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    Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    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.
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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.
    Honestly, twenty four news channels will be the downfall of American society. They have too much time to fill and to fill it they repeat anything from minutiae to nonsense to issues like Travon Martin and Brown that used to be local issues and they turn them into national causes. Yes, the media is complicit in exacerbating the Ferguson issue. That and many more.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Honestly, twenty four news channels will be the downfall of American society. They have too much time to fill and to fill it they repeat anything from minutiae to nonsense to issues like Travon Martin and Brown that used to be local issues and they turn them into national causes. Yes, the media is complicit in exacerbating the Ferguson issue. That and many more.
    ..and, can bury things that should be national causes.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    We shouldn't dismiss that the Ferguson community has legitimate grievances, boiling over at the unfortunate death of this young man. What could have been a catalyst for the community to come together turned into a media circus. Soon the media whores came running to fuel the fire, just to go away and leave a community in shambles. Rioters distracted from the real issues at hand, and hatred and distrust and misgivings have ripped this town only further apart.
    Had the media not been there, would the hate mongers have come? I am not sure. The age old question must be asked, "what came first, the chicken or the egg".

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    ..and, can bury things that should be national causes.
    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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    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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    There is something wrong.
    Yes there is something wrong. The attempt to blame it on racist cops chief among them.

    As long as the light can be diverted away from the cause and onto false narratives, the problems will remain.

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    What I see is complete over reaction by an over-militarized police and the ensuing images of heavily armed, tank or military vehicle response teams that look like Tiananemen Square in China. I think citziens in general are beginning to fear the police and I think the fear is often justified. In the Occupy protests the police were working for big business and that seems to be where their allegiance lies everywhere. I don't like that and don't think it is right. The Press has not been muted in the Police issue like it is in National, terrorist, geo-political events. It's hard to distort the press when it is happening all around us.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Yes there is something wrong. The attempt to blame it on racist cops chief among them.

    As long as the light can be diverted away from the cause and onto false narratives, the problems will remain.
    Since black people only make up about 13 per cent of the US population, and nearly 63 per cent of Americans are white, blacks are disproportionately likely to be killed.

    Has a black cop ever shot a black man?

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    What I see is complete over reaction by an over-militarized police and the ensuing images of heavily armed, tank or military vehicle response teams that look like Tiananemen Square in China. I think citziens in general are beginning to fear the police and I think the fear is often justified. In the Occupy protests the police were working for big business and that seems to be where their allegiance lies everywhere. I don't like that and don't think it is right. The Press has not been muted in the Police issue like it is in National, terrorist, geo-political events. It's hard to distort the press when it is happening all around us.
    I agree. The police should not be equipped like they are on the battlefield. People should be concerned.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Since black people only make up about 13 per cent of the US population, and nearly 63 per cent of Americans are white, blacks are disproportionately likely to be killed.

    Has a black cop ever shot a black man?
    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.

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