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Story Of Channon Christian And Christopher Newsom


Politics infiltrating the news media. News stations selectively report crime stories based on peoples” looks.

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  1. Profile photo of mustang22
    mustang22 Female 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    Link: Story Of Channon Christian And Christopher Newsom - Politics infiltrating the news media. News stations selectively report crime stories based on peoples` looks.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    That was incredibly sad,

    and Glen Beck grosses me out on his own.

    I think I`m going to go puke for the next 10 minutes.
    Thanks for that post. >.<
  3. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    This is a horrible incident.

    However I don`t get the point that Beck is trying to make. Horrible s.hit happens constantly that isn`t covered.

    Children are kidnapped in this country every day and the media picks one or two to turn into national stories.

    Is this supposed to be a race story? I don`t get it. Are we race baiting? Do we think beck would have covered this if the couple killed were black?
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    Rizzo71 Male 40-49
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    August 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm
    Sounds like she`s using autotune.
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    JrmyCrss Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    I think the point is that the National news media seemingly ignored this story, because of the black on white crime. I live in the Knoxville area, where this incident happened and while we saw in depth coverage major news networks ignored it. Compared to the Trayvon Martin case, I think this was a much bigger deal and didn`t even receive half of the media attention. If the roles had been reversed, it would have been all the news would have talked about.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    @HolyGod apparently Oprah was trying to compare the Trayvon Martin cast to Emmett Till who was a black kid that got murdered for flirting with a white girl back in the 40s. I think beck was trying to say that this murder was closer to Emmett Till than Trayvon. I may dislike beck, but I can see his point.
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    enolamron Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    OMG. I can`t listen to Glenn Beck. What an idiot. also, I heard about Newsom and Christian on various outlets, various times years ago. ::yawn::
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    Powerful stuff. If what he says about the coverage is true then it looks like the `minorities` finally got their way.
    Let`s hope the next child doesn`t belong to one of these useless liberals.
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    Xprez Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm
    Like Roderick Scott. He shot and killed Christopher Cervini, 17 year old white kid that was unarmed. This just happened in 2009 and he was acquitted. He said the 17 year old was trying to steal his neighbor`s car and he told Cervini to freeze but he said he came at him, so he shot him twice and killed him. Now, Trayvon Martin actually was pounding on Zimmerman, there was proof of the that. There was no uproar or anything about Roderick Scott shooting an unarmed kid that NEVER touched him. How was his life endangered? Yet some of you claim GZ had no right to defend himself. WTF is going in this country and in some of your warped minds? If you think this case is ok, and GZ should have been in prison, please do the world a favor and kill yourself.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    Xprez

    "Yet some of you claim GZ had no right to defend himself. WTF is going in this country and in some of your warped minds?"

    Roderick Scott should be in prison in my opinion. Him being freed doesn`t change my mind that Zmmerman should be in prison as well. Race has nothing to do with it. If an armed man shoots and kills an unarmed kid then that man should be in prison.

    Zimmerman had a right to defend himself in a fistfight, but not with a gun. Lethal force is not an appropriate defense of a butt kicking, especially one you instigated.

    Take your butt kicking like a man, fight back, run away, or keep your ass at home and mind your own business. The moment you take out a gun you are a p.ussy and you deserve to be treated as such in prison.

    Just my opinion.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    August 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm
    Well said HolyGod! It`s the victims fault, not the aggressors!!!!

    I`m sure as GZ`s head was being bashed into the pavement he was thinking exactly that.

    Your philosophy is why bullies are so successful.
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    I really dislike Glen Beck. But there are valid points in this, such as the boy`s horrific death being more closely related Emmett Till than Trayvon Martin. But people are horrid sometimes. Hate and being really, really mentally screwed up lead to the deaths of these two people. I hate how America needs to make everything about race. I hate how our society is taking one step forward and 20 back. Both sides need to stop pulling the race card. People are freaking people, the good, the bad, and the ugly can come in all people regardless of race or whatever. And that man on the stand, anyone can see how broken he is from having either witnessed or been part of these terrible things. I think his emotion was real.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
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    August 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    @holygod
    Yes because fist fits have never resulted in someone dead right? Was there over use of force maybe. But just because he does not have a weapon DOES NOT mean you will life is safe and you will just get a ass beating as you so put it.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    Viking864

    "Your philosophy is why bullies are so successful."

    Well I apologize then. Let`s use YOUR philosophy and let kids carry guns at school. Then anytime a bully picks on a kid they can kill them.

    I remember my little brother got in a fight in third grade and he came home with a bloody nose and a black eye. Too bad he didn`t have a gun. That would have been much better.
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    August 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm
    "This is a horrible incident.

    However I don`t get the point that Beck is trying to make. Horrible s.hit happens constantly that isn`t covered.

