Carol Platt Liebau: Juan-a See a Little Hypocrisy?

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Juan-a See a Little Hypocrisy?

There's a pretty generous dose of hypocrisy involved in the manufactured kerfuffle surrounding Bill Bennett's remarks on abortion and the crime rate. Read about it here. Fox News Sunday's Juan Williams is one of the most blatant transgressors.


Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. You crack me up. No--really--you do. You did realize the piece you are linking to is titled, The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy: Attack on Bill Bennett Was Staged, didn't you?

If the left wing conspiracy really staged the Bennett thing, then how, pray tell, were they able to force Bill Bennett to say, "you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down?" Was it via mind control rays? Was Bill Bennett hypnotized? Is he the Manchurian moralizer?

The fact is that Bill Bennett reached into his deep bag of palaver, and the first thing he came up with was an example linking African Americans with high crime rates. The example was racially charged and the choice was Bill Bennett's. It is fair to reflect about what his choice says about Bill Bennet's character.

It is intellectually dishonest, however, to claim that the root cause of the Bennett "kerfuffle" has anything to do with a left wing conspiracy. Had Bill Bennett made a choice more consonant with a sound character, the issue would have never arisen.

Bill Bennett needs to learn to take a little personal responsibility for his statements and actions. Both Carol and the author of the piece in question need to stop enabling Bill Bennett.

10:34 PM  

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