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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    mmmmmmm-k....Unfortunately that is not why Sharpton is there, that is not why Jackson showed up too...Clearly the media also sees this as a race issue, that's why for nearly half a month we were treated to non stop coverage, with breathless reporters pushing the race of the cop, and the race of Brown....So, you'll excuse me if I don't buy it totally, but good for you if true.
    Not entirely. Certainly there are those that are going to try to make this a race thing....just like you tried to make it a race this. For a lot of people....its not a race thing. I couldn't care less if the victim is white/black or whatever and/or the cop is black/white or whatever. Things like this shouldn't happen. I also recognize that the vast majority of cops out there are good people who try to do a good and fair job. It is always the bad apples that make it bad for the good ones though.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I don't know whether or not the statements we've all read from witnesses were made under oath or not. But right now a Grand Jury is hearing prosecutors evidence that they hope will convince the panel that there is probable cause that Wilson wrongfully killed Brown. And there's a reason why the GJ has a reputation of being a rubber stamp.
    If the grand jury hears the witnesses then testimony will be taken.

    Until then all we have are statements.

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    All you anti cop punks are never aware of what a cop has to go through every day and night of his working life. How many times have any of you cowards thought to yourself as you were walking toward someone,"is this person armed"? Every knock on a door or pulling over a car could be the end of your life so if they are on edge tough sht, deal with it.

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    In the Dillon Taylor case, the police officer recording the entire incident (including the shooting) on his body camera. So we won't be left wondering what happened there. In the second case, that's a group of racist young black people committing a hate crime. I don't get it. What does that have to do with anything?

    Maybe what you're missing is that black people don't need to hear a story in the news to know that the police target black people and treat them like criminals. They live that every day. If you were constantly being stopped by the police and forced to show them your ID and tell them why you dared to mind your own business in a public place, then you'd be pissed off at cops too. The Michael Brown case gets so much hype because it is the most extreme example of what happens when the police target black people, especially young black people, especially young male black people. And the media takes it to another level because people love talking about this issue.

    But the fact remains that there has been more money raised for Michael Brown's shooter than for Michael Brown. This is a very divisive issue, and this thread does nothing more than further stir the pot by insinuating that the issue of black men being targeted by white police officers is not legitimate.
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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Who am I to question whether or not Al Sharpton is qualified to host a national broadcast news show, if he deserves such or if he's even "broadcast material"?
    Aw come on man....I'm not asking if you are in broadcast television and can give an industry critique, but only if you think he was qualified to sit in front of the camera....And you stepped out of the box dodging the question....

    Clearly, somebody believed him qualified to do the job. So, they hired him. What those qualification were I don't know, but even if it were his years of social outreach within African-American communities in NYC or the mere fact that he's an outspoken Black man, somebody thought well enough of him to give him a job where he sits before the TV camera and speaks to a national viewing audience.
    There were whispers when he got the gig, of the usual race hustle extortion going on...

    "[L]ast year, Comcast enlisted Mr. Sharpton to help lobby for its bid to buy NBC Universal, which owns MSNBC. Both Mr. Sharpton and Comcast deny any quid pro quo, and itís hard to believe Mr. Sharptonís support would be worth the risk to ratings - besides, back then he was untried, and MSNBC had no vacancies." - Alessandra Stanley at the New York Times

    How Did Al Sharpton End Up With a Show on MSNBC? -- NYMag

    And if you think that MSNBC can just get rid of him now that he has dragged the ratings at 6 pm into the dead last basement for NBC in the cable slot, think again....This is an old school gangster type in the race hustle, and he is about getting things not letting go.

    Now, if you want to get technical, I think as highly of Bill O'Rielly and Rush Limbaugh as you do All Sharpton (and presumably, Jessie Jackson), but I won't question whether or not any of them deserve their own news/radio talk show or if they're broadcast material.
    Are you serious? Either O'Rielly, or Limbaugh has credentials that make it clear that Sharpton used extortion, and intimidation to get his show.

