MOB AND TOWN: Methods of misinforming the public!

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2021

In search of division and fear: We watched snatches of CNN for four hours last evening.

We started with Wolf Blitzer in the 6 P.M. Eastern hour and continued along from there. It's very hard to find the words to describe what we saw.

On the one hand, what we saw was grossly "irresponsible." But what we saw on CNN went several light-years past that.

In fairness, we only watched Anderson Cooper for a matter of moments. When he affected the familiar low voice designed to tell us how much he cares, we quickly flipped away and ventured over to to Fox.

At that destination, Tucker Carlson spent his first ten minutes playing tape of lunatic statements people have made on MSNBC in the past few days. 

Eventually, we hope to post examples of those statements. For today, we want to start with something we saw on CNN last evening during the 7 P.M. hour.

At 7 P.N., CNN airs Erin Burnett OutFront. The program's web site says this:

Designed to showcase Erin's unique style—casual, smart, and confident—OutFront stays ahead of the headlines, delivering a show that's in-depth and informative.

Few descriptions could be less accurate. The web site offers amazingly little videotape of Burnett's uniquely smart work, but it does offer an 11-minute videotape which bears this headline:

Erin Burnett's journey to find her roots

So it goes at this silly site. On balance, OutFront is a gong-show in the guise of a "cable news" TV program.

Last night, as we watched OutFront, we saw a model of the way people can get misinformed. Beyond that, we saw a model of the way people can get very scared.

We saw an example of corporate behavior which ought to have people frog-marched off to jail. Having said that, we'll also say this:

We know of no good way out of this growing mess. This mess afflicts the endless array of good, decent people found all over Our Town.

Last evening, the various stars of CNN were trying to make us think that they care about "racial justice." They were striking this pose very hard.

Tomorrow, we'll show you why we're disinclined to believe such representations, all across the mainstream press corps board. But last night, this posture led to a type of "news report" by CNN's Omar Jiminez.

Jiminez is 27 years old. Balancing that, he's conventionally telegenic.

Last night, he was pushing a dominant standard theme. That standard theme was Cops Gone Wild In a Very Particular Manner. 

As the evening unfolded, CNN would focus on one teen-aged shooting death, even as the channel disappeared other such deaths. Near the end of his report, Jiminez aired tape of a woman who made a striking statement. But at 7:05 P.M., he started his report with this lachrymose representation:

JIMENEZ (4/23/21): Sixteen-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant was shot and killed by Officer Nicholas Reardon after she appeared to lunge at another young woman with a knife.

In Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the morning after the Chauvin verdict, Andrew Brown Jr. was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies serving a warrant.

A repeated American pattern, leaving some fearful.

He started with one teen-aged death, then proceeded from there.

Jiminez didn't define the "repeated pattern" which was "leaving some fearful." By now, he doesn't have to do any such thing. 

By now, the official Storyline is strongly in place. Everyone knows what it is.

For the record, it's hardy surprising to hear that someone was shot and killed by police officers on the day after the Chauvin verdict. 

A CNN viewer might have gotten the impression that that fact was surprising. For better or worse, it isn't surprising. It doesn't even come close.

For better or worse, here are the facts. CNN, which works from emotion and human interest, rarely bothers reporting such facts:

Over the course of the past seven years, roughly three people per day have been shot and killed by police officers across the United States. We refer to the data compiled by the Washington Post's award-winning, but declining, Fatal Force web site.

Roughly three people per day get shot and killed by police officers in the United States! Below, we'll show you the way these killings have broken down by "race" over the past seven years—since Fatal Force began its work at the start of 2015.

At present, corporate entities like CNN are pursuing their corporate profits by discussing only one class of decedents in these fatal shootings. This is astoundingly incompetent and irresponsible journalistic behavior. But in the course of this corporate behavior, a lot of people are left extremely fearful—and may become extremely underinformed.

Good, decent people are left grossly misinformed. As Anderson Cooper takes part in this process, he adopts the familiar tone of voice which lets us know how much and how deeply he cares.

As noted, Jiminez started his presentation by referring to a "repeated pattern." He then played videotape of a "community member" voicing his fear of police.

The CNN transcript doesn't say what "community" was at issue. But as he continued, Jiminez spoke to a second person, a human rights activist from Minneapolis:

JIMENEZ: It's a pain reverberating across the country, especially in the Minneapolis area.

MEL REEVES, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST (videotape): We can't even get an arrest from the last one. The questions for all my neighbors are, what are we going to do? And then, what is the government going to do to stop this once and for all? This is tiring. I'm a fairly old guy now. I've been doing this for a long time and it's the same story over and over and over again.

