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Brand Selvia

Media "bias" and a difficult question

Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10:58 AM
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    >>The students, who also come from an all-male school, do not get a pass for being idiots and framing their hooting and hollering as school spirit...

    Actually, they do: it's called the 1st Amendment.

    As a "member of the press," I fear for your career if you fail to remember the very constitutional artifact you clearly depend on to post opinions of 16 year-old "idiots" that smirk at toothless drum-beating dolts and the vile epithets that were hurled their way.

    -- Posted by DouglasQuaid on Wed, Jan 23, 2019, at 7:50 PM
  • DouglasQuaid: It's apparent to me from this comment (and others which you have posted on other articles) that you can't think critically or read between the lines.

    What wasn't mentioned directly in this post is that those kids were also passing off a "tomahawk chop" (which is considered a racist gesture towards Native Americans, but as if you'd care about that) as what they called "school spirit." You really think that should be ignored, much less scrutinized?

    Their gestures are "free speech" on their own, but that does not mean whatsoever that those actions are free from the criticism of others. Your automatic reference to the First Amendment as an end-all is a weak, unnuanced argument.

    Talking about racism, you referring to the Native American elder as a "toothless drum-beating dolt" speaks plainly enough.

    -- Posted by BSelvia on Wed, Jan 23, 2019, at 10:46 PM
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    I can always provide more clarity if you wish... But try as hard as I might, I guess I'll never get over your disappointment in my perspective. It's truly heart breaking. I had such high hopes of gaining your approval in all this! ...but while I have your attention, I'd like to pick your brain about a parcel of land I have for sale down in the Bahamas for a great price...

    Jokes aside folks, none of this has anything to do with race, but being the cute little lefty I'm sure you are, you already knew that. People like you only need to see the MAGA hat to justify anything and everything you do regardless of whoever is involved.

    And toothless drum-beating dolt? I was being kind.

    -- Posted by DouglasQuaid on Thu, Jan 24, 2019, at 9:52 AM
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    Two recommendations for "news" organizations:

    1)Try focusing on being correct instead of being first. That would keep you from having to write this laughable paragraph:

    "The news cannot control if the longer video surfaced later on through a single person, and unless a source goes full detective, we, much more than you probably understand, can only report what we're seeing in the moment. As such, more context has since come to light about the encounter."

    2)Stop trying to be so politically correct. You look foolish. There is nothing wrong with the term "mentally retarded" when used as a factual descriptor and not as a pejorative. Again, its called context. (Before you start hyperventilating the word "retard" means "delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment" so someone who is mentally retarded is someone who is held back in terms of mental development.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Mon, Feb 4, 2019, at 10:22 AM
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