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Winfrey: 'Trayvon Martin Parallel to Emmett Till...In My Mind, Same Thing'
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Posted on 08/05/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT by chessplayer

Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the "same thing."

OPRAH WINFREY: "It's so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we've come."

Really? Martin and Till are the same thing?

As race baiters in the media have been dishonestly making this claim since the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, let's take a look at what happened to Till almost 60 years ago and why it is shameful for folks to make such a comparison.

In 1955, Till was a fourteen-year-old boy from Chicago visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi. He spoke to a 21-year-old white woman named Carolyn Bryant who was the wife of a grocery store owner in the town.

Several nights later, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam went to Till's great-uncle's house, kidnapped Till, drove him to a barn where they proceeded to beat him, gouge out one of his eyes, shoot him in the head, and dispose of his body in the Tallahatchie River with a 70-pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire.

Does that even vaguely resemble what happened to Martin?

Of course it doesn't. Not even close.

But liberal media members have been shamefully making this case for weeks further dividing our nation along racial lines.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emmetttill; goebbelswouldbeproud; jeremiahwright; liberalbigot; lowinformationvoter; lynching; oprahquotes; oprahweighsin; oprahwinfrey; playtheracecard; pravdamedia; racebaiters; zimmerman; zimmermanverdict
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1 posted on 08/05/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I’m so sorry Black America. The rest of White America is so, so over this Trayvon thing. He was a punk with no future, now his future is certain. Move along.


2 posted on 08/05/2013 9:46:50 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: chessplayer

These low information protesters don’t evem know who Emmitt Till was. Not sure they will make the connection.


3 posted on 08/05/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: chessplayer

Are people still watching this fat oaf with her mouth stuck on “open”?


4 posted on 08/05/2013 9:48:38 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Gaffer

Oprah, your Race Card has been declined and I am cutting it in half.


5 posted on 08/05/2013 9:48:49 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: chessplayer

This from a woman who for years sat in Rev Jeremiah Wright’s “church”.


6 posted on 08/05/2013 9:49:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: chessplayer

Oprah obviously has more money than brains.


7 posted on 08/05/2013 9:50:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: chessplayer

The most annoying woman on the planet holds onto her crown.


8 posted on 08/05/2013 9:50:48 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: chessplayer

9 posted on 08/05/2013 9:51:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: chessplayer

Winfrey has never been that credible anyway.


10 posted on 08/05/2013 9:51:39 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama does not know how bad he really is.)
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To: Gaffer

I believe that he is being recommended for sainthoody. Like I said, actions have consequences. His actions led to his death. Period. It would have been a lot easier if he’d just gone on the his dad’s gf’s place and delivered the watermelon drink and skittles to whoever he was supposedly getting them for. And, yes, a whole lot of us are getting tired of the okra wimpy’s and smiley cyres’s and rusty simmonses telling us how it was. They have less of a clue than anyone. By the way, good job raising smiley there billy ray.


11 posted on 08/05/2013 9:52:00 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: chessplayer

Big O Winfrey is the same thing as mean old Mr. $crooge. Same thing.


12 posted on 08/05/2013 9:52:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: chessplayer

Ratings whore.


13 posted on 08/05/2013 9:53:22 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: chessplayer

Winfrey has never been that credible anyway.


14 posted on 08/05/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama does not know how bad he really is.)
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To: chessplayer

Oprah has done some good things
but she destroys any credibility for intelligence with this kind of narrow minded trash

and they all disparage Emmitt Till - if he was the victim history claims him to be. No longer believing any myths of victimhood


15 posted on 08/05/2013 9:54:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: chessplayer

Cry me a river, Doperuh.


16 posted on 08/05/2013 9:54:51 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chessplayer

Oprah has been billed as this brilliant entrepreneur and example for the black community. I’ve never followed her or cared until she got into politics. Whites made her rich.

Now we are shown hers was a folly too? Who knew Oprah was racists especially given her original following?

Oprah is just another person in this country who hates me for being a conservative, christian, white, hardworking, (formerly successful), husband and father to an intact family.


17 posted on 08/05/2013 9:56:48 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (If the government told us to expect rain, I'd schedule an outdoor wedding.)
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To: chessplayer

Evidence: What a pesky thing.


18 posted on 08/05/2013 9:57:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: chessplayer

If it had gone on the black guy would Emile Griffith and the Hispanic would be Benny Paret. This is really getting to be nuts.


19 posted on 08/05/2013 9:58:52 AM PDT by idov
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To: chessplayer

“let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing.”

Hey guys, cut Oprah some slack, alright!

If she has trouble differentiating the circumstances of Till & Martin it is because her mind is still overcrowded because “she thinks of the “millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”

“Her count may be off a bit, however; as Breitbart reported, Tuskegee Institute historians say that about 3,446 blacks were lynched in America between the years of 1882 and 1968.”

I guess she spends no time at all thinking of the 1,297 whites also lynched during that period.


20 posted on 08/05/2013 10:00:12 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: chessplayer
Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till,

The Klan is out stirring race war again.

