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John Lewis Tweet:I'm deeply troubled by the bombing in Colo. It reminds me of another period. These

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John Lewis ✔ @repjohnlewis
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I am deeply troubled by the bombing in Colorado. It reminds me of another period. These stories cannot be swept under the rug #NAACPBombing
9:54 AM - 7 Jan 2015 ,174 Retweets 1,058 favorites John Lewis ✔ @repjohnlewis

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/01/07/a-tweet-or-two-205/


FBI is investigating whether the explosion was an act of domestic terrorism

Sanders said no one was injured in the explosion and there was only minimal damage to the exterior of the building.

She added that a can full of gasoline had been placed near the device, but did not ignite in the explosion

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Sanders said authorities have identified what she called a “potential person of interest” in the explosion.

She described the individual as a white male believed to be around 40 years old.

Sanders said he is balding and may be driving a “2000 or older model, dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate.”

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The NAACP chapter’s president, Harry Allen Jr., told The Gazette he would wait for the outcome of the investigation before labeling the explosion a hate crime.

MOre..
http://www.buzzfeed.com/stephaniemcneal/fbi-joins-probe-into-explosion-near-colorado-naacp-chapter#.tlYmxGQPy

I stand with Rep John Lewis~ It's sounds like Luck that the gas can didn't ignite and no one was hurt.

"Sanders added that the FBI’s Denver field office is working with the Colorado Springs Police Department at the scene. The Denver Post reported agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives were also on scene."

Anyone with information was urged to call (303) 435-7787

Sean Jordan @seanjjordan
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The #NAACPBombing hashtag is starting to trend now NOT because of media, but because of so many people pointing out relative media silence.
4:28 AM - 7 Jan 2015 463 Retweets 229 favorites

Let's Help It Out.. #NAACPBombing

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Cha Jan 2015 OP
Cali_Democrat Jan 2015 #1
NewDeal_Dem Jan 2015 #2
Cha Jan 2015 #3
sabrina 1 Jan 2015 #4
Cha Jan 2015 #5
Cha Jan 2015 #6
Ford_Prefect Jan 2015 #7
Cha Jan 2015 #9
Hekate Jan 2015 #8
Cha Jan 2015 #10
WhiteAndNerdy Jan 2015 #11
Cha Jan 2015 #12
WhiteAndNerdy Jan 2015 #26
Cha Jan 2015 #29
WhiteAndNerdy Jan 2015 #31
Cha Jan 2015 #32
Ford_Prefect Jan 2015 #20
WhiteAndNerdy Jan 2015 #25
Cha Jan 2015 #27
malaise Jan 2015 #33
JI7 Jan 2015 #13
Cha Jan 2015 #15
freshwest Jan 2015 #14
Cha Jan 2015 #16
Cha Jan 2015 #17
Behind the Aegis Jan 2015 #18
Cha Jan 2015 #21
Behind the Aegis Jan 2015 #23
Cha Jan 2015 #24
Behind the Aegis Jan 2015 #28
Cha Jan 2015 #30
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #35
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2015 #58
Cha Jan 2015 #59
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2015 #60
Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2015 #46
Cha Jan 2015 #66
TexasTowelie Jan 2015 #19
Cha Jan 2015 #22
Cha Jan 2015 #34
Cha Jan 2015 #36
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Cha Jan 2015 #38
madokie Jan 2015 #39
Cha Jan 2015 #40
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Cha Jan 2015 #45
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #47
Cha Jan 2015 #48
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #49
Cha Jan 2015 #52
sheshe2 Jan 2015 #62
napkinz Jan 2015 #50
Cha Jan 2015 #54
napkinz Jan 2015 #61
Cha Jan 2015 #64
Dont call me Shirley Jan 2015 #51
Cha Jan 2015 #56
napkinz Jan 2015 #53
Cha Jan 2015 #57
workinclasszero Jan 2015 #55
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Rex Jan 2015 #63
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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:21 AM

1. hmmmmm....

 

The suspect is a 40-year-old balding white guy driving an old, dirty pick-up truck.

Why does that description not surprise me?

This should be getting way more coverage...but we know how the media works in this country.

I hope they find this asshole.

K&R

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:25 AM

2. if they have that good of a description why haven't they picked him up?

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:31 AM

3. Thanks for Rec, Cali Democrat. They're wise to not label it a "hate crime" until all the facts are

in.. even though it certainly seems like one to me.

Not just "dirty white pickup" but more specifically..

"..Sanders said he is balding and may be driving a “2000 or older model, dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate, and a missing or covered license plate.”

