Monday, February 06, 2006

WorldNetDaily: Muhammad Ali's real roots

Nothing scandalous here--not about Muhammad Ali. It's just that "grandson of a slave" is not and never was the defining characteristic of his life. The real scandal is with other biographers who have insisted on presenting him as an enraged victim of America out to get even--instead of the son of good people who encouraged him to make good. In short, the fault lies not so much with him as with those who insist on making his life over to suit their purposes.

I suspect that this story is pulling some punches to avoid spoiling the surprise. I haven't read the book Sucker Punch by Jack Cashill, in which he sets the record straight and in detail. But this piece ought to pique your interest in it.

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