Today they wear white hoodies


21 posted on 08/05/2013 10:00:16 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: chessplayer
hmmmm I wonder oif Noprah has the courage to have al sharpton come on her show...and AXE HIM about Trayvon....and......ah TAWANA???

Perhsps Ricky No_Limit_For_Just_Us_Holder could also participate


TIME TO put an END top the DEAD HORSE known as RACISM once an fo AWL!!!!




22 posted on 08/05/2013 10:02:30 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: silverleaf
“if he was the victim history claims him”

He WAS! Even most whites in Leflore County would have told you that in 1955.

23 posted on 08/05/2013 10:02:49 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: chessplayer
In my mind, same thing

That's because your mind is full of $#!^...

24 posted on 08/05/2013 10:03:14 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: chessplayer

HEY,OPRAH...TEL US EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT CARL ROWAN!


25 posted on 08/05/2013 10:04:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: chessplayer

Doprah proving herself to be an idiot.


26 posted on 08/05/2013 10:05:18 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Third Person
if oprah had any GUTS...she's bring RIcky Holder and Al Sharpton on her Puhrogramme...and TALK SPIT

IF...ahahah FAT....chance




27 posted on 08/05/2013 10:05:53 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: chessplayer
“Really? Martin and Till are the same thing?”

Well, it is almost the same.

Till was beat half to death and then shot.

That is what TrayDmark was attempting to do to Zimmerman.

28 posted on 08/05/2013 10:06:23 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: chessplayer

HELP! HELP! This guys face keeps getting in the way of my fists! HELP!


29 posted on 08/05/2013 10:06:34 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: MeshugeMikey
"... no one MANIPSNAPES me or my family ..."
30 posted on 08/05/2013 10:07:38 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: chessplayer

Who cares what you have to say orca. The death of the POS gang wannabe and the subsequent “for Trayvon” attacks have helped once again to spur the purchase of weapons for defence against these animals. Expect more to be Trayvoned in the future because nobody cares about you anymore. If you don’t like it here with all of the advantages you currently have then move to africa and be a real african; not that you’ll last long among the real africans already there.


31 posted on 08/05/2013 10:08:52 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: chessplayer

HELP! HELP! THIS WOMANS FACE KEEPS GETTING IN THE WAY OF MY FISTS! SOMEBODY HELP!


32 posted on 08/05/2013 10:09:24 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: bassmaner
"no one MANIPSNAPES me or my family ..."





33 posted on 08/05/2013 10:12:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: chessplayer

Oprah has a mind? Really? Who knew?


34 posted on 08/05/2013 10:12:57 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: chessplayer

I’m waaaay past my downtrodden colored people saturation point.

Mayors are colored people, senators are colored people, rich entertainers are colored people, company CEOs are colored people, rich athletes are colored people, some of the wealthiest in this country are colored people, including YOU, Oprah. If you hadn’t noticed, we have a colored person squatting in the White House.

(anyone offended by the words “colored people”, take it to the NAACP.)


35 posted on 08/05/2013 10:15:42 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: chessplayer

“in my mind”

But NASA has given up on exploring the vast, pristine, empty universe.


36 posted on 08/05/2013 10:15:56 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Oprah obviously has more money than brains.”

I’m reasonably sure that would be the case even if she was poor.


37 posted on 08/05/2013 10:19:32 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: MasterGunner01
Can either Oprah or Tawana Read CURSIVE




38 posted on 08/05/2013 10:23:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: chessplayer
I wonder if anyone ever ast her wazzup with de'marquis Elkins? If she thought he was the same as Emmett Till
39 posted on 08/05/2013 10:24:49 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Mortrey
Rite Awn Rite Awn RIte Awn!




40 posted on 08/05/2013 10:25:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: chessplayer

Oprahs mind is a maze of mad-cow disease, obviously.

If we can call it mind.


41 posted on 08/05/2013 10:25:56 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: chessplayer

Poor Oprah and her admirers; so ignorant of their ignorance.


42 posted on 08/05/2013 10:28:03 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: chessplayer

I think Orcha is jumping Sharknado.


43 posted on 08/05/2013 10:37:31 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: chessplayer
Another "I hate whitey" member.

Oprah is advertising...nothing more. Can't stand her.

44 posted on 08/05/2013 10:38:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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What they are doing by comparing Martin to Till is actually lessening the depravity of what happened to Till. But they don’t care.


45 posted on 08/05/2013 10:38:42 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Politically parallel to Horst Wessel


46 posted on 08/05/2013 10:57:20 AM PDT by Mackie_Messer
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“...........further dividing our nation along racial lines.”

And it’s working.


47 posted on 08/05/2013 10:57:42 AM PDT by Gator113
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To: chessplayer

Will the deification of this punk ever stop??? We grow tired...


48 posted on 08/05/2013 10:59:37 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: chessplayer
Does that even vaguely resemble what happened to Martin?

YES, he went nuts with his hatred for 'whitey'. And would have killed if he wasn't stopped.

Oprah, you are noting but a racist! An anyone who watches you is nuts, also.

49 posted on 08/05/2013 11:00:46 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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Oprah...... Al in drag


50 posted on 08/05/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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