Mark Steyn collects these — or, more accurately, he collects Thomas Friedman’s bad ones, i.e. all of them.
“I am sickened by what happened to the young man, the Bosnian man beat to death with hammers on the South Side,” Moore said. “But to say blacks don’t like Bosnians is a diversionary tactic. How do I know who a Bosnian is? We don’t know who Bosnians are. It was an isolated incident.”
Moore is focused on his North Side 4th Ward, which badly needs redevelopment.
There are seven empty lots on the very block where he lives. He offered pop cultural comparisons to describe North City’s underdevelopment.
“We live like Flintstones compared to the Jetsons,” Moore said. “The Jetsons go, ‘Zip!’ and are off into space, while we are still running with our feet on the ground holding up a log.”
But even he was caught up in the excitement that swept the world, starting with protests in Ferguson and St. Louis. He said, “A lot of people never knew that black people in St. Louis had this kind of spirit bottled inside of them.”