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Detroit Free Press editor writes column calling for Republican legislators to be murdered

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posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 06:24 AM
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I will just use his words.


We really ought to round up the lawmakers who took money to protect and perpetuate the failing charter-school experiment in Detroit, sew them into burlap sacks with rabid animals, and toss them into the Straits of Mackinac.

Detroit Free Press
Yes, he thinks we should KILL people who support Charter schools in the Michigan House.

Another fine example of 'tolerance' from a 'progressive'.

And this guy won a PULITZER PRIZE two years ago. Remind you of anyone else?


Two years ago, Stephen Henderson won a Pulitzer Prize. I’ll let you decide what you think that says about the state of journalism, especially as you consider what he wrote late last week. Henderson, the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press (and a Facebook friend of mine, at least as I type this), has become increasingly hysterical in the past year - seeing racism behind almost every perceived societal ill and ascribing to conservative policymakers not just mistaken thinking but, invariably, an intent to hurt people.

Canada Free Press

If you are 'progressive' it is ok in the media to call people retarded or talk about killing opponents, but dare mention a wall and you are a hated racial bigot worthy of abuse and riots.


The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto notes how rich this is coming from the media establishment that is horrified by the things Donald Trump says. Indeed it is, but even most of the liberal media establishment isn’t calling for Republicans to be killed just because they pass school reform bills the left doesn’t like. In that respect, Henderson is a trailblazer.



And maybe he is ahead of the curve. If you observe the political class (and that includes the establishment media), you’ll notice that they admit to believing things once they believe it’s publicly acceptable to do so. Ten years ago they would not have advocated gay marriage, even if they privately thought it was OK, because they didn’t think the public would accept their saying such a thing. Five years ago, it would have been unheard of to favor sending bakery owners to sensitivity training for declining to bake a cake - even though these committed newsroom liberals probably believed in the sanctity of their own domain that it was perfectly justified.



Today, they perceive that cultural attitudes are more willing to accept their fascist tendencies, so they express them a little more openly. In the liberal ivory towers of the Free Press, fantasies about Republicans being mauled by wild animals and thrown off bridges are probably commonly shared. But actually write it in the paper? Not unless you think the public is ready for that sort of thing.



This Country is crumbling, or more likely coming to a full boil after decades of warming the pot.

I will be shocked if we make it until Nov. without blood in the streets.



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posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 06:35 AM
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a reply to: stosh64

Stosh64, in the time it takes you to read this post, there will have been more than one murder in your nation, regardless of the election sickness afflicting the nation at present. The chances of America getting through a single day without someone being attacked, raped, molested, beaten, stabbed, shot or strangled, or any combination of the above, are precisely nill, even on the best day.

The real issue here is this: ALL your pundits, talking heads, all the right and left biased media goons, all the politicians you can shake a stick at, bar one, have sacrificed their morals for their pocket book, and have been caught doing it. You cannot trust a bloody word any single one of them has ever said. Clinton, Trump, the Huffington Post or the rag you refer to above, the nonsense of CNN, the twaddle of Fox News. It's all bullsnip, and it's bad for you, to paraphrase the great George Carlin.

The only potential candidate in the race to become president who is not a liar, a cheat, and did not get where he is by hurting vast numbers of people, is pretty much out of the race at the moment. That tells you a damn sight more about how stupid things have become, than the waffle of a newspaper column, written by one of many thousands of such creatures, who are paid to take a position which helps divide the people amongst themselves, denuding them of the only power they have to change their nation for the better.

These bastards have already won this round, so what they say now is irrelevant.
edit on 9-6-2016 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error removed



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 06:47 AM
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a reply to: stosh64

It seems pretty clear to me that the guy doesn't actually mean it. Obviously it's a sardonic remark.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit



The real issue here is this: ALL your pundits, talking heads, all the right and left biased media goons, all the politicians you can shake a stick at, bar one, have sacrificed their morals for their pocket book, and have been caught doing it. You cannot trust a bloody word any single one of them has ever said. Clinton, Trump, the Huffington Post or the rag you refer to above, the nonsense of CNN, the twaddle of Fox News. It's all bullsnip, and it's bad for you, to paraphrase the great George Carlin.


That does pretty much sums up our current state of affairs.
You're right about the only candidate who isn't a liar was Bernie. Unfortunately good people seem to always finish last.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

The really galling thing, is that he did not finish last. Many others fell by the wayside before him. The people nearly overcame the programming, that is what is so frustrating.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: stosh64


If you are 'progressive' it is ok in the media to call people retarded or talk about killing opponents, but dare mention a wall and you are a hated racial bigot worthy of abuse and riots.


