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It seems that conservatives are always looking for any ammunition they can find to attack Al Sharpton and those on the left. If they can’t hit the target directly, the next strategy is to go after the second-in-command.
The target for the website Newsbusters was Nida Khan, a respected journalist and blogger for the Huffington Post. Khan also works with Rev. Sharpton on his radio show, and often shares intelligent analysis on various political issues. The attack on Khan stemmed from her mere speculation that the Boston bombings could have been caused by one of the many anti-government groups in the United States.
Given that she is from Pakistan, it makes sense that Khan would not agree with the yahoos who want to go attack any dark-skinned person with an unfamiliar name. But what’s even more interesting is that a set of relatively harmless tweets sent the right wing into a virtual frenzy. Here’s the first tweet:
“We don’t know anything yet of course, but it is tax day & my first thought was all these anti-gov groups, but who knows,” she said.
Wow. What a horrible thing to say.
But as the right wing loves to do, there were continued attacks on Khan from the Twitterverse, with people accusing her of being unAmerican and all sorts of other things. But Nida didn’t back down and defended herself valiantly:
- “So …according to conservatives tweeting me, it’s ok to highlight that it could have been a terrorist group, but not an anti-gov group, smh”
- “mainstream [media] does it all the time, and I was mentioning possibilities, also said could have been gas explosion”
- “But that’s why I did it actually, wanted to prove a point about group blaming and clearly I was right”
- “No, I’ve got conservatives who never like to look in the mirror”
You can check Khan’s Twitter feed here.