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Yahoo News Chief fired for on-air remark: Romneys “happy to have a party while black people drown

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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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Like I said:


Originally posted by loam
If I really think about what scares me the most today, it's the PEOPLE.




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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by loam
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I now realize why after 6000 years of recorded human history, we have NEVER gotten the governance thing fully right.


Maybe I'm wrong in my impressions....but I doubt it.


edit on 29-8-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)


Very insightful.

Churchill once said that the worst form of government was a democracy, until compared to evry other form of government.

(Speaking metaphorically) We didn't get kicked out of Eden, we were told that something better was beyond the horizon. So we left.

There's been much talk recently of choosing between the lesser of two evils.

All government, any government; is a necessary evil.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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Originally posted by Ausar
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wheres the right for a journalist to express his own op. so what if thats how he feels everyone else feels its right to allocate resources protecting peoples right to hate by proxy of free speech and his comment seemed correct as politically as i can tell.


In part I would agree with you. That person absolutely has the right to make his ignorant and uninformed statement. He also has the right to believe that nonsense too. But since he was the person at the top of Yahoo news, they had the right to fire him for making statements on a live mic that might financially damage the company.

Your comment that "his comment seemed correct as politically as i can tell" ...well I guess you are free to believe and imply that all republicans are racist. I doubt that Herman Cain, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele, Colin Powell, Alan Keyes, etc. would agree with you. Personally I think Romney might be somewhat of an elitist, but I don't think he's racist. But then I guess I'm free to believe that Obama with his "typical white person" comment is racist too - although I choose not to.

It may come as a shock to you, but there are many of us white people out here that lean conservative and are not racist in any way. A lot of us are even quite happily from mixed families.
edit on 29-8-2012 by tallcool1 because: Oops - edited for spelling.



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by Elton
He said something very stupid on the air and was promptly fired by Yahoo (who then apologized). I am not sure how else they could have handled the situation.

It actually shows that Yahoo does not support that kind of behavior (which is what we want, right?)


"Promptly?"

It took almost 24 hours, and prodding and publicity from the likes of Breitbart and the Daily Caller to get any reaction whatsoever from Yahoo.

And what of ABC/Brian Ross who revelled in the broadcast without so much as an "Ooops?"

The MSM will not act responsibly unless someone else holds their feet to the fire.

Over at the WaPo, their self-appointed "fact checker" is so busy nit-picking and spinning the RNC's quotes from the Ovama campaign and Obama himself, that it doesn't even mention this egregious revelation of not just Media bias, but Media Hatrd for all things conservative.
www.washingtonpost.com... 03a7_blog.html#pagebreak

jw



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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The freedom of speech means nothing anymore



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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Haven't brainless yappers on the right said equally offensive things w/o instant termination backlash? Knowingly spread lies and misinformation to promote a personal agenda of theirs or their employers?

Rush, that bloated drug abuser anyone?

Mr. Waterworks Beck anyone?

Cramer the financial liar anyone?

IF, yes IF, Yahoo had a set they'd've simply said that the guy's opinion isn't their own but respected his right to freely express his opinion. Then they could've clarified that it is the entire US Gov't that doesn't care if POOR people drown/starve/dehydrate in a natural disaster and not a single party.

Derek



posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 10:51 PM
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Thank god yahoo had turned into a liberal mine field where they would "lose" your comment if they didn't like it or say it violated some agreement with yahoo and lock out your account so you couldn't comment. Disgruntled yahoo chat users should sue this a-hole on top of him losing his job

lol what goes around comes around right
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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 10:55 PM
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Imagine the up roar from the media if someone on Fox had said, "Obama, happy to have a party while white people drown".


Right wing media says racist things on a regular basis, as NORMAL broadcasting and nothing happens to them. What reality do you live in?

They still have shows and do not get fired.















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posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by Dnepropetrovsk
The freedom of speech means nothing anymore

No-one is denying his right to free speech.

Apparently, though, people are upset when a someone is held accountable for that freedom.



posted on Aug, 30 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
What reality do you live in?


One that does not utilize examples of other bad behavior, left unaccounted for, to defend new examples of bad behavior.




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