It's tough when you write things that come back to bite you on the ass. I guess that's what's happening to Amanda over her posts on the Duke lacrosse team false rape scandal.
Now Amanda's stuck editing comments and deleting them because they don't "stay on topic." This is a laugh, of course, because her threads rarely stay on topic and there are certain moonbats who've gotten hysterical because I deleted comments that were lying, three times as long as the original post, or simply argumentative. I wonder if the same moonbats will argue with Amanda?
Maybe Amanda's just a little cranky because her posts are receiving greater scrutiny since she joined the John Edwards campaign. But it isn't like Amanda ever gave anyone any slack because of their affiliation. That's why she's now rewriting posts and deleting comments. Of course, as Dana pointed out, the tenor of the comments is a reflection on the post:
Rape is a crime unlike others. In any rape case, but especially in a rape case where a black woman accuses a white man, the rapist should be considered guilty until he proves his innocence. And he must prove his innocence not beyond a reasonable doubt, but beyond any possible doubt. The Durham rapists have not done so, by any means.
People claim this is unfair, but 400 years of slavery and countless millenium of male on female rape make this not only fair, but necessary. Let’s just say the accusation of rape IS false, that doesn’t take away the rapists (yes, they’re still rapists even if these particular men didn’t rape this particular women) genealogical guilt. How many slaves have their forefathers raped? Nobody asks that question.
And I”ve no doubt these men would be raping slaves if they could get away with it. They are white and rich, they are jocks, they attend an expensive university, (no doubt with money saved from when their families owned plantations) and they hired black strippers. Even worse, they requested white strippers first, which proves they are bigots.
People who talk about the details of guilt in this particular case are missing the forest for the trees. The narrative is bigger than 3 white boys whose lives are inconsequential compared to the sweep of history- of the descendants of slaves getting just recompense on the descendants of slave owners.
I guess Amanda had to get the "white boys get away with everything" meme out of her system, which is why she wrote the snarky post initially refered to here. I don't believe she never heard anyone say O.J. Simpson's wealth, celebrity, and privilege made it possible for him to murder his wife and her friend because I've made arguments to this affect since the original verdict came down, and I don't assume I'm the only one with that epiphany.
Of course, the post was merely a veiled way of Amanda taking a potshot at people disgusted by her insistence that the Duke lacrosse players must be guilty regardless of facts (and changing posts to suit this premise). And when people began discussing the Duke case, she started deleting posts and finally closed the thread.
Don't get me wrong. I don't think there's anything wrong with deleting abusive and lying comments from people, especially when you tell them to stop doing it and they won't. But it seems like Amanda is just a wee bit sensitive at the moment. Maybe it has to do with having to deal with so much insipid copy for the John Edwards campaign.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin beats Amanda like a drum and shows the actual post by Amanda about the Duke lacrosse team. Auguste jumps to her defense and says that criticism of Amanda is "getting ridiculous." Is it any more ridiculous than the numerous vituperative posts by Amanda about, say, Feminists for Life (see also here, here, here, here, here, and--well, you get the picture)?
UPDATE x2: Here is Jeff Goldstein's letter to the John Edwards campaign. Priceless!