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Response to B2G (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:08 PM

75. Can you point to a single post on DU that explicitly or even tacitly condones

 

the beating that Owens received?

I called bullshit on the story AS ORIGINALLY REPORTED because of its use of a single word "fussed" to describe Owens' behavior prior to the beating. Does that mean I in any way condoned explicitly or tacitly Owens' being beaten? Come on, get real.

Furthermore, subsequent developments in the story now have Owens brandishing one or more knives at the black youth whose ball may have accidentally rolled up into his yard. So now we know what the media mean in Mobile, AL when they report that a white man 'fussed'. There were a lot of DUers yesterday of Southern extraction stating directly or insinuating that, hey, "fussing" is no big deal.

So I'll turn your question around: did those black children deserve to be threatened by a sociopath brandishing a knife simply because their basketball rolled up onto Owens' yard? Does calling such behavior 'fussing' defuse its seriousness? If so, why might the media wish to defuse the seriousness of Owens' behavior?

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