Apparently it is news in the New York Times when Al Sharpton *doesn’t* say something

August 27th, 2011

His megaphone-silence on the SDK thing is kinda odd though. What gives Rev. Al?

“It’s a good question that I’d like to know the answer to,” said Assemblyman Eric A. Stevenson, a Bronx Democrat who has been outspoken about seeing the case go to trial. “I’ve wondered, ‘Where is Al Sharpton?’ ”

On the face of it, it seems precisely like the sort of sensational and polarizing case that Mr. Sharpton, a master of sound bites, has habitually inserted himself into, at megaphone volume: Ms. Diallo, a housekeeper at the Sofitel New York, accusing Mr. Strauss-Kahn, then the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, of raping her when she arrived to clean his room. And thenthe case collapsing after her credibility came into question, with the charges being dismissed.