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Originally posted by Darkrunner
Funny. When the cameras would pick some idiot hanger on out of the Tea Party protests, it was presented as evidence. "See! See! They're all rambling racists, homophobes, blah blah blah."
Now that the shoe is on the other foot we hear "Well, he was on drugs, didn't get enough sleep blah blah blah."
Love the double standard.
Originally posted by ForeverDusk
You do realize, of course, that the media always singles out that one moron in the crowd to interview and then tries to paint the movement as consisting entirely of those kind of people.
To be honest, I think this video is taken out of context. He goes on to talk about not being violent, and for the rich elite to get out of there (possibly meaning the cops "paid by the elite"). There's people taking video and giving hugs (solidarity after an emotional event). It's possible that some sort of violence or police arrests had just taken place. Perhaps someone arrested was a friend of his, causing him to be extra emotional. The girl who was simply filming was also sobbing, making me think something happened prior to the video causing emotional distress among the people there.
Context is key.
Originally posted by Xtraeme
I usually don't participate in the political forum because there's typically more focus on the personalities than there is a specific topic. So I have to wonder what's the point of this thread? Is there actually a message? The only message I can see is an antagonistic five paragraph ad hominem attack against one of the protestors.
"... might want ot see a pychiastrist in my opinion. "
"Pinhead or Patriot ..."
So why is this thread even allowed to stay alive on ATS? If the whole thread topic is to rail on someone. How can the debate rise above the tone of the OP? As far as I'm concerned all threads berating people should be instantly thrown in the junk bin ‒ starting here.edit on 15-10-2011 by Xtraeme because: (no reason given)