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Actor Orlando Jones defends tweet calling for Sarah Palin's death
Digital Journal ^ | October 26, 2011 | David Silverberg

Posted on 10/26/2011 2:16:16 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

Orlando Jones, best known for his stint at comedy show MADtv, recently tweeted for liberals to kill Sarah Palin and defended his statement, saying, "My tweet hit a nerve. That's good."

Several days ago, Jones wrote on his Twitter account: "Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:"

He then faced a barrage of criticism on his Twitter feed and via his Facebook account. CNN reports Jones responded to a number of Twitter users, "including one that asked why the actor 'thinks it's funny to call for Sarah Palin to be murdered.' Jones replied to the query, 'I don't. I think it's funny that you are so upset about my inane tweet.'"

Jones, also known for being a 7-Up spokesperson in the late 1990s, defended his tweet, recently writing, "My tweet was farcical not funny or a call to action."

On his Facebook Page, Jones went further to fully explain his motive behind the inflammatory tweet: "Any anger directed at me and my right to free speech is an absolute waste of time. I am not a statesman. My comments reflect no political affiliation. It's just me being me, in a world that will never comfortably mix political correctness with artistic expression. For that, I offer no apologies, excuses or wisdom."

Palin or her representatives haven't responded to the tweet or its fallout yet. This story will be updated as news comes in.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: civility
Civility on the march. And to the credit of Keith Olbermann, he strongly condemned Mr. Jones's unacceptable language and mad him his "Worst Person in the World". Hooray for Olbermann!
1 posted on 10/26/2011 2:16:19 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Made him, not mad him. It's so rare when Olbermann rates praise here that I do not want to distract from his honor with a misspelling.
2 posted on 10/26/2011 2:18:34 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

There is a whole big war going on in Twitter.


3 posted on 10/26/2011 2:18:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If she announces for the presidency he is in a heap of trouble.


4 posted on 10/26/2011 2:19:12 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Government must be taken back from the thieves who have stolen it.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

WOW I am shocked, shocked that Keith Overbite actually did the right thing for once in his pathetic life. Even HE couldn’t defend what that giant turd said. Its disgusting what that moron wrote, Ive never even heard of him, just some washed up sack of garage looking for his 15 min of fame.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 2:19:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Who?


6 posted on 10/26/2011 2:19:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

What an idiot! No one listens to Aretha these days.


7 posted on 10/26/2011 2:20:41 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read the entire tagline.)
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To: All

Well of course you can’t offer any “wisdom”, Orlando...you’re a moron.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 2:21:20 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The tweet was a call to action. Isn’t that illegal?


9 posted on 10/26/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I googled for an image. He is vaguely familiar. Not sure why *actors* believe they should be tweeting or otherwise getting their thoughts on things out there, they seem to be less bright than the average person. I really think most people know this would be a stupid thing to say.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 2:23:46 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"My tweet hit a nerve. That's good."

And it's good to know that hitting a nerve is good. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

11 posted on 10/26/2011 2:24:13 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well then he won’t mind if I exercise my artist freedom and say I’d have to problem with someone making him disappear.I mean it is inane and all....


12 posted on 10/26/2011 2:24:46 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It's just me being me, in a world that will never comfortably mix political correctness with artistic expression. For that, I offer no apologies, excuses or wisdom."

Couple comments:

Good for him for not apologizing. I have lost all tolerance for the obviously insincere routine "apologies." Stand behind what you said, even when it's stupid.

He seems to think his stupid tweet is "artistic expression." Isn't this rather stretching the definition?

13 posted on 10/26/2011 2:24:46 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

There are black people and there are the N-word.

He is the latter.


14 posted on 10/26/2011 2:26:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

If you parse what he wrote, there is some truth to it.

He basically said that for liberals to be able to implement their agenda, they have to kill their opponents. That’s what the Bolsheviks did....they realize that the only way to really transfer wealth from the rich to the poor, was to kill the rich, and eliminate their opposition, then and only then, could their ideas be implemented.


15 posted on 10/26/2011 2:27:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Orlando Jones, best known for his stint at comedy show MADtv, recently tweeted for liberals to kill Sarah Palin and defended his statement, saying, "My tweet hit a nerve. That's good."

The way I see it Mr. Jones, is that former Gov. Palin could probably take you out from 300 yds.

Reality can be a bite in the ass...

5.56mm

16 posted on 10/26/2011 2:27:59 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

How about arresting him for a threat of death.


17 posted on 10/26/2011 2:29:05 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: All

O. Jones must come from the Mike Tyson “rape Sarah Palin” school of thought.

Orlando, you carpally challenged SOB, why don’t you defend your tweet in front of Todd Palin? He might make you his chum. (I ain’t talking friend, either).


