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Reporter Suspended, Could Lose Job Over What He Said About ‘Young Black Men’ Live on the Air
theblaze.com ^ | 7/15/2014 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:35 AM PDT by rktman

News 12 reporter Sean Bergin has been suspended after he argued on the air that the “anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities” is largely the result of “young black men growing up without fathers.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New Jersey
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Geez. Speaking the truth just ain't the same anymore is it. Maybe he and Anthony from the Opie and Anthony show (now just the Opie show?) can get together and start an online show like beck. And the wife/mom/girlfriend of the perp that shot the cop gets more street creds for saying the perp should have taken out more cops at the ambush? Guess she doesn't have a job to lose huh?
1 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:35 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

local TV news in America is an absolute joke. Besides info on local fires and weather, its total rubbish


2 posted on 07/15/2014 6:52:01 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: rktman

So now, we are not allowed to talk about the many negative impacts of young black men growing up without fathers?? That is now racist????

Is it bigoted if we omit race, and say that there are bad impacts for any children growing up without a father? Or will that be seen as bigoted against women and mothers???

Political correctness may yet kill off our civilization.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 6:52:16 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: rktman

FIRE HIM! He dared speak the truth!


4 posted on 07/15/2014 6:53:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

The guy from Opie & Anthony is in a similar fix.

Not that I care per se, but it’s the principle of the thing.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 6:55:02 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It’s workin’ hard at it. The list of unacceptable words/phrases/terminology/comments grows bigger every day. Pretty soon when someone asks about your car, you better not say you have a “black” car. Guess that would be interpreted as you have one to make you feel powerful over something black. Lib-logic. I can’t make any sense out of it anymore. Yes, it’s getting that ridiculous. I guess the govt funded data proving what the reporter said will now need to altered to say the opposite.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 6:56:23 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: PGR88

“local TV news in America is an absolute joke. Besides info on local fires and weather, its total rubbish”

My “local” news orginates in Cleveland. The local news could be retitled: Homies behaving badly.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 6:57:28 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: rktman

Truth, its the new hate speech.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: rktman

It angers Conservatives when you lie about them, but it infuriates liberals when you tell the truth about them!


9 posted on 07/15/2014 6:59:47 AM PDT by JayAr36 (OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER WHEN THIS A FREE COUNTRY)
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To: rktman

WTF? You get punished for telling the truth in this country? These urban predators have no family structure to show them right or wrong,suck on the golden welfare teat to buy bling and sneakers, and sell drugs to by weapons and more drugs.We should train our snipers in these cities.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:03:00 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: rktman
Such talk is an open and egregious violation of Mintrue newspeak directives


11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:06:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: rktman
The Ministry Of Truth says this is not "truth".

He will go down the Memory Hole...

12 posted on 07/15/2014 7:08:23 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: Renegade

Yes, we will now get punished for telling the truth. It is racist to talk about urban ghetto culture, fatherless feral kids in the ghetto, etc. The race element overrides everything else.

Eric Holder says we are cowards on race discussions.

Gee, I wonder why, Eric, when you see the reaction here. Rather than discuss the content of what was said, rather than discuss whether fatherlessness is a problem in the ghetto, instead we lambast someone who dares to mention the issue.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 7:16:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: rktman

Mustn’t. Speak. Truth.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 7:17:12 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: rktman

His evaluation was actually wrong, or at least largely wrong.

I don’t have to deal with inner city anything, but much of the anti-cop feeling in this country is due to the way that cops do their job. And it’s not just in the inner city.

We have militarized police forces who break down doors, shoot dogs kids and innocent adults. I suspect the average law abiding citizen is more likely to have a loaded gun pointed at them by a cop than by a criminal.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 7:19:34 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: PGR88

Our local news is nothing more than Africans killing Africans, with the occasional weather forecast thrown in. Heaven forbid we allow the true condition of our cites to be broadcast.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 7:21:02 AM PDT by GT Vander (Life's priorities; God, Family, Country. Everything else is just details...)
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To: rktman
“We were besieged, flooded with calls from police officers furious that we would give media coverage to the life of a cop killer. It’s understandable. We decided to air it because it’s important to shine a light on the anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities. This same, sick, perverse line of thinking is evident from Jersey City, to Newark and Patterson to Trenton.”

“It has made the police officer’s job impossible and it has got to stop. The underlying cause of all of this, of course: young black men growing up without fathers. Unfortunately, no one in the news media has the courage to touch that subject.”

Truer words have never been spoken. And of course he has been suspended and will probably be fired for telling the truth.

