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    Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Spike Lee Says Sorry To Couple After Twitter Mixup | Fox News

    Filmmaker Spike Lee apologized on Wednesday for posting the address of an elderly Florida couple he thought belonged to the man who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.
    Way to go Spike. You almost got more innocent people killed. I hope they sue your balls off.
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Spike Lee Says Sorry To Couple After Twitter Mixup | Fox News

    Way to go Spike. You almost got more innocent people killed. I hope they sue your balls off.
    What was the intent ... for a moment let's assume Lee had the correct address. He was tweeting this address so a DIFFERENT elderly couple could get death threats and harassed right? It just so happens that he had the wrong address and the wrong elderly couple got the death threats and harrassed. Oh well... common mistake I guess. Doesn't everyone twitter people's addresses so they can get death threats when something doesn't go their way?

    Yes... I hope this couple sues the **** out of Lee, gets a very nice pay day and lives out the rest of their lives somewhere warm and beautiful on Lee's dime. I'm also hoping that Lee is told by the authorities, you do this again, you'll be going to court and jail.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What was the intent ... for a moment let's assume Lee had the correct address. He was tweeting this address so a DIFFERENT elderly couple could get death threats and harassed right? It just so happens that he had the wrong address and the wrong elderly couple got the death threats and harrassed. Oh well... common mistake I guess. Doesn't everyone twitter people's addresses so they can get death threats when something doesn't go their way?

    Yes... I hope this couple sues the **** out of Lee, gets a very nice pay day and lives out the rest of their lives somewhere warm and beautiful on Lee's dime. I'm also hoping that Lee is told by the authorities, you do this again, you'll be going to court and jail.
    What is the intent?

    Harassment
    Death Threats
    Hate Mail
    Revenge Killings?

    Also, can we get a congressman to initiate a bill that verifies social media information? How long till some nonsense congressman tries to run with this one?
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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    What is the intent?

    Harassment
    Death Threats
    Hate Mail
    Revenge Killings?

    Also, can we get a congressman to initiate a bill that verifies social media information? How long till some nonsense congressman tries to run with this one?
    What else would be the intent? I'm open to suggestions. Supposedly this happened on March 23rd with the following: (BTW, Twitter has not pulled down the address from Spike Lee's twitter page - it's still there just as it's shown here).

    Quote Originally Posted by Spike Lee Twitter Account
    RT @MACCAPONE @SpikeLee EVERYBODY REPOST THIS George W. Zimmerman 159 Edgewater Circle Sanford, Florida 32773
    Retweeted by Spike Lee
    3:49 AM - 24 Mar 12 via Plume for Android

    17h Dave M. Dave M. ‏ @fireman22mfd
    @DeBonairassStro @MACCAPONE @SpikeLee You all should be sued and arrested for retweeting and posting this false bull****.
    After the discovery the address was incorrect, Higgins apologized via Twitter and sent this tweet to Lee: "GOD BLESS YOU I KNOW YOU HATE ME BUT I DON'T HATE YOU I DID APOLOGY FOR RETWEET THE WRONG ADDRESS."[sic]

    Then on March 25th - Lee tweeted this (this can be found on Lee's Twitter page just scroll down until you get to it)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spike Lee Twitter Account
    Spike Lee ‏ @SpikeLee
    "@stephenkruiser: Hey, @SpikeLee: if anyone shows up at George Zimmerman's house I've got your address ready to roll here."Tweet It Big Guy.

    So even after 2 days and identifying the wrong address, Lee's still totally willing to put out the address. What do people reasonably think will happen given the passions on both sides of this issue if an address is posted? To think that anything OTHER than death threats and harassment would occur is an insult.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    So what about intentions and, in fact, his intentions were malicious and established in his response to being asked to stop. Regardless, if a person goes thru a stop sign killing pedestrians, that person is liable regards of lack of intentions.
    The civil action is reckless endanger of a malicious motive. It also is liable because of falsely claiming that couple's house and there were Zimmerman and his family, which is false. Saying oops, sorry doesn't change the motive, what he did or the results.

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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Fighting vigilante justice with more vigilante justice. What are they arguing against again? Hypocrisy at its finest.

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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    sorry, sometimes just don't cut it.

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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    So what about intentions and, in fact, his intentions were malicious and established in his response to being asked to stop. Regardless, if a person goes thru a stop sign killing pedestrians, that person is liable regards of lack of intentions.
    The civil action is reckless endanger of a malicious motive. It also is liable because of falsely claiming that couple's house and there were Zimmerman and his family, which is false. Saying oops, sorry doesn't change the motive, what he did or the results.
    Everyone can make a mistake, but the kicker is on March 25th, he offers to repeat the mistake this time with the correct address. So the idiot didn't learn a thing...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    You know that guy that was arrested for death threats against Trey Parker and Matt Stone (also the dude most centrally responsible for the continued censorship of what should have been one of the greatest anniversary episodes ever) didn't do much more than post addresses and photos of locations with implied justification for harm...



    I believe in free speech and all, but Lee & others would be wise to avoid such "tweeting" in the future...

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    Re: Spike Lee says sorry to couple after Twitter mixup

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What was the intent ... for a moment let's assume Lee had the correct address. He was tweeting this address so a DIFFERENT elderly couple could get death threats and harassed right? It just so happens that he had the wrong address and the wrong elderly couple got the death threats and harrassed. Oh well... common mistake I guess. Doesn't everyone twitter people's addresses so they can get death threats when something doesn't go their way?

    Yes... I hope this couple sues the **** out of Lee, gets a very nice pay day and lives out the rest of their lives somewhere warm and beautiful on Lee's dime. I'm also hoping that Lee is told by the authorities, you do this again, you'll be going to court and jail.
    As much as I think Spike Lee is an ass, he didn't originate the information, he just retweeted it. So did hundreds of others.
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