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Media criticized over Tenn. slayings
Associated Press (Yahoo) ^ | Fri May 18, 5:15 PM ET | DUNCAN MANSFIELD

Posted on 05/18/2007 8:00:30 PM PDT by fgoodwin

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1 posted on 05/18/2007 8:00:31 PM PDT by fgoodwin
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Does anyone doubt the media would be all over this, if the victims were black and the suspects white? Does the Duke lacrosse case ring a bell?


2 posted on 05/18/2007 8:01:31 PM PDT by fgoodwin (Fundamentalist, right-wing nut and proud father of a Star Scout!)
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digging up evidence that the documents may have been forgeries.

May have been forgeries? Riiiiggghhhhtt.

3 posted on 05/18/2007 8:03:49 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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Never mind; see:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1833876/posts

Sorry about that


4 posted on 05/18/2007 8:05:16 PM PDT by fgoodwin (Fundamentalist, right-wing nut and proud father of a Star Scout!)
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It was bloggers who undermined CBS anchorman Dan Rather's 2004 report about President Bush's National Guard service,

Yo, Dunc ... this ain't no blog!

5 posted on 05/18/2007 8:05:58 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Glory, glory ManUSA!)
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It was bloggers who undermined CBS anchorman Dan Rather's 2004 report about President Bush's National Guard service, digging up evidence that the documents may have been forgeries.

I heard Stalin was really a warm and cuddly guy too. The New York Times said so.

6 posted on 05/18/2007 8:06:26 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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That AP is even writing about this shows that the story is being kept alive. I am not interested in having these two young people’s tragic and horric deaths turned into a cause to bash the liberal media but if more people out there demand higher standards from the media then so be it.


7 posted on 05/18/2007 8:06:28 PM PDT by misterrob (Yankees Suck!)
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“It was bloggers who undermined CBS anchorman Dan Rather’s 2004 report about President Bush’s National Guard service....”

Poor wittle Dan was “undermined” by those bad old bwoggers.

8 posted on 05/18/2007 8:08:12 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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...from what the bloggers regard sneeringly as the liberal media.

Wrote media member, and liberal, Duncan Mansfield.

9 posted on 05/18/2007 8:08:35 PM PDT by Yardstick
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“.....digging up evidence that the documents may have been forgeries....”

“Fake but accurate” in mediaspeak.


10 posted on 05/18/2007 8:09:49 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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"But I can't say that this one would have had any more coverage if five whites had been accused of doing these things to two blacks, absent a blatant racial motive," he said.

Please spare me the baloney. If 5 whites had committed the same heinous acts against a black couple, it would automatically be branded a "hate crime" and rivaled Anna Nicole.

Which is an idiotic term anyway. What other kind of crime is there?

Get ready for the racial apologists to come out during and after the trial.

11 posted on 05/18/2007 8:13:12 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s......you weren't really there)
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Reminds me of the rape and murder of that teenaged boy by two gay men. No, no media suppression there... none whatsoever. < /sarc>


12 posted on 05/18/2007 8:13:33 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (NBC News - the preferred network of assassins and terrorists.)
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****The critics include mainstream conservatives, such as the National Review, and white supremacists.****

Leave it to AP to bunch National Review with KKK-type groups. You just can't make this stuff up. LOL!

13 posted on 05/18/2007 8:13:35 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Good News everyone!!!! It's baseball season!!!!!)
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I will not search for the details of the horrific facts of this case. Suffice it to say that in a just and perfect world may the perps, regardless of race, would suffer the same...


14 posted on 05/18/2007 8:13:42 PM PDT by eureka! (The 'rats have made their choice in the WOT and honest history will not be kind to them...)
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"But I can't say that this one would have had any more coverage if five whites had been accused of doing these things to two blacks, absent a blatant racial motive," he said. "As bad as this crime is, the apparent absence of any interest group involvement or any other `angle' might also explain the lack of coverage."

What's truly amazing is that this guy can say this with a straight face and still make more money than a garbage collector, who, BTW, is a much more productive member of society.

15 posted on 05/18/2007 8:41:43 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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AP covering its ass so the story will be “old news” by Monday.


16 posted on 05/18/2007 8:42:37 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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There were over 100 allegations of rape in Durham in 2006, all black on black or in a very few instances, black on white. There was only ONE allegation of a white on black rape. That’s the one you heard about.

Not even the black community cares about the other 100 rapes; it held no marches or vigils and the NAACP said nothing and Jackson and Sharpton stayed away.

The 100+ gang killings of black youths in New York will go unnoticed, even by the black community. Let one black youth be killed by a white cop, and 50,000 will march.

Obviously this is all about agendas and not about crime, or protecting the victims.


17 posted on 05/18/2007 9:45:50 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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This story was talked about on Fox and Friends this morning,they said they would not discuss the details of the crime. whats with that?
18 posted on 05/18/2007 9:54:54 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!!!)
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Whether or not this was a hate crime is secondary (although if the races were reversed, there would be nothing but charges that it was.)

The issue here is over REPORTING of the story. If the races had been reversed, it would be all the media would talk about. If this had been a gay couple, it would be all the media would talke about. This is *gasp* Tn after all and we all know what WHITE southerners are like (that’s not a racial charge, it’s just a fact...)


19 posted on 05/18/2007 9:59:17 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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Correction: It was bloggers who EXPOSED CBS anchorman Dan Rather’s 2004 report about President Bush’s National Guard service, digging up evidence that the documents WERE forgeries.


20 posted on 05/18/2007 10:29:35 PM PDT by proudpapa (Forget Rudy McRomney it's Duncan Hunter in '08!)
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