rabble wrote:Maybe you could write a book on proper behavior for parents whose children have been murdered and who have spent weeks thinking the killer was going to get away with it, and then suddenly find themselves in the national spotlight.
It's in the works. Just waiting on my attorneys to get around the copyright and trademark issues.
And if you look at my full quote, it's not just the parent's actions I cited as "disgusting". In fact, I mentioned them last for a reason:
The misinformation and sensationalism... from BOTH sides, had to start unraveling at some point. The divide all that nonsense created only makes this tragedy that much worse. Everything from the fake and outdated pictures to Trayvon's parents trademarking their slain son's name in slogans... it's been disgusting.
Probably would have served the parents better had they taken the Oscar Grant approach to their son's death. I'm less concerned with the parents actions as I am with the media and extremists who have turned this into a debacle of epic proportions creating a further racial divide in this country.
This could have been a learning and bonding experience and opportunity to re-examine the things I mentioned earlier.
Now if you'll excuse me, my Obtusion For Honkys 101 class starts in 20 minutes and I'm going to be late.