    Children are kidnapped in this country every day and the media picks one or two to turn into national stories.

    Is this supposed to be a race story? I don`t get it. Are we race baiting? Do we think beck would have covered this if the couple killed were black? "

    Well said. Kind of what I was trying to say, but much more concise. Though i did see Beck`s point, and I think it belittles the victims of these deaths because of the way is using these poor people`s tragedy to fuel more hatred. Same goes for the Trayvon case. By publicizing these things in this way people are only perpetuating hate.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 8:03 pm
    You guys act like zimmerman was getting beaten to death and had no choice but kill trayvon or be killed. Is that really the way you see it?

    Some kid with no real history of violence, at least nothing extreme, suddenly is going to beat a helpless stranger to death with his bare hands?

    You think if zimmerman puts his hands over his head and curls up in the fetal position instead of going for his gun that trayvon is just going to continue to beat him to death for no reason?

    That takes a total sociopath and there is nothing to suggest that behavior out of trayvon. Sorry, smoking weed, being black, and having gold teeth don`t count.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    zazuch

    "Yes because fist fits have never resulted in someone dead right?"

    I`m sure they have. What do you honestly think the percentage is? Way less than 1% probably?

    So what you are saying is that if any action by someone else can POSSIBLY result in my death then I have the right to kill them?

    Let`s say you have a teenage son and he gets in a fistfight with another teenager at the baseball field and the other kid pulls out a gun and shoots your son.

    You OK with that because fistfights sometimes result in death so the other kid had the right to defend himself?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm
    @HolyGod is on "the troll" eh?
    Are we race baiting?
    Yes! And we`re sick of it! By "we" you mean the "left" the "liberals" and the MSM, correct? Because THEY are the only ones who openly "race bait" in America...

    Race has nothing to do with it.
    But YES! Yes race DOES have a lot to do with it! At least that`s what the MSM and the IAB Liberal Brigade has been SCREAMING for the past year or more (about GZ & TM, NOT all those other cases, of course!)
    You deny this?

    The POINT, which has eluded you, is that the MSM is in a frenzy BECAUSE TM was black! NOT in a frenzy for an almost identical situation with a WHITE dead person.
    See? The point?

    at least nothing extreme,
    Ah! The excuses! EXCUSES! How fast they flow when the skin colour is politically correct!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm
    @YugureKage: The point is that the MSM, Sharpton AND OBAMA made it a "race story"! THAT is the point Beck is making: that the MSM constantly claimed "If TM had been white there would be outrage! GZ would have been jailed if HE was black"
    They repeated that 1,000 times!
    But it was a bare-faced LIE!
    Because hundreds of similar cases, with WHITE dead and BLACK shooters? They got the exact same result as GZ: not guilty.

    Meanwhile? 100s of BLACKS killing whites are ignored by the MSM.
    Hundreds of BLACKS killing other blacks? Also ignored!!

    THAT is what makes this a "race issue", and Obama, Oprah and all their fellow race-baiters are the bigots here.

    Emmett Till = Trayvon Martin? Jesus Tapdancing Christ!! The ONLY similarity is SKIN COLOUR! NOTHING ELSE!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    You guys act like zimmerman was getting beaten to death and had no choice but kill trayvon or be killed. Is that really the way you see it?
    Yes.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    OldOllie

    "Yes."

    Well I can`t argue that if that is how you see it. I just don`t. He didn`t look like a man on the verge of death to me.

    Although nobody really knows except for him. He gets to live with that for the rest of his life. He gets to live with the knowledge that if he would have stayed in the car like he was told that kid would be alive.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 9:24 pm
    I love how some of you think this is the evil mainstream liberal media. F.ucking Fox News made JUST as much of this story, IF NOT MORE, than other outlets.

    In fact, in my opinion, conservatives rushing to support zimmerman is what turned this into a story.

    The news media is in BUSINESS. They pick stories that will drive interest.

    You really want to ask the mother of a kidnapped black girl how she feels about the cavalcade of missing blonde haired white girls on the news while her daughter gets no mention whatsoever?

    It isn`t biased or racist, it is business.

    Stop blaming the media, they just give the people what they want.

    Stop watching punditry and spin and zimmerman / martin will be allocated back to what it should have been, a tragic local news story.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm
    Did the black perps in this beck story go free? NO? I`m guessing not. I`m guessing they are in prison. So what is his point?

    The justice system TENDS to do its job better for white victims than for black victims. Does anyone disagree with that?

    THAT is what made this a story.

    A black guy killing a white kid doesn`t need intervention because everyone naturally assumes the justice system will take care of it. It just so happens it didn`t with scott.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 15, 2013 at 9:47 pm
    In fact, in my opinion, conservatives rushing to support zimmerman is what turned this into a story.

