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Tue May 28, 2019, 10:25 PM

California team apologizes to Ocasio-Cortez for video

FRESNO, Calif. A minor league baseball team in California apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a Memorial Day tribute video that lumped her image with those of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro.

The Fresno Grizzlies said in a statement the scoreboard video broadcast during Monday night's doubleheader was supposed to be a moving tribute.

However, it "ended with some misleading and offensive editing, which made a statement that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion," the team said.

The team said it failed to properly vet the video found on YouTube, the Fresno Bee reported .

"We're embarrassed we allowed this video to play without seeing it in its entirety first," the statement said. "We unconditionally apologize to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in addition to those we hurt."

"What people don't (maybe do) realize is when orgs air these hateful messages, my life changes bc of the flood of death threats they inspire," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday.

"I've had mornings where I wake up & the 1st thing I do w/ my coffee is review photos of the men (it's always men) who want to kill me," she posted.

Later, she added that "words matter, and can have consequences for safety."



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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:34 PM

1. Isn't Frseno a red/GOP area of CA?

I don't buy tbeir excuse.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:37 PM

2. Fresno like Stockton

 

Is an armpit.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:43 PM

3. Do they often show videos on their scoreboard without vetting them?

I doubt it
Their explanation isn't even remotely plausible

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 10:59 PM

4. Fresno .... home of

Rim job ... freeperville

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Tue May 28, 2019, 11:33 PM

5. Kinda Redneck Ville.

 

Nunes the Fake Dairyman lives not to far from Fresno.

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Wed May 29, 2019, 12:36 AM

6. Also Antifa and protestors . How they missed a BLM clip I don't know but not an accident

I think we all know that a 4 min youtube clip would be reviewed before using at the game . The apology actually is insulting as only an idiot would believe they never viewed what they were going to use for the event They had to go on YouTube to find it!!!please

The video called a "Memorial Day Tribute - We Are Americans" is filled with patriotic-themed images playing behind excerpts from President Ronald Reagan's first inaugural speech.

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