They seem to have a lot of Investigators working on it so many we'll hear something tomorrow!

like I said.. Just luck no one was hurt.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:35 AM

4. Very lucky that the gas can did not ignite.

I agree with Lewis, this is very serious and I can understand why it reminds him of what should be the past.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:39 AM

5. Kick for John Lewis

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:44 AM

6. The #NAACPBombing hashtag is starting to trend now NOT because of media..

Sean Jordan @seanjjordan
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The #NAACPBombing hashtag is starting to trend now NOT because of media, but because of so many people pointing out relative media silence.
4:28 AM - 7 Jan 2015 463 Retweets 229 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/01/07/a-tweet-or-two-205/

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:50 AM

7. Seems like a nearly total news blackout of this in NC.

Nothing on Local TV News. No mention so far on MSM outlets. Raleigh N&O had nothing in print or online.

It feels like its being treated like a local Colorado incident since the bomb didn't "go off". 1st report I found presents it like a firecracker in an alley, ie: no big deal.
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Example:

WaPO headline yesterday reads:

"A day later, still unclear whether NAACP was target of bomb in Colorado Springs"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/01/07/a-day-later-still-unclear-whether-naacp-was-target-of-bomb-in-colorado-springs/

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:58 AM

9. Thank you for the report from North Carolina, F_P. It sounds very lucky that it didn't go off and

ignite with the damn can of gas!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 04:55 AM

8. KnR for John Lewis, one of my heroes

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:06 AM

10. Of course this bombing in Colorado Sprinds reminds John Lewis of another period.. bless his

experiences for Civil Rights, Hekate. My hero too!

#NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:09 AM

11. Quick question

I should just go look it up myself, but I'll ask anyway: was the bomb AT the NAACP office, or NEAR it? I've seen headlines saying both, but I haven't been able to spend much time online the last few days & I'm behind on the news.

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Response to WhiteAndNerdy (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:19 AM

12. The info is at my link in the OP.. thanks WAN

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:02 AM

26. Thanks, Cha. I'll check it out. nt

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Response to WhiteAndNerdy (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:07 AM

29. Sorry, I was so busy when you asked that question.. but Ford_Perfect gave the best answer.. so

it worked out!

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:13 AM

31. Oh, no, please don't apologize.

I didn't mean to put you on the spot when you were busy. I've been helping a friend who is a hoarder pack up & clean for a move, for the second time in six months, and I'm exhausted and in a lot of pain, so I guess I was being a little lazy. I almost always look things up for myself rather than ask people for information, but I'm not at my best right now.

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Response to WhiteAndNerdy (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:18 AM

32. I understand totally! And,

am still sorry.

Hope you get better soon, WANerdy.. that doesn't sound like fun.. help a "hoarder pack and clean for a move"! "2nd time in 6 months".. it gets worse.. you're in pain!

Cyber hug!

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Response to WhiteAndNerdy (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:41 AM

20. The "device" was placed next to the rear of the building.

Because the bomb was located behind the part that houses the beauty shop rather than 20 feet further down the walkway there is "some question" whether the target was the NACCP or not. This is a small commercial building roughly the size of a 3 bedroom home or a typical McDonald's restaurant site.

see photo:


The fact that this walkway behind the building was easily accessible from street side (about 12 feet behind the camera here) and that the results of the gas can exploding would likely have destroyed the rear of the whole building seems to escape the reasoning of Headline News et al: (No one died and the bomb failed so where's the news drama in that? If the bomber was so incompetent the threat wasn't really "that" serious so neither is the danger to the potential victims.)

For what it is worth the "jokers" are suggesting a middle-aged bald white man had a grudge against the beauty shop. 6 lbs of explosive are not a joke where I come from. The guy who did this meant to hurt people in the building and did it during business hours.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:02 AM

25. Okay, thanks for the info. nt

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:05 AM

27. Thank you so much for that, Ford_Perfect.. I really had a lot going on when WAN

asked that quick question. And, you did it so well!

"For what it is worth the "jokers" are suggesting a middle aged bald white man had a grudge against the beauty shop. 6 lbs of explosive are not a joke where I come from."

Amen

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:35 AM

33. 100% correct

Love your user name -reminds me of an old car we used to drive around in way back when.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:24 AM

13. do they have any cameras there ?

if not i think many places like this need to put cameras . places which are often targets of hateful attacks

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Response to JI7 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:27 AM

15. If they don't I think it's a wake up call, JI7.. good point!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:24 AM

14. Should go viral. A civil rights leader, a living treasure, and a member of Congress sees a problem.

But M$M is playing 'hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil' when it comes to domestic terrorism against POC.





