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RNC attendees throw peanuts at black CNN camera operator

monovillage

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Was it another fake racial attack? Do you know? Like Tawana Brawley and the Duke Lacrosse team?

It is despicable, regardless who was actually involved.
 

Blackjack200

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I didn't say I wanted anything, I just think it's sad that those are the kinds of people the GOP is inviting to their convention.
 

monovillage

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I didn't say I wanted anything, I just think it's sad that those are the kinds of people the GOP is inviting to their convention.
It says "attendees" not delegates. It doesn't even say if they had been invited or if they were gate crashers or union workers.

“CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment,” the network said. The remarks were reported by a variety of news organizations, including CNN.com on Wednesday.

The CNN.com post described the incident as “taunting.” It said that “multiple witnesses observed the exchange and R.N.C. security and police immediately removed the two people.”

Convention officials said in a statement, “Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.” It was not immediately clear whether the attendees were allowed to return.

Through Wednesday morning, CNN had not mentioned the incident
Don't you find it remarkable that CNN will have no further comment? Who the hell were the people? If they were Republican delegates i'd want them stripped of responsibility. If they were Democrat shills I'd want that revealed as well. Where's the rest of the story?
 

hal2kilo

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It says "attendees" not delegates. It doesn't even say if they had been invited or if they were gate crashers or union workers.



Don't you find it remarkable that CNN will have no further comment? Who the hell were the people? If they were Republican delegates i'd want them stripped of responsibility. If they were Democrat shills I'd want that revealed as well. Where's the rest of the story?
Hey dude slow down. You need to pace yourself. You're going have a stroke before the election even happens.
 
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Two douchebags acted like douchebags and were tossed. What's the big deal? Is this another action of a few dictating the perceived behavior of the whole again?
 

rudder

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While many Americans are suffering through a hurricane, the GOP parties it up.
Are these the same people that didn't leave 7 years ago and ignored warnings once again? if so... I say party up. Fuck... we have known about this hurricane for a while.
 

zinfamous

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Two douchebags acted like douchebags and were tossed. What's the big deal? Is this another action of a few dictating the perceived behavior of the whole again?
Why is the GOP in one hand deploring the words of Rep Akin, and in the other lionizing him by adopting, at their convention, the very policies for which he has supposedly "offended" them?



Oh, I know why--it's because this one man says exactly what the majority of them believe. They just don't like to hear it spoken in public. :\
 
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Most that I've seen discuss Akin directed the bulk of their ire at his statements that rape victims somehow have some magic power that prevents them from getting pregnant. If the GOP has adopted that platform let me know. Otherwise their stance on abortion is nothing new.
 

JKing106

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Was it another fake racial attack? Do you know? Like Tawana Brawley and the Duke Lacrosse team?

It is despicable, regardless who was actually involved.
Those poor, poor rich white boys, victimized by a single black person. But we all know they're all that way, don't we? Every single one of them.
 

Blackjack200

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Two douchebags acted like douchebags and were tossed. What's the big deal? Is this another action of a few dictating the perceived behavior of the whole again?
I didn't say it was a big deal, I just think it's sad that those are the kinds of people the GOP is inviting to their convention.

Are these the same people that didn't leave 7 years ago and ignored warnings once again? if so... I say party up. Fuck... we have known about this hurricane for a while.
Some of them probably are. Some of them are the people that are manning the pumping stations or are needed for other reasons, but yeah, fuck them, I guess. At least that's probably how the GOP fees.

...if they even thought about it at all! Paaahhrr TAY!!!!
 
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I didn't say it was a big deal, I just think it's sad that those are the kinds of people the GOP is inviting to their convention.
Two people out of how many thousands? Thats not a bad ratio of douchebags to non douches. Invite thousands anywhere and you'll get bad actors. It's how you address them that matters. It's not like these were policy makers and speakers.
 
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chucky2

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How do they know they were throwing peanuts at him because he was black, and not just to F with the camera man? They confirmed these people were saying racial things before/during/after the peanut throwing?
 
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How do they know they were throwing peanuts at him because he was black, and not just to F with the camera man? They confirmed these people were saying racial things before/during/after the peanut throwing?
They made a comment of "this is how we feed animals" before throwing the peanuts at the women. Not saying its racism or not. Just answering the question.
 

chucky2

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They made a comment of "this is how we feed animals" before throwing the peanuts at the women. Not saying its racism or not. Just answering the question.
Interesting. If true glad they kicked them out. Should have filmed them and put them up on TV, would have been much better justice... :D
 

kage69

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That's whut they git fer lettin them damn macacas mess with the cameras!
 

hal2kilo

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Why is the GOP in one hand deploring the words of Rep Akin, and in the other lionizing him by adopting, at their convention, the very policies for which he has supposedly "offended" them?



Oh, I know why--it's because this one man says exactly what the majority of them believe. They just don't like to hear it spoken in public. :\
That's pretty much it from what I can tell.
 

chucky2

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It's obvious that the police and CNN know who they are, why the secrecy?
I wonder that too. Is this a deal cut with CNN by the Reps, or, cut with the Reps by CNN? It's an election year...I trust the media and the parties even less than usual (and that is so low already, right now the trust level is effectively zero).

Chuck
 

QuantumPion

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While many Americans are suffering through a hurricane, the GOP parties it up.
Obama is busy campaigning and fundraising in Iowa right now. He is the CURRENT president. Why does he not get called out for not caring for the hurricane victims, while Romney, whom currently does not hold public office, does? Does that make any sense to you?
 

BoberFett

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This thread is a great example of faux left wing outrage.

No to mention a little left wing racism.

Of course they'll deny it, but people who don't drink the koolaid with a big D stamped on the glass see the real truth behind that group. They're no different than the right wing kooks they hate.
 
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It's obvious that the police and CNN know who they are, why the secrecy?
I wouldn't assume either thing. They were escorted off the premises, not arrested. Why would CNN and/or the police necessarily know who they are?

As for why CNN isn't making more of the story, I can only assume it's because they don't themselves want to be the subject of the news, or accused of overdramatizing the incident, which could make them look anti-Republican. The Washington Post has run an editorial encouraging them to report more fully on this incident - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/cnn-should-reveal-details-of-nut-throwing-incident/2012/08/29/658b3608-f1e7-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_blog.html . We shall see.
 

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