Mel Reeves is a good, decent person. "It's the same story over and over and over again," CNN viewers were told, though no one said exactly what the "story" actually was.

Soon, we got to the heart of the matter. At the heart if the matter we found a woman stating a strong impression, and we found a statement of fear:

JIMENEZ: What was this like? What are you going to remember most?

ELIZA WESLEY (video): I hope something good comes out of it. I really hope this is a changing point, a turning point. I hope Minnesota does the world proud.

JIMENEZ: There's a pride in concluding one fight, but also reminders of so many more that remain.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (video): We're going to do everything we got to do to keep the justice for us. For us. They see bad ill about us over here. But if it come to you and if you see the people, it gives you a whole different perspective. It does not happen to everybody, it happens to us. And we're going to do we got to do.

"It doesn't happen to everybody, it [only] happens to us." 

By "us," we take it as obvious that the speaker meant "black people." Without any question, that's the impression a viewer will get watching CNN. Also, that's the impression a person might get from other major news orgs within Our failing Town.

We were struck by what that woman said.

"It only happens to us," she said. And please remember:

It isn't just that the woman said it. Journalistically, here's the more significant fact—CNN chose to put that statement on the air, as the culmination of a prime time news report.

That woman stated her strong impression. Over the past ten years, that impression has been sold wherever the news orgs of Our Town have gone about the business of pretending that they care..

That said, does it only happen to one group of people? How accurate is that impression? We thought we'd do something you'll never see done on CNN:

We thought we'd go ahead and show you some actual data.

Jiminez started his report by acting as if it's surprising that someone was shot and killed by police the dat after the Chauvin verdict.

In fact, people are shot and killed by police on a very regular basis. But how about in Minnesota? Does it only happen to one group of people in that wobegone state?

According to the Fatal Force site, eight people have been shot and killed by police officers in Minnesota so far this year. Below, we're going to say their names.  Among thos eight names, you've heard exactly one:

Fatal shootings by police officers in Minnesota, 2021 (to date): 
Bradley Olsen, April 18
Daunte Wright, April 11
David Savela, February 27
Shannon Savela, February 27
David Conwell, February 25
Dominic Koch, February 21
Joseph Heroff, February 21
Brian Andren, January 8

You've heard the name of one decedent. That one decedent was "black." 

According to Fatal Force (and a bit of further research), the other seven were all "white." You haven't been told about them.

Does it really "only happen to us?" If we're talking about fatal shootings by police, the answer seems to be no. Indeed, a similar pattern obtained last year, although the rate of fatal shootings in Minnesota was substantially lower last year. 

Last year, only eight people were shot and killed throughout the course of the year. None of these names has ever been mentioned by CNN at all:

Fatal shootings by police officers in Minnesota, 2020:
Dolal Idd, December 30
Estavon Elioff, December 5
Anthony Legato, October 9
Kirby Hengel, September 29
Arlan Schultz, July 13
Austin Heights, April 18
Keith Haux, March 8
Kent Kruger, February 27 

According to Fatal Force, only the late Dolal Idd was "black." The other seven decedents were all "white."

It only happens to us, the citizen said—and CNN aired her comment. They didn't specify what she meant—but then, this is all novelization. This is preferred Storyline, Storyline all the way down.

Given the sloppy way Jiminez assembles his reports, there's no way to know what that woman actually meant. But we've been warning you about something for at least the past year:

Given the astonishing way news orgs in Our Town now perform their duties, we'll guess that many people have no idea about the actual state of play with regard to police shooting deaths. We say that because, under current protocols, Our Town's news orgs will only report "black" deaths:

They disappear all others.

They disappear Hispanic deaths. They disappear Asian-American and Native American deaths.

In recent years, the Washington Post has tried to call attention to a particularly egregious local shooting death involving a young man whose ancestry was Middle Eastern. 

That incident had it all. It had videotape of a plainly unnecessary shooting, and it had the plain appearance of subsequent police misconduct.

The Post tried and tried to start a discussion about that local incident. Our Town's "press corps" wasn't buying. Amazingly, but undeniably, deaths like that don't count. 

It's hard to believe that journalists can behave in so stupid a fashion. That said, the people in questions aren't really "journalists." As we'll briefly note below, it's not even clear that they're people.

At any rate, these idiots currently report and discuss—and pretend to care about—only one class of deaths. This is amazingly stupid work, and then too it's borderline evil.