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Response to freshwest (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:32 AM

16. Don't know if you saw this.The #NAACPBombing hashtag is starting to trend now NOT because of media..

Sean Jordan @seanjjordan
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The #NAACPBombing hashtag is starting to trend now NOT because of media, but because of so many people pointing out relative media silence.
4:28 AM - 7 Jan 2015 463 Retweets 229 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/01/07/a-tweet-or-two-205/

But, it's up to us and #NAACPBombing and maybe it will go Viral!

Mahalo for Responding, fresh

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Response to freshwest (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:33 AM

17. P.S. John Lewis is a "Living Treasure" Indeed!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:35 AM

18. This is likely a hate crime.

Thankfully, no one was hurt nor killed, but, this could forbade of bad things to come. This must be so confusing for some who seem think that a Black president heralded the end of racism.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:47 AM

21. It was that smug SCOTUS Roberts who said racism was over when they "gutted the Civil Rights Act"

"The supreme court guts the Voter Rights Act … since racism is over"

Sure, the headlines today are all about the Supreme Court's decision to declare Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional. In one big swoop, the court basically said that a law passed in 1965 has served its purpose.

The law was put in place largely to ensure that states didn't make changes to election rules without seeking federal approval first. It was an extra check against any racially motivated actions to prevent people (often minorities) from getting to the polls. Today the court invalided the formula that determines which jurisdictions' voting laws must seek that permission from the Department of Justice before making any changes.

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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jun/25/supreme-court-voter-rights-act-racism-over

Unfortunately.. electing Obama as President has brought the racists out of the woodwork in which they dwelled.

Yes, it was so lucky that no one was hurt or killed.. but I'm thinking the bomber had a bigger blast in mind. And, it does look like a hate crime.

We shall see. Mahalo BtA

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:50 AM

23. You can always tell who the "non-right wing" racists are when they claim it too.

"Soft" racism is rampant. Too many people think racism (and other bigotries) are limited to 'bad names' and 'old stereotypes.' It should be so easy to spot! You are correct that the election of our president really brought out some racist bigots; sadly, not all of them are on the right.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:57 AM

24. Yes, not all of them are on the insane rw. Like that guy that just got his named removed for

being anti-semtic. But, who knows.. he could have been some rwinger trying out his chops on DU.

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:07 AM

28. That's what makes things so confusing and dangerous; it isn't just the insane RW, like you said.

Just like the troll banned for anti-Semitism (who also claimed gays are not a minority because some of us can now legally marry...BAWHAHAHA!), they don't limit their hate to one group. There are those non-RW who delight in pitting one minority group against another. I recently had the displeasure of reading a thread about gays and Jews and how their concerns mock/take away from racism. Sometimes, the call is coming from inside the house!

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 06:11 AM

30. Oh Gawd! Sounds like too many people have no compassion, empathy, or understanding..

for those who aren't just like them.. which begs the question.. "who would want to be like them".

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 07:09 AM

35. There are left wing racist bigots?

Could you point them out to us?

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:35 PM

58. Roberts "Racism is over, and we (the racists) won"



That's what he meant.

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #58)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:37 PM

59. Unfortunately. but, we keep fighting!

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Response to Cha (Reply #59)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:39 PM

60. We must.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 12:41 PM

46. Ideologically motivated violence. I'd call it terrorism. nt

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #46)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 09:48 PM

66. Quite right, NU.. with a bomb.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:41 AM

19. K&R.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 05:49 AM

22. Mahalo TexasT!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 07:05 AM

34. KICK4#NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 07:22 AM

36. K4#NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 07:35 AM

37. K4#NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:20 AM

38. #NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:30 AM

39. You can take to the bank that this was a terrorist act

Mr Lewis is one of my favorite congress critters too. A man who hasn't forgotten where he came from and been fighting racism and for equality his whole life
one of his accomplishments is In 1960, Lewis became one of the 13 original Freedom Riders. This took a lot of guts you can bet on that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lewis_%28politician%29

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Response to madokie (Reply #39)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 09:08 AM

40. It sure as hell looks like it.. just because they weren't successful doesn't lessen it.. it only

means that the intended victims were lucky.

"The owner of the building, Gene Southerland, says the pipe bomb failed to work as intended. He says the CSPD bomb squad told him that if it had, the blast could have been far worse. As it was, there were no injuries to anyone in the area--just a lot of very shaken up people."

