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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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idiottwo

Aug-29-13 5:50 AM

why in all these cases does color have to come from it but to drive other agendas. Why isn't the same outrage shown by everyone in all cases? Why don't we see the "grandstanders" leading the way? My observation, they are the worse kind of crooks and charletains.

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 6:22 AM

"In today's paper....nothing. I wonder if the President is thinking, "If I had a son, he would be just like them." - Ervin Slaski

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I'm guessing you don't have any cats (to complain-about), in your neighborhood.

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CMReeder

Aug-29-13 7:32 AM

I posted that story after it happen and it was a non story to people. It only became a story for them when they found out the color of the skin of all involved.

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slickthedryfly

Aug-29-13 7:34 AM

Can I borrow your crystal ball? If something happened yesterday, how can it be front page news for days and weeks. Do you have any cats you want to get rid of?

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spike2

Aug-29-13 7:45 AM

Seems to me there is a lot of media attention. Of course you wouldn't know that if you didn't watch, read or listen to all forms of media. if there is this much attention in LTE's there is attention elsewhere.

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Tgrammiex4

Aug-29-13 8:02 AM

I think what the writer was trying to convey is that in comparison, a story on White crime against Black will last longer on the news than Black crimes on White. There is also more response from Black leaders in the 1st scenario and practically none in the 2nd.

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Linhk48

Aug-29-13 8:18 AM

I don't consider the SG to be 'real media'. To me, It's just a little local publication with primarily a bit of neighborhood news and a hint of some of the more important things going on in the world, albeit 2 or 3 days after the fact. Stories are nonexistent or, at best, incomplete. However, yes, I too heard quite a bit of reporting of this story on radio and tv.

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leaningright

Aug-29-13 8:21 AM

The President in my opinion should not be making remarks about these things in the first place. What about the poor 80 something year old man that was recently beat to death by two thugs? Survived WW2 and ends up beat to death in America by scum that dont even deserve the air they breath, somethings wrong here.How about the white boy beat to within an inch of his life on a school bus in Florida, Why didnt obama mention these things? I personally believe that he, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and many others are race baiters and nothing else other than racist themselves. You couldn't pay me to listen to Al Sharpton or any of them. They are the problem, Them and their givaway to anyone anything they think they need without working for it. Need a free cell phone? Free healthcare, free food? Free housing, Call Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Hillary, Bill.......It has to stop somewhere because those of us who are paying the bill are really tired of it.

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 8:22 AM

"I think what the writer was trying to convey is that in comparison, a story on White crime against Black will last longer on the news than Black crimes on White." - Tgrammiex4

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...But, not NEARLY as long as media-attention to some blonde, White-girl that's missing.

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 8:24 AM

"The President in my opinion should not be making remarks about these things in the first place." - leaningright

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Yeah...right...after all, what's HE know about racism/bigotry...at least, BEFORE 2008?

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Darlin

Aug-29-13 8:41 AM

The media NEEDS to keep racism alive so they can use that against anyone who disagrees with the "chosen one." That is clearly why they targeted George Zimmerman, initially thinking he was just a white guy, but finding out that he was Hispanic made the media change it to a White Hispanic. The media had him charged with the racial murder before they even knew any details, but they didn't care. It fit their agenda.

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SteelerFan

Aug-29-13 8:46 AM

Tgram and leaningright, I agree.

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Fredzz

Aug-29-13 9:12 AM

In an effort to reduce the Media's ability too keep us divided and fighting amongst ourselves,. Maybe its time to Ban any Media Disclosure of Race, Skin color,Gender, Age, Wealth. Etc..

Then we could pull together as Human's focusing on issues like... Crime, Poverty, Taxes, etc. And actually make this country a better place to live.

[Slap...]

Wakeup Fredzz.... your dreaming again.

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enigma

Aug-29-13 10:10 AM

Sham,"Yeah...right...after all, what's HE know about racism/bigotry...at least, BEFORE 2008?"

You may have a point there Sham. Here's a man who has been given everything he has, not because he's earned it, but because of his skin color. Of course he's not a victim of racism as much as the beneficiary of it, and it's all liberal racism, like Sham.

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 10:42 AM

The media NEEDS to keep racism alive so they can use that against anyone who disagrees with the "chosen one."-darlin

Was this part of the plan from the beginning, along with calling in a birth announcement to Hawaii, from Kenya?

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 12:51 PM

"I think what the writer was trying to convey is that in comparison, a story on White crime against Black will last longer on the news than Black crimes on White. There is also more response from Black leaders in the 1st scenario and practically none in the 2nd." - Tgrammiex4

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I'm guessing most people "get" what the two-of-you are attempting to convey...but, it still sounds like a lot o' unnecessary whining.

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 12:57 PM

"The media NEEDS to keep racism alive so they can use that against anyone who disagrees with the "chosen one." That is clearly why they targeted George Zimmerman..." - Darlin

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

I might be thinking outside-the-box, here, but...I'm guessin' George Zimmerman brought all that "unnecessary" media-attention on himself.

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 1:04 PM

"In an effort to reduce the Media's ability too keep us divided and fighting amongst ourselves, Maybe its time to Ban any Media Disclosure of Race, Skin color,Gender, Age, Wealth. Etc." - Fredzz

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C'mon...c'mon. Do you HAVE any idea how many decades those backwater, Red State politicians have INVESTED in keeping those demographics front-and-center??!!!

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mikekerstetter

Aug-29-13 1:05 PM

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

I might be thinking outside-the-box, here, but...I'm guessin' George Zimmerman brought all that "unnecessary" media-attention on himself."

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

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 1:10 PM

Sham,"Yeah...right...after all, what's HE know about racism/bigotry...at least, BEFORE 2008?"

You may have a point there Sham. Here's a man who has been given everything he has, not because he's earned it, but because of his skin color." - enigma

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Hmmmmmmmmm...so, you're suggesting ALL White Moms do that???

Interesting....

It's no WONDER so many White males feel so threatened!

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MrShaman

Aug-29-13 1:13 PM

The media NEEDS to keep racism alive so they can use that against anyone who disagrees with the "chosen one."-darlin

Was this part of the plan from the beginning, along with calling in a birth announcement to Hawaii, from Kenya?" - Scott36

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I guess this'd be a bad time to bring-up the whole manger-trip, too.

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eriklatranyi

Aug-29-13 1:15 PM

The Scenario:

A murder is committed.

It is known that the perpetrator and victim are different races.

It is four times as likely the perpetrator is black and victim is white than the reverse.

From the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics.

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Scott36

Aug-29-13 1:44 PM

In an effort to reduce the Media's ability too keep us divided and fighting amongst ourselves,. Maybe its time to Ban any Media Disclosure of Race, Skin color,Gender, Age, Wealth. Etc..

Then we could pull together as Human's focusing on issues like... Crime, Poverty, Taxes, etc. And actually make this country a better place to live.-Fredzz

I seriously believe your heart is in the right place, but that pesky 1st. amendment is in the way.

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USABorn

Aug-29-13 3:27 PM

Who cares? Just another black on white crime!!!!

"A Pittsburgh mother has said that she feared for her life when she was attacked by a group of teenagers in the city’s North Side on Sunday as they beat her while calling her racial slurs."

dailymailDOTcoDOTuk and also Gateway PunditDOTcom

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sideliner

Aug-29-13 3:43 PM

"In an effort to reduce the Media's ability too keep us divided and fighting amongst ourselves,. "

Really? And what would be the point of us being divided and "fighting amongst ourselves"

What is the payoff for the media here? This makes no sense at all.

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