People end up extremely scared when the events of the world are parceled out in such an astonishing way. Children become extremely scared. People end up grossly misled. People end up misinformed.

The Coopers, the Cuomos, the Burnetts and the Blitzers are all sunk in the sin of this game. We could barely believe the conduct we saw last night, over and over again.

We're not sure we've ever seen conduct to match last evening's. We expect to spend next week on various elements of this rapidly escalating insanity. For today, we'll offer you this:

The Washington Post has perhaps begun to slack off a bit with its Fatal Force site. But since it began in 2015, the site has recorded a total of 6,224 fatal shootings by police officers.

The site has been able to record the "race"/ethnicity of 5,677 of those decedents. The numbers break down like this:

Fatal shootings by police officers, 2015 to present:
White decedents: 2,883
Black decedents: 1,501
Hispanic decedents: 1,054
"Other" decedents: 239

The percentages look like this: 

Fatal shootings by police officers, 2015 to present:
White decedents: 50.1%
Black decedents: 26.4%
Hispanic decedents: 18.6%
"Other" decedents: 4.2%

Jiminez will sometimes correctly note that the number of black decedents is "disproportionate." In the most literal sense, that is perfectly accurate—but it's only the starting point of a larger, difficult analysis.

CNN is too lazy, and too howlingly incompetent, to even attempt to conduct that analysis. Put another way, CNN is an entertainment / propaganda / profit-seeking entity. It's barely a news org at all.

A classic horror film was played out on CNN last night. We refer to The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, in which the bodies of normal humans are taken over by entities which are grossly non-human.

That film betrays a secret fear that we may not be who and what we say we are. As the millionaires of CNN air their ridiculous "stories" each night, the good and decent and regular people become more and more misinformed.

Last night, we saw Benjamin Crump make one of his typical factual howlers as he was "interviewed" by Burnett. In her uniquely smart way, Burnett just sat there and took it. As the "interview" ended, she addressed her guest as "Ben."

We saw Cuomo say that he was going to ask Ma'khia Bryant's mother why her daughter had been in foster care. After a commercial break, the "interview" started. Cuomo turned tail and ran away from his daring pledge.

Concerning Cuomo, understand this:

He interviewed the mother of a teenage girl who was sot and killed by a police officer. He did so to let us know how much the family grieves.

He didn't interview the parents of Peyton Ham, a teenager who was shot and killed one week before. Those parents said they were "shattered" and "heartbroken," but under Cuomo's current arrangements, parents like them don't count.

Their son's name has never been mentioned on CNN. Astoundingly, this is the way the body-snatched currently choose to perform.

People are badly misled by this conduct. People become very scared.

That said, there are two others things which happen. We the people lose the chance to seek reform of our institutions "black and white together." Also this:

People who watch Fox News each night keep seeing videotape of the lunatic comments made by Our Town's cable stars. They see tape of those comments every night—and yes, the comments are crazy.

Our Town has been assailed by this sanity-snatching for the past ten years. Even after a decade of information-snatching, we were amazed by what we saw last night.

In the coming week, we'll discuss as much of this lunacy as we can. But we'd almost describe what we saw last night as something resembling a "press corps riot." One thinks of the summer of  '68, when Chicago's police did run wild.

Despite their unique smarts, these people should all be marched away. Truthfully, though, tell us the truth:

Truthfully, are they people? If so, on what meat do they feed?


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  2. "When he affected the familiar low voice designed to tell us how much he cares, we quickly flipped away and ventured over to to Fox."

    There is no way for Somerby to know what Anderson Cooper feels. Referring to this low voice as an affectation is a slur on Cooper.

    That Somerby would prefer to watch Fox (Tucker Carlson) than Cooper says a whole bunch about Somerby. Most liberals cannot tolerate even a few minutes of Fox. But Somerby prefers watching Fox to watching the gay guy, whose voice he thinks is a put-on.

    Based on Somerby's empty criticisms of Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon, I consider it highly likely that Somerby is homophobic. Fortunately for Somerby, Tucker appears to be straight, despite having seriously bent political views. Tucker's racism doesn't bother Somerby as much as Cooper's "low" voice which shows he "cares" (according to Somerby). Caring! What an awful quality in a CNN host! What is the world coming to?

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  3. Good post, dear Bob. Once again: than you for documenting the atrocities.

    However:
    "At present, corporate entities like CNN are pursuing their corporate profits by discussing only one class of decedents in these fatal shootings."

    No, they are not pursuing their corporate profits. Just like Der Stürmer, their equivalent, wasn't.