Your argument is a false equivalency. Nobody every suggested that one of these things is just like the other.

The wall in itself isn't racist, is the tone and words used by Donald Trump to describe why you need it, that's racist. There are literally hundreds of news reports and editorials where people give their opinions, like this guy did, that we may not agree with.

He doesn't represent 'progressives' or anything of the sort, the hyperbole here is palpable.

And also, he won a Pulitzer prize for commentary. Which is exactly what he's doing here. That has nothing to do with actual journalism.

Also the "Canada Free" Press, is anything but that. More like Fox News ala Canadian style.
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posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I agree with you TrueBrit.

After I posted this I started questioning why I torture myself browsing various headlines of the day.

Time to logout and spend some time in nature.

Maybe I will stay there till Nov.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: stosh64

That is a recommendation I can get behind one hundred percent!

When missing natural order, it is best to go and experience some!



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: stosh64

I'm torn between calling republicans, "snowflakes' and calling democrats, "hypocrites".



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 07:59 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: stosh64

That is a recommendation I can get behind one hundred percent!

When missing natural order, it is best to go and experience some!


Agreed!
Thanks mate



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 08:00 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: stosh64

I'm torn between calling republicans, "snowflakes' and calling democrats, "hypocrites".


Or just calling the whole thing FUBAR.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 08:04 AM
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a reply to: stosh64

Funny thing is, people will talk about this instead of the failing school system.

Which goes to my contention that politicians only care about themselves.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 08:08 AM
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originally posted by: stosh64
If you are 'progressive' it is ok in the media to call people retarded or talk about killing opponents, but dare mention a wall and you are a hated racial bigot worthy of abuse and riots.


Well! I never! What he said certainly wasn't very politically correct, was it? I think we should all be offended by what he said! Let's get our outrage together!

Now that my sarcastic response is out there, I must agree with tenth. It's a false equivalency and this man is giving his opinion. We're not always going to like people's opinions. But if the right is going to insist that the left stop being so offended at everything, they need to take their own medicine...


originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: stosh64

I'm torn between calling republicans, "snowflakes' and calling democrats, "hypocrites".


PERFECT! LOL!



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

Every Mexican in America that didn't follow American Laws, is a criminal.

All the people who screamed the Kim Davis should be removed not following the laws, love the people who ignore immigration law. The same group of people who yelled that if Kim Davis didn't want to follow the laws, she shouldn't run for office are the same people supporting anyone who pledges to break American Law on immigration. Obama personally broke immigration laws.....



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 08:32 AM
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a reply to: thinline

It's all screwed up.

Republicans say they don't want registration for guns, but want it for voter ID.

Democrats don't want voter registration, but want gun registration.

Republicans want bathroom laws that target innocent people, democrats want laws that punish climate change deniers.

There are not enough burlap sacks for all the morons in the US.

Just my opinion.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: stosh64

oh come on now....murder? Really?

If thats a murder plot, it sounds more intricate than something conspired by Dr. Evil. Its obviously hyperbole meant to express disdain.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 08:51 AM
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Every Mexican in America that didn't follow American Laws, is a criminal.


What does the word 'Mexican' have to do with it. Every American who breaks the law is a criminal.


Obama personally broke immigration laws.....


How did he do that?

~Tenth



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

I think what hurt him is him saying from the start he was a progressive socialist. People start labeling "Socialism" with "Communism". Even though many of our European and Canadian allies have applied it successfully. People who don't really understand or research the idea behind socialism easily accept all the negative propaganda spewed by those who acquaint it with Nazi Germany. A communistic form of Socialism has all forms of production being owned by government. A form of Socialism Bernie was not prescribing to.

Bernie wanted to apply the best proven parts of socialism into our system of government. People think Capitalism is the best system, but it has shown through the years it caters to the elite and controls our government. The middle-class continues to decline because of it. We can have Socialism along side a Market Economy.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

What hurt him?

What hurt him was the fact that his fellow Americans failed to shake off the programming they were being stuffed with, and that is, though I hate to say it, their fault more than anyone else's. Regardless of the power ranged against ones mind, it remains ones own mind, and failure to own its every issuance is weakness of an intolerable nature.



posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 09:24 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: stosh64

I'm torn between calling republicans, "snowflakes' and calling democrats, "hypocrites".


They're the same damn people.



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