Congressman Ellison’s stirring testimony at King’s hearings, ctd.
Congressman Ellison’s moving testimony was one of the silver lining’s of yesterday’s hearings. His story of Mohammed Salman Hamdani, a Muslim American who died on September 11th while trying to rescue others, helped counter the impression from the hearings that Muslims should be thought of as dangerous outsiders.
In particular, Ellison recounted how Hamdani’s reputation was smeared by accusations that he was involved with the attacks, simply because he was Muslim.
As Jeremy Holden at Media Matters notes, Fox News apparently wasn’t moved. Picking up a poorly researched National Journal story, they published this headline:
Read County Fair for the background.