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Gwen Ifill: "There's A New Civil Rights Movement Which Has Sprung Up"
RCP Video ^ | 8-24-2014

Posted on 08/25/2014 8:27:20 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

GWEN IFILL: (snip) "But also more important is watching what's happening behind it. There's a new civil rights movement which has sprung up. We've been looking back 50 years for the last couple of months, the 50-year signings of bills and laws. These young people on the streets, these young people who've created a social media movement around Michael Brown, they're not saying, "Pass a law." They're saying, "Enforce the current ones."

They're not saying, "We're going to wait for a single, singular leader to tell us which way to go." They're saying, "We're going to lead ourselves." And there is something which we can't miss in what feels different to me than Trayvon Martin, it feels different to me than Rodney King; these are all situations in which justice was questioned. But it feels to me like Americans, not just African Americans, are picking themselves up and saying-- the first pictures we saw out of Ferguson, the common response was, "Is that America?" And I think people are saying, "Let's address that. Let's address ourselves, not expect some person to figure it out."

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Gwen Ifill's words can be interpreted any way you/she want.

What Americans saw in Ferguson is Thuggery and Lawlessness, it is not "a new civil rights movement".

If you (Gwen Ifill, as a journalist, HA!) don't seek the truth and don't call out your own profession to obscure the truth, you have no business sprouting 'insights' on new civil rights movement.

1 posted on 08/25/2014 8:27:20 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

They hope that there is a new civil rights movement so they can create more victims. And blacks are now being eclipsed by Hispanics and the biggest minority group. Hence, something needs to be done to put blacks on top again—maybe not in numbers, but in influence.


2 posted on 08/25/2014 8:29:59 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Sir Napsalot
they're not saying, "Pass a law." They're saying, "Enforce the current ones."

Is she talking about the Immigration Law?

3 posted on 08/25/2014 8:30:36 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: kabar

Anything you say Ms Awfull.


4 posted on 08/25/2014 8:30:52 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Sir Napsalot
These young people on the streets, these young people who've created a social media movement around Michael Brown, they're not saying, "Pass a law." They're saying, "Enforce the current ones." "Gibsmedat!"

Fixed it.

5 posted on 08/25/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Elections have consequences.


6 posted on 08/25/2014 8:31:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Sir Napsalot

So she is implying Obama is not a leader!


7 posted on 08/25/2014 8:31:44 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Well, it sounds like these protestors are becoming Tea Party members

they’re not saying, “Pass a law.” They’re saying, “Enforce the current ones.” Tea Party leaders have been saying this for years. Stop passing so many laws ands concentrate on the ones you already have and enforce them. A simple request.

They’re not saying, “We’re going to wait for a single, singular leader to tell us which way to go.” They’re saying, “We’re going to lead ourselves.”

And there you have the next volunteers for the Tea Party. Many are tired of waiting for a leader to come, now they want to lead themselves.

These kids don’t even know they are part of the Tea Party yet, but will very soon


8 posted on 08/25/2014 8:32:46 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: kabar

You can only be your own worst enemy for so long before the consequences starting impacting your own group exponentially.

Rampant abortion, crime, lawlessness, fatherless homes, respect for society, disregard for education etc....

Perpetual victimhood will destroy this “community”.


9 posted on 08/25/2014 8:33:53 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Americans of any color or creed do not now have nor will they ever have ANY RIGHTS which permit them to behave unlawfully.


10 posted on 08/25/2014 8:34:57 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Sir Napsalot

‘Civil Rights’ was never about ‘equality’. It always was about what blacks want as it is now.

The whole ‘equality’ thing is just how they sold it to whites...


11 posted on 08/25/2014 8:35:14 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Oldexpat

That’s a good name for her.


12 posted on 08/25/2014 8:35:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Altura Ct.

Somehow, I don’t think MLK would approve of being able to assault someone without consequence as a civil right. Because that is basically what this crowd is demanding.


13 posted on 08/25/2014 8:38:23 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Sir Napsalot
"We better get justice or we'll riot, loot & burn the place down!"

Oh wait. ...there's nothing left to loot & burn! ...Nevermind.

14 posted on 08/25/2014 8:39:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sir Napsalot

That's a two-way street, Gwen. Watch out what you wish for.

15 posted on 08/25/2014 8:40:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Sir Napsalot
they're not saying, "Pass a law." They're saying, "Enforce the current ones."

OK. Do current laws allow a cop to shoot someone who's attacking him?

16 posted on 08/25/2014 8:41:02 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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17 posted on 08/25/2014 8:41:39 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Will? It has already been destroyed.


18 posted on 08/25/2014 8:44:03 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Cowboy Bob
"Is she talking about the Immigration Law?"

