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Man accused of slapping boy on flight jobless
CNN ^ | 2/18/13 | Ric Ward and Michael Martinez

Posted on 02/18/2013 4:48:44 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

An Idaho man accused of uttering a racial slur and slapping a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight is now out of a job.

Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, was charged with assaulting a minor in the February 8 incident. His company, which initially suspended him, said Sunday that Hundley no longer has his job.

"Reports of the recent behavior of one of our business unit executives while on personal travel are offensive and disturbing," said a statement from AGC Aerospace & Defense. "We have taken this matter very seriously and worked diligently to examine it since learning of the matter on Friday afternoon.

"As of Sunday, the executive is no longer employed with the company."

AGC Aerospace & Defense supplies technology and other services to the military and businesses.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defensecontractor; deltaairlines; fired; flying; joerickeyhundley; racist; rudeness
...and the REAL reason he was fired?

"Then Hundley, who was seated next to the mother and son, allegedly told her to "shut that ('N word') baby up."

The guy is a jerk, to be sure....but why was he apparently served alcohol AFTER it was clear he was drunk? Why does it take TWO "journalists" to do this story at CNN?

Why is Kat Williams still employed by ANYONE, if acting like a boar is the standard?

Also, why is this--a guy acting like a jackass on a plane--national news?

1 posted on 02/18/2013 4:48:54 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

> Also, why is this—a guy acting like a jackass on a plane—national news?

Because it fans the flames of division which is a support beam in 0’s house...


2 posted on 02/18/2013 4:55:50 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think you’ve keyed in on something that has become a trend over the past twenty years. News networks now take routine stories that ought to make the front page of Green Bay, WI, but really not a national story.

The simple story here is some drunk guy on an airplane....doing stupid things, and will likely get four weeks in some local county jail with a fine.

If you’d turn off all the national networks for a month....they’d get the message and start to think over how they can possibly make a profit with no viewers.


3 posted on 02/18/2013 4:57:51 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
If you’d turn off all the national networks for a month....they’d get the message and start to think over how they can possibly make a profit with no viewers.

A month? It's been off in my house for over 20 years. Literally. Don't miss it.

4 posted on 02/18/2013 4:59:28 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

MSM:

White man using a racial slur -— broadcast
White girl abducted -— broadcast

Black man using a racial slur -— ignore
Black girl abducted -— ignore


5 posted on 02/18/2013 5:04:24 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

If the ratings are an indicator (and they are), then most people have been doing that. The net execs still don’t get it.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 5:05:12 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: pepsionice
If you’d turn off all the national networks for a month

One of our local news stations has been dutifully running this story repeatedly for the last several days, even though none of the participants has any local connection whatsoever.

But I guess it's because they're a network affiliate, and they have to push the memes promoted by the network.
7 posted on 02/18/2013 5:07:33 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Erik Latranyi

And “white beaten nearly to death by laughing black crowd” never happened.....


8 posted on 02/18/2013 5:09:35 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Also, why is this—a guy acting like a jackass on a plane—national news?”
Because the incident was on a plane and he deserves it...


9 posted on 02/18/2013 5:10:59 AM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
If you’d turn off all the national networks for a month....they’d get the message and start to think over how they can possibly make a profit with no viewers.

They have literally lost half of their viewers. They don't care. The people in charge feel their own job is safe, and they would rather put out their political message and lay off a few more reporters.

10 posted on 02/18/2013 5:12:37 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I never watch any televised news, either. If it’s not on FR, chances are, I won’t hear about it.

OTOH, I did hear about this incident on FR, so what are we doing here? LOL!


11 posted on 02/18/2013 5:14:46 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: SoFloFreeper
This ahole is alive only because he didn't slap one of my boys.

12 posted on 02/18/2013 5:17:05 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead’’ and a “drug dealer’’ during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene. He then called G.N. Miller — a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post — a “coon, a drug dealer,’’ Miller’s police statement said.
13 posted on 02/18/2013 5:18:17 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Say what you will about Baldwin but at least he didn't call his *daughter* a "coon".

Alec Baldwin,Father Of The Year

14 posted on 02/18/2013 5:27:33 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I've been on more than a few 10 to 15 hour long flights that seemed to me to be filled with screeching three year olds.Although I was tempted to stuff a sock in one or two mouths I never did.But then,I haven't consumed a drop of ethanol since 1987.
15 posted on 02/18/2013 5:33:35 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Why is Kat Williams still employed by ANYONE, if acting like a boar is the standard?

Because he's
a. a "comedian", and
b. a member of a "protected" class

16 posted on 02/18/2013 5:34:48 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I am not sure why the unpleasant, minor and tacky has become national news.

Unless it is to fan division of the people.

And to make people fearful.