He is absolutely right that no one in the news media has the courage to touch the story because if they do they will no longer be in the media.

It is true with almost every story the MSM talks about.

Tell the truth and you will immediately be fired.

There are plenty of liars with degrees in journalism and no honor and integrity willing to take their place.

17 posted on 07/15/2014 7:23:28 AM PDT by detective
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"News 12 reporter Sean Bergin has been suspended after he argued on the air that the “anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities” is largely the result of “young black men growing up without fathers.”"

While he sure has a point about not having fathers, I think it has more to do with the attitude and behavior of cops in inner unarmed cities.

18 posted on 07/15/2014 7:26:00 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: rktman

truth....can’t have that now, can we?


19 posted on 07/15/2014 7:28:29 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rktman

I would contend that what he said is not the truth, or not entirely the truth, anyway.

The implication is that if the biological fathers of these young men had stuck around and helped raise them, they would have turned out better.

The problem is that the considerable majority of these “fathers” were irresponsible thugs, which is of course why they didn’t stick around.

Let’s, however, assume they had.

How does having an irresponsible thug around help a boy grow up to be a responsible young man? Is there any evidence that having such a guy around has any positive benefits at all? What are the chances such a “father” would be abusive to the boy, his mother and his siblings?

What this unfortunate reporter meant to say is that young boys raised without a responsible adult father figure are likely to turn out poorly. That IS a fact. But if there are no responsible adult males around, how are they to be provided?


20 posted on 07/15/2014 7:31:13 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: The_Republic_Of_Maine

“At that same conference, backspace U. S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) alleged that, “poor children receive less dollars which continues the cycle of poverty.”

The dead cop in question was a rookie on the job for six months. Here in NJ, our urban cops aren’t aggressive (they aren’t allowed to be); rather than blacks complaining about their attitudes and behavior, it is often the whites and “replacement Americans” complaining about the ineffectiveness of our cops.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 7:32:36 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: babygene

You make an interesting point. FR seems to indicate a rising tide of anti-cop sentiment even among those traditionally most likely to support LEOs.

Which makes me wonder if the tales of police brutality towards minorities many of us discounted were to a considerable extent true all along. Are the cops just starting to treat the rest of us the way they have always treated black people?

I don’t know the answer, but I think it’s a pretty important question.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 7:33:52 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Is it bigoted if we omit race, and say that there are bad impacts for any children growing up without a father?

Yes. It's bigoted because it implies that a 'father' is 'necessary' to rear children properly, which is anathema to the NOW gang.................

23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:36:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,286 replies. ...............)
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That’s what I thought. I figured it was bigoted against females to suggest that a father is important in children’s lives.

But this is nothing new. Remember the reaction to Dan Quayle, in 1992, when he criticized a TV show which featured a single woman having a baby alone??? Oh my God, the over-reaction and meltdown among liberals at that time was unbelievable.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 7:38:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They're trying to get rid of words such as "mother" and "father" entirely and all references to specific genders.

So it won't even be possible to say anything meaningful even if you wanted.

"Children growing up with just a single spouse who fails to fully represent the entire gender spectrum will be at a slight disadvantage which might result in angry outbursts directed at symbols of authority."

25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: rktman

The fact is that 25% of a certain Demographic, equal to 3% of the entire Population, is responsible for more than 50% of the Violent Crime committed in this Country.

AG Eric Holder can fill in the blanks.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:38:40 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: rktman

Bill Cosby wasn’t fired.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 7:41:08 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Sherman Logan

LOL! “these “fathers” were irresponsible thugs”. As opposed to all the “responsible” thugs I guess. Good example would be the dying words of sixpac shakur after he was shot in Vegas. The first cop on the scene (Vegas strip bike cop) asked sixpac who did it. Sixpac’s final two word to the cop. FU. Yeah, and he’s celebrated like some sort of hero. Nope. Dead zero.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 7:45:12 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Sorry. Mr. holder isn’t capable of filing in blanks.


29 posted on 07/15/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
"Political correctness" is dangerous. We've reached a point where people are afraid to actually talk about what they want to say, because somebody might be 'offended'."

And glaring problems will not get solved until we can be candid and honest with each other.

30 posted on 07/15/2014 7:48:14 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sherman Logan

Yes, an important question.

However, as I’ve seen it, most of the growing “anti cop” sentiment is centered on capabilities; that police forces are moving away from “policing” and instead moving toward paramilitary capabilities that can be used for suppression of the public.


31 posted on 07/15/2014 7:57:20 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: rktman

Actually, from the particular issue at point, there have been, or at least used to be, a lot of “responsible thugs.”

