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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:59 PM
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Is anyone familiar with World Net Daily, and Rev. Jesse
Lee Peterson? Just got sent some racist filth and was wondering about the source and the writer.

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46440
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:00 PM
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1. This author is black
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 01:38 PM by KingFlorez
I've heard of him, he's the biggest idiot you ever want to see.
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:00 PM
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2. Check this out
It was written by a college student but it should provide some guidance...

http://www.campusprogress.org/tools/428/
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:09 PM
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7. Thank you! I sent that to the guy who sent me the
original story, with the admonishment to find better sources!
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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:12 PM
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8. My pleasure.
If you liked that, campusprogress.org has a lot of articles about prominent right-wing speakers who frequently show up on college campuses, among other resources. You should check it out, it's usually pretty humorous.
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:01 PM
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3. World Net Daily is a very RW And anti-Democrat "news" site
most of it's total garbage.
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:02 PM
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4. World Net Daily is a horrible rag
"When 75 percent of New Orleans residents had left the city, it was primarily immoral, welfare-pampered blacks that stayed behind and waited for the government to bail them out."

This is beyond a terrible article. How pray tell were they supposed to leave when they didn't have cars, public transporation wasn't provided to them, and when they tried to walk out, the white cops from the neighboring parishes shot at them to turn them away?

Sure. It's cause they're imoral and welfare pampered. That's gotta be it.

unbelieveable.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:03 PM
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5. WingNut Daily.
nt
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:05 PM
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6. What a clown.
This guy simply can't be taken seriously. When you stereotype people to the extent this man has, you lose all claim to debate.
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:59 PM
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9. My email to the author of the article
Rev. Peterson,


I wanted to respond to the article you wrote on World Net Daily. I would have thought some hateful, white supremacist wrote that article. It's full of stereotypes, falsehoods and half-truths, plus it's just downright hateful. You obviously have very little knowledge of the true situation of the people New Orleans. 80% of the residents left the city, those left behind had no transportation to leave or chose to ride out the storm.

The city was fine until the levee broke and flooded the area. The people who were stranded would have helped themselves if they could have, but they couldn't. They just needed help and didn't care where it came from. Most of the people stranded were hard working just like anybody else and shouldn't be insulted. It wasn't just black people who needed help, white people were in need too. By your logic, I guess the elderly residents of St. Rita nursing home were lazy, immoral bums for not evacuting even though they had no way out. People who had no way out should not be blamed.

I'll tell you this about Mayor Nagin. He did not yell at President Bush for not doing Nagin's job, he yelled at him for not doing the federal government's job. Residents were put on buses and evacuated by the city. When it was time for the FEMA to respond, they dropped the ball. Not just in Louisiana, but in Mississippi as well and all those local officials cannot be blamed. It seems to me that Republicans like yourself are the ones screaming at the local officials for not doing the Federal government's job.

As for your morals argument, it's irrelvent. Being poor is not immoral, it's something that happens. The American people obviously don't share you views, because it's shown in their generous outpouring of support that has been colorblind and non-judgemental. Such ignorance and intolerance displayed by people such as yourself against the victims of a disaster is un-american and a person with your title should be trying to help the victims heal instead of blaming them. I mean you no disrespect, but I really found the article offensive.

Thank You
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:18 PM
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10. Great letter, and good for you, King!
I'm glad you felt outraged enough to write him; I'm going through outrage fatigue myself. Several people have sent me similar articles; it's amazing how people's true colors are exposed during trying times.
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