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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:15 pm
@coldjoint,
We are incredulous. We all know that Dan Rather is one of the most respectable TV reporters in American history. He went to the Middle East to cover regional conflicts just like Peter Jennings did. He braved insults to show budding reporters the seriousness of seeking truth by producing shows aimed to lay bare the seamy side of America in the teeth of opposition. Most important, he's a news anchor speaking like a professional news anchor rather than an imposter or heckler like some anchors working at Fox News.

The fact that Trump and you conservative sods call him fake news happens to tell us that he has done a bang-up job in showing us a dirty side of white America.

ABC's Peter Jennings, CBS's Dan Rather, and NBC's Tom Brokaw will always be the role models for young journalists hoping to take up the cudgels for social justice.
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:25 pm
@goldberg,
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We all know that Dan Rather is one of the most respectable TV reporters in American history.

Until he did what he did. Your cancel culture is very selective.
goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:27 pm
@goldberg,
Enraged by Trump's nonchalance about police brutality and his strident calls to crack down on protests, George Clooney, who's an American actor, has come out speaking against racism and Trump's cavalier attitude toward racial divide. Writing for The Daily Beast, he calls racism a "pandemic".

Here is his essay.

By George Clooney

"So what do we do now?

Is it 1992? Did we just hear a jury tell us that the white cops that we watched on tape hundreds of times beating Rodney King weren’t guilty of their obvious crimes? Is it 2014, when Eric Garner was executed for selling cigarettes by a white cop who strangled him as we watched? His words “I can’t breathe” forever etched into our minds? How many times have we seen people of color killed by police? Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Laquan McDonald. There is little doubt that George Floyd was murdered. We watched as he took his last breath at the hands of four police officers. Now we see another defiant reaction to the systemic cruel treatment of a portion of our citizens like we saw in 1968, 1992, and 2014. We don’t know when these protests will subside. We hope and pray that no one else will be killed. But we also know that very little will change.

As most of us wonder what we can do, I remember listening to Sarah Koenig, who spent a year just covering trials in a Cleveland courthouse, sum up her experience. She gives those of us who feel helpless a roadmap:

Let’s all accept that something’s gone wrong. Let’s make that our premise

We’ve all heard the stats—that we here in the United States imprison a vastly higher percentage of our population than any other country in the world. We are number one. The numbers are well-documented, wildly out of whack, and unprecedented in our history.

The anger and the frustration we see playing out once again in our streets is just a reminder of how little we’ve grown as a country from our original sin of slavery.
Also well-documented—inequity. Every joint in the skeleton of our criminal justice system is greased by racial discrimination. Compared to white people who’ve committed the same crime and who have similar criminal histories, black people and other people of color are arrested more often. They’re charged more harshly, given higher bails, offered worse plea deals. They’re handed longer prison sentences, and their probation is more often revoked

These numbers aren’t floating above us in the sky. They’re alive all over the country.

We all know it’s true.

The anger and the frustration we see playing out once again in our streets is just a reminder of how little we’ve grown as a country from our original sin of slavery. The fact that we aren’t actually buying and selling other human beings anymore is not a badge of honor. We need systemic change in our law enforcement and in our criminal justice system. We need policymakers and politicians that reflect basic fairness to all of their citizens equally. Not leaders that stoke hatred and violence as if the idea of shooting looters could ever be anything less than a racial dog whistle. Bull Connor was more subtle.

This is our pandemic. It infects all of us, and in 400 years we’ve yet to find a vaccine. It seems we’ve stopped even looking for one and we just try to treat the wound on an individual basis. And we sure haven’t done a very good job of that. So this week, as we’re wondering what it’s going to take to fix these seemingly insurmountable problems, just remember we created these issues so we can fix them. And there is only one way in this country to bring lasting change: Vote."
coldjoint
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:29 pm
@goldberg,
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By George Clooney

Who cares? Laughing Laughing Laughing
goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:30 pm
@coldjoint,
You dis him simply because he tries to tell a different story about grasping business people and venal politicians living in white America.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:31 pm
@goldberg,
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white America.

You say a lot of racist things.
goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:31 pm
@coldjoint,
We care. We know he is a big star shinning in the sky; you are just an outcast mewed up in a poky room.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:36 pm
@goldberg,
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We care.

No, you don't. The policies "you" back shows you don't.
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:36 pm
@coldjoint,
Lots of white journalists have used this word white America. Keep caterwauling about this as a puling conservative weakling.

Cry, baby, cry.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:37 pm
@goldberg,
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Lots of white journalists have used this word white America.

Yep, you are a racist, or well on your way. You love name calling that goes good with racism.
goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:44 pm
@coldjoint,
Why don't you bash me on Fox News? Just call Murdoch up. Haaaaaaa

I remember someone telling me that Murdoch once used an off-putting word to describe Trump. Well, Murdoch could have used the word bogan.
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goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 08:45 pm
@coldjoint,
You are said to be a fascist. That's why we all resent you.
goldberg
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 09:03 pm
@coldjoint,
I'm still waiting for you to appear on Fox News. Be sure not to wear a minging mask. Fox News has lots of female journalists who are pernickety about sanitary standards.

Haaaaaaaa.
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 09:04 pm
@goldberg,

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That's why we all resent you.

Are you sure it isn't because you are the fascists projecting again? I bet that is what it is.
coldjoint
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 09:07 pm
Hey, how about we lie to teens? The Left is dangerous.

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🗣 "Antifa grows out of a larger revolutionary politics that aspires toward creating a better world, but the primary motivation is to stop racists from organizing." https://t.co/ShS2RPfDN2

— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) June 1, 2020
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 09:08 pm
@MontereyJack,
Some supporters of the alt-right movement have joined such protests. They want to use this as a chance to instigate their conservative fellows to hate black people.
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Reply Mon 1 Jun, 2020 09:10 pm
@coldjoint,
That cuss named Hilter would have cocked a snook at you, although you and him all hate humans
 

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