A tale of two outrages

From Jay Tea at Wizbang:

In Florida, this two-bit whacko preacher threatened to burn Korans. This nobody managed to garner all kinds of attention from around the world. Muslims all over the place were outraged. The New Black Panther Party issued veiled threats. President Obama said it was a bad thing. General Petraeus, from Afghanistan, said it would not be helpful. The FBI even visited the pastor for as-yet-undetermined reasons. And Americans all over denounced him as a hateful, bigoted jerk.

In the end, he didn’t burn any Korans.

Meanwhile, across the pond, a bunch of Muslims held their own gathering in London. They’re a little vague on details, but it seems to have been a generalized anti-American rally. They weren’t happy about our policies and actions in the Middle East, and they probably weren’t too keen on the almost-burning of some Korans, but the anti-American angle was pretty clear: they showed up at the US Embassy and burned American flags and copies of the Constitution.

Millions of Americans failed to demonstrate their outrage at this gross insult. Many didn’t even hear about it. But generally, they weren’t outraged because they weren’t paying attention.