    They are an establishment propaganda outlet. That's what they do, dear Bob.

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  4. "As noted, Jiminez started his presentation by referring to a "repeated pattern." He then played videotape of a "community member" voicing his fear of police."

    Somerby seems to think that if black people understood how many white people are also shot by police, they wouldn't be so fearful. This is how Somerby reasons these days.

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    1. The repeated pattern is the killing of people in the process of serving a warrant, as occurred with Breonna Taylor. John Oliver did a show on search warrants and how they are misused by police and lead to tragedies. Floyd's death illustrates how attempts to serve warrants for missed court appearances (and similar minor crimes) have resulted in death.

      Somerby is being disingenuous when he pretends he doesn't know what "pattern" Jiminez is referring to.

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    2. Racism is a helluva drug.

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    3. Racism is a systemic problem, a legacy of slavery, embedded in our institutions, society and habitual thinking. It needs to be rooted out.

      Calling it a drug implies that it is an individual or personal problem, not something that needs to be addressed collectively.

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    4. But whatever it’s faults may be, calling racism a hell of a drug does capture something important about the essentially numinous nature of the power it has over some people. Racism is not a legacy of slavery. Racism is a precursor of slavery and helps make it possible, both long ago and now, even though it does nothing logically accessible to justify its appeal to the the racists themselves. Calling racism a drug helps capture the seemingly irreducible weirdness of all that.

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  5. Somerby is upset today because the press (CNN, MSNBC) doesn't view these killings the same way he does. He presents the statistics but then refers to some additional analysis, which he never performs or reports, instead taking his rant in a different direction by complaining that no one interview Peyton Ham's parents.

    Somerby is pretending that there is no racial bias affecting these shootings. Under that assumption, it would be problematic for the press to treat different shootings differently, but that is not a correct assumption. Somerby acknowledges the technical correctness of the calculation that shows disproportionate numbers for black shooting victims. He never presents that mysterious analysis that supposedly undermines that disparity. Instead, he chides the press for being concerned about the bias in policing, evident in the shooting statistics.

    If you are inclined to give Somerby the benefit of the doubt, you can take his word that the Washington Post's website is "declining" and that the stats don't say what they appear to say. The rest of us prefer to have the evidence presented along with the assertions. Somerby used to do that, but lately he has gotten lazy and only gives us the claims, not the support. I think that is because Somerby has no support for his view that race doesn't matter when it comes to policing.

    Meanwhile, Somerby doesn't even fake concern for any of the black people killed by police. When he talks about Peyton Ham, it is only to attack the press, not to mourn that young man who committed suicide by cop. It is only to present a false equivalency between Ham and Bryant, who herself called the police hoping for some help that she never received. Doesn't Somerby wonder why she was brandishing a knife at the other girl (dressed in pink)? The cops didn't wonder. They shot first and asked questions later -- killing a young girl who didn't intend to die, the way Ham did.

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  6. Speaking of 'disappearing' stories, how come Somerby has avoided mentioning how wrong he was on his comments about Chauvin now that he's been convicted ? It seems Chauvin's conviction has finally allowed TDH full freedom to indulge in his fantasy words where officers who kill AAs get medals

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  7. "It only happens to us," she said."

    What only happens to black people? Racial bias.

    Somerby pretends that a white killing by an officer is the same as a black one, but he is only looking at the most gross similarity -- that they are dead. The circumstances of the shootings for white and black people are different.

    Black people are shot while going about normal daily activities. White people, unless they are mentally ill and behaving in an aberrant threatening manner, are not even shot in the context of a major crime.

    It is only black people who must consider any interaction with police to be potentially life-threatening. Somerby dismisses this as fear evoked by misleading press statements, but that is wrong. The details of the specific encounters between black people and cops repeatedly shows this to be wrong. The fear is justified by the details of those interactions.

    Of course, Somerby prefers to argue from overall statistics. He never looks beyond the numbers.

    In Boulder CO, a white man killed 10 people and has 40+ additional charges against him. He was captured without being killed by police. Dylan Roof was captured. Robert Aaron Long was captured not killed by police. Even the perpetrator of the OK City bombing was captured, not killed by police. Yet black people pulled over for minor traffic violations are being killed. Somerby does not grapple with that and THAT is the source of the fear, not CNN's reporting.

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  8. "Our Town's news orgs will only report "black" deaths:

    They disappear all others.

    They disappear Hispanic deaths. They disappear Asian-American and Native American deaths."