Good point. I might also add "laws against looting and arson."
19 posted on 08/25/2014 8:44:17 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: RoosterRedux

NO TRUTH

NO JUSTICE


20 posted on 08/25/2014 8:45:28 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: RoosterRedux

NO TRUTH

NO JUSTICE


21 posted on 08/25/2014 8:45:56 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Sir Napsalot
Fifty years ago it was cops with guard dogs stopping little girls from going into school. That was the civil rights movement.

The "New Skewl" civil rights movement is who let the dogs out where a thug who assaulted a cop starts riots where fatherless 4 th generation welfare gangstas loot big screen TVs, Nike Air Jordans, hair extensions and 12 packs of forty and Mad Dog 20/20.

This is what the civil rights movement has devolved to and it is a farcical parody of the movement Dr King gave his life for. Gwen Ifill should be ashamed of herself

22 posted on 08/25/2014 8:46:04 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Sir Napsalot
RIGHTS?

Rights to demand, "Gibsmedat?"

I think not.

23 posted on 08/25/2014 8:48:03 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Sir Napsalot
They're not saying, "We're going to wait for a single, singular leader to tell us which way to go." They're saying, "We're going to lead ourselves."

Of course not, Gwen.

They're saying "We're gonna loot these wide-screen TV sets by ourselves, then grab some free liquor and have a party."

Clearly that's the essential nature of this "New Civil Rights Movement" that has sprung up. But please keep on fooling yourself, Gwen, so that we can continue to laugh at you.

24 posted on 08/25/2014 8:49:06 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Sir Napsalot

What Americans saw in Ferguson is Thuggery and Lawlessness, it is not “a new civil rights movement”.


Actually, that is exactly what the “new civil rights movement” is all about. The right of thugs to commit crimes and assaults on “the Man” with impunity and riot and loot when their basic human right to criminality is infringed upon. Society has to learn to take it’s beat down stop complaining


25 posted on 08/25/2014 8:50:40 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Sir Napsalot

No Gwen! This is a SNIVEL Rights Movement. I don’t get to lynch a cop so I am going to snivel about it!


26 posted on 08/25/2014 8:51:07 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

civil rights for thugs and uncivil looters!
judge them by their character, please, not the color of their skin


27 posted on 08/25/2014 8:51:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: stboz

Oh, I thought it was the

“YT, donchoo DARE defend yourself” movement.


28 posted on 08/25/2014 8:52:23 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux
Americans of any color or creed do not now have nor will they ever have ANY RIGHTS which permit them to behave unlawfully.

There are some exceptions, though.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."-- Thomas Jefferson

29 posted on 08/25/2014 8:54:08 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
You can only be your own worst enemy for so long before the consequences starting impacting your own group exponentially.

Rampant abortion, crime, lawlessness, fatherless homes, respect for society, disregard for education etc....

That is the solution. The "civil rights" movement needs to be rebalanced to apply to everyone not just certain minorities. the "knockout game", "wilding", and other acts of aggression against people and property are not civil rights.

30 posted on 08/25/2014 8:55:36 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Sir Napsalot

And there is something which we can’t miss in what feels different to me than Trayvon Martin, it feels different to me than Rodney King; these are all situations in which justice was questioned.

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The case is only at the Grand Jury stage so the courts or ‘justice system’ that set off the Trayvon or Rodney King reaction are not even yet involved. Honestly I haven’t a clue what she is talking about.


31 posted on 08/25/2014 8:57:06 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: DJ MacWoW; All

That’s an interesting quote from LBJ. I hate to use the word but I think it’s important to clarify:

Was LBJ quoted by Ronald Kessler as saying, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” or “I’ll have those Negroes voting Democratic for the next 200 years”?

Because the former is clearly racist but the latter is not necessarily, especially at the time. But both variations fit, given the number of asterisks in the quote.

Does anyone know? Does anyone have the book?


32 posted on 08/25/2014 8:58:49 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Sir Napsalot
what America saw in Ferguson is thuggery and lawlessness

What America also saw in Ferguson is race baiters and the media jumping to a conclusion that has no basis in reality. The logical outcome of what the screamers are asking for would be blacks policing themselves.

How's that working for Africa?

What I saw in Ferguson is the strongest possible affirmation that policemen SHOULD do their jobs and should not be condemned before the facts are known. I've never felt so strongly about the need for law and order and not short circuiting or pre-guessing the judicial process.

33 posted on 08/25/2014 8:59:35 AM PDT by grania (THE)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Gwen is a special combination of ignorant and stupid.

The long term outcome of Ferguson is going to hinge on whether the physical evidence and ballistics show Brown was charging Wilson at the time the fatal shots were fired.

