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Jack Cashill: Prosecuting Zimmerman like prosecuting Mandela, Mother Teresa

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Nothing demonstrates the far-right's contempt for reality more than when the news cycle becomes dominated by something for which there should be common ground across party lines.

Whenever this happens, the far-right becomes divided on how it should be regarded. Half will lash out against the unifying opinion, while the other half will embrace while pretending kinship between it and their extremist ideals.

Today, that event is the death of Nelson Mandela. Half of the far-right responded to Barack Obama's kind words of the civil rights icon by denouncing Mandela as a racist terrorist communist, while the other half try to feign kinship between Mandela's mission to end apartheid and their own missions to end freedom or equality.

Joseph Farah, editor-in-chief of the conspiracy theory dumping ground known as WorldNetDaily, chose the former. Yet already three of his own employees have pleaded against him as the latter.

One of them is WND contributor Jack Cashill, who has decided that Nelson Mandela is comparable to one of the far-right's greatest heroes of the 21st century:

George Zimmerman.

During an appearance on the inappropriately named TheDoveTV, Cashill was asked about the possibility that the Justice Department might file civil rights charges against Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. Cashill responded by asserting that "George Zimmerman may have been the least racist person in the state of Florida."

As a reminder, George Zimmerman became famous for stalking, and later shooting, an unarmed black kid for the unpardonable offense of living in the area.

Cahill further elaborated that Zimmerman (I kid you not) was a civil rights hero and that prosecuting him "would be like going after Nelson Mandela on civil rights, or Mother Theresa."

Cashill's boss, who likewise idolizes Zimmerman, cannot have been pleased to hear that.

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