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Justine Sacco was fired because she told the politically incorrect, accurate truth about AIDS
wordpress ^ | December 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on 12/21/2013 7:34:29 PM PST by grundle

Justine Sacco was fired because she told the politically incorrect, accurate truth about AIDS

A company called InterActiveCorp just fired empoyee Justine Sacco because she tweeted the following:

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”

Before Sacco made that tweet, The New York Times reported:

“The rate of AIDS among black women is 27 times the rate among white women.”

This is precisely why math is the most politically incorrect academic subject. No matter how much the radical left wants to see “racism” where none exists – no matter how much they claim to be “offended” when there is no rational reason to be offended – no matter how many temper tantrums they throw – you can’t argue against the math. The math will always win.

If the radical left insists on about getting mad at some for the AIDS problem, they have chosen the wrong target. It’s not Sacco’s fault that anyone has AIDS. If the radical left really wants to get mad at someone over the AIDS problem, then why don’t they get mad at the people who are actually spreading AIDS?



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: africa; aids; fired; justinesacco; liberalfascism; pc; sacco

1 posted on 12/21/2013 7:34:29 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

I don’t think it’s wise to joke about AIDS or any other disease.


2 posted on 12/21/2013 7:37:31 PM PST by oblomov
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To: grundle

I guess dark humor just isn’t allowed anymore.


3 posted on 12/21/2013 7:38:40 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: grundle

How ironic. Will I be the first to bring up one of the original cases of Yellow Journalism in the 1920s concerning two Italian Americans who were convicted of robbery and murder based on slander and heresay; Anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. A seven year trial ending in their execution.


4 posted on 12/21/2013 7:41:18 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Free Vulcan

Oh I see what you did there....


5 posted on 12/21/2013 7:42:03 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: grundle

What she said made no sense.


6 posted on 12/21/2013 7:42:30 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: grundle

does she plan on sleeping around in Africa? Does being white make her immune to it?


7 posted on 12/21/2013 7:45:41 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GodAndCountryFirst; zeestephen; Red in Blue PA

Ping!


8 posted on 12/21/2013 7:46:18 PM PST by grundle
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To: GeronL

No, being white does not make her immune.


9 posted on 12/21/2013 7:47:24 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

In this nation getting AIDS is a choice, however those who get it expect the rest of us to pay for it.


10 posted on 12/21/2013 7:53:03 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: grundle

True that AIDS is a serious problem in Africa, especially in those countries where the UN has come in and told them that indiscriminate sex is fine as long as they use—or forget to use—condoms.

But she was really stupid to go public with a dumb, racist joke like that. Not exactly good public relations for her firm.

So many people get in trouble by posting thoughtless stuff on Facebook or tweeting it around. You’d think they’d learn better.


11 posted on 12/21/2013 7:56:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: lee martell

SInce your description is more than a little over the top I guess you will be the first to mention a case that at least had conflicting testimony and evidence. Your take on it is just this side of an Alex Jones rant


12 posted on 12/21/2013 8:03:12 PM PST by Nifster
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To: fella

I read that in Greece people were getting AIDS on purpose to get disability checks or something from the government.


13 posted on 12/21/2013 8:09:14 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: grundle

This is the New Brave World. Tell the truth and suffer the consequences. Welcome to Nazi Amerika


14 posted on 12/21/2013 8:15:01 PM PST by realcleanguy
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To: oblomov

I think you can still do heart attack, and an old man having sex jokes.


15 posted on 12/21/2013 8:18:48 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Free Vulcan

I think you can still say “I’d rather be in traction than go out with (fill in the blank).


16 posted on 12/21/2013 8:20:04 PM PST by staytrue
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To: realcleanguy

Twitter, for those times when you need to say something stupid, and you want the whole world to hear it.


17 posted on 12/21/2013 9:04:04 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: grundle

She was fired because she’s a blithering idiot who brought unwanted attention upon her employer.


18 posted on 12/21/2013 9:05:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: grundle

aids is like global warming. there is no no there there. no one ever died from aids.


