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Media double standard

August 29, 2013

In very recent memory, observations were made, mostly by conservatives, that when a black person kills a white person or another black, it hardly gets mentioned in the media....

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Scott36

Aug-31-13 8:33 AM

Imagine that 36IQ and Carlitos speak the same language, now if only someone else did also.-Bobbie2

Cricket, Proper English??? Oh, BTW, I always assumed that the "2" in your moniker represented the number of people who reluctantly admit to knowing you--Your parents.

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Scott36

Aug-30-13 11:31 AM

Just what is your strong point?-Bobbie2

I could give you quite a list, but first I would like to know why you have such an interest. I do not want to give you an inferiority complex.

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Scott36

Aug-30-13 11:20 AM

Well an IQ of 36 would be a lot higher than an IQ of 2, as a matter of fact you would be a genius to IQ2.-CMReeder

LOL, She probably would not get it, you need "that rithmitic stuff" to figure it out!! Thanks for the laugh!! Scott

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Scott36

Aug-30-13 11:15 AM

Capricorn, I do not feel that "beating this dead horse" any longer is of any use to you or I. If you feel strongly about any one certain issue, please post it, and I will respond. If not, I feel quite certain that this issue will arise again in the future(probably sooner rather than later), and we can pick up at that point. Maybe we can find more common ground approaching from a fresh, & different angle/perspective. The choice I will leave for you to make, but how about we find another topic to "yip" about for now?-Scott

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Scott36

Aug-30-13 11:05 AM

rmiller, Thank you for the thoughtful post, honest I might add. We will agree to disagree. For whatever it is worth, I also like to "bicker" with you and most others on here. Scott

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Fredzz

Aug-30-13 9:28 AM

[ sideliner ]

Anyone remember the OJ Trial..?

While America was distracted by the trial our government passed a record number of law,rules,regulation, etc. in a single year.

Coincidence... I think not.

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CMReeder

Aug-30-13 8:38 AM

IQ36????

Well an IQ of 36 would be a lot higher than an IQ of 2, as a matter of fact you would be a genius to IQ2.

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USABorn

Aug-30-13 6:02 AM

cheyenne - 10:05 PM Agree | Disagree

"Scott36, race and racism are both issues in this country, for the most part, because extremists on the left continually look for ways to make it an issue. Just a few days ago, your teammate Sham managed to take a letter concerning disrespect for personal property, and turn it into a racial issue when nobody else mentioned race at all."

Just a few days ago????? Bringing racism into discussions is habitual with King Bloviator!

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USABorn

Aug-30-13 5:58 AM

Seems like there is now black on white just about every day!!!!

Here's another: FL Police: 16-Year-Old Black Man Murdered 22-Year-Old White Man Because He Had a Bad Day

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Capricorn1

Aug-30-13 5:50 AM

That should be not guilty.

And one last point. We now have a black president. He has been in office going on 5 years. What an opportunity for the black community to have a champion for their race in such a position of power. What an opportunity to bring to light such problems as the astounding illegitimacy rate among blacks. What a perfect opportunity to address the problems that result from that illegitimacy rate such as high school drop out rates, poverty rates, crime rates etc etc.... but guess what, their leader is silent regarding these issues. Instead he stands at the podium and beats the racist drum like Sharpton, Jackson, Holder and many of you on the left. How sad it will be if this black president spends 8 years in office and ignores the real issues. Turning his back on the people that he portrays to be a part of. Imagine what MLK could have accomplished if he was given the opportunity Obama has.

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Capricorn1

Aug-30-13 5:35 AM

Scott, first off I have a real problem with the President making comments regarding open criminal investigations. And yes, even though Zimmerman was found guilty by the State in a court of law, Obama's AG is STILL conducting an open investigation. He has done this in the past and it is not only unethical, but highly prejudicial. As Commander in Chief he made inappropriate statements regarding punishing service members found guilty of sexual abuse, and now because of his unlawful command influence, many military judge's hands are tied when it comes to sentencing these offenders. Yet he continues to make inappropriate remarks. As a result of the Zimmerman trial, the president states that we need to have conversation about racism, when in fact the FBI, AG, State's Attorney, District Attorney or the local police could find NO facts that this incident was racially motivated. Instead of conversation about racism, how about conversation about the real problems plaguing the black community.

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 11:11 PM

Scott,

I did not call you a racist, so please be the intriguing poster you've been and don't resort to the victim mindset. Actually, you've been refreshing to banter with given your leftist leanings. :) I am not trying to stipulate what Obama is or isn't limited to, but given that he is your president, don't you think that wisdom calls for one to use discretion and not speak all one's mind? That goes for any of us. We will have to agree to disagree, then. As for this man being born in Kenya or Hawaii? I was a "birther", see....even the spell checker after five years won't correct that ridiculous name the media hyped on him, when the enamored one became "little known" to the masses. But, that piece of paper speaks little or nothing to his actions, which have since shown his father's birth inclinations have left such an imprint on his heart and mind. I don't like him because of his philosophies and frankly his chameleon and narcissist persona.

