MSNBC: Right’s Reaction to Chris Lane Murder ‘Revenge’ for Trayv

August 26th, 2013 10:01 AM
Were you outraged over the senseless shooting of Chris Lane? If you were, what you were really experiencing was vengeance toward blacks for their daring to react to the death of Trayvon Martin. In fact, unless you are a conservative, you probably didn’t feel outrage over the death of Chris Lane at all. This bit of psychologizing comes to you courtesy of Grio columnist Joy Reid, who…

Liberal Blogger Tries (and Fails) to Explain Differences Between Trayv

August 22nd, 2013 7:17 PM
I must admit: I learned something from reading Alex Seitz-Wald’s post at Salon titled “No, Chris Lane is not Trayvon Martin!” I didn’t know until I read it there that Rush Limbaugh had called the crime the “Trayvon Martin [case] in reverse.” I agree with Seitz-Wald that the two crimes are very dissimilar, though his and my reasons for so…

Jesse Jackson's Tepid Tweet: Murder of White Australian by Three 'Bore

August 22nd, 2013 2:09 AM
Corrected from earlier | People who were wondering whether Jesse Jackson would ever respond to the killing of an Australian collegiate baseball player by three "bored" teens in Oklahoma, one of whom allegedly posted racist tweets, got their answer today. Jackson's early Wednesday morning tweet read as follows: "Praying for the family of Chris Lane. This senseless violence is…