Eske Esquire wrote:
There's no way to prove someone wrong when his position is projected 30 years into the future.
I was referring to his misrememberance of the old thread (which Joph effectively blew up).
What misrememberance? Sure looked to me like several posters defending (or at least dismissing the criticism of) the actions of Assata Shakur based on the song written about her. One said that the lyrics showed she was the victim of police corruption. Two others agreed with that poster. Out of the maybe 8 or 10 total people who posted in that thread, that's a pretty decent percentage.
The amusing aspect of this is the circling of wagons that seemed to be in effect. Since the original criticism was of Obama inviting the song writer to the White House, it seemed like the Obama supporters felt the need to defend that action by defending the song itself. Which is really bizarre if you stop and think about it. It stuck in my mind because of this facet of the issue. My post in that thread didn't touch on the Presidential connection at all. I just pointed out that the lyrics in the song were not remotely a fair representation of the facts, and she was hardly the victim she was portrayed to be. You'd think that wouldn't be such a horrible thing to say, but apparently it was.
You....you realize that I can look at the thread too, right?
I count two posters, rdm and some no-name, advocating that point.
≈17 liberal posters, ≈4 conservative posting in thread (gbaji, alma, moe, ugly (can't quite remember which side ugly leans to, but meh))
That means about 11%
of the liberal posters advocated that position. One was a nobody that I'm only guessing was a liberal, because I've not personally seen him post here before or since. The other was RDM, who was probably high.
Can't remember exactly who said what, but there was a remarkable willingness among the more liberal members of this forum to focus on the claimed corruption/abuse she suffered and ignore the violent acts she committed.