The two newspapers can comment all they want about Al Sharpton's actions but to utilize the horrific image of lynching as their metaphor is simply wrong. When such ghastly acts have marred our history, it is senseless to display an image that has represented the epitome of racism in America.I also think that the image is horrific, and it becomes a metaphor for Al Sharpton, who has shown a propensity to ignore the facts and inflame racial tension. In each of the four incidents depicted above, the Rev Sharpton got involved, to the detriment of the situation while simultaneously enriching himself. I saw the very same operation during the Jena Six incident. Sharpton involved himself in that incident as well, to the detriment of everyone involved.
I agree that the image is disturbing, but is illustrative of Al Sharpton, who in my opinion is the current epitome of racism in America. Al is not worried about the truth. All Al is worried about is Al Sharpton. The fact that he imflames racial tensions for his own notoriety makes him a racist of the most despicable sort.