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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by alms View Post
    I can't believe there are some people who are trying to spin this.

    There was nothing inappropriate about the young men's behavior. They asked an elected representative a question about the President's agenda in a public place. Again, there is nothing wrong with this, at all.
    I can't believe some people are denying that it was a dickish, baiting question asked to get a response that would later be used to create a video for Youtube making Dems look bad.... This is obvious.

    The response they got was more than they bargained for and certainly now serves their purpose of making the Dems looks bad. Unfortunately, the blurred faces and anonymity about the video raises questions, but they still achieved their goal.

    What was inappropriate or unprofessional was approaching the congressman and not introducing themselves, presenting some form of ID (like a letter from their teacher or school ID) and then briefly explaining what their "project" was about. That's how it's done.

    In reality, their journalism teacher should have taught them that you should always write or telephone the office first.

    Period.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor View Post

    Etheridge should be held accountable, and so should they.
    These "journalists" are anonymous.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    These "journalists" are anonymous.
    Which is exactly why it reeks of a set up, and why I think all involved parties need to be scrutinized, not just those that suit our political bent.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Is Etheridge a close family friend? Did one of these kids run over your dog? That's the only way I can explain your furious defense of Etheridge and your hilarious outrage over these kids.
    #1 Are you denying that the first posting (the one in the OP) of this video had edits? Cuts were shown over and over to hammer home their point of "look what this guy did..." Why didn't they just post the unedited videos?

    #2 Does anything in the unedited clips answer the question about who these boys are, what is their "project", and what school do they go to?


    Unless that's James Cameron's kid, you might want to come up with a new rationalization for why you're so amusingly wrong about this situation.
    How am I wrong?

    And I laugh every time I hear those two twerps beg for Etheridge to "let go of my arm, sir..."

    But what do they care, their little video got them on Youtube. Their famous. Sort of.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I can't believe some people are denying that it was a dickish, baiting question asked to get a response that would later be used to create a video for Youtube making Dems look bad.... This is obvious.
    And now you understand how every other person in this thread, left or right, feels about your frantic attempts to create excuses.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by alms View Post
    Patrick,

    Perhaps you could help me, because I'm not seeing it. What is "partisan" about asking a politician about supporting the President's political agenda? I mean, the President does have a political agenda, and the politician obviously supports it or does not. What would have been the "gotcha" moment? What kind of partisan ammunition could have been acquired from an answer of yes, no, or only part of it.
    Well, admittedly I'm making a guess based on the way that they asked the question and the fact that they asked him while he was walking down the street. It is all part and parcel to "gotcha journalism".

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Would it make a difference for you if the Congressman had been a Republican with the same question?

    Would it still have been "Gotcha Journalism"?
    Not at all. It absolutely would be.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Alastor View Post
    It matters. Again, and you can ignore this as often as you like, but it won't go away...

    Again I'd say that Etheridge should be held fully accountable for what he did.

    And so should the other people involved.

    One person's mistake does not excuse another's, and yes it does matter why the camera men where there and what they were trying to do.

    The only reason I could see for not wanting all parties involved in turning our political structure into a playground romp is pure and blatant partisanship.

    No, I will not ignore the mistake Etheridge made; neither will I ignore that it was an instigated, malicious, contrived, and dishonest circumstance to begin with.

    I believe in integrity. I believe in accountability. I believe in knowing the reasons behind something that appears to be contrived. I believe in holding all parties to a reasonable standard, not just those that ally with my political adversaries.

    What Etheridge did was wrong, but so is what they did.

    Etheridge should be held accountable, and so should they.
    What exactly should they be held accountable for? They were well within their rights to do what they did.

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    Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Yep, the guy is a creep. He should have kept walking. He didn't need to put his hands on that boy.
    That mirrors my thoughts. Even though the student was being annoying, is that any reason to react to it. Looks like it does not take an even temperament to qualify for a career in the government.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    And now you understand how every other person in this thread, left or right, feels about your frantic attempts to create excuses.
    Where did hazlnut say Etheridge did not deserve condemnation for his actions.

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