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  •  Some of us try to make up (3+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, Olkate, Cordyc

    our own minds about people and issues, be we black, red, white or brown.  

    I'm glad Rev Sharpton has evolved, but still has passion for his core values.  That said, others were grievously hurt in the affair, and it would be wise to admit with compassion, some mistakes made to others, without involving the original victim.  He has great intelligence, which makes his continuing stubbornness in this matter, even more evident.  

    •  That's really well said. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      jplanner, PinHole

      Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

      by MichaelNY on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 05:20:33 PM PST

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    •  There Was Lots Of Collateral Damage Caused (2+ / 0-)
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      CocoaLove, StellaRay

      by the many journos and pundits who shilled for the Iraq War and by those who, years ago, helped bumrush the Central Park jogger suspects.

      If others affected by the Brawley case aren't asking for apologies or asking that MSNBC replace Sharpton*, it's strange that people who were not directly involved would do so.

      For all I know, Sharpton may (or may not) have already apologized to those his actions may have harmed.  YMMV but until an injured party speaks up, I'll judge Sharpton's show on its merits.

      * I know you made no suggestion to replace Sharpton.  I'm just responding to other comments in this thread.

      •  Because we didn't go along (0+ / 0-)

        with the RaRARa Iraq War scenario, we lost 25+ years of good relations with Mr Pinhole's family.  Which continues to this day.  Is that enough collateral damage for you?  

        They have never apologized for hateful things said or admitted they were wrong.  Yet gritting my teeth, I had to see some of them this past fall.  I did it out of love for Mr P and because years of training to be polite, even when it wasn't easy, came to the surface.  I will never trust "those people" again.  Very sad.

        Your point that we don't know the entire story about the Brawley case is a good one.  We have no way of knowing how some feel about Rev Sharpton, and whether or not they wish to call further attention to the situation in the past, or not. Perhaps some financial settlement which included non-disclosure was agreed upon?  

        Not everyone makes a public stink when they are injured.  

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