Owen Jones of the Guardian Walks Out of Segment on Orlando Shooting

  • metta

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    Jun 13, 2016 5:44 PM GMT
    Owen Jones of the Guardian Walks Out of Segment on Orlando Shooting

    http://www.nytimes.com/live/orlando-nightclub-shooting-live-updates/owen-jones-guardian/
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    Jun 13, 2016 5:50 PM GMT
    Owen Jones says decision to storm off Sky News was an 'instinctive reaction' and not about him
    Mr Jones also asked the general public to leave his co-panelist Julia Hartley-Brewer alone


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/owen-jones-says-decision-to-storm-off-sky-news-was-an-instinctive-reaction-and-not-about-him-a7079291.html
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    Jun 13, 2016 5:53 PM GMT
    And the Oscar goes to....Ms. Owen Jones! Very dramatic. He was obviously still too emotional to do an interview. The hosts were clearly just trying to relate to him and empathize.
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    Jun 13, 2016 6:22 PM GMT
    Frankly, I was glad to see him walk out, thus making two statements:

    1) In the rush to generalize and politicize Orlando, the fact that this was an anti-GLBT crime is getting passed over. Homophobia is on the rise: this puts a face on it as nothing has since Matthew Sheppard. Yes, it's about gun control, and Trump, etc., etc. But damn it, it's a homophobic hate crime aimed at our community!

    2) In all the media buzz, we are being commented on, but where are the gay voices doing the commenting?
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    Jun 13, 2016 6:34 PM GMT
    tazzari saidFrankly, I was glad to see him walk out, thus making two statements:

    1) In the rush to generalize and politicize Orlando, the fact that this was an anti-GLBT crime is getting passed over. Homophobia is on the rise: this puts a face on it as nothing has since Matthew Sheppard. Yes, it's about gun control, and Trump, etc., etc. But damn it, it's a homophobic hate crime aimed at our community!

    2) In all the media buzz, we are being commented on, but where are the gay voices doing the commenting?


    It seems your real beef is that the politicizing isn't pro-LGBT/LGBT-inclusive enough.
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    Jun 13, 2016 7:22 PM GMT
    Omar Mateen Committed LGBT Mass Murder. We Must Confront That.

    The media and politicians are in retreat from calling Omar Mateen’s Pulse nightclub massacre an act of anti-LGBT hate. Especially in Pride month, this erasure must not happen.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/12/omar-mateen-committed-lgbt-mass-murder-we-must-confront-that.html
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    Jun 13, 2016 11:23 PM GMT
    Notice also Jones's distaste for the "bile" of those not known for their gay rights activism, but who are chipping in this week to spread their poison about Muslims.
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    Jun 14, 2016 3:45 AM GMT
    Muslims do a bang up job job spreading their own poison about themselves. They need no help. The ones who need help are the Muslim apologists.
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    Jun 14, 2016 5:07 AM GMT
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    Jun 14, 2016 7:10 AM GMT
    YOU CAN WOUND US, KILL US, ATTACK US, PROPOSE BILLS TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS. YOU CAN JUDGE US, BULLY US, PROJECT YOUR FEARS ON TO US, YOU CAN CENSOR US, IGNORE US, BUT YOU WILL NEVER STOP US. WE ARE A COMMUNITY OF SURVIVORS. WE HAVE BATTLED PERSECUTION FROM OUR FAMILIES, OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR GOVERNMENTS. WE LIVED THROUGH THE HOLOCAUST, AND THEN A PLAGUE. WE HAVE ALWAYS DARED TO LET OUR DREAMS REACH BEYOND US. EVERY TIME WE GOT KNOCKED DOWN, WE GOT RIGHT BACK UP. THAT IS JUST WHAT WE DO." by Steve Malenka

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    Jun 15, 2016 10:15 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidMuslims do a bang up job job spreading their own poison about themselves. They need no help. The ones who need help are the Muslim apologists.

    I'd venture it's quite easy to commit a guy like you against your will, so I won't try...