"A Couple of Bullies"
After some hysterical race-war rhetoric from the tea-party right, the truth emerges:
A student on a Belleville West High School bus was beaten for his choice of seat, not because he was white, according to a witness and police. "The incident appears now to be more about a couple of bullies on a bus dictating where people sit," said Belleville Police Capt. Don Sax, who originally said Monday's attack may have been racially motivated. D'Vante Lott, 16, said he was on the bus and witnessed the attack by the two black students. The victim walked onto the bus, looking for an open seat, but students kept turning him down, as D'Vante said happened often with this student. But Monday, the victim apparently tired of asking for a seat, D'Vante said, moved one student's book-bag off a seat, and just sat down.
The police chief himself said he jumped to a conclusion. Now what does Malkin do in response?
She refuses to remove or correct the post that says baldly that the attack was racial and her correction amounts to:
The police are backing off the racial motive claims. Given the explosive consequences of candor about such matters, this is not surprising.
No: one police chief said he had jumped to the wrong conclusion. But Malkin insists that the real reason was racial and the the chief is bowing to political correctness. Every time I think the far right won't go there, they do. The race-baiting now going on as a way to build resentment of Obama is pretty amazing.