Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Justice for Kenny

Remember when union thugs savagely beat Tea Party flag-monger Kenneth Gladney? No? That's because it didn't happen. If the wingnutosphere is full of shit, you must acquit:
Gladney, 40, of St. Ann, declined to comment after the verdict and directed questions to his twin brother, Keith.

"It's atrocious. It’s obvious," Keith Gladney said. "The legal system here has come to the point where you can beat somebody up and still get off."

McCowan and Molens, each at the meeting for the Service Employees International Union, claim Gladney was selling anti-Obama buttons, and that when they confronted him about them, Gladney started the physical attack by slapping McCowan's hands.

Molens testified that Gladney slapped McCowan's hands a second time, and that McCowan pushed him.

"Gladney started punching him in the face," Molens said. "I tried pulling him off."

The attack escalated with more punches and shoves, and McCowan suffered a fractured shoulder, he testified.

McCowan, a Baptist minister, got chuckles in the courtroom when he testified that he didn't turn the other cheek because it "hadn't gotten hit yet."
Following the verdict, St. Louis residents should exercise caution if they are approached by a man dressed like Nancy Grace, screeching "Justice for Kenny." If you see Mr. Hoft, do not approach him. Call the police.

Update: How do FOX News and Big Babyhood cover the story? Dishonestly:
In the above excerpt [sic, see footnote 1], the Post-Dispatch did not bother seeking quotes from Gladney or other witnesses, only Perry, Molens, and the defense attorney, a pricey private attorney I'm told is the best in the city.
Of course, in the article linked to by Big Babywood (which I link to above), the St.L. P-D does quote Gladney's whiny twin brother and sought comment from Gladney. FOX and Bigbabyhood can't even tell the truth about the coverage of the story.
1 In the excerpt which Big Babywood excerpts, the newspaper doesn't quote anyone.  In the article, the paper quotes Gladney's brother and cites Gladney's refusal to comment. Thus, to be fair, BB is both illiterate and dishonest.

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