17 posted on 02/18/2013 5:35:05 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Also, why is this--a guy acting like a jackass on a plane--national news?

Post-9/11, anyone acting like a jackass on a plane is national news. It's sort of man-bites-dog - while it's been decades since anyone has had to dress up to get on a plane, the average air passenger is a cut above, and you don't get very many incidents. Thus, any incident is news. And to have a corporate executive smack somebody's else baby on a plane - that's major league newsworthy. The racial angle is just a bonus.

18 posted on 02/18/2013 5:35:48 AM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: pepsionice
I dunno about that..

Forget about the racial part for a moment: A man slaps a crying child in the face on a major air line??? I'm not surprised that it made national headlines.

If it were my child, the headlines would be bigger than that!

19 posted on 02/18/2013 5:42:00 AM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think the first time I saw it was on the Miami local news. Fox station, I think....

I thought “Gee, a Minnesota or Georgia story....not a single connection to Florida. Oh, wait....the guy USED THE “N” WORD?!”

South Florida race baiting media drool at any opportunity to fan black hatred of whites.


20 posted on 02/18/2013 5:43:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: TSgt

I agree, if some guy slapped one of my kids, plane or no plane he’d receive the beating of a lifetime.


21 posted on 02/18/2013 5:50:21 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s news because all of America feels that they have been slapped jobless


22 posted on 02/18/2013 5:50:27 AM PST by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mind you, I think the guy’s behavior is deplorable, and he deserved to be fired and prosecuted for attacking an innocent child.

But you just have to wonder about the priorities of today’s ‘news industry.’


23 posted on 02/18/2013 5:53:08 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: SoFloFreeper

A guy hits a baby on a plane and anyone is surprised it’s national news. The name-calling is just window dressing to make it seem worse, but make no mistake, when a grown man strikes a child on an airline it is big news.

The man is a clear piece of sh&t, and deserves what he gets, yet some of you are trying to turn this into an example of political correctness. Bet if it was your kid you’d react differently.


24 posted on 02/18/2013 5:56:44 AM PST by sakic
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stop making excuses for this piece of garbage. He has past issues of assault and he slap a infant. Screw him.


25 posted on 02/18/2013 5:58:23 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stop making excuses for this piece of garbage. He has past issues of assault and he slapped a infant. Screw him.


26 posted on 02/18/2013 5:58:41 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stop making excuses for this piece of garbage. He has past issues of assault and he slapped a infant. Screw him.


27 posted on 02/18/2013 5:58:41 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: SoFloFreeper

Stop making excuses for this piece of garbage. He has past issues of assault and he slapped a infant. Screw him.


28 posted on 02/18/2013 5:59:00 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: pepsionice
I dunno about that..

Forget about the racial part for a moment: A man slaps a crying child in the face on a major air line??? I'm not surprised that it made national headlines.

If it were my child, the headlines would be bigger than that!

29 posted on 02/18/2013 6:09:52 AM PST by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

You can say that again!


30 posted on 02/18/2013 6:12:30 AM PST by MNDude (Guns don't kill people, Democrats kill people)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I bet he gets a diagnosis from a psych and files an ADA grievance.


31 posted on 02/18/2013 6:14:33 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Also, why is this--a guy acting like a jackass on a plane--national news?

Why are you ignoring the fact that this guy slapped a toddler? He's charged with assault. Try saying something polite and slapping a toddler and see if you get a better deal.

32 posted on 02/18/2013 6:20:47 AM PST by Mr. Know It All
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To: SoFloFreeper

If true, this was handled properly. The guy lost his job and probably is going to get sued. And if someone getting drunk and urinating in the aisle on a plane is news, then I don’t see any reason why this shouldn’t be news.


33 posted on 02/18/2013 6:21:12 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
Also, why is this--a guy acting like a jackass on a plane--national news?

White woman with black baby

34 posted on 02/18/2013 7:11:41 AM PST by Retired Chemist
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To: SoFloFreeper
You all forget the word allegedly.

The only witness I have seen in all these stories claims to have heard and understood the accused using derogatory language from 12 rows ahead during final descent.

That is a dubious claim.

Everyone is assuming guilt because of the nature of the charge, not because of the evidence. Like sheep following the MSM.

35 posted on 02/18/2013 7:27:34 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: SoFloFreeper

Reminds me of a story Flip Wilson did about a train conductor,woman,baby,banana.


36 posted on 02/18/2013 7:49:34 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: SoFloFreeper
Also, why is this--a guy acting like a jackass on a plane--national news?

Because journalists are lazy and can't resist stories that practically write themselves.

37 posted on 02/18/2013 8:06:26 AM PST by Romulus
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To: UnwashedPeasant
There's always one jerk who defends other jerks. A) This man has a history of being drunk in public. B) Has a history of being arrested for assault. C) there is a witness.

