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WLJ

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How to start a riot with just a headline
« on: April 01, 2021, 10:38:04 AM »

Huge disconnect between the headline and the article and I think the intent is clear

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Home security video from 2019 shows LMPD officer shoot, kill unarmed Black man

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"As these officers surrounded Mitchell’s vehicle and attempted to take him into custody, Mitchell accelerated, striking Officer Bryan Arnold and endangering three other officers on foot, before ramming a Jeffersontown patrol vehicle," Crowell said.

Attorneys Hal Friedman and Greg Simms, however, argue Arnold either shot first or it happened instantaneously.

He was obviously armed with a car and tried to hit the police officers with it so what's with the headline? Yes I know the answer.  I hate the media.

Home security video from 2019 shows LMPD officer shoot, kill unarmed Black man
https://www.wdrb.com/news/crime-reports/home-security-video-from-2019-shows-lmpd-officer-shoot-kill-unarmed-black-man/article_0e1c9412-9269-11eb-a496-433631559f52.html
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Re: How to start a riot with just a headline
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 11:41:52 AM »

Several years ago our local paper ran a breathless headline of “African American man lynched!”

He got into a fight with three other men (and survived with minor injuries) That met some obscure definition of “lynched” so they ran with it.

*expletive deleted*ck every “journalist” with a stick wrapped in rusty barbed wire. They are all about that fear porn.
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Re: How to start a riot with just a headline
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 11:49:54 AM »

The media is determent to start a war in this country
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Re: How to start a riot with just a headline
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2021, 11:51:38 AM »

The media is determent to start a war in this country

But just imagine the headlines!!!1!!11
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Re: How to start a riot with just a headline
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2021, 11:55:15 AM »

News is a business, and that business relies on people putting eyeballs on their publications (and the associated advertisements).  Clickbait, sensationalist headlines that are designed to inflame serve that business goal -- because they work.

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Re: How to start a riot with just a headline
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 11:57:56 AM »

News is a business, and that business relies on people putting eyeballs on their publications (and the associated advertisements).  Clickbait, sensationalist headlines that are designed to inflame serve that business goal -- because they work.

MSM: Who cares if people die and lives are ruined, we got our story and profited from it that's all that matters.
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Re: How to start a riot with just a headline
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 12:00:28 PM »

MSM: Who cares if people die and lives are ruined, we got our story and profited from it that's all that matters.

It's no secret, public corporations have a simple goal: Increase shareholder value.  Right or wrong, that is there motivation and responsibility.  Would you prefer more government interference with that industry?

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Re: How to start a riot with just a headline
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2021, 12:12:32 PM »

It's no secret, public corporations have a simple goal: Increase shareholder value.  Right or wrong, that is there motivation and responsibility.  Would you prefer more government interference with that industry?

I would prefer people have a greater sense of morals and responsibility. Government interference in our education system and in the role of families in raising our children is part of the problem.
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