Wednesday, May 5, 2010

John McCain throws out reading Miranda Rights: Cafeteria Constitutionalist!

This is how crazy the news media is about creating a "controversy."

Washington Post headline: "Times Square bombing arrest allows GOP to revive 'Miranda' debate"

"…congressional Republicans wasted no time in reviving the debate on whether to read Miranda rights to a terror suspect. The Miranda issue rose to prominence in the aftermath of the failed attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day."

It's not a debate. It's not up for debate. It's illegal not to read a suspect his Miranda rights.

But the narrative is controlled by the Republican Party because of its "emotional" appeal, and encouraged by the press, who can't seem to get enough of these mindless "controversies."

FBI Deputy Director John Pistole said Shahzad was initially interrogated by the FBI under the "public safety exception to the Miranda rule" and … was later Mirandized … Pistole declined to say how long Shahzad was in custody before he was Mirandized.

The Daily Shows Jon Stewart painfully pointed out how Glenn Beck stood up for the rule of law, while Sen. John McCain stood out as a cafeteria constitutionalist.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), appearing on Don Imus's morning talk show, came out hard against affording Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen, his constitutional rights.

"Obviously that would be a serious mistake ... at least until we find out as much information we have. Don't give this guy his Miranda rights until we find out what it's all about."
It's not a debate, it's the law you vacuous ass.

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