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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:59 PM

Candidate draws criticism over meme about Wisconsin shooting

Source: ABC News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Republican congressional nominee in Alabama is facing criticism for a weekend social media post, which he later deleted, of a meme that appeared to support a teenager charged with killing two people, and wounding a third, during protests in Wisconsin.

Barry Moore, the Republican nominee for Alabama's 2nd Congressional District, posted a meme Saturday that depicted Kyle Rittenhouse carrying a rifle with the caption “fought back" and what appeared to be two other people slumped on the ground during protests with the caption, “didn't fight back.”

Rittenhouse, armed with an AR-15 style rifle, joined several other armed people in Kenosha, where businesses had been vandalized and buildings burned after a police shooting that left Jacob Blake, a Black man, paralyzed. Prosecutors said Rittenhouse killed two people and severely wounded a third. His attorney maintains he acted in self-defense.

Moore later deleted the post and apologized for its graphic nature, saying he should have expressed his feelings “in words, not just with a meme.”



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Moore is running against Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall who understandably had some strong criticism for Moore's actions.

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groundloop Aug 31 OP
iluvtennis Aug 31 #1
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Polybius Aug 31 #3
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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:24 PM

1. He figured that the orange POS and Fox News could laud Rittenhouse, so he could too. nt

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:12 PM

2. Paste Moore's face over Mussolini's dangling corpse. Caption it. Post it. See what happens.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:20 PM

3. It won't matter, he'll still win by 20 points

It's Alabama.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:23 AM

5. Probably true

But still good to see some pushback for this stupid stuff.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 06:14 AM

4. The bizarre psychological thing here - partly because of how the media has portrayed it

is that Rittenhouse, who is WHITE, killed 2 protesters and injured a 3rd, who were also WHITE, during a protest against police who killed a BLACK individual. This was "WHITE ON WHITE" crime.

I.e., if they are going to use "racial" identification when writing these articles, then the race of the VICTIMS of Rittenhouse's rampage need to be identified too. That is because the "perception" being put out there (and it continues to be put out there) is that ALL BLM protesters are "BLACK", with a sprinkling of sympathetic WHITES, where for the past 4 months, it has actually been the OPPOSITE. It has shocked even me.

In essence, "WHITE" is considered "universal" and apparently needs no identification, and this has been a long-standing example of the pervasive institutionalized racism that exists within the media itself.

By being clear, it makes any "memes" like this that basically promote some nonsense suggesting that the "great WHITE 'hero' saved the area from the N***ER protesters by dispatching them", completely idiotic, because no such thing happened. You had 3 WHITE protesters killed or injured by a WHITE criminal.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 02:05 PM

6. I wish the media would report the shooting correctly.

Kyle Rittenhouse had already shot a man and left the scene the protesters ran after him and was yelling at the police ""kyle (he) " shot someone.

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