Joseph Farah concern-trolls in his April 17 WorldNetDaily column:
With all the outrage about the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests over the shooting death of Walter Scott while he was fleeing from a police officer in South Carolina and the “hands up, don’t shoot” sloganeering, one name is seldom uttered – Miriam Carey.
I don’t understand it.
If there was ever a more egregious, unrighteous, unjustifiable police shooting death, I’d like to hear about it.
Personally, I couldn’t care less what skin color Miriam Carey had. I would be equally upset and committed to seeking justice and truth in this case if she had been white or Hispanic or Asian or a typical American mix like me. But why isn’t the Miriam Carey scandal on the lips of every one of those who proclaim “black lives matter”? Do they mean “some black lives matter”? I don’t recognize or comprehend the standard they are applying to truth and justice.
Why is the outrage so selective?
Where are the protests of Miriam Carey’s death?
I want to participate in those protests. Instead, I find myself leading the protest.
Her totally unnecessary death at the hands of police makes me so outraged, I would be at the front lines of such a demonstration. Instead, there are no demonstrations. Her life is forgotten. Her execution-style death is forgotten.
It doesn’t make any sense.
Is it ignorance?
Is it willful blindness?
Why the selective outrage?
Is it the lack of any moral standards?
Or is it all of the above?
Don't be fooled: Farah does not care about Miriam Carey. Her death is important to him only as a tool to further his right-wing, anti-Obama agenda. As we've noted before, if the occupant of the White House was, say, a white Republican instead of a black Democrat, Farah would be passing this story on to Colin Flaherty, who would portray it as yet another example of purported "black mob violence" in America.
In filing a lawsuit (with the right-wing Judicial Watch, which must chagrin WND buddy and now-departed JW founder Larry Klayman) seeking to force the government to release information about Carey's death, Farah is not seeking justice -- he's seeking to score political points against President Obama. It's a stab at relevance and credibility given the utter failure of WND's increasingly desperate attempts to personally destroy Obama.
Carey's family and legal team seems to appreciate WND's support, but they shouldn't believe for a second Farah and WND have their best interests in mind. To Farah, Carey is a cudgel to attack Obama and nothing more, and nothing he says about his interest in "truth and justice" should be taken at face value.