Well, this bit of political theater (video below) occurred on “The Steve Malzberg Show,” a Newsmax talk show, last Thursday. Not only does Dinesh D’Souza compare the American Left’s attitude toward the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri to the behavior of ISIS in Syria and Iraq, but he argues that the Obama Administration has simply decided that Darren Wilson the policeman under investigation for shooting Michael Brown, should be “put up against the wall.”
Based on the news I’ve heard, my own view is that Wilson probably did commit murder or manslaughter, but there’s simply too much prejudgment on the Internet about this affair. I’d prefer to see what evidence comes out in court and let the justice system work it through instead of convicting Wilson before a trial, which seems to be happening at some places I’ll characterize as “blogs.” I reserve judgement—as I did with the first O.J. Simpson case—to disagree with a jury’s verdict, but a jury trial guarantees that a lot of evidence that we don’t know about will be produced and vetted.
But D’Souza, as always, is simply a jerk. Of course, he’s trying to sell a new book, and controversy helps with right-wing loons like him and Ann Coulter. And, by the way, why isn’t he in jail yet?