I Love You, Don Cheadle… Cheadle On!

Don Cheadle takes on Michelle Malkin, Twitchy, Slams NBC News On Twitter Over Edited Zimmerman TapeCredit: The Don Cheadle People
Don Cheadle is a better man than me. Mostly because he is a man and I’m not. But more importantly, Don Cheadle is a man of integrity, class, and patience considering he spent several hours tweeting with some Michelle Malkin Twitchers regarding the edited NBC Zimmerman 911 tape. It has since digressed into left vs. right Hollywood vs. “Real” America something, something. But Cheadle Cheadles on!

As Twitchy describes it in their post “A civil dialogue: Actor Don Cheadle talks to conservatives on Twitter“:

It’s clear he’s not a conservative himself — he says he “likes” Al Sharpton and took some swipes at Fox News. But his willingness to engage and his glimpses of independent thought set him apart from the rest of the Hollywood vigilantes.

Yes! Those gun-toting, hoodie-chasing, Hollywood vigilantes!

Okay, Cheadle down now! Cheadle down!

The fact is Cheadle was right on in his critique of NBC’s butchering of the Zimmerman 911 tape and his tweets were great!

Don Cheadle: Dear NBC News, Huh???

Don Cheadle: It was "an error made in the production process that we deeply regret." Really? "Error?" Anybody out there know anything about editing?  Unless the AVID malfunctioned, SOMEBODY was faking the funk. Why?, is the question. What was furthered beyond NBC news ratings?

Don Cheadle: Unless the AVID malfunctioned, SOMEBODY was faking the funk. Why?, is the question. What was furthered beyond NBC news ratings?  Leroy Lamar III: @IamDonCheadle it fits a narrative that's more juicy. This is why Zimmerman is classified as "white hispanic." #racismsells  Don Cheadle: @IamDonCheadle it fits a narrative that's more juicy. This is why Zimmerman is classified as "white hispanic." #racismsells

 

Christine Thomas: @IamDonCheadle crap. any idiot knows that any raw material that is altered is bias by the editor....or I am assuming too much  Don Cheadle: @Domkittykat11 Edited, produced, AND greenlit to air. The greatest responsibility lies with those listed but in the inverse order.

But what was more amazing was his handling of Ms. Malkin when she took him on regarding his support of Al Sharpton:

Pablo M: @IamDonCheadle @NAIRNhigginson @michellemalkin I'm not so sure that's true. (MS)NBC has Al Sharpton covering himself demagoging this story.  Don Cheadle: @Pablo4200 @NAIRNhigginson @michellemalkin I doubt the narrative would be the same. And you won't hear me banging on Sharpton. I like him.

Michelle Malkin: @IamDonCheadle Really? Two words: Tawana Brawley.  Don Cheadle: @michellemalkin You may not be able to change your opinion of him but he has about many things. Read up. We still need those who will bellow

Michelle Malkin: @IamDonCheadle Really? Two words: Tawana Brawley.  Don Cheadle: @michellemalkin about injustices. His compass may not always point true but I value that over one that points south or not at all.

Chris Holfelder: @IamDonCheadle @michellemalkin Watch this and tell me if you still feel the same way about Al Sharpton tinyurl.com/72w6poa #OnlyIn4Himself   Don Cheadle: @ChrisHolfelder @michellemalkin play me a sound-bite from this century and I will...

Michelle Malkin: @IamDonCheadle @ChrisHolfelder Sharpton's incitement during the Sean Bell tragedy was only four years ago: is.gd/pXOZjk

Don Cheadle: @michellemalkin You may not be able to change your opinion of him but he has about many things. Read up. We still need those who will bellow  Michelle Malkin: @IamDonCheadle I am very encouraged by ur willingness to engage. You will get a lot of crap for that & pressure to condemn ppl like me...

Consider Cheadle served, Ms. Malkin. But not with crap. Who would dare fling crap at a man with the patience of an angel?

Don Cheadle: @michellemalkin I don't even know you to condemn you. I might condemn your stance on something.  Michelle Malkin: @IamDonCheadle Well, that's a huge distinction that many on your side fail to make. Appreciate that you make it.

And here comes the martyrdom…

Nairn Higginson: @IamDonCheadle @michellemalkin Agreed. But as I see black conservatives brutalized by the left, I respect the courage it takes to speak out.  Don Cheadle: @NAIRNhigginson @michellemalkin Brutalized? Really? And a black republican should expect some heat.

Don Cheadle: Damn. Somebody rebuilt my box. Goodnight Tweeters left, right and middle. May your children stay safe and may we ALL find some common ground

Okay, time to go night-night. Everyone grab your woobies and Cheadle up to a good bedtime story…

Cheadle fans need not worry either. He has not succumbed to the succubus. He was very clear at the end of his discussion with Malkin:

Don Cheadle: Oh, and righties, I don't hate you but I ain't a new recruit.

Cheadle on, Don Cheadle! Cheadle on!

About Deborah Brancheau

Deborah Brancheau is the Managing Editor of RestoringTruthiness.org, a political comedy website inspired by the political satire of Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Deborah's background is a smörgåsbord of experience. With a bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Theatre and a Minor in Cinema/Television, and a Master's Degree in Communication from the University of Southern California, Deborah took her heavily student-loan-funded education and became a sports-writing, high-school-teaching, graphic-designing, university-professing, broke-bum bastard. When that didn't work out too well, she refunneled her expertise into this new venture, RestoringTruthiness.org.