posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 09:17 PM
It is all over the news. A tragic mass killing on campus. Have you heard?
OF COURSE YOU HAVE. It is all over the news. While some in Roseburg are not happy that Obama is coming, ALL are not happy that MSM has been here.
At first, filling all major news casts were reports with information that was sketchy at best. They reported every little piece of information that
came to them. 10 killed, and 20 injured. 15 killed and 30 injured. Up and down went the numbers. The shooter had 3 guns. He had 5 guns. He had 7
guns. All were reported and re-reported and reported again.
The shooter was killed by police. Over and over, until finally one survivor's story let us know the coward killed himself.
Maybe not mis-information but certainly a whole lot of WRONG INFORMATION.
As the action ended and the truth began to emerge, the media went into full scale bloviating. They interviewed people on the street. People crying,
people in shock. And then made suggestions on moral responsibility. Then they began to interview the neighbors who having a national camera on them
gave the regular "who da thunk" replies.
Then they began to interview people who had worked with some of the dead YEARS AGO. They called businesses in Roseburg wanting interviews. They were
all over the place filling the national screens with their 'in depth' reporting. Get the story. Fill the minutes.
And now, Obama is planning to come to Roseburg to "show support" for the families of the dead and injured. And what is reported?????
MORE WRONG INFORMATION.
I heard that the OReiley Factor had an interview with an anti Obama spokeman saying that Obama was not welcome in Roseburg. Once again the MSM reports
what they want to hear, what fits their own agenda, because sure this guy has the regular gripes against the sitting prez. Who did he represent? A
group? The city? Nope. Most likely only himself and some of his friends.
But where was the Please welcome Obama interviews? None. Or that I can find anyway.
Then up goes the "Defend Roseburg- Deny Obama" facebook page, and guess what. It goes viral. MSM picks it up and BOOM Now we are in the eye again,
or still. What will happen when Obama gets to Roseburg?
But here is the truth. Though Roseburg in Douglas County is a largely conservative community in an even larger conservative county, the elected
officials are Welcoming Obama and his show of support for the victims. There have been several press releases in this regard as I am sure coordination
with the WH.
On top of the city's official response I just saw a press release from the Douglas County Commissioners. In their public statement they also welcome
So in a conservative city, in a conservative county, both elected representative bodies are in agreement that Obama should be welcomed to the city on
Friday. I will not link to these as you can do it for yourselves if you want.
And ATS????? Threads reporting that Obama will be shunned in Roseburg. And what then? Members one after another bloviating, just like the MSM putting
forth the regular gripes.
I live in Roseburg. I have a good friend on the city council. Two of the dead in that tragedy were friends. I even took that very class two years ago.
And you know what? I'm pissed at the MSM. But I am also fed up with those here on this board who proclaim over and over that Obama is politicizing
the dead. And then they go on and on repeating it over and over. You know what? I think that THEY are the ones politicizing the dead.
I can also tell you this. That many people in Roseburg are shaken. And while we go about our lives of this and that, there is in the air, not all,
but with many, a new appreciation of life. A new appreciation of the people we see every day. The joy of turning a corner and finding a friend
standing there instead of not being there ever again.
I will not reply to this thread. I don't want to. I've had enough.