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    Jon Stewart on Ferguson, Fox News Coverage

    Absolutely nails the utter absurdity of news coverage on Ferguson.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5720622.html
    You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!

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    Brilliant as usual.
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    Re: Jon Stewart on Ferguson, Fox News Coverage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tribe92
    Absolutely nails the utter absurdity of news coverage on Ferguson.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5720622.html
    Watched it. He raises some valid points, but also overlooks some real problems with the anti-Darren Wilson coverage (it’s comedy after all….he’s not aiming to analyze everything).
    Much of the media coverage is problematic, if the shooting was actually justified. That’s still to be determined. But that’s why Fox is correct to brand it as poor (granted they probably overlook that Sean Hannity is guilty of some of the same sins in his own coverage, just doing it from the other side). Just as Hannity is wrong to jump on the “shattered orbital bone” rumor and run with it, so numerous commentators on the left were wrong to take at face value the story that Brown was executed while trying to surrender.
    Some of the commentary has conflated the Trayvon Martin case with the Michael Brown case. So the implicit message is that both cases are examples of criminal treatment of blacks by whites potentially going unpunished. It will reinforce a segment of “the black community” in some poor ways of approaching life / looking at the world.
    At 5 minutes or so into the segment, it’s clear Stewart has taken at face value the claim made by Brown’s traveling partner during the robbery, that Brown was shot while surrendering with his hands up. That’s fine for the task of making fun of Sean Hannity in a comedy bit. It’s just completely unconfirmed. Even the 2 early women witnesses who claimed the policeman was being aggressive did not agree on that point.

    At 6:50 or so he mentions the Ferguson stats that show disproportionate arrests of blacks. I would guess that the stats are similarly disproportionate nationwide, independent of good or bad policing. Without more context, such stats are pretty meaningless.

    The last 1:45 or so he tells us that all blacks endure daily indignities b/c of the color of their skin. And he gives an example from the liberal mecca of NYC to show how ubiquitous it is. Yet here I live in Leon County where the politics is more to the right, the region much more conservative, and I do not endure daily or even monthly indignities over the color of my skin, and I know many other blacks here are similarly unoppressed. Like I say, he has some points and he knows how to make good comedy. But I will agree with Fox that much of the media coverage amounts to just coddling people in their preexisting prejudices, and is at best either failing to challenge them to look at each case freshly, or at worse is just reinforcing their rush to judgement in this case.

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    He knows his audience...

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    Says the guy that posts debunked photos weeks later.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belem
    Says the guy that posts debunked photos weeks later.....
    LOL go break rocks -- Your butt hurtness is a riot.

    I am sure you have NEVER made a single mistake,... your perfectness,... is a JOKE.

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    Yeah, I'm the one getting all pissy after having his ass handed to him.
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    LOL Your recollection of events are strictly in your mind,...that you have seemed to have lost.

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    Stoking ‘Rage and Hatred’: Buck Sexton Slams Jon Stewart Over Race Relations Monologue

    TheBlaze’s Buck Sexton on Thursday took Jon Stewart to task for claiming that “every person of color in this country has faced an indignity, from the ridiculous to the grotesque to the sometimes fatal … because of their skin color.”

    The Comedy Central host told his audience this week: “Imagine that … on a pretty consistent basis, you can’t get a f***ing cab even though you’re a neurosurgeon because you’re black.”

    Sexton noted that, like himself, Stewart is a New Yorker and commented: “The case being made here is that there’s some kind of a rational animus at work with cab drivers in the city of New York, the largest city in the country, 8 million-plus people. What is the truth of that accusation?”


    Jon Stewart discusses race relations in America on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Aug. 26, 2014. (Photo: Comedy Central)

    Filling in on Glenn Beck’s radio program, Sexton noted that 94 percent of New York City cab drivers are actually foreign-born.

    “I would think if we’re going to have a discussion of race in America, and you’re going to use [as] your example that people won’t be picked up by cab drivers in New York City … maybe you should look at the fact that the cab drivers aren’t even from this country?” he said.

    “That doesn’t mean it’s not a problem,” Sexton added. “But if you’re going to use that to lecture the country on race relations, I think that should have some bearing. Maybe Jon Stewart should take that up with the heads of foreign countries.”

    Sexton added that cab drivers are over 20 times as likely to be murdered on the job as the average American worker, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, and studies indicate they may avoid customers who are going to more dangerous neighborhoods.

    “I’m not saying that justifies any particular behavior, but that’s at least a factor that you would think you would introduce into the discussion,” Sexton said.

    Sexton, a former CIA analyst, noted that he has been turned down many times by cabs, but said he “can’t even bring that into the discussion.”

    “I’m supposed to be lectured by Jon Stewart, who is lecturing us about the personal experiences of other people in this country … for the purpose of browbeating people he disagrees with politically,” Sexton said.

    Sexton said there are “very real consequences” to claiming “America is perpetually racist,” and “perpetuating this narrative of a police officer in Ferguson who murdered a young black man” before all the facts are out.

    He spoke about former U.S. Marine and Iraq war veteran Ralph Weems, who was severely beaten in Mississippi allegedly by a group of black men. The stepfather of the former Marine said the men had “gotten themselves into a frenzy” about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

    “He was placed in a medically induced coma,” Sexton said. “Doctors had to remove a sizable portion of his skull to relieve some of the brain swelling.”

    “You see, the hateful and hyperbolic narrative about what has happened in Ferguson, the extrapolation of that one single event to be a commentary on life in the rest of America — all the time, always and forever — has consequences,” Sexton said. “Not just rhetorical consequences … it means people will be killed because there are those who feel justified in that action because of what the media says happened in Ferguson.”

    “Jon Stewart and MSNBC and all the rest, they can feel so high and mighty about themselves,” Sexton said. “They’re so progressive. They’re so erudite. They understand the plight of the minorities in this country…”

    “And yet they don’t understand that stoking that sort of rage and hatred without cause ends up with people like Ralph Weems getting beaten almost to death,” Sexton concluded.

    Video/Audio Article --> http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014...ge-and-hatred/

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