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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    YouTube - MSNBC: Gun-Toting Protesters are 'White' Racists... Black Guy with AR-15 Edited to Conceal his Race.

    Eh, maybe I'm just sensitive to it.. but I've noticed much of the same type of "reporting" as the youtube video concerning this.
    The report you posted is surely sorrowful to see, however the lady certainly pointed to the fact that the guy carrying the AR-15 was black. Also, it was the black gentlemen in the video who brought-up the racist issue. This does have slant, but historically speaking, the media has always been biased to some degree. More so actually during the early years of this nation. I am a gun owner and a responsible citizen. I support the right of these protestors, though I support the president. When such displays are made though, one must expect criticism, and such is the case here. The country and especially the media view extreme shows of protest, as the gun toters display, as fringe and certainly not normal, therefor the label such individuals as radicals. This may be radical white racists, or rednecks or whatever. The point is it shows an extreme side and such extremes will be painted more so in order to sensationalize and sell the news.

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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    The report you posted is surely sorrowful to see, however the lady certainly pointed to the fact that the guy carrying the AR-15 was black. Also, it was the black gentlemen in the video who brought-up the racist issue. This does have slant, but historically speaking, the media has always been biased to some degree. More so actually during the early years of this nation. I am a gun owner and a responsible citizen. I support the right of these protestors, though I support the president. When such displays are made though, one must expect criticism, and such is the case here. The country and especially the media view extreme shows of protest, as the gun toters display, as fringe and certainly not normal, therefor the label such individuals as radicals. This may be radical white racists, or rednecks or whatever. The point is it shows an extreme side and such extremes will be painted more so in order to sensationalize and sell the news.

    I actually agree with you.

    What they did was their right, I do think it was in poor form... but.. again, you need no justifications to exercise your rights.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Here is an example of the pic I saw on every article on the subject.

    Man carrying rifle attends Obama protest | KPIC CBS 4 - News, Weather and Sports - Roseburg, OR - Roseburg, Oregon | National & World News

    Again, I can clearly tell he is a black man. I do not think there is any conspiracy, as it appears you think.
    I looked at your photo and the others and I could not tell he was black. To be honest unless I was looking for it specifically I would not notice.

    It is funny the way the media is hiding his color though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I looked at your photo and the others and I could not tell he was black. To be honest unless I was looking for it specifically I would not notice.

    It is funny the way the media is hiding his color though.
    I do not think there are any frontal photographs of him. You really could not tell he was black?!?! His neck and arms are black!

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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I do not think there are any frontal photographs of him. You really could not tell he was black?!?! His neck and arms are black!
    He he Yes I could when I looked for it. Otherwise just glancing at the picture no I could not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post
    Does Arizona have an image problem?


    Take a look at the image of "a man carrying an ar15 rifle".


    Why is it that the major media outlets are running this one image of this black man who was at the Obama rally armed and protesting Obama?

    Instead of the hundreds of other images / full body images of this guy.
    I think the media in general tries to portray 2nd amendment proponents as rednecks or hillbillies and tries to portray hillbillies and rednecks as stupid,racist or just crazy. Black people in general are not viewed as rednecks(although I met a few in the past who were rednecks) or hillbillies.
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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    It is entirely possible that a some segments of the media attempted to portray it as you describe.

    But not ALL of them.
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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    It is entirely possible that a some segments of the media attempted to portray it as you describe.

    But not ALL of them.
    THe media in general tries to attach a negative connotation to firearms. Every time there is a mass shooting the media airs the story and makes sure to mention that the shooter used a gun and it gets heavy press coverage, when ever someone stops a crime from happening by using his gun that story gets barely any mention and if it is mention the fact he or she used a gun is not mentioned.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevenb View Post

    This discussion is about the media attempting to keep the knowledge that it was a black man carrying this ar15 to the town hall discussion.
    I think its pretty much commonly accepted that conservative minorities are for the most part nutjobs. Look at Alan Keyes for example.
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    Re: Want opinions on major media.

    seems to me the rifle is the focus here...and i've seen plenty of clips showing the man.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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