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  1. 08 May '13 17:32
    The interview of the guy who rescued the women in Cleveland contained some interesting remarks from the hero, some of which will probably earn accolades from the left and some defensiveness from the right. I think that everybody is probably reading too much into what was really just a passing joke. But maybe you'll disagree.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/05/07/charles_ramsey_amanda_berry_rescuer_becomes_internet_meme_video.html
  2. 08 May '13 17:37
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    The interview of the guy who rescued the women in Cleveland contained some interesting remarks from the hero, some of which will probably earn accolades from the left and some defensiveness from the right. I think that everybody is probably reading too much into what was really just a passing joke. But maybe you'll disagree.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/05/07/charles_ramsey_amanda_berry_rescuer_becomes_internet_meme_video.html
    Interesting points and link. On another issue, kudos to this neighbor for being aggressive.
  3. 08 May '13 20:20
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    The interview of the guy who rescued the women in Cleveland contained some interesting remarks from the hero, some of which will probably earn accolades from the left and some defensiveness from the right. I think that everybody is probably reading too much into what was really just a passing joke. But maybe you'll disagree.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/05/07/charles_ramsey_amanda_berry_rescuer_becomes_internet_meme_video.html
    Local news always tries to find someone who is a bit out there since now it might have a chance of going "viral" and then will essentially become free advertising for the station - even if it is just a bit.

    They definitely prefer someone who is at least a little eccentric over someone who is just straight laced and monotone.
  4. 08 May '13 20:30
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    The interview of the guy who rescued the women in Cleveland contained some interesting remarks from the hero, some of which will probably earn accolades from the left and some defensiveness from the right. I think that everybody is probably reading too much into what was really just a passing joke. But maybe you'll disagree.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/05/07/charles_ramsey_amanda_berry_rescuer_becomes_internet_meme_video.html
    he is just telling it like it is.
  5. 08 May '13 23:03
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    The interview of the guy who rescued the women in Cleveland contained some interesting remarks from the hero, some of which will probably earn accolades from the left and some defensiveness from the right. I think that everybody is probably reading too much into what was really just a passing joke. But maybe you'll disagree.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/05/07/charles_ramsey_amanda_berry_rescuer_becomes_internet_meme_video.html
    Ramsey was a good interview. If he was plain vanilla, he might have got 30 seconds of sound.
  6. 09 May '13 01:37
    Some media vulture decided it was productive to dig up his criminal record to convince us that he's really an a--hole. Is it really necessary to do that? Does only the evil we do define exclusively who we are?

    Rhetorical question.
  7. 09 May '13 01:59
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Some media vulture decided it was productive to dig up his criminal record to convince us that he's really an a--hole. Is it really necessary to do that? Does only the evil we do define exclusively who we are?

    Rhetorical question.
    I noticed that 'The Daily Mail' (a British tabloid) has attempted to make
    much of the fact that Katherine Russell Tsarnaeva (the widow of Tamerlan
    Tsarneav, a suspected bomber in Boston) was once arrested for shoplifting.
    I guess that this teenage girl's 'youthful indiscretion' was supposed to show
    how deeply dangerous 'criminal tendencies' must run in the Tsarneav family.
  8. 09 May '13 21:28
    That'll win a Pulitzer!
  9. 10 May '13 01:28
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Some media vulture decided it was productive to dig up his criminal record to convince us that he's really an a--hole. Is it really necessary to do that? Does only the evil we do define exclusively who we are?

    Rhetorical question.
    If it bleeds, it leads. Unless it is an unfavorable story about a Democrat administration.
  10. 10 May '13 07:28
    You mean there hasn't been enough coverage of Obama's birth certificate? Or his Weatherman connections? Or his crazy minister?

    Come to think of it. when was the last time we've had a President in his fifth year without a major scandal? Eisenhower, but he was boring.
  11. 10 May '13 14:28
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    You mean there hasn't been enough coverage of Obama's birth certificate? Or his Weatherman connections? Or his crazy minister?

    Come to think of it. when was the last time we've had a President in his fifth year without a major scandal? Eisenhower, but he was boring.
    I heard the president brews his own beer, bet its as tasty as all get out as well.
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    10 May '13 14:32 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    The interview of the guy who rescued the women in Cleveland contained some interesting remarks from the hero, some of which will probably earn accolades from the left and some defensiveness from the right. I think that everybody is probably reading too much into what was really just a passing joke. But maybe you'll disagree.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/05/07/charles_ramsey_amanda_berry_rescuer_becomes_internet_meme_video.html
    That article is just one more example of people who look to take everything involving a black person (and often things that don't) and blow it up into an example of racism in the US.

    There's nothing racist here, folks. The guy is entertaining. The interview is interesting.

    Sometimes it's just not any more complicated than that.
  13. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    10 May '13 14:34
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    You mean there hasn't been enough coverage of Obama's birth certificate? Or his Weatherman connections? Or his crazy minister?

    Come to think of it. when was the last time we've had a President in his fifth year without a major scandal? Eisenhower, but he was boring.
    Define "major scandal." No doubt you define the WMD claims as a major scandal. There are other who would define Benghazi as such.
  14. 10 May '13 16:37
    Originally posted by sh76
    Define "major scandal." No doubt you define the WMD claims as a major scandal. There are other who would define Benghazi as such.
    Benghazi is only a major scandal if you believe Republican fantasies that Obama deliberately held back aid or participated in some big cover up.
  15. 10 May '13 16:58
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    Benghazi is only a major scandal if you believe Republican fantasies that Obama deliberately held back aid or participated in some big cover up.
    The evidence is clear on that one.