As you may have heard, a Muslim cabbie was stabbed in a terrible incident in NYC today.
The reportedly drunk perpetrator worked/volunteered for a liberal interfaith film company and there is zero evidence that he is a Fox News fan, Glenn Beck listener, Republican voter, or conservative blog reader.
No matter. The left-wing media couldn’t wait to indict the Right.
University of Michigan professor Juan Cole headlines his screed: Republican National Committee Slashes New York Muslim Cabbie.
The Village Voice asked hopefully before providing grudging updates: Was the Muslim Cab Driver Slashing the First “Ground Zero Mosque” Hate Crime?
Michelle Malkin wasn’t the only one to pick up on the left’s rush to judgment on the unfortunate stabbing of a hard-working New York City cab driver. Gateway Pundit also got it, and was among more than a few others who followed suit.
It reminds me of the left’s similar rush to judgment when it came to the crazy professor who killed some co-workers in Alabama, the Texas man who flew his small airplane into the side of an IRS office building, the septuagenarian who murdered a security guard at the National Holocaust Museum, and more. Left-leaning media and new media types are always so quick to paint those of us on the right as violent that they blatantly disregard and even conceal the rampant violence in their own ranks.
At one point, I tried to get that reality across in the “Know Your Protesters Pop Quiz.” The thing is, I really don’t believe it takes much for folks with a lick of common sense to understand that the vast majority of the violence, hate and bitterness comes from one side of the proverbial aisle.
And, on the issue of the Ground Zero Mosque, where has the anger been? Why not ask the lovely gentleman below? He’s certainly more than willing to offer his opinion to an elderly Holocaust survivor who opposes the construction of the Islamic Center in lower Manhattan. (Video hat tip to Andrew Breitbart.)
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