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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    Is Mandela on record as being a member of the Communist party or endorsed communistic politics? Or, is it just another FOXNews "slander," attempt?

    If Mandela is not a communist, Sharpton does have a point.

    Sharpton/MSNBC clearly sliced and diced O'Reilly's statements. But, on the other hand, FOXNews is known for doing the same.

    The definition of slander:
    Definition of slander (n)
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    slan·der[ slándər ]
    saying of something false and damaging: the act or offense of saying something false or malicious that damages somebody's reputation
    false and damaging statement: a false and malicious statement that damages somebody's reputation
    utter slander against somebody: to make a false and malicious oral statement about somebody

    If Mandela was an undisputed communist, Bill O'Reilly has every right to say he was. If not, O'Reilly slandered Mandela. (At least to the people who consider communism to be an evil bad thing.)

    Did Sharpton slander O'Reilly? Just watching the two videos, by definition, I can't locate where he did. He mostly just voiced his usual muckraking ignorant opinion.

    They both get whatever they deserve in my opinion. They both are spinmeisters of the Nth degree.

    I wouldn't put an ounce of belief on anything that comes out of either of their mouths.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Conservatives should especially appreciate his forgiveness and compassion since he saved the conservative whites that had previously ruled South Africa with oppression and brutality from the punishment and exclusion that they arguably deserved.
    I think it was the other way around.

    Nelson Mandela saw if the ANC would have followed through with their agenda after gaining political power, there would have been a civil war, a blood bath. And Mandela knew who had the guns and knew how to use them. Who controlled the police and who controlled the largest and most powerful military on the continent of Africa, both in complete control of the Afrikaans. Not to leave out the "Wild Geese" (mercenaries) out of the equation.

    Nelson also knew that the Cold War was over, his side lost, and the Soviet Union was no more and the ANC would have no source for weapons, and training for resuming terrorism, etc.

    The endgame would have been South Africa returning to the 1970's.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    believe it or not o'reily and Sharpton are friends

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    In order to answer honestly you need to watch the following two videos?

    First Bill O'Reilly:

    O'Reilly: Liberals "Exploit" Nelson Mandela's Legacy | Video | RealClearPolitics

    Now Al Sharpton's response:

    Protecting Mandela’s legacy from the right
    Al Sharpton was playing to his audience and giving them the red meat they want regardless of the truth that o'Reilly actually was praising Mandela. Sharpton was wrong in cutting every portion out of what O'Reilly said, but he is a talk show host and not a news reporter. All he did is give his viewers a small slice of film of what they believe and wanted to hear. Do I have a problem with it, not really. Our politicians do the same thing in using quotes out of context and spouting half-truths. So why not a talk show host?
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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    Quote Originally Posted by plutonium View Post
    believe it or not o'reily and Sharpton are friends
    Were. Are no longer.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Is Mandela on record as being a member of the Communist party or endorsed communistic politics? Or, is it just another FOXNews "slander," attempt?

    If Mandela is not a communist, Sharpton does have a point.
    Mandela was a communist. But he was also a pragmatist. When he was released from prison he was far more pragmatic then communist. Regardless of if he was once a communist, it doesn't detract in the least from the man and his accomplishments, and his leading his nation down the path of healing rather than retribution.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Sharpton/MSNBC clearly sliced and diced O'Reilly's statements. But, on the other hand, FOXNews is known for doing the same.

    The definition of slander:
    Definition of slander (n)
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    slan·der[ slándər ]
    saying of something false and damaging: the act or offense of saying something false or malicious that damages somebody's reputation
    false and damaging statement: a false and malicious statement that damages somebody's reputation
    utter slander against somebody: to make a false and malicious oral statement about somebody

    If Mandela was an undisputed communist, Bill O'Reilly has every right to say he was. If not, O'Reilly slandered Mandela. (At least to the people who consider communism to be an evil bad thing.)

    Did Sharpton slander O'Reilly? Just watching the two videos, by definition, I can't locate where he did. He mostly just voiced his usual muckraking ignorant opinion.

    They both get whatever they deserve in my opinion. They both are spinmeisters of the Nth degree.

    I wouldn't put an ounce of belief on anything that comes out of either of their mouths.
    Too bad. If find that O'Reilly does go a bit overboard, passionate if you will, but at least he presents things in such a way that it makes me think. Sharpton, what he says, and how he says it, just makes me want to throw up. He's a 2 bit race hustler / con man.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    So I am supposed to spend almost 10 minutes of my life watching videos so I can answer the question; did one person I could care less about insult another person I could care less about?

    Hmmm....pass.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    In order to answer honestly you need to watch the following two videos?

    First Bill O'Reilly:

    O'Reilly: Liberals "Exploit" Nelson Mandela's Legacy | Video | RealClearPolitics

    Now Al Sharpton's response:

    Protecting Mandela’s legacy from the right
    My God, Al Sharpton is a fool. Bill O'Reilly (listen close, I'll never say this again) actually spoke with a bit of decency and reasonability -- he said that Mandela was a great man, though O'Reilly disagreed with his communist ideology.

    Sharpton, somehow, thinks that O'Reilly is denigrating Mandela by calling him a communist. This flabbergasts me. It is Sharpton who is perceiving this as an insult, and as a result it is Sharpton who is insulting Mandela.

    Of course Mandela was a communist -- and a pretty radical one at that. O'Reilly treats that like it's Mandela's political ideology which he doesn't agree with. Sharpton, on the other hand, treats that like it's akin to calling someone a baby-murderer.

    Sharpton is an idiot.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Then why did you post on a thread that specifically asked you about your opinion of these two entertainers?
    It was in response to the silly notion that liberals are exploiting Mandela's legacy.

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    Re: Did Al Sharpton Try To Slander Bill O'Reilly?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I think it was the other way around.

    Nelson Mandela saw if the ANC would have followed through with their agenda after gaining political power, there would have been a civil war, a blood bath. And Mandela knew who had the guns and knew how to use them. Who controlled the police and who controlled the largest and most powerful military on the continent of Africa, both in complete control of the Afrikaans. Not to leave out the "Wild Geese" (mercenaries) out of the equation.

    Nelson also knew that the Cold War was over, his side lost, and the Soviet Union was no more and the ANC would have no source for weapons, and training for resuming terrorism, etc.

    The endgame would have been South Africa returning to the 1970's.
    If that scenario was accurate Mandela and the other apartheid opponents would have lost the struggle for freedom. The apartheid opponents won because the white controlled government finally realized that most of the world was against them thanks to the ongoing public information campaigns, protests and boycotts. The whites might have won a violent battle, but they would have been isolated and reviled internationally.

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