MOre..
http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Explosion-Outside-Hair-Studio-May-Have-Been-Intentional-287676581.html

John Lewis knows too well what this appears to be.. and I thank him for getting it there that it "shouldn't be swept under the rug."!

mahalo madokie

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Response to Cha (Reply #40)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 09:11 AM

41. The injuries that leaves no noticeable marks

sometimes can be the most devastating of all.
Many of us vets can attest to that

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Response to madokie (Reply #41)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 09:13 AM

42. Amen



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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 10:24 AM

43. #NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 10:35 AM

44. #NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 11:37 AM

45. #NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 01:17 PM

47. Thank you John Lewis and #NAACPBombing.

And thanks for all the info Cha. Missed all this while at work.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 07:44 PM

48. Thank you she for knowing how important this is.. to get it out there since the US "media" isn't

talking about it that much.

#NAACPBombing

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Response to Cha (Reply #48)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 07:47 PM

49. You post so late for me, I try to keep up.

Been a little hard for me lately to find it all and comment.

Thank you Cha for another great Op!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #49)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:03 PM

52. Sorry, the last couple of times were

not intentional... but, just stories I knew needed to get out there.

I would have told you about this one too.. 'cause I know you're interested!

I just saw this looking for any updates on it.. Just like one of the Tweets said..

Bless Social Media!

The news undercovered the NAACP bombing, so Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter picked up the slack.

Trust in the media is at an all-time low—a September 2014 Gallup poll found that only 40 percent of Americans trust the media a great deal or fair amount. “As the media expand into new domains of news reporting via social media networks and new mobile technology, Americans may be growing disenchanted with what they consider ‘mainstream’ news as they seek out their own personal veins of getting information,” Gallup's report on the data speculated

That disenchantment was on display this week after a bomb went off near an NAACP office in Colorado on Tuesday morning. There were no injuries, only minor damage to the building, and no official motive, but the incident holds significance in the context of the recent #BlackLivesMatter protests and a history of NAACP bombings. But when the story only received spotty coverage online, people turned to their “own personal veins” of information—their social media feeds.

MOre..
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-01-08/with-the-naacp-bombing-the-mediacoverage-gap-went-viral

The good news is.. trust in our US corp media with an agenda is DOWN!

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Response to Cha (Reply #52)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:49 PM

62. Brava~

Thank you Cha.

Tears

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 07:49 PM

50. where is the MSM on this story????

nt

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Response to napkinz (Reply #50)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:06 PM

54. Hey napkinz.. just saw this, too.. even the "media" is reporting on the media's lack of coverage..

The news undercovered the NAACP bombing, so Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter picked up the slack.

Trust in the media is at an all-time low—a September 2014 Gallup poll found that only 40 percent of Americans trust the media a great deal or fair amount. “As the media expand into new domains of news reporting via social media networks and new mobile technology, Americans may be growing disenchanted with what they consider ‘mainstream’ news as they seek out their own personal veins of getting information,” Gallup's report on the data speculated

That disenchantment was on display this week after a bomb went off near an NAACP office in Colorado on Tuesday morning. There were no injuries, only minor damage to the building, and no official motive, but the incident holds significance in the context of the recent #BlackLivesMatter protests and a history of NAACP bombings. But when the story only received spotty coverage online, people turned to their “own personal veins” of information—their social media feeds.

MOre..
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-01-08/with-the-naacp-bombing-the-mediacoverage-gap-went-viral

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Response to Cha (Reply #54)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:44 PM

61. Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter ... AND

DU!!!!

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Response to napkinz (Reply #61)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 09:00 PM

64. Yes, good ol DU picking of some slack of our own!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:02 PM

51. And the corporate media says "shh, maybe they won't notice that we are inciting racial violence"

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #51)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:25 PM

56. :(

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:05 PM

53. posted by Playinghardball

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Response to napkinz (Reply #53)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:32 PM

57. Exactly Tim Wise.. thank you, napkinz via Play

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:15 PM

55. This terrorist crime is being covered up by the MSM

 

Because...old right wing people with bombs can't be terrorists, don't you know?

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #55)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 09:19 PM

65. Right. white rwingers can't be "terrorists".

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 08:58 PM

63. From now on, I am calling it the Bundy effect. Foxnews makes a mint off it every night.

 

White guy dictating what law enforcement can do with threats of lethal force and intimidation - free pass.

Look at the para-military goons waiting for orders to start shooting cops. Thankfully that didn't happen.

Black guy buying a bb gun in Wal-Mart - DEAD.

Out buying stuff at Wal-Mart including a bb gun. Nothing more to say.

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Response to Rex (Reply #63)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 10:15 PM

68. if you're white and on the "right" and you commit an act of terror, you're a "lone wolf" ...




Miller was just a lone wolf. FOX News and the Far Right have no blood on their hands.


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Response to Rex (Reply #63)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 10:16 PM

69. imagine if he were African-American ...


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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 8, 2015, 10:12 PM

67. K4#NAACPBombing

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Thu Jan 8, 2015, 10:33 PM

70. John Lewis!

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