Posts Tagged ‘scott stringer’

tonight on O’Reilly.

Scott Stringer apparently hasn’t read this story from that well known tea party organ the Politico:

The apparent anti-Muslim assault on a New York city cabbie by a man shouting “Assalamu Alaikum. Consider this a checkpoint” produced an immediate round of recriminations over its connection to opposition to a New York Islamic Center and an apparent rising tide of Islamophobia.

But as often at the intersection of politics and violent crime, the story doesn’t appear to fit any easy stereotype: The alleged assailant, Michael Enright, is — according to his Facebook profile and the website of the left-leaning media organization Intersections International — a student at the School of Visual Arts and a volunteer for Intersections, which recently produced a statement of support for the Park51 project and is funded by the mainstream, liberal Collegiate Church of New York.

Yet just now on O’Reilly he blames the tea party, Newt Gringrich and Sarah Palin for blood.

I await his apology. I will be awaiting it for a long time I suspect. As I said in my examiner column today on a different subject:

So yet another potential: “Tea Party rage” story fizzles. So when will the media stop using this template? The answer lays in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

A spaceship is marooned in a wasteland until “flights stores are complete” when it’s pointed out that there is a no civilization outside the autopilot answers

The statistical likelihood is that other civilizations will arise. There will one day be lemon-soaked paper napkins. ‘Till then, there will be a short delay

Coverage won’t come until the media gets the tea party violence it seeks. They’ll wait as long as it takes.

I’d like to say I was amazed but I’m not.

I have called and e-mailed his office with questions concerning if and when he found out this was false. I will let you know if I hear anything.

Update 2: Michelle Malkin lists the litany of error