Gee, Fraser, for several long moments, I thought you might als include another fraud named Snowden. Not only has he sacrificed and truth in his effort to bring down his country's intel efforts, but hypocritically, he has totally ignored the kind of stuff his Russian protectors and others do in theirs. In other words, he is not out for principle, he is out for the publicity it has brought him while it may well have risked many lives..PR that will doubtless bring him a ton for the book that has to be in development.
Fraser -- I'm surprised that you copied the tone of right-wing commentators in this article by writing that liberal, left-wingers, positively adore Michael Moore. I'm on the liberal side of the political spectrum on most economic issues but disagree with Obama on many foreign policy, issues. It's fair to say that I disagree with the GOP positions on almost everything (even though early in my career I worked for a Republican PR firm on local,state and national campaigns and voted for many GOP candidates. But that was a different, sane Republican party.) I would now describe myself as a liberal, but your using "liberal and left-winger" in the same sentence paints a distorted picture of a liberal, progressive like myself. Left-winger is a term used freely by supporters of Joe McCarthy and now by many conservative politicians and commentators Also, I'm positive that not all liberals adore Michale Moore, as you wrote.
I know this first hand because I deplore his type of journalism as much as I do that of the right-wingers.
Fraser Seitel is a white man hired by a Rockefeller to represent a huge bank for substantial pay and benefits. Rev. Sharpton is a black clergyman who has represented poor black people often for no pay or benefits at all. But Seitel calls Rev. Sharpton a "snake" repeatedly.
Does Seitel give even ONE reason to call Rev. Sharpton a snake?
Look at Sdeitel's story and see.
Has Seitel ever referred to a Rockefeller or any other banker as a snake? Or any white man?
Is Seitel reporting the truth, or is Seitel not reporting the truth, in saying that Rev. Sharpton perpetrated "a gigantic hoax" in repeating--as thousands of newspapers and stations did--that young Tawana Brawley had reported being raped? Did she say this? Did Rev. Sharpton attribute the charge to her? All the media plus all the Congressmen and celebrities who believed Tawana Brawley--were they all perpetrating a gigantic hoax and are they all snakes?
Seitel seemingly feels qualified to offer us a five-point plan for coping with allegations but look at his plan and see whether even once he suggests that the first step in coping with an allegation is to investigate and see whether it's true or partly true.
Rev. Sharpton has done a lot of good in the world including helping to feed the hungry, visiting the sick and defending the poor. See whether in the above story or anywhere else you see any evidence that Seitel has helped feed the hungry, visited the sick or defended the poor unless you assume that Rockefellers and bankers get hungry like everyone else, get sick of government regulation intended to protect the public against abuse by banks or feel poor after paying fines for doing what banks and the wealthy may do far more often than the poor. Yet Seitel calls Rev. Sharpon a snake.
There may be little chance that this newsletter will publish my letter but I'm trying because someone in fairness should speak for Rev. Sharpton as Rev. Sharpton has spent a lifetime speaking for poor blacks.