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Sat Nov 22, 2014, 10:25 PM

 

Go Investigate Something Real! CNN Anchor and Ferguson Protestor Clash

This CNN anchor is an ass. He's exactly why people of color are so upset. Old white guys like him (I'm an old white but I'm not like him). Especially anchors who want to create sensationalist video clips.

He shows no compassion and absolutely no understanding how bad life in Ferguson is for young African-American males. I don't blame the young man for being angry.

Video at the link:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/go-investigate-something-real-cnn-anchor-and-ferguson-protestor-clash/

The dumbest ass thing the anchor said was why don't we all take a breath and let things blow over. NO, FUCKING NO!!!!!!! You'd love that. Then this could fall out of the media like Newtown did.

Those citizens of Ferguson need to keep protesting peacefully.

My biggest fear is the KKK and the police, who are rumored to be associated with the KKK, will incite something. That they will either incite fights or they will do some kind of major bombing and shooting and try to make it look like it was the protesters. That whole "false flag" thing that has gotten the US into wars in the past.

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Reply Go Investigate Something Real! CNN Anchor and Ferguson Protestor Clash (Original post)
dballance Nov 2014 OP
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #1
Live and Learn Nov 2014 #2
loyalsister Nov 2014 #5
Live and Learn Nov 2014 #6
Odin2005 Nov 2014 #3
malaise Nov 2014 #4

Response to dballance (Original post)

Sat Nov 22, 2014, 10:38 PM

1. It's what they want - for it to disappear without any change.

'They' being those who support the status quo, the people who talk constantly about 'law and order' and being a 'nation of laws', and completely ignore the fact that our 'legal system' is broken from the ground up, *designed* to return exactly the sort of authoritarian actions and lack of accountability we see the people of Ferguson trying to fight.

We've GOT to break the stranglehold the police have, that lets them simply kill person after person, without facing the same 'justice' as any other killer in the same circumstances. Shootings, chokeholds, tasering, beatings - the police avoid even facing trial several orders of magnitude more often when they're involved in such, and then are almost never convicted even when they do go to trial.

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Sat Nov 22, 2014, 11:00 PM

2. That was Bassam that he interviewed.

He's been one of the main live streamers in Ferguson since the beginning. I thought he did an excellent job holding his own during the interview.

By the way, he has already been arrested 3 times by the Ferguson pd all allegedly for the same warrants.

Here are his twitter and ustream accounts:

https://twitter.com/bassem_masri/with_replies

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/54472018

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 06:08 AM

5. "You're worried about words?! THERES BLOOD ON THE STREET!"

I'm a word nerd and I think they are important. But, along with his main point, Bassam nailed one of the main problems in the media. So many distract from what's real with endless arguments and ugly confrontations.

There IS blood on the ground and right now that should be the media's focus rather than trying to provoke arguments with people on the ground.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 07:46 AM

6. Exactly! Stop the killing.

And when the our supposed protectors are the ones doing it, it is especially troubling. Stop it now or we will quit trusting you (and paying you) to be our protectors. I am already there. I don't see them as any better than the mafia of times past.

Why is that so hard for the media to get?

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 05:55 AM

3. This is a classic example of dismissing the realities of oppressed peoples as "not real".

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Response to dballance (Original post)

Sun Nov 23, 2014, 06:05 AM

4. We watched part of Smerconish last night

He was torn to shreds by an activist journalist.
I wish they'd be as enthusiastic about exposing ReTHUGs re the lies on Benghazi as they are about fomenting clashes in Ferguson.

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