Gwen is betting against that. Given how little of that part has made it into the public sphere she probably isn’t even aware of it. Or how stupid of a bet she’s making.

It’s very similar to Trademark: where the narrative was undemined and made irrelevant by the fact that he was beating Zimmerman’s head into the ground when Zimmerman pulled the trigger.

If anything Gwen (and a lot of other people) should be scared of the bet they’re making: if the underlying facts of their narrative don’t play out as expected they either skink away with reduced credibility OR the double down on a very inflammatory and inciteful lie ... with predictable results.


34 posted on 08/25/2014 9:00:31 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: FourtySeven

He didn’t say “Negroes”. LBJ was a racist.


35 posted on 08/25/2014 9:05:17 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I saw that At the stupid mtv awards BS last night. A moment of silence for a young guy who probably assaulted two older people of authority for no reason. Basically, a violent thug.

Imagine. What if Brown were a white skinhead thug, and he attacked a black shop owner who tried to stop him stealing blunts? Then after he got away, he and his skinhead friend attacked a black police officer who tried to stop them.

Would The Justice Brothers have raced to Missouri? Maybe, for the shop owner and the cop!

Would black entertainers have given those skinheads a blessed moment of silence? Never.


36 posted on 08/25/2014 9:07:18 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sir Napsalot

a whole new generation to be fleeced...


37 posted on 08/25/2014 9:11:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sir Napsalot

It may look like looting and destruction, but it’s a new social movement or something.< /stupidthingsliberalsbelieve >


38 posted on 08/25/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; FourtySeven

Your version is what I ‘remembered’ (or most often quoted), even though it was before my time .......


39 posted on 08/25/2014 9:16:35 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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I remember him. He was a very nasty man.


40 posted on 08/25/2014 9:18:06 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Gwen Ifil, formerly of ABC, used the pronoun “we” when referring to democrats. Faux pas! She was caught telling the truth on national tv. She made a career move to NPR where the veneer of objectivity is so much thinner.


41 posted on 08/25/2014 9:22:35 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Sir Napsalot
They're saying, "We're going to lead ourselves."

Below: Ferguson residents providing "leadership"...


42 posted on 08/25/2014 9:25:25 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Sir Napsalot
"...they're not saying, “Pass a law.” They're saying, “Enforce the current ones.”

OK-Ask one of these brilliant scholars to please NAME the 'CURRENT LAWS' which they think HAVE BEEN IGNORED. They have NO conception of laws currently on the books or otherwise, or they would not so freely and recklessly ignore them.

I will bet you everything I own, they have NO CLUE what they are saying and cannot articulate their grievance beyond “Enforce the ‘current ones’”

They are all idiots if they think they are being dis-served or exploited.

I AM SO SICK OF THIS!!!!! Since we are NOT all criminal lawyers and DO NOT legislate, the LAW is, guys, when a police officer asks you to stop... whether you like it or not, you ‘stop’. You don't get yourself shot then cry wolf!

43 posted on 08/25/2014 9:25:43 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: RoosterRedux

“When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.” Will Durant


44 posted on 08/25/2014 9:29:56 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Excellent point, Steve! Gwen Awful is a loon with selective self-rightousness, having unleashed her inner racist cow core, under the fascist Obama regime.

Ms. Awful would never equate looting, burning, pillaging and destroying with lawlessness, if the perps are black and pi$$ed. Righteous anger, don’t you know.

But let a black thug amazon rough up a cop, go for his holstered gun, lose that struggle and run, then turn and charge a now standing but injured cop rather than freeze, Ms. Awful dares to discuss use of force in terms of “enforcement of current law”.

She picked the wrong bloody beach to die on, but she ingratiated her puffy self with her professional racist radical pals and Leftist media syncophants. (As if she really gives the smallest flip about conditions in Ferguson, MO.)


45 posted on 08/25/2014 9:43:51 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Oldexpat

Hat tip on the, “Ms. AWFUL” moniker. I just used it, and so hope you don’t mind.


46 posted on 08/25/2014 9:45:39 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Ah stuff it, ugly.


47 posted on 08/25/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Seems to me that Gwen has been smoking even better crap that what she had when she was “moderating” a Presidential debate!

What people have seen in Ferguson is unadulterated lawlessness - poised as “seeking justice”!! If anyone sees anything different than that, then they projecting onto the situation! They dang sure ain’t dealing with reality!


48 posted on 08/25/2014 9:50:57 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

One day whites will be in a minority. Then the band of minorities will demonstrate their version of justice, the fairness of which will surpass that of the current version. Or not.


49 posted on 08/25/2014 10:00:48 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: DJ MacWoW
He was a very nasty man.

Famous for his toilet-seat interviews.

50 posted on 08/25/2014 10:06:20 AM PDT by windsorknot
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