18 posted on 10/26/2011 2:29:10 PM PDT by Molon Labbie ("It's free, swipe your EBT!")
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To: Sherman Logan

Freedom of speech is great. However, there is no freedom of CONSEQUENCES of your speech. Some politician wants to praise Hitler, they have that right. I also have the right to call him out for it. Jones calls for the death/killing of Palin, he’s going to get the blowback he richly deserves. Just on general principles. Does this nincompoop think that these youngsters today even know who Aretha is? Or is he aware that Palin isn’t running for ANYTHING?


19 posted on 10/26/2011 2:30:58 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

The end is near.


20 posted on 10/26/2011 2:33:03 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

oh my... i hope he doesn’t get mugged on the way home from work

that’d be just awful


21 posted on 10/26/2011 2:33:07 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Obama celebrated the assassination of an American overseas. Obama is really only one step away from doing the same on American soil.

It’s a point worth making - in a better way.


22 posted on 10/26/2011 2:36:12 PM PDT by donna (Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Anything for fame. Anything at all.


23 posted on 10/26/2011 2:36:12 PM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I don’t doubt for a minute that the majority of Hollywood agrees with him. There would be dancing in the streets there if someone killed Sarah Palin.


24 posted on 10/26/2011 2:36:11 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sooo,
Why can this P.O.S. call for Saracuda’s death and squat, but if I call for obammy’s i get a visit from the law???
No threats, just asking/??


25 posted on 10/26/2011 2:36:50 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
7 UP YOURS, ORLANDO.
26 posted on 10/26/2011 2:37:14 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke!" --Kool-Aid)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
The responses I read at DU were overwhelmingly negative toward Jones. They called him an idiot.
27 posted on 10/26/2011 2:49:09 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

when you tweet something so outrageous it actually forces Keith Olbermann to defend Sarah Palin, there’s no taking it back.


28 posted on 10/26/2011 2:59:07 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Dang, “The Replacements” is one of my favorite movies.


29 posted on 10/26/2011 3:29:02 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: brytlea
“This is a nut... this is an Uncola nut”... that guy in the 7Up commercials.

LLS

30 posted on 10/26/2011 3:34:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I didn’t think that’s who it was, but I guess so. I thought that guy was bigger.


31 posted on 10/26/2011 3:49:08 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Words from a wasted Obama-bot.


32 posted on 10/26/2011 3:49:47 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: M Kehoe

“The way I see it Mr. Jones, is that former Gov. Palin could probably take you out from 300 yds.”

By the looks of the wimp, I would say she could do it with her bare hands.


33 posted on 10/26/2011 3:50:53 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: sten

“oh my... i hope he doesn’t get mugged on the way home from work”

They might hit him with his purse.


34 posted on 10/26/2011 3:53:36 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sounds like he was just goofin, and making a point.. that the Liberals are all talk.


35 posted on 10/26/2011 4:13:04 PM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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Graphic stolen from Freeper BIGLOOK.

36 posted on 10/26/2011 4:14:55 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Bump....


37 posted on 10/26/2011 4:20:17 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Keith was disappointed at Orlando Jones because Jones’ words could easily be used by conservatives to undermine liberals’ attacks on the likes of Palin. Palin used a metaphoric words that what we have now is ‘war’. Jones’ words don’t have other meaning. It’s a direct, open call to kill Palin.


38 posted on 10/26/2011 4:22:51 PM PDT by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It's just me being me

Ah, the old "I'm an a-hole and can't help myself" excuse.

I wonder if he would mind if he and his family started getting inane death threats and strange inane packages of inane white powder. Not a call to action, just another of my inane comments. I must be an a-hole, too. Just can't help it.

39 posted on 10/26/2011 4:33:02 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I am not a statesman.

Nor are you a man.

40 posted on 10/26/2011 4:39:10 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: greene66

I will no longer behave myself if someone kills Sarah. Count on that.


41 posted on 10/26/2011 4:58:18 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: Quickgun

I agree. I’ve been compiling lists of these cretins that have been attacking and threatening Palin these past few years. If Palin is killed, it’s going to be their Fort Sumpter, and I promise them the gates of Hell.


42 posted on 10/26/2011 5:13:25 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
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Would Mr. Jones mind ... "if" ... I publicly called-for and encouraged HIS DEATH and MURDER ?

Just askin' ...


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43 posted on 10/26/2011 6:22:27 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Hey, Orlando! Make Seven...Up yours!


44 posted on 10/26/2011 6:23:48 PM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: brytlea

Could be but he was a spokesman for 7Up in that time period... went on the Tonight Show etc.

LLS


45 posted on 10/27/2011 4:12:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Maybe there was another guy who did it as well OR even more likely my memory is bad. I hate to think of the second thing. :)


46 posted on 10/27/2011 1:36:41 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

I cannot remember things at times either. As long as I remember who I am... who am I? Oh... wait... I remember! ;-)

LLS


47 posted on 10/28/2011 3:49:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

:) It’s probably wise at our age for us to be sure someone else knows who we are!


48 posted on 10/28/2011 2:15:40 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

Hee hee!

LLS


49 posted on 10/29/2011 4:47:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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