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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Plenty.....Look up Chicago Cops and their Shootings.

    Also just the other day a case came up. I thought I might see Jesse Jackson run there to try and protect the Black Cop. But he was found not guilty. Self defense!


    White teen killed by black cop in Alabama mirrors Ferguson.....

    Officer Trevis Austin shot and killed Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old man who was under the influence of drugs. A Mobile County grand jury refused to bring charges against Officer Austin, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.....snip~

    Read more: White teen Gilbert Collar killed by black cop Trevis Austin in Alabama mirrors Ferguson - Washington Times
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    And here's where I think it legitimate to hold the position that the media is inciting the riots in Ferguson, mainly by their editorial choices where Ferguson get's front page headline news, and the parallel shooting mentioned above hardly any mention at all. No balance at all.

    It's not just cops shooting blacks kids, it's also cops shooting white kids, kids who are perceived as a threat by cops at that time. How's it covered by the media? "White cops shoots innocent black kid." It's a crock of race baiting, race inflammatory, politically correct **** news coverage and **** news editorial decisions, and there in lies the inciting of riots such as Ferguson. IMHO.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    And here's where I think it legitimate to hold the position that the media is inciting the riots in Ferguson, mainly by their editorial choices where Ferguson get's front page headline news, and the parallel shooting mentioned above hardly any mention at all. No balance at all.

    It's not just cops shooting blacks kids, it's also cops shooting white kids, kids who are perceived as a threat by cops at that time. How's it covered by the media? "White cops shoots innocent black kid." It's a crock of race baiting, race inflammatory, politically correct **** news coverage and **** news editorial decisions, and there in lies the inciting of riots such as Ferguson. IMHO.
    I blame the white leaders for not getting while folks riled up to riot too.

    The media knows that it is harder to get folks riled up over the police shooting of white folks and armed folks so those stories get less coverage. Better to use examples of the younger black unarmed folks getting shot by police - that demographic seems more prone to creating even more news to cover.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    An old law later declared unconstitutional in which a cop can shot an unarmed suspect if they flee.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I don't know whether to take your question seriously.

    Again, as long as people push the racist cop meme as the reason, the problem will never be addressed.
    It's attitudes such as these that justify the need to have open and honest conversations about race. If we would just stop talking about hunger, would the problem of hunger disappear?
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    An old law later declared unconstitutional in which a cop can shot an unarmed suspect if they flee.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I blame the white leaders for not getting while folks riled up to riot too.

    The media knows that it is harder to get folks riled up over the police shooting of white folks and armed folks so those stories get less coverage. Better to use examples of the younger black unarmed folks getting shot by police - that demographic seems more prone to creating even more news to cover.


    Better yet.....use a different perspective to get the Liberal MS media all up into their touchy feelings.


    Photo of Cop Hugging Boy at Ferguson Protest Tells Poignant Story




    Sometimes, all you really need is a good hug......snip~

    Photo of Cop Hugging Boy at Ferguson Protest Tells Poignant Story


    Okay all the leftist leaning women.....please line up over there. >>>>>


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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Yes I can understand that..but this issue must be investigated..Why are so many young black men being shot dead by white officers?

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    Wouldnt the more appropriate question be why are so many young black men committing violent crimes? Cops wouldnt be shooting them if they werent

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I can't really say I think the media is inciting violence, no. The race-baiters are inciting violence. The Al Sharptons of our country are inciting violence. Opportunists in Ferguson and around the country are inciting violence. I just haven't noticed the press intentionally aggravating the situation.
    There is no reason to mention race in a suspect involved shooting unless it is to imply that the suspect was shot because of his race.But the media went with while male officer shot unarmed black teen. As I said in my first post when someone burglarizes a home they don't say mention the suspect's and victim's skin color. Nor was there any reason for the media to keep mentioning the story day after day when they practically ignore other stories of police shooting suspects.

    When "man bites dog" the press reports. It's always been thus. Would you have the press become gender neutral as well? Perhaps we should start reporting that humanoids are committing crimes.

    The press could have went with different headlines that didn't mention race.

    "Unarmed robbery suspect shot while allegedly assaulting police officer"
    "Police officer shoots unarmed man that allegedly was assaulting him."
    "Suspect shot while allegedly assaulting a police officer"
    "Police officer allegedly shot unarmed robbery suspect that was assaulting him."
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    I say yes.There is no reason to mention the races of the individuals involved is such a shooting unless it is to instill the idea that the reason that one individual was shot because of skin and the individual who did the shooting did so because of race. When someone burglarizes a house they don't say a hispanic,black, white or whatever burglarized the the home of a white,hispanic, black of whatever homeowner. Other police shootings do not get as much attention as this story. If the media did not do these things I seriously doubt there would be any riots in Ferguson.
    The media didn't report the Ferguson story until after it had already become a HUGE story on social networks after one of the witnesses live-Tweeted the shooting and its aftermath. People on social networks had already "made the story about race" well before the media got a hold of it. The media was only reporting what the story had already become. Beyond that, if you don't want "race riots", then work on subverting racial discrimination against people of color instead of getting mad at the media.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    For all the attempts to blame the media for inciting riots, I recall the CON whine is always the media reports too much when a CON is uncomfortable with added facts and is all up in arms when the media 'ignores' an event CONdom thinks is major (usually a story critical of Dems and usually covered by the media)

    A GOP rep gets in trouble and the question is why mention his party?

    A white homeowner shoots a black teen girl on his porch and the question is why mention race?

    But CONs clamor for 'full disclosure' when it suits.... oh well, that's the nature of the beast I suppose...

    Anyway it isn't the media pushing the social unrest around the nation. It is the real or thought to be true feeling many have the Justice System is slanted in a direction many folks don't like. Couple that with the ability for damn near anyone to go online, or these days Tweet, whatever they want that can circulate information (true or false) before any media outlet gets wind of it.

    We see the spread of false chain emails all the time in here. That isn't the media. That be us....

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