The Italian and Jewish gangsters who dominated organized crime in this country for most of the last century were renowned for their devotion to their families. They didn’t abandon their sons and daughters to grow up by themselves. Their peers would have ostracized them, or possibly killed them, if they had.

Whether growing up with a “responsible thug” for an active father is a good thing or not for the child is a good question.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 7:57:57 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The overreaction and meltdown was a political tactic, is a political tactic, that the Dems pull out to distract from the real issues.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 7:59:37 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: brownsfan

‘My “local” news orginates in Cleveland. The local news could be retitled: Homies behaving badly.’

Local news from Louyville is the same stuff. I got rid of cable and my tv. Pointless to watch and all it does is piss me off.


34 posted on 07/15/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: MrB
FIRE HIM! He dared speak the truth!


35 posted on 07/15/2014 8:04:10 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: rktman

It is not at all about race. It is about the family. I’ve heard Wayne Perryman talk at length about the dysfunctional black family and the seduction of the drug industry that takes the place of the father and kills young kids.


36 posted on 07/15/2014 8:05:49 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: tanknetter
I doubt the issue is one of capabilities, as such. The military has always had this capability and more, and it is by far the most trusted institution in the country. Which, BTW, the Founders would have thought extremely bizarre.

The problem is that those capabilities, when present, have a tendency to be used, whether they are needed or not. Takes a strong manager and leader to keep his guys from using their new toys unnecessarily.

paramilitary capabilities that can be used for suppression of the public.

This is what many blacks and other minorities have always claimed the police do in their neighborhoods. To what extent were they right?

37 posted on 07/15/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: jonrick46

Not to mention the attraction to gangs as pseudo families due to a desire to part of “family” knowing that somebody has your back. Good or bad.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 8:09:09 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

Killing the messenger won’t help anything


39 posted on 07/15/2014 8:09:54 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: rktman

This is the culmination of 50+ years of make believe.


40 posted on 07/15/2014 8:10:34 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: rktman

He is gone.


41 posted on 07/15/2014 8:11:14 AM PDT by sport
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To: babygene

Oh please, inner-city types have been referring to Police as “Pigs” since the 1960s.


42 posted on 07/15/2014 8:12:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sherman Logan
“Which makes me wonder if the tales of police brutality towards minorities many of us discounted were to a considerable extent true all along. Are the cops just starting to treat the rest of us the way they have always treated black people?”

Cops have always been “brutal”. The difference is that now more people are questioning them. Back in the day, in my small town, you mouthed off to the cops, you got your head busted. Had a lot less problems....

Cops here used to be very low paid. Minimum wage and all they could steal. As a respected local businessman and friend of the family(now deceased) said to me, “cops are garbage men who were under qualified.”

No knock raids and the militarization of the Police are the cause of much of the recent unpleasantness.

43 posted on 07/15/2014 8:14:14 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Unbelievable then, totally believable today..............


44 posted on 07/15/2014 8:14:43 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,763 threads and 85,286 replies. ...............)
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To: babygene

more likely to have a loaded gun pointed at them by a cop than by a criminal. —

Not sure about the actual probability where I live, but I know I feel that way.


45 posted on 07/15/2014 8:17:18 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: rktman

HOW DARE HE ALLUDE TO 72% OF BLACK BABIES BEING BASTARDS AS A BAD THING!

BURN HIM!


46 posted on 07/15/2014 8:18:04 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It would be called homophobia because Heather will be just fine with two mommies. If they are legally married in a ‘progressive’ state, of course.


47 posted on 07/15/2014 8:24:52 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: saleman

What really gets me is how some cops are not gun people at all.
As in, literally know nothing about firearms other than what they learned in class.
I just don’t get that.
On my job I know everything I can about the tools I use.
How do you have a gun as part of your job and it’s the only gun you have ever fired? And that’s only once a year to qualify with low recoil ammo. You have have been given authority by the state to walk around with a loaded weapon in public and you barely even know how to disassemble it for cleaning?
Boggles my mind.


48 posted on 07/15/2014 8:27:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It would be called homophobia because Heather will be just fine with two mommies. If they are legally married in a ‘progressive’ state, of course.


49 posted on 07/15/2014 8:28:41 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
So now, we are not allowed to talk about the many negative impacts of young black men growing up without fathers?? That is now racist????

Only a few days ago, Eric Holder said that we need to have more open conversations about race. I guess those open conversations mean your opinions have to be PC and/or devoid of truth.

50 posted on 07/15/2014 9:38:59 AM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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