60 people in Chicago shot over 4th of July weekend

  • tj85016

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    Jul 07, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-60-shot-11-killed-in-chicago-4th-of-july-weekend-shootings/

    where's the outcry from MSNBC and CNN? Oh, it's just inner city gang violence, so that's just OK and to be expected I suppose.

    friggin hypocrites
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:05 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidhttp://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-60-shot-11-killed-in-chicago-4th-of-july-weekend-shootings/

    where's the outcry from MSNBC and CNN? Oh, it's just inner city gang violence, so that's just OK and to be expected I suppose.

    friggin hypocrites

    Where's the outcry from the NRA and Right Wing? Whose answer will be to arm every man, woman and child in Chicago. But in the meantime they will blame the Liberals, who tried to keep guns out of the city, to limit their availability, until the NRA got the courts to block those laws.
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:09 PM GMT
    They're poor black and Latino kids, not middle or upper class white kids, that's why.
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
    ^^

    oh right, the "Liberals" are gonna take away guns from 50,000 gang members - Chicago has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation

    but the point is: if this happened anywhere else except Chicago, New Orleans or St Louis - MSNBC and CNN would be all over it for 3-4 days

    and you know that's true
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    libertpaulian saidThey're poor black and Latino kids, not middle or upper class white kids, that's why.


    no, it's because the media refuses to make an issue of it

    maybe if they did cover inner city gun violence as it occurs, things might change - but they just give it a pass
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:16 PM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    oh right, the "Liberals" are gonna take away guns from 50,000 gang members

    Liberals didn't want gang members to have guns in the first place. That's the issue here. Trying to take guns away now is closing the barn door after the horse has bolted.

    No, this is a direct result of NRA and Right Wing "liberal" gun policies (if you'll excuse the expression). That make guns available without adequate background checks & sales controls. To now blame the predictable results on Liberals is the real hypocrisy. But par for the course for the Right Wing.
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:17 PM GMT
    ^^

    the post is about media bias - not gun violance
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:27 PM GMT
    It being Chicago has nothing to do with it.
    We expect minorities in the inner city to kill each other. It's not titillating. It's not 'new' so therefore not news. It's barely a foot note in the local news and that is it. Same thing happens everywhere.
    But if middle class white people get shot in the burbs then it's news because we don't expect it to happen there.
    Not the way it should be, just the way it is.
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:29 PM GMT
    tj85016 said
    libertpaulian saidThey're poor black and Latino kids, not middle or upper class white kids, that's why.


    no, it's because the media refuses to make an issue of it

    maybe if they did cover inner city gun violence as it occurs, things might change - but they just give it a pass

    Um, that's the media bias I'm referring to. They like to cover middle and upper class white people getting shot, but rarely devote the same amount of attention to poor black and Latino people getting shot.
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:31 PM GMT
    ^^

    that's utter nonsense, it this happened in Dallas, Oklahoma City or Atlanta - CNN would be all over it for 3 days
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    Jul 07, 2014 4:45 PM GMT
    tj85016 said^^

    the post is about media bias - not gun violance [sic]

    Actually I was responding to your obvious agenda.
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    Jul 07, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
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    tj85016 said^^

    the post is about media bias - not gun violance [sic]

    Actually I was responding to your obvious agenda.


    I have no agenda, I was pointing out an outrage that was not covered in the main stream media AT ALL

    so keep making your typical stupid assumptions, you're so predictable
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    Jul 07, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
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    Jul 07, 2014 6:03 PM GMT
    tj85016 said
    Art_Deco said
    tj85016 said^^

    the post is about media bias - not gun violance [sic]

    Actually I was responding to your obvious agenda.


    I have no agenda, I was pointing out an outrage that was not covered in the main stream media AT ALL

    so keep making your typical stupid assumptions, you're so predictable



    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-60-shot-11-killed-in-chicago-4th-of-july-weekend-shootings/

    You'd make a stronger point about mainstream media keeping us in the dark about this news if your link wasn't to a mainstream media source.

    CBS NEWS IS CONSIDERED MAINSTREAM MEDIA.


  • tj85016

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    Jul 07, 2014 6:09 PM GMT
    ^^

    I meant the usual outrage on CNN, MSNBC, national TV, etc

    my source was just a CBS website, ABC had it also on the web

    but if you were in Florida or Utah, you would have never seen the story
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    Jul 07, 2014 7:11 PM GMT
    For some great recent reporting on exactly your point that there is serious under-reporting of crime in Chicago check out:

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  • conservativej...

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    Jul 07, 2014 11:28 PM GMT
    Seems to be a rather normal lifestyle for these folks don't you think?
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    Jul 07, 2014 11:31 PM GMT
    OP, You have your wish as CNN covers this story:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/justice/chicago-shootings/

    Blame weak gun laws for holiday violence, Chicago's top cop says
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    Jul 07, 2014 11:36 PM GMT
    Determinate saidOP, You have your wish as CNN covers this story:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/justice/chicago-shootings/

    Blame weak gun laws for holiday violence, Chicago's top cop says

    Oh, so my contention about lack of adequate gun control due to weak gun laws, stated above, was correct after all, at least according to Chicago's own top cop. Shove that up your Right Wing kazoo, tj85016. icon_razz.gif

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    Jul 08, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
    Here's the worst part of the whole thing: "As of early Monday morning, the station reports no one was in custody for any of the weekend shootings."
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    Jul 08, 2014 12:15 AM GMT
    On MSNBC, both Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow featured stories of how the Chicago PD are covering up their true crime statistics.

    OP, please do a little research before you post nonsense such as CNN and MSNBC refuse to cover this story.

    Don't rant about not being informed if you can't bother to look.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 08, 2014 12:23 AM GMT
    There are nearly 2.7 million people in Chicago ... why would this be any big surprise on an night when alcohol and drug consumption is going go be really high and the sound of fire works constantly going off. Also, according to Wikipedia, 'Chicago has more gang members than any other city in the United States: 150,000 members' ... sadly ... that's probably why it wasn't consider news worthy icon_rolleyes.gif

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  • tj85016

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    Jul 08, 2014 5:39 AM GMT
    Determinate saidOn MSNBC, both Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow featured stories of how the Chicago PD are covering up their true crime statistics.

    OP, please do a little research before you post nonsense such as CNN and MSNBC refuse to cover this story.

    Don't rant about not being informed if you can't bother to look.


    look man, Sandy Hook got coverage FOR WEEKS, the Army Fort shooting in Texas got coverage FOR DAYS, the shooting near Santa Barbara got coverage FOR DAYS

    60 people shot and 15 dead in Chicago, meh, just a little passing story with little outrage and little natioanl coverage

    THAT's the point here