    O'Rielly - "O'Reilly's early television news career included reporting and anchoring positions at WNEP-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he also reported the weather. At WFAA-TV in Dallas, O'Reilly was awarded the Dallas Press Club Award for excellence in investigative reporting. He then moved to KMGH-TV in Denver, where he won a local Emmy Award for his coverage of a skyjacking.[30] O'Reilly also worked for KATU in Portland, Oregon, WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut, and WNEV-TV (now WHDH-TV) in Boston.
    In 1980 O'Reilly anchored the local news-feature program 7:30 Magazine at WCBS-TV in New York. Soon after, as a WCBS News anchor and correspondent, he won his second local Emmy, for an investigation of corrupt city marshals. In 1982 he was promoted to the network as a CBS News correspondent and covered the wars in El Salvador and the Falkland Islands from his base in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He later left CBS over a dispute concerning the uncredited use in a report by Bob Schieffer of riot footage shot by O'Reilly's crew in Buenos Aires during the Falklands conflict.[31]
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    O'Reilly has stated that his interest and style in media came from several CBS and ABC personalities, including Mike Wallace, Howard Cosell, Dick Snyder and Peter Jennings."

    Bill O'Reilly (political commentator) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Limbaugh - "In 1984, Limbaugh returned to radio as a talk show host at KFBK in Sacramento, California, where he replaced Morton Downey, Jr.[5] The repeal of the Fairness Doctrine—which had required that stations provide free air time for responses to any controversial opinions that were broadcast—by the FCC in 1987 meant stations could broadcast editorial commentary without having to present opposing views. Daniel Henninger wrote, in a Wall Street Journal editorial, "Ronald Reagan tore down this wall (the Fairness Doctrine) in 1987 ... and Rush Limbaugh was the first man to proclaim himself liberated from the East Germany of liberal media domination."[17]
    On August 1, 1988, after achieving success in Sacramento and drawing the attention of former ABC Radio President Edward McLaughlin, Limbaugh moved to New York City and began his national radio show. He debuted just weeks after the Democratic National Convention, and just weeks before the Republican National Convention. Limbaugh's radio home in New York City was the talk-formatted WABC, and this remains his flagship station (although Limbaugh now hosts his program from West Palm Beach).[5]"

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    "In 1992, Ronald Reagan sent Limbaugh a letter in which he thanked him "for all you're doing to promote Republican and conservative principles ... [and] you have become the Number One voice for conservatism in our Country."[41][42]
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    In 2002, Talkers Magazine ranked him as the greatest radio talk show host of all time.[43] Limbaugh is the highest-paid syndicated radio host.[44]
    On March 29, 2007, Limbaugh was awarded the inaugural William F. Buckley, Jr. Award for Media Excellence, by the Media Research Center, a conservative media analysis group.[45]
    On January 5, 2008, the conservative magazine Human Events announced Limbaugh as their 2007 Man of the Year.[46]
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    The Children's Book Council named Limbaugh their 2014 Author of the Year for his book Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans.[53]"

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    Either one of those two, regardless of your agreement with their political positions, is infinitely more qualified to be "on air" than a marble mouthed, bumbler like Sharpton. But then again, NBC is no longer about "Journalism" of any kind these days, I understand that.

    However, I reserve the right to call each an idiot if I so desire and agree or disagree with their stated positions as I so please. And so do you.
    Nice bit of straw there. No one said you couldn't....Regardless of how foolish it makes you look defending someone like Sharpton hosting a show at the traditional dinner news hour.

    (And for the record, I don't care for Al Sharpton nor Jessie Jackson. I think both are opportunist, not activist. Of course, even if they were activist my opinion of both men wouldn't change. As to the video you posted above...HILARIOUS!...Yes, the man was a train wreck that day. )
    Ok....My only caveat would be to say "that day"???? I'd say that the man struggles to put sentences together understandably on a minute to minute basis....
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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    jmac,

    IMO, you're working way too hard to turn this thread into a Black or White issue. I didn't watch Al Sharpton's segment on MSNBC even when I did have cable. So, for me to comment one way or another as to whether I think he deserves his own show would be unfair. Nonetheless, I've already said I really don't care for him or Jessie Jackson. Therefore, I'd suggest you simple take that for what it's worth. In short, if Al Sharpton was fired from broadcasting this very evening it wouldn't matter to me one way or another. That being said, I have listened to Rush Limbaugh's talk radio show and I have watched Bill O'Rielly's show on FoxNews Channel. I can stomach Bill; I can't stand Rush.
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