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The point I've been trying to make (for years now) is that whether it's Portland, central or south California, etc — there are groups of willing combatants — literally the same groups of the same people — meeting up in parks and on the street for the purpose of engaging in violence clashes.
Does that mean he "deserved" to get punched in the face and have a milkshake thrown on him? I wouldn't say so. AFAIK, he's just taking pictures and pushing disinformation — he's not throwing punches or other wise engaged in the brawls.
On the other hand, is it reasonable to refer to him as a "journalist" and pretend that he's just an innocent bystander and act like he was randomly attacked by domestic terrorists?
And you both started out so well with defending the free press and the right to walk the street safely without being attacked..
Be honest, it was never about the reporter. He was just an excuse to bash the side you oppose.
Talk about showing your true colors.. I say mission accomplished... Peace
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Grambler
Didn't notice I screwed up the paste in my first reply. Here are three videos (parts 1, 2, & 3) you should watch in their entirety.
You watch those videos and tell me who the good actors are. There aren't any.
I was curious to see you adress the real issue about "innocent" people getting hurt...in this case a reporter.
You stike me as the kind of guy to use violence, as by you post, when being provocated. So I was just curious how you would be defending that.
I agree with Theantidiluvian and it's not cool how Andi was threated but climbing on your high horse saying the freedom of America is at stake here is ridiculous.
If you would dig a little deeper on mr. Ngo you would find that he isn't exactly an innocent bystander reporting the news.
Police have been saying to Ngo at numerous protests..
I'm not up-to-date on police protocol at these events. How much people they have availible or how many are willing to risk a trip to the hospital every week because of a small group of idiots that are insisting on making these protests a weekly fight-club kind of event..
Mr. Ngo keeps finding himself in spots where police is not present.
Do you not see that by relaying the responsibility you are setting the stage for something far worse. Police would never have the means to enforce something like this.
What you would be seeing next is military intervention at rallies because people will always insist on provoking the other side..