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cheyenne

Aug-29-13 10:05 PM

Scott36, race and racism are both issues in this country, for the most part, because extremists on the left continually look for ways to make it an issue. Just a few days ago, your teammate Sham managed to take a letter concerning disrespect for personal property, and turn it into a racial issue when nobody else mentioned race at all.

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 8:19 PM

RESIGN-Bobbie2

SO, so predictable cricket!!

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 8:18 PM

rmiller, Lets start with "why should he"- He is the leader of this country, & if he feels that he can help to smooth something out, IMO, he should try. Hopefully I can cut out some typing here(not my strong point) Why do you feel that the President is limited to commenting/speaking/acting on, national security, international incidents, what is outlined in the constitution, etc.?

I'm curious, why outside of his being black, do you believe this was within his "job description?"-rmiller WOW--Now you get to decide what the Pres. can and cannot say? WHERE in the Constitution does it say he cannot speak his mind?

As far as this issue goes, we can agree to disagree if you wish, But trying to call me a Racist in order to shut me up, is frankly to me quite pitiful. I have been insulted many, many times by those on the far right to try to keep me from voicing my opinion.

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 7:24 PM

Scott,

You've pressed me for the why he shouldn't have said anything and I've tried to answer your queries. Now, let's flip this around for a second, if you will? Why should he?

Was this a national security issue that needed addressed? Are not the duties of the president not outlined in the executive branch of the Constitution? Was this an international incident that might impede our progress with peace relations with any of our allies? Did the state fail to do its job properly and a gross miscarriage of justice set some sort of precedent that could jeopardize the internal security of our nation? I'm curious, why outside of his being black, do you believe this was within his "job description?" Seriously, Scott...your willingness to not let go of this issue and to further condone commentary from the president on an already heated debate, begs the question, who is the racist, here?

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nobud74

Aug-29-13 7:23 PM

Sure. And we've always had that new race - 'white hispanic' - that the media came with to cry 'racism'. --mikekerstetter

Once again, the media manufactures the news. Meanwhile, the ***ushima mess gets little attention.

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 7:10 PM

"Race & racism are both issues in this country. IMO, to think otherwise is naïve."

I never said that either of these is not an issue. What concerns me is that the "leader" of the free world, expounds on a trial, not unlike others held around our country because it was an opportunity, period. Scott, all politicians are opportunists, but this one doesn't let once go by, to include when victims are truly victims, and not those envisioned by the media and the political talking heads. As some have mentioned here, why not the other deaths that have been travesties and pain for the families? As for leadership? A great leader espouses wisdom. Wisdom, had one listened, would have said, "No, I am a black president and this is one I need to stay out of.....lest I appear racist." Should we bring up Benghazi? Wasn't that a movie created by a racist that incited the mobs? And, this comment must have been cleared by hmmmmm...the president....maybe?

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 6:40 PM

rmiller, Race & racism are both issues in this country. IMO, to think otherwise is naïve. How did "he willfully add fuel to the fire"? What part of what he said was doing this? As to "following the states lead", He as President is restricted on what he may/may not address? WHO decides what is appropriate for the Pres. to address? Does not the 1st. amendment apply to the presidency? What other Rights does one forfeit when becoming the president? Does this same set of rules apply to Congress & the Senate? By your first sentence, it would have been ok if he had addressed Chicago? As I stated before, IMO this was a no-win for him. What could this President do to suit you?

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 5:46 PM

This is just another area of divide, and this time it is the case of the president. All of them make mistakes, but no greater mistake is made then when the "divide and conquer" comes from within what is still a free country.

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 5:44 PM

Then he need look no further than Chicago. Race is not an issue, racism is. Are you asserting that his color is a reason to address this or because he is president? If it is color, then you are unintentionally :) playing the race card. His being in a position of leadership, should have risen above the bar and quantified the state's position of the case being legally tried and no comment further. Do you not think that would have served the blacks in this country better than underhandedly and willfully adding fuel to the fire? There are hundreds of cases tried each year around this country, this one was an opportunity to an opportunist. A real leader. leads by example and that would be following the state's lead on this, as in support for part of the country he represents. Whether people agreed on his positioning himself racially or not, is irrelevant to what a commander of a country should do. And yes, that applies to any president.

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 5:29 PM

The president should be making no remarks about any case tried and completed, via state means. It is none of his business.-rmiller

Why, as an American is it none of his business? For whatever reason it became a race issue, right or wrong, it did. Since he is the first black president, you feel a case that is in the national headlines should not have been addressed by him? There was no winning, some say he should have addressed it, while others say he should not have. Race is an issue in this country(as evidenced on these boards), do you not think as President he should have taken the opportunity to try to open up a dialog? Just curious.

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 3:59 PM

The president should be making no remarks about any case tried and completed, via state means. It is none of his business. What we should be hearing is how he is hoping that Hassan should be getting the death penalty because of his actions at FT. Hood. After all, it was workplace related violence, right and it did happen at a federal level, right?

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 3:56 PM

"Seriously...George Zimmerman murders an unarmed-teenager...and, the media TARGETED him??!!! "

Uh, John, two separate issues....

What the media did so, was target another person's heart - only allowed by the person who created the heart and knows it best...

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 3:53 PM

Good letter, short and to the point.

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