    And yet Somerby reads about these white deaths in the media. If they are disappearing those deaths, they aren't doing a very good job of it.

    Somerby considers it "disappearing" if the death isn't on the front page (above the fold). Not only do white deaths appear in local news, but they are often protested in the communities where they occur. It is no more acceptable when the cops kill an unfortunate mentally ill family member who is having a psychotic episode, then it is when they kill a black person going about his daily business. Activists pursuing mental health issues do protest such killings, along with the other inequities faced by mentally ill people and their families. Somerby, in contrast, doesn't actually care why white people are shot by police -- they are only the latest cudgel against the press. If he did care, Somerby would have written about Ham's death very differently. These so-called suicides by cop reflect depression or psychosis common among young men of Ham's age, more prevalent during covid.

    Somerby doesn't care about white deaths because he is too busy trying to prove that racism doesn't exist to think about why white people get shot and what should be changed to prevent their deaths.

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  9. Bob is pretending he's making some deep point about tribal compassion but intoning the name of an armed white idiot who died shooting at the police alongside the name of a Black man who was murdered flat on the ground.

    Kent Kruger, February 27

    When five Dakota County deputies and three Lakeville police officers entered the house about 11:40 a.m., the man opened fire on them, according to a joint afternoon statement by Sheriff Tim Leslie and Lakeville Police Chief Jeff Long. One deputy shot back, killing the man.

    https://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/crime-and-courts/4977849-Lakeville-assault-suspect-killed-by-deputy-identified

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  10. The narrative that police only kill black people leads to riots. It also leads to many more black murder victims, due to reduced police protection.

    Medical malpractice is a useful analogy. Medical mistakes by doctors cause many deaths. Supposed any doctor involved in a questionable patient death had her/her career destroyed. Would medical care improve? No. Medical care would get worse. Doctors would stay way from potentially fatal cases.

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    1. I don't often agree with your, but your view that the narrative (lie) that lowering corporate tax rates leads to investment and job growth, should result in more riots is spot on.

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    2. Straw man David. There is no narrative that police only kill black people. There is a narrative that black people get killed for doing far less than white people, that black people must fear for their lives during any police encounter, no matter how routine.

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    3. David, cops don't have their careers ruined over deaths, just over police malpractice. Doctors don't have their careers ruined over deaths either, just medical malpractice. It is routine for doctors to gather and together review cases to ensure that procedures are followed and everything was done that could have been done with respect to specific deaths. Medical care is better for such peer reviews and inquiries.

      If doctors avoided fatal cases, as you suggest, there would be no end of life care. In reality, doctors are very involved and provide the info needed by families to make end of life decisions. Dying is part of being a doctor. It is the mistakes that doctors agonize over, not the "fatal cases."

      So, no, this is not a useful analogy, unless you want to consider how bus driver malpractice leads to questionable rider or pedestrian deaths.

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    4. It also leads to many more black murder victims, due to reduced police protection.
      Really? I doubt that the police protection has saved a single black person from being murdered -- or white person for that matter.

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    5. Anonymouse 2:39pm, another way the malpractice analogy is deficient is that doctors are rarely accused of having personal animus against a particular patient, even when a minority member’s death is due to their malpractice.

      With cops systemic racism is invariably suspected .

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    6. Actually, racist neglect is alleged in some medical malpractice cases.

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    7. I’m sure everything not liking redheads has been done.

      When it done with MDs it’s a reflexive cultural phenomenon.

      When it’s done with cops, it’s they want minorities dead.

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  11. "Truthfully, are they people? If so, on what meat do they feed?"

    This is eliminationist language. Declaring any group of political enemies non-people is the first step in encouraging violence toward them. It makes it possible to scapegoat and abuse them.

    Trump did this at his rallies. He painted big targets on the backs of press to the point where the press had to be protected from his supporters. Journalists are targeted and killed all over the world, for their efforts. In the US, they are harmed by police at demonstrations as they try to provide coverage of such events. At a minimum, that is intimidation.

    So, it is extremely irresponsible for Somerby to call the press unhuman and to imply that they do not deserve the same consideration as other human beings.

    I would suspect that too much Fox-watching causes this kind of language, but Somerby has done this before. Perhaps he has been watching Fox all along and only recently admitted it.

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    1. And then Somerby refers to dead black children as a herd that has been culled. Language that is usually used to refer to animals.

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    2. He referred to dead minority children as being culled from the herd of all kids shot and killed by U.S. cops.

