. Corey, before she got to the bottom line, did a fine job of first schooling the media and anyone else listening with respect to the rule of law and how it works. She explained clearly the rights… Read more »

Trayvon Martin & Justice

I’ve been hesitant to wade into the Trayvon Martin story. Some of my hesitancy is due to the potential for misunderstanding my comments, but most of it is simply because I want to be careful not to prejudge either side. After a while, though, some things do become more clear. The most important ingredient for the resolution of this case is for the rule of law to prevail. A special prosecutor has been appointed to look into the charges and… Read more »