Pat, at And so it goes in Shreveport:
Rachel Maddow on Meet the Press this morning, called Robert Stacy McCain a white supremacist. I'm thinking she's been listening to Charles Johnson a little too much.
The panel was discussing the Sarah Palin book, Going
Rogue, when Maddow offers her criticism of Lynn Vincent, Palin's
ghostwriter. Maddow explains that Lynn Vincent "co-authored a book with a guy
who is widely believed to be , and I believe him to be, a white supremacist. So
she's [Palin] chosen Lynn Vincent who has written a book with a white
supremacist to write her book." Robert Stacy McCain and Lynn Vincent co-authored Donkey Cons: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Democratic Party in 2006.
So, is Maddow implying that Sarah Palin is guilty by association by associating with someone who associated with someone who is guilty by association? Maddow is free to "believe" whatever she likes but you would think that prior to smearing someone on national television she would make sure that she is standing on firm ground.
Cheap shots are easy. As Maddow has shown, anyone with only half a brain cell can throw an "I believe..." out there. I believe that Maddow is a small minded, whiny hack. I could be wrong, but prove it.
Pat has the video.
Remember what Stacy says, "Being Notorious Is Not the Same as Being Famous, But It's Better Than Being Anonymous."
I've already testified with all my strength to Robert Stacy McCain's
goodness, fairness, and racial evenhandedness. I know this is not a racist man.
But for whatever statements he's made, or that have falsely been attributed to
him, the radical left is using Robert Stacy McCain to score libelously cheap
I've noted as well that Charles Johnson's turned his entire blogging
platform into destroying the reputations of others. You can check his page right
now on a cached Google copy. I don't see the Maddow video up yet, but
he's got running headlines including fabulist tales such as "Sarah Palin's Book
Ghostwritten by Associate of White Supremacist McCain."
If Johnson has any friends left one of them should take him aside and explain that he's making himself look very small right now. On the other hand, Maddow, as a journalist of sorts, really should consider her sources.
How many times have I said that it's a long story, and that I'm not going
to tell the whole thing until somebody pays me for the story? There are very
good reasons I've kept calm, and resisted the temptation to confirm or deny
this, that or the other specific point in their "Ransom Note Method" indictment. In such a situation, it's important to keep in mind your rights under Miranda
v. Arizona. I don't have to explain myself or prove a negative.
That deserves an Amen. It takes a lot of self confidence to hold one's tongue when being wrongly attacked. It also takes a lot of class. Stacy is showing that he has both qualities. Neither will be found in people who take part in drive-bys.