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Old 07-17-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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There's great stories like this everyday, but the media would rather sensationalize a trial in Florida
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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Because stories like this:

- do not create an emotional state in people.
- do not create a divided issue.
- does not play on a people's feelings for the need of being better than others.
- though stories like this are not common, it is presumed everyone would do it, versus the bad stories where people feel those bad people are oddities, thus attracting more attention.
- at the end of the day, the media has invested $billions into determining what people are interested in or not, thus they align their reporting with that; it is about profit, not reporting.


Besides this story, a few issues have a small segment of the population that has the education to comprehend them; this is why you will not see the feds monetary policies blown up on the front page like the Zimmerman trial.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I heard about that story.

I'm wondering when Tom Joyner will be offering this kid a full ride to college.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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If Obama had a son would he look like him? How come Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson aren't telling "their" people what a great person this kid is? Where's the NAACP or Black Panthers? These groups should champion the heroes in their community and not come out to fight for the POS's.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: The Triangle
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If Obama had a son would he look like him? How come Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson aren't telling "their" people what a great person this kid is? Where's the NAACP or Black Panthers? These groups should champion the heroes in their community and not come out to fight for the POS's.
Because stories like this don't stir the pot and cause controversy which is how these two line their pockets.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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At one time, CNN had a Sunday morning show called Good News and that is all they had on it. Didn't last, which was really a shame. The money is in controversy, which is unfortunate. The real sad part is how divisive controversy can be.
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:12 PM
 
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If Obama had a son would he look like him? How come Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson aren't telling "their" people what a great person this kid is? Where's the NAACP or Black Panthers? These groups should champion the heroes in their community and not come out to fight for the POS's.
They should, and they do. I'm assuming you're not black because you clearly know nothing about what is promoted or spoken about in the black community.

So don't speak for us.

But People like Jessie Jackson, AL Sharpton and much lesser known people within the Black community attend ceremonies honoring young black people doing great things, wonderful things with their life all the time. You don't hear about it because you don't choose to. If you wanted to hear more of these stories you can't expect the white, mainstream media to talk about this on the nightly news because its a story that largely effects one community of people. But if you pick up any black based magazine, or visit any black websites, they report this stuff as it happens.

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Because stories like this don't stir the pot and cause controversy which is how these two line their pockets.
To say such a thing is just down right disrespectful and demeaning. These men lived during the time where social injustice, racial injustice, violence against skin color was too common. They were friends with MLK and lived right through the mist of the turbulent 50s and 60s, so this case has so much deeper than money.

Don't trivialize things you are unwilling to understand.

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I heard about that story.

I'm wondering when Tom Joyner will be offering this kid a full ride to college.
So, I'm going here. Do you have a problem because she's black and not white getting a full ride? Because surely you could careless if this kid were getting a scholarship from Tom Joyner since he's black--because if you did, a child getting an opportunity for an education wouldn't be a problem no matter who they were.

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There's great stories like this everyday, but the media would rather sensationalize a trial in Florida
sensationalize?? Haha lovely phrasing, did you feel that way about the Casey Anthony trial?

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Because stories like this:

- do not create an emotional state in people.
- do not create a divided issue.
- does not play on a people's feelings for the need of being better than others.
- though stories like this are not common, it is presumed everyone would do it, versus the bad stories where people feel those bad people are oddities, thus attracting more attention.
- at the end of the day, the media has invested $billions into determining what people are interested in or not, thus they align their reporting with that; it is about profit, not reporting.


Besides this story, a few issues have a small segment of the population that has the education to comprehend them; this is why you will not see the feds monetary policies blown up on the front page like the Zimmerman trial.
Yupp
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:38 PM
 
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Love the folks on here making it about race.

Why can't it just be we have a hero here who wouldn't get the attention he deserves regardless of race?
I don't see Fox news reporting about him either.

Maybe I'm silly,but I don't think he is a hero.
Hero is used too loose these days.
Its called common sense,which more than likely this boy was using.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Maybe I'm silly,but I don't think he is a hero.
Hero is used too loose these days.
Its called common sense,which more than likely this boy was using.
I think the family of that little kid would probably disagree with you on the Hero thing.

With that said yeah Hero is throw around alot.
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