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Tue May 28, 2019, 01:37 PM

Minor league baseball team plays video that depicts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as an "enemy of freedom

Source: CBS

A minor league baseball team in California is apologizing after displaying a YouTube video on a big screen that depicted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as an "enemy of freedom."

The Fresno Grizzlies, a Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, played the Memorial Day tribute video during its doubleheader against the El Paso Chihuahuas, CBS Sacramento reported. It features images of U.S. soldiers, fighter jets and monuments while playing former President Ronald Reagan's 1981 Inaugural Address.

When Reagan speaks of America's "enemies of freedom," an image of Ocasio-Cortez appears in a montage with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, former Cuban President Fidel Castro and anti-fascism protesters.

The team said in a statement early Tuesday that they were "aware of the problem with the Memorial Day tribute video."

"A pre-produced video from outside our front office was selected; unfortunately what was supposed to be a moving tribute ended with some misleading and offensive editing, which made a statement that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion," the team said.

"We apologize to our fans and to our community for the error and for not properly vetting the video," it added. "We also apologize to those who have served and are currently serving the country for the undue distraction on such a solemn day."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fresno-grizzlies-memorial-day-video-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-team-apologizes-today-2019-05-28/



Yeah they probably should have watched the video before playing it.

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Reply Minor league baseball team plays video that depicts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as an "enemy of freedom (Original post)
Initech May 2019 OP
JI7 May 2019 #1
Initech May 2019 #2
scarytomcat May 2019 #14
Initech May 2019 #16
RhodeIslandOne May 2019 #3
keithbvadu2 May 2019 #4
rainin May 2019 #5
Initech May 2019 #6
onetexan May 2019 #10
petronius May 2019 #20
onetexan May 2019 #21
yuiyoshida May 2019 #7
Initech May 2019 #8
SpankMe May 2019 #9
onetexan May 2019 #11
BlueWI May 2019 #12
RandiFan1290 May 2019 #13
BlueWI May 2019 #18
sarabelle May 2019 #15
47of74 May 2019 #17
ROB-ROX May 2019 #19

Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:44 PM

1. who was the person that said they fell in love with kim ?

fuck this trash.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:52 PM

2. Yeah the hate for her on Twitter right now is insane.

Hey she isn't trying to woo dictators and sell a country that wants to declare war on us $110 billion in weapons.

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:39 AM

14. social media should be shut down

talk radio is dying also I hope ...but people are leaving factlessbook and shitter now this is very good
Remember people you can call your mother you don't need factlessbook

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Response to scarytomcat (Reply #14)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:48 AM

16. Whoa, not touching that one with a 10 foot pole.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:07 PM

3. They should pull a video off pornhub next n/m

 

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:49 PM

4. Mission accomplished: They got the message out to their base....

Mission accomplished: They got the message out to their base....

Cokie's Law - about politics and media coverage...

Cokie's Law states that it does not matter if it is true or not. It's out there.

Cokie Roberts journalist, author, reporter

Then they can apologize in a much smaller forum.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:39 PM

5. Damage is done. Apology is empty. Show you mean it by firing those responsible.

Invite AOC to produce her own video and play at the next game.

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Response to rainin (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:46 PM

6. Oh I'm sure the people who chose to broadcast it had that intention.

They should be fired, no question.

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Response to rainin (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:16 PM

10. i'm sure it was quite deliberate

Notice they did not apologize to AOC.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Wed May 29, 2019, 07:00 PM

20. Apparently they did - it's the next paragraph after the snip:

The team also directly apologized to the congresswoman on Twitter: "We unconditionally apologize to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in addition to our fans, community and those we hurt."

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Response to petronius (Reply #20)

Thu May 30, 2019, 03:15 AM

21. Thanks, but it sounds half hearted and contrived

Not like a real apology. The damage has already been done.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 05:52 PM

7. I am willing to bet AOC HAS Been to a few Yankee Games...

or maybe she is a Mets fan...either way, its stupid to put her into video, because the Congresswoman is a freshman (Freshwoman?) and has just started and has hardly had time to do anything, other than scare those of the other side of the aisle... scary Hispanic woman with teeth, lots of teeth.

I am glad she scares Republicans.. maybe they will get their asses in gear and do the right thing.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #7)

Tue May 28, 2019, 06:51 PM

8. I blame shitpile websites like Breitbart, Infowars, /pol/ and 4chan for this.

Fuck them. I'm sure whoever decided to air this is a member of one of those sites.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 09:14 PM

9. Fresno - the city - is pretty even between Dems and Repubs

But the surrounding rural farm areas are hardcore conservative. It wouldn't surprise me if that conservative influence affected their decision to air the video.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 07:22 AM

12. We all need to stand up for our own emerging leaders

and the right to dissent in these difficult times.

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Response to BlueWI (Reply #12)

Wed May 29, 2019, 07:40 AM

13. She was attacked here, too

with several calling for to be primaried as soon as she won her seat.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #13)

Wed May 29, 2019, 02:11 PM

18. True.

DU has its own issues with strong minded women of color, especially when they're young and left leaning.

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Response to BlueWI (Reply #12)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:44 AM

15. We will. She will be on the national scene whether re-elected or not. She may even be President

 

one day.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 10:52 AM

17. Yeah I made sure to tell the Fresno team what I thought of them and their "apology"

 

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 05:03 PM

19. I Live In California

There are RED zones which is like entering a time machine. This is an area which is in the RED zone. I feel sorry for those who have to live in this zone where all the idiot drones who vote republican. These in-breeders come from eastern and southern states to spread their moron habits. They inhabit the rural areas of the state. They are a sad breed and not smart......

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