Monday, February 26, 2007

Far Fetched?

Lost in the uproar over Charlie Sykes claiming that Michael McGee, Jr. used the term "Jew cops" when he in fact said "Jude cops" is the fact that McGee using such anti-semitic language isn't that far-fetched.

Had McGee kept his nose clean of bigoted language to date, I would understand how so many would be so quick to jump down Sykes' throat, and may even join in. But considering that McGee has a long track record of such behavior, isn't it a just a bit disingenous to argue that Sykes knowingly misrepresented McGee's statements in hopes of painting the alderman as something he isn't?

Having not heard the actual audio, it's difficult for me to say how easily McGee's comments may have been misinterpreted, but so far it appears it wasn't very cut and dry. Place the statement in the context of McGee's bigotry and the mis-hearing of it becomes all the more understandable.

Sykes screwed up and apologized. But let's not make it seem as if McGee is some sort of alter boy constantly singing the praises of every man woman and child regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation. He's a bigot through and through, and one critic's mistake in no way detracts from all of McGee's other faults.

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At 12:28 PM, February 26, 2007, Blogger elliot said...

I just noticed that you're posting with your full name.

I sort of miss your anonymous days of your.

At 12:42 PM, February 26, 2007, Blogger David Casper said...

I'm me and I'm proud!


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