    Riiiight! Because THAT happened first!
    THEN the Sharptons and the Obamas took up Trayvon`s cause! AFTER the conservatives rioted across the USA in support of the WHITE guy!!

    Even though, you know, he`s not exactly "white" or anything...

    You are entitled to your... opinion...

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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    August 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    Jumping a stranger. Smashing his head into the concrete, after he has turned around to get into his truck, screaming for his attacker to back off. A corrupt shill media pitting Americans against each-other, using race as a tool.

    EVIDENCE DOESN`T MATTER TO SOME! It doesn`t fit the "story" you`ve been sold. YOU are sold stories OVER AND OVER again. You buy them OVER AND OVER again, and when the fact-storm blows over the house of cards, you pout, cry and pull out a list of bullet points written by half-wit comedians to regurgitate, and repeat.

    Thank god you can still protect yourself from having your head SMASHED into the concrete in the USA.

    It`s a shame that Lee Rigby didn`t have the same right... I`ll be damned if I roll over and give up mine.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2013 at 12:35 am
    HG: The race baiters were so quick to jump on the Martin/Zimmerman story, they skipped over the FACTS and rushed headlong into their usual rhetoric.

    Zimmerman should never have even been charged, it was self-defense and that is how the jury rightfully ruled it.

    "The news media is in BUSINESS. They pick stories that will drive interest."

    No, liberal news media picks stories based on political correctness and an agenda "to change the world".

    Sorry, but the objective of news reporting should not be to influence society, not craft opinion, not tell people what or how to think. Just simply report the news.

    Too many people do not know how to think critically on their own, they allow opinion media to form their thoughts for them. They`ll allow themselves to be lead by the nose right to their own doom.

    Why? because it takes time and research to form a well informed opinion and most people are too lazy to do it.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2013 at 6:35 am
    Maybe if guns were banned there would be fewer deaths. Just saying.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2013 at 6:50 am
    Maybe if death was banned there`d be fewer guns. I`m sayin, eh?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 7:30 am
    @drawman61

    We should ban murder then there`d be less murders.......oh ya!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 7:37 am
    Stop blaming the media, they just give the people what they want.

    ROLF!!! No they don`t they push stories politicians/parties want to use.

    Zimmerman had a right to defend himself in a fistfight, but not with a gun. Lethal force is not an appropriate defense of a butt kicking, especially one you instigated.

    Not according to the law you see this thing called assualt it`s a crime asking someone a question is not nor grounds for assualt.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 7:42 am
    In fact, in my opinion, conservatives rushing to support zimmerman is what turned this into a story.

    Riiight remember when said if I had a son he`d look like Zimmerman or how I could`ve been Zimmerman 35 years ago..... HolyObamazombie!
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 8:32 am
    CrakrJak

    "No, liberal news media picks stories based on political correctness and an agenda "to change the world"."

    LIBERAL news media. And Fox News reports news unbiasedly and with no slant or agenda right? Come the f.uck on.

    "Sorry, but the objective of news reporting should not be to influence society, not craft opinion, not tell people what or how to think. Just simply report the news."

    Totally agree. But please do not put that solely on liberal media. Countless unbiased third party studies put Fox viewers as the most biased and uninformed of all news media.

    Fox has a more distinct slant and narrative than any other channel.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 8:34 am
    McGovern1981

    "Riiight remember when said if I had a son he`d look like Zimmerman or how I could`ve been Zimmerman 35 years ago..... HolyObamazombie!"

    Come on. He said that WAY after it was already the biggest story in the country. He didn`t turn it into that.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 8:35 am
    McGovern1981

    "Not according to the law you see this thing called assualt it`s a crime asking someone a question is not nor grounds for assualt."

    See that is what I mean. You see it as zimmerman asked him a question and without any other provocation martin started beating him to death? That sounds like a reasonable story to you?

    Would it sound reasonable if it wasn`t a black kid with gold teeth?
  35. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 8:37 am
    Let me clarify my statement.

    "in my opinion, conservatives rushing to support zimmerman is what turned this into a story."

    I don`t think conservatives jumped on zimmerman`s side because of race necessarily. I think they jumped on his side to rally to a gun issue.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 8:56 am
    I don`t think conservatives jumped on zimmerman`s side because of race necessarily. I think they jumped on his side to rally to a gun issue

    Ummm that`s exactly what the left wanted to turn this into and why they spun it the way they did through the media up until they got caught lying.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 9:01 am
    See that is what I mean. You see it as zimmerman asked him a question and without any other provocation martin started beating him to death? That sounds like a reasonable story to you?

    According to the evidence and testimony that is what happened. You are aware the evidence showed Tray made it home and turned around to confront along with the phone testimony by that precious looking girl. Now who instigated again???
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 9:03 am
    Come on. He said that WAY after it was already the biggest story in the country. He didn`t turn it into that.