19 posted on 12/21/2013 9:33:46 PM PST by kvanbrunt2 (i don't believe any court in this country is operating lawfully anyway)
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To: grundle

Justine Sacco seems like an ignorant airhead. I all not be supporting her.


20 posted on 12/21/2013 9:52:37 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: grundle

She is an idiot. This is not about political correctness but rather unabated idiocy. She heads PR for a group of companies, and is thus, right or wrong, the public face of that group of companies. She then goes and posts that tweet. I honestly do not know what she expected, particularly considering her profession is PR and she is a senior executive.


21 posted on 12/21/2013 10:09:28 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: lee martell; Nifster
who were convicted of robbery and murder based on slander and heresay

No, they were convicted despite the fact that a number of union radicals bribed unscrupulous individuals to pretend they had alibis.

They didn't.

Modern ballistics confirms bullets fired in the murder came from Sacco's gun, and that Vanzetti was an accessory to murder which was also a capital crime.

No legal entity that has ever considered their case on the facts or the law thought them innocent. Most postmortem examinations find fault with the process -- and should -- but don't really argue against their guilt.

22 posted on 12/22/2013 12:22:22 AM PST by FredZarguna (I've never noticed that Mother Angelica had any sense of humor _at all_.)
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To: grundle

The truth is a dangerous thing in these progressive times.


23 posted on 12/22/2013 12:40:33 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: grundle

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”

Justine, just keep an aspirin between your knees if nature calls.


24 posted on 12/22/2013 3:48:26 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Cicero

“But she was really stupid to go public with a dumb, racist joke like that. Not exactly good public relations for her firm. So many people get in trouble by posting thoughtless stuff on Facebook or tweeting it around. You’d think they’d learn better.”

Absolutely; I work with “preferred minorities” that think only white men have to walk on eggshells in the office. Nice to see this one pay the same price they would; when white women are treated the same way as white men, the whole affirmative action culture will shift dramatically (and the Democratic Party is doomed).


25 posted on 12/22/2013 3:51:54 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: lee martell

Sacco’s grandson, by the way, ended up living on Beacon Hill, the expensive section of Boston that ole Nick hoped to blow up. Oh, irony is a bitch!


26 posted on 12/22/2013 5:05:45 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: FredZarguna

We now know that those two were not hiding “pamphlets” on the night of their arrest. They were hiding their explosives. We also know that Vanzetti killed a priest in the Midwest on his way to Mexico to avoid WWI. How do I know this? From Paul Avrich’s brilliant book of oral history on Italian and German/Jewish anarchists. The Italians made Emma Goldman look like a saint! And omerta died out in the late 1980s.

We also know that the infamous bombing of Wall St. in 1919 was done by Michael Boda - in retaliation for the incarceration of S&V. He eventually escaped back to Italy where Mussolini had him killed. Nasty group!


27 posted on 12/22/2013 5:11:22 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: FredZarguna

It is rather like the rallying around Mumia abu Jamal or Leonard Peltiere


28 posted on 12/22/2013 7:29:41 AM PST by Nifster
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To: spetznaz
. I honestly do not know what she expected, particularly considering her profession is PR and she is a senior executive.

Wonder who she slept with to get that job?

29 posted on 12/22/2013 7:34:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nifster
That's exactly what it is. The machinery is even the same. Point to errors in process, which are/were not reversible errors as a way of clouding the facts, further cloud the facts by nitpicking evidence that for the most part is immaterial, and make ex post facto claims about unscrupulous witnesses, recanted testimony, and hearsay, long after people are dead or no longer compelled under threat of perjury.

Sacco and Vanzetti is the very template for turning murder convictions into a political game.

30 posted on 12/22/2013 10:19:25 AM PST by FredZarguna (I've never noticed that Mother Angelica had any sense of humor _at all_.)
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To: grundle

supportjustinesacco.com


31 posted on 05/03/2014 1:57:53 PM PDT by JustineSacco
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To: kearnyirish2
White women is now the dominant group in American society.

Fox goes crazy when a White woman disappears .

32 posted on 05/03/2014 2:25:09 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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