On the Bright Side, it Isn’t Just Transsexuals Whose Identities Are Erased by Right-Wing Media

On the other hand…

I think we will hear more about the Sonny Liston defense from here on in.

In an interview with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg yesterday, conservative pundit Ben Stein insisted that Michael Brown, the black teenager who was shot to death by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, “wasn’t unarmed” because he was “armed with his incredibly strong, scary self.”

The idea of calling this poor man ‘unarmed’ when he was six-foot-four, 300 pounds, full of muscles, apparently — from what I read in the New York Times — on marijuana, to call him unarmed is like calling Sonny Liston unarmed or Cassius Clay unarmed,” Stein said.

Calling Muhummad Ali Cassius Clay in 2014 is like…

Well, you know….

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