Monday, August 15, 2005

Rosa Parks: Un-American flip-flopper

In the wake of the storm of controversy surround the refusal of Rosa Parks to give up her seat on a bus to white man last week, numerous media commentators have weighed in harshly.

Bill O'Reilly said that Parks' behavior "bordered on the treasonous, and that she had "thrown in with the most radical elements in this country." Others focused on what they asserted were inconsistencies in her position. "Ms. Parks understood the rules and accepted her role in society for years," said commentator Michelle Malkin. "Now all of sudden she does a 180 and refuses to accept the natural order of things. Her story hasn't checked out. And I'm sure all the other black folks, especially those I've never met or talked to, would agree with me."

Conservative commentators called Parks a "traitor" and a "crackpot."

A distant cousin of Ms. Parks claimed to speak for the rest of her family, and accused Parks of promoting her personal agenda at the expense of the family's reputation. A senior White House official, speaking off the record, said that if Parks fails to give up her seat again she will be seen as a threat to national security, and will be arrested.


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