Friday's HOT MIC
RE the "Clockboy" story referenced by Stephen Green, it looks like the Mohamed family's 15 minutes are finally up with a federal judge's dismissal of their lawsuit against the city of Irving, Texas, and the Irving school district.
This wasn't the first time the family had lost in court. In January, a district court judge in Texas dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the Mohameds against Fox News, Glenn Beck, the Center for Security Policy, and the mayor of Irving, among others.
In the lawsuit that was dismissed today, the family was demanding $15 million from the city of Irving.
The judge wrote: "Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion."
That's great news, but I have a nit to pick with the Daily Mail.
"On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school," the paper reported.
Wrong. The school didn't suspect that the "homemade alarm clock" Ahmed brought to school was an actual bomb. They suspected that it was a hoax bomb -- as did everyone who took an honest look at the thing. That's why "Clockboy" got in trouble.
It was not an innocent mistake -- it was an agenda-driven publicity stunt that was embraced by a lot of influential liberals -- including the president of the United States. Then-President Obama inserted himself into the controversy, calling the hoax bomb a "cool clock" on Twitter and inviting him to the White House. Rich liberals leapt onboard, showering the boy with gifts, and he went on a world tour culminating with a visit with Sudanese president and war criminal Omar al-Bashir. The judge's dismissal of the entire case will hopefully be the last thing we hear about this ridiculous family for at least a little while.