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    3. You moron, the white kids were culled, not the black ones. The black ones were the herd, in Somerby's essay. He lists the white kids by name and then says that they were omitted (culled) from the herd. Who is the herd? The remaining kids, black kids.

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    4. You’re so ridiculous.

      Herds are culled for their choice members and for the weakest.

      All of the kids were in the herd which is comprised of the total number of kids killed by the police.

      The herd was culled BY the MEDIA for those which suited the media narrative.

      This act of emphasizing particular kids based upon their ethnicity and disappearing others because they were white serves to make ALL of the kids little more than dehumanized tools of a media narrative.

      Get some perspective for goodness sakes.

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    5. No, it was Henning who left out the white kids, not the media as a whole. Henning is not a member of the media. She is an attorney who works specifically with black kids caught up in the justice system. It is appropriate for her to be talking about her black clients, when she was invited onto the show for that purpose.

      Somerby says the white kids were disappeared because Henning made the choice to work with black kids. She is herself black, so you can see why she might have focused on her own community in her work.

      You are now repeating the idea that the media (an entity that doesn't exist as an organization) banned white kids from being included in crime stats, but they are part of the Washington Post's database, and each and every white shooting was reported in the media or Somerby wouldn't know anything about it.

      You and Somerby need to stop talking nonsense.

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    6. No, I never said that the media explicitly banned anything. They do that covertly via focus and.. to use a great word... culling... information.

      The media is an institution in the collective sense and can logically be referenced as an entity, as is done every day.

      Somerby said that Henning left the white kids off the list. Fortunately, the list is not a long one, so she included all the nonwhite kids of various ethnicities, not just black children.

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    7. No, I never said that the media explicitly banned anything. They do that covertly via focus and.. to use a great word... culling... information.

      The media is an institution in the collective sense and can logically be referenced as an entity, as is done every day.

      Somerby said that Henning left the white kids off the list. Fortunately, the list is not a long one, so she included all the nonwhite kids of various ethnicities, not just black children.

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    8. No, I never said that the media explicitly banned anything. They do that covertly via focus and.. to use a great word... culling... information.

      The media is an institution in the collective sense and can logically be referenced as an entity, as is done every day.

      Somerby said that Henning left the white kids off the list. Fortunately, the list is not a long one, so she included all the nonwhite kids of various ethnicities, not just black children.

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  12. Bob
    Fox is the the place to get the truth.
    Asshole.

    Did you, like Carlson, beat up a suitor in a public bathroom?

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  13. Notable that Somerby froths at the mouth whenever he mentions Maddow, even just her style or his fake complaints about what the parliamentarian said. But he speaks of Tucker most approvingly - never commenting on say Tucker's pushing of media narratives about a stolen election.

    The reason, of course, is that Somerby is a hard core malevolent Trumptard who watches Tucker because Tucker, like Somerby a is a devout supporter and defender of Trump, Roy Moore, Matt Gaetz, Ron Jonhson and Nunes. Although to be fair to Tucker, I doubt even he gallantly defended Moore the way TDH did.

    Somerby's sole redeeming feature is that he's so pathetic, he ends up being only a useless idiot for Trump, rather than the useful idiot he'd prefer to be.

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  14. I wish Bob had mentioned the black population is around 13.5 of the Country, so that how disperportionate it is to he 26. figure. Alas Bob becomes abuse and provokes some of the dumb responses here. Claiming the people who disagree with you are not human is sad. Beyound that, if you watch MSNBC it iwi not a straw man to say they are trying to create the impression that only black people are killed by police, or that these deaths are only worthy of attention when the person is black.

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  15. I wish Bob had mentioned the black population is around 13.5 of the Country, so that how disperportionate it is to he 26. figure. Alas Bob becomes abuse and provokes some of the dumb responses here. Claiming the people who disagree with you are not human is sad. Beyound that, if you watch MSNBC it iwi not a straw man to say they are trying to create the impression that only black people are killed by police, or that these deaths are only worthy of attention when the person is black.

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  16. I wish Bob had mentioned the black population is around 13.5 of the Country, so that how disperportionate it is to he 26. figure. Alas Bob becomes abuse and provokes some of the dumb responses here. Claiming the people who disagree with you are not human is sad. Beyound that, if you watch MSNBC it iwi not a straw man to say they are trying to create the impression that only black people are killed by police, or that these deaths are only worthy of attention when the person is black.

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    1. Black people commit a third of all crimes so of course there are more interactions with the police.

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    2. Or, they get arrested more often because cops target them specifically, often for minor things that white people are not arrested for.

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