Skip to comments.Baltimore city officials fault media
Posted on 04/27/2015 10:55:22 PM PDT by QT3.14
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake blamed the media for blatantly mischaracterizing her words on Monday after she was quoted saying that the city's police department should give those who wished to destroy space to do that.
In a press conference Monday night, Rawlings-Blake blamed the media for portraying her remark as an attempt to incite violence, which she said was not the case. The press conference came amid heavy violence, rioting and looting in the streets of Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury after being detained by the police.
"The very blatant mischaracterization of my words was not helpful today," Rawlings-Blake told one reporter who asked if she thought her words encouraged the violence. "I was asked a question about the property damage that was done. In answering that question I made it very clear that we balance a very fine line between giving peaceful protesters a space to protest. What I said is, in doing so, people can hijack that and use that space for bad. I did not say that we were accepting of that. I did not say that we were passive to it. I was just explaining how property damage can happen during a peaceful protest."
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How DARE you QUOTE ME when reporting what I said!!!!!!!!!
She is another Ray Nagin!
Spin, baby, spin.
Being liberal means never having to say I’m Sorry.
Anyone have her press conference calling for space for destruction
Hey Mayor, maybe in a time of crisis, you should try to speak clearly...
Baltimore needs a female leader like Nancy Pelosi
“We also gave those who wish to destroy space to do that as well”
There’s no mischaracterization there.
That’s not an ambiguous statement at all.
——————> re: Steph Rawl-Blake-— Hey Hun, YOU said this - not the press!
loser she is - Remove her from office she is cognitively dis-associated
Unfortunately for the dumb mayor, her televised remarks said otherwise....
Their (liberal elites) are losing control of what they thought were the puppet strings.
We expect blacks to take responsibility and not blame someone else?
I took it to mean that the rioters should be allowed to break some windshields to “get it out of their system”.
When a Leftist makes stupid comments, the MSM is supposed to help that Leftist “nuance” the words into something noble. She has a valid complaint..../s
Obama’s choice for the next ruler of the US...both are morons...
Darlin’, there’s video of you saying what you said. In the age of YouTube, do you really think denying you said what you said is going to work?
Oh, too late. Loretta Lynch is already sworn in!!!
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