Clearly this guy is innocent and its all a conspiracy. /eyeroll

38 posted on 02/18/2013 8:16:38 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Chickensoup
And to make people fearful.
BINGO!..you got it!; you shall be "confined yourself" to
...our (Liberal) behavior standards

39 posted on 02/18/2013 9:20:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: TSgt
This ahole is alive only because he didn't slap one of my boys.

Interesting comment. So, if this were in public, you'd kill the guy on the spot just for slapping a child? You don't think a proper trial and imprisonment might be in order? Just curious...

40 posted on 02/18/2013 9:43:04 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: pepsionice
You have to back up a bit and ask yourself a basic question:

Why is this story being made into headline news by the leftist propaganda machine, (AKA the MSM)?


I believe it (and others like it) are being "promoted" to the national scene because it highlights and enforces a key assumptive talking point (In this case: whites abuse blacks) in order to invoke a desired conditioned response/reaction (disgust) and continue the conditioning that the powers that be desire in the population.

The same is true for those ideas that they DON'T want propagated (Black racist violence against whites and others is prevalent, extremely violent, random, and increasing in frequency...).

In this way, the majority (whites) are being conditioned and controlled in the manner desired (passive guilt and subservience). At the same time, those actions NOT highlighted as bad (Black violence, either against blacks or whites) does not get admonished and the perception is that there are no consequences when perpetrated.

This trend is building a volcano of resentment, anger, and distrust on both sides, and is a part of the "Divide and Conquer" strategy being implemented by this administration (and his handlers) to weaken this country as a whole and make it a 3rd world hellhole...

Don't think for a minute this hasn't been long in the works either. The problem is waking everyone up about it. Some are but too many are not, and those may not wake up until the day the butchers blade falls...

41 posted on 02/18/2013 9:48:23 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Nope


42 posted on 02/18/2013 10:10:48 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

My husband is in the military and I had to do a total of 6 trans-Atlantic flights. All of them were unavoidable.

Flight 1: 3 month old
Flight 2: 9 month old (with my husband)
Flight 3: 9 month old (with my husband)
Flight 4: 5 month old, two year old
Flight 5: 6 month old, two year old
Flight 6: 17 month old, three year old

I had my husband there to help for two of the flights, the rest, I did on my own. Flights 4 and 5 were the worst. We were going back to the states to get tubes in my daughter’s ears, so you can imagine what the altitude did to my girl.

I did my very best, but there’s only so much you can do. I remember one particular woman (another passenger), who volunteered to take my son so I could take care of my screaming two year old. She was middle aged and lovely and took care of him for most of the flight. Saved ALL our bacon.

I firmly believe that there should be an area reserved for the families with small children. It would be less stressful for the everyone, including the parents. Heck, I’d pay extra if they had a small play area for kids.

The kids are grown now and my husband and I have officially reached the ‘get off my lawn!’ stage, but I never get upset with the children or the parents on these flights. Sometimes flying is unavoidable and little ones do suffer. 90% of the time, the parents are desperately trying to deal with the problem, but they have few options.

On flights that aren’t fully booked, I have suggested that either myself and my children be moved away or that irritated passengers are moved from us. Most of the time, staff does their best to make this happen.

It’s just a no-win situation for anyone.


43 posted on 02/18/2013 10:11:37 AM PST by Marie ("The last time Democrats gloated this hard after a health care victory, they lost 60 House seats.")
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To: Vaduz

Bill Cosby - “Jeffery”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs0cYJUqJys


44 posted on 02/18/2013 10:15:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TSgt
This ahole is alive only because he didn't slap one of my boys.

Interesting comment. So, if this were in public, you'd kill the guy on the spot just for slapping a child? You don't think a proper trial and imprisonment might be in order? Just curious...

And, you responded "Nope."

Can't respond in detail because it breaks one of the main rules I have lived by for many years since learning it here on Free Republic. I make every effort to stay away from situations where I might be in the middle of just such an incident. Instead of thinking logically based on a proper value system, huge numbers of people are simply reacting emotionally and lots of killing is taking place (California, Las Vegas, Chicago, etc.). We are going to lose our form of government very soon because people who think and act like that can not be governed my a democracy.

45 posted on 02/21/2013 7:24:49 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

There’s elegance in simplicity.

But since you wanted a complex answer:

Our current system offers little to no justice for crimes against children. Where such a crime would involve my child I have made the conscious decision to enact my own justice and take my chances with a court.

It’s not about a lack of self-control. Quite the opposite.


46 posted on 02/26/2013 9:00:24 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: TSgt

As you would have it. I understand your explanation.


47 posted on 02/26/2013 4:00:42 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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