    Come on! I would expect the leader of the nation to have more sense than to fan the flames of a race bait before and after a court verdict. Does that sound like wise leadership to you?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 9:06 am
    He was a "creepy ass cracker" there`s Trayvons provacation.....
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 9:14 am
    McGovern1981

    "I would expect the leader of the nation to have more sense than to fan the flames of a race bait before and after a court verdict. Does that sound like wise leadership to you?"

    He is the representative of a race that has felt marginalized and oppressed for two centuries. A group that feels, rightly so, that the justice system is slanted against them. He spoke about unity and understanding and sympathized with their feelings. How did he "fan the flames"? Did you ACTUALLY listen to the speeches or just get your talking points from Hannity?

    If not watch it:
    tinyurl.com/jvtk48p

    Tell me what in there you have a problem with.

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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 9:22 am
    He talks about his personal experience and other black experiences.

    He says the trial was handled well.

    He talks about historical context and statistics.

    He puts owness on blacks for disproportionately committing crime.

    He calls for non violence.

    He tried to explain the black community`s feelings to white people and showed solidarity and understanding with the black community.

    I`ve watched it 3 times and I can`t think of a single thing that I disagree with.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 10:45 am
    He is the representative of a race that has felt marginalized and oppressed for two centuries.

    The one that walked out on him when he was two?? When`s he going to represent the half that raised him or would that not buy votes? He panders to the black comunity for support and votes with opinions not facts...
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 10:53 am
    McGovern1981

    "The one that walked out on him when he was two?? When`s he going to represent the half that raised him or would that not buy votes?"

    He doesn`t NEED to. White people have plenty or representation. Have you EVER felt marginalized or oppressed? I haven`t.

    Who do black people have to look up to? Take away rappers, athletes, and actors. Who do they have? S.hitbags like sharpton and jackson? They have nobody. Think about it.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    August 16, 2013 at 11:20 am
    "HolyGod"

    When my dad went to school during hunting season kids brought their guns to school and put them in the back of the class. Guess how many class shootings occurred? 0

    Guns are the great equalizer, and that`s why bullies and other idiots hate them.

    Thousands will protest when a criminal get`s his retributions, but few ever protest the criminals themselves.

    You are a another liberal non-reality based life form.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 11:25 am
    Viking864

    "Guns are the great equalizer, and that`s why bullies and other idiots hate them."

    Totally agree. The bullies at colombine definitely hated the guns those dips.hits brought to school.

    If you need a gun to fight back against someone who is unarmed then you are a p.ussy.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    August 16, 2013 at 11:31 am
    Who do black people have to look up to? Take away rappers, athletes, and actors.

    And you`d have an intelligent society minus politicians......
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    Not according to the law you see this thing called assualt it`s a crime asking someone a question is not nor grounds for assualt.
    I LOVE ho @HolyGod UTTERLY ignores this! What a troll!
    Game, set & match = @McGovern1981!!

    LIBERAL news media. And Fox News reports news unbiasedly and with no slant or agenda right?
    Still beating that same dead horse eh @HolyGod?
    NO ONE is saying that! NO ONE! Except YOU!
    7 uber-liberal stations vs 1 mildly right-wing station = MSM IS BIASED by a 7:1 ration.
    Add magazines, newspapers & Hollywood? Much more than 7:1

    Weren`t YOU just claiming a "10% chance" (of DEATH!!!) was NOTHING? Well, 1 in 8 is a 12.5% chance. (of bias!) Are you THAT fussy???? Or just that blind?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    @HolyGod: Condoleezza Rice? Clarence Thomas? Colin Powel? Alan West? Martin Luther King??

    Black Conservatives In The United States

    Your `myopic racism` sickens me dude. Seriously.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    August 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    The bullies at colombine definitely hated the guns those dips.hits brought to school.
    Amazing how you still "buy into" the mythology the MSM spoon-feeds you: THEY were bullies! They were not themselves "bullied" by ANYONE. Although they "felt marginalized" because they weren`t as popular as they imagined they should be...
    Seriously dude? Next you`ll claim Columbine was a "lone gunman" = LOLZ!@
    (Note: That was someone else, on another thread. Really! It happened!)

    You are a another liberal non-reality based life form.
    @Viking864: You are 100% correct! In more ways than one ;-) lolz!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 17, 2013 at 1:32 am
    HG: "Countless unbiased third party studies put Fox viewers as the most biased and uninformed of all news media."

    I`d bet that more Fox News viewers could pass a civics test than MSNBC viewers any day of the week.

    I also doubt your claim above of "countless" and "unbiased" third party studies. Pretty sure there are only a few and that most were source funded by liberal organizations like moveon.org, etc.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    August 18, 2013 at 7:19 am
    You cannot expect an unreasonable person to be reasonable.

    HolyGod: I will say one thing about you, you do not let facts and data get in your way.

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