Acceptable registrations in the queue through October 17 at 11:00a ET have now been activated. Enjoy! -M.W.

Terms of Use have been amended effective October 6, 2019. Make sure you are aware of the new rules! Please visit this thread for details: https://www.mibuzzboard.com/phpBB3/view ... 16&t=48619

7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Discussion pertaining to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, and SW Ontario
User avatar
craig11152
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:15 am
Location: Ann Arbor

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by craig11152 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:00 am

For those who aren't aware on Twitter and Google one can easily set time frames for a search. So if you want to see anything posted on a specific date, or a specific time frame its easy to do.
For instance one could, if they gave two shits about accuracy, go to Twitter and Google and search "Portland Protests", "Portland Riots" for the time frame of the week before the Feds showed up and read what was happening.
But in fairness that takes a little work and its easier just to pass on shit one agrees with. Then hang out with ones friends who are as disinterested in accuracy as you are.


I no longer directly engage trolls

R Bedell
Posts: 2216
Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:26 am
Location: Mid Michigan

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by R Bedell » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:01 am

Craig:
When you parrot it without bothering to see if its accurate, that's on you.
YUP......

Image



User avatar
craig11152
Posts: 808
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:15 am
Location: Ann Arbor

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by craig11152 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:01 am

Rate This wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:53 am




Don’t make me bring out the clown emoji....
Please do, that just says you have no real answer.


I no longer directly engage trolls

Rate This
Posts: 5823
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:17 am

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by Rate This » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:33 pm

craig11152 wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:01 am
Rate This wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:53 am




Don’t make me bring out the clown emoji....
Please do, that just says you have no real answer.
Let’s try this since the reality of trying what you said is murky at best.
Mardy Widman has watched protests against racial injustice unfold in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, for more than seven weeks but stayed away because, at age 79, she feared contracting the coronavirus.

But that calculus changed for Widman when President Donald Trump sent federal law enforcement agents to the liberal city to quell violent demonstrations — a tactic he's said he'll use for other cities. On Monday, a masked Widman was in the street with more than 1,000 other Portland residents — a far larger crowd than the city had seen in recent days as it entered its eighth week of nightly protests.

“It’s like a dictatorship," Widman, a grandmother of five, said, holding up a sign that read: “Grammy says: Please feds, leave Portland.”

“I mean, that he can pick on our city mostly because of the way we vote and make an example of it for his base is very frightening," she said.


Far from tamping down the unrest, the presence of federal agents — and particularly allegations they have whisked people away in unmarked cars without probable cause — has given new momentum and a new focus to protests that had begun to devolve into smaller, chaotic crowds. The use of federal agents against the will of local officials has also set up the potential for a constitutional crisis, which could escalate if Trump sends federal agents elsewhere.

Federal forces were deployed to Portland in early July, and tensions have risen since: On July 11, a protester was hospitalized with critical injuries after a U.S. Marshals Service officer struck him in the head with a round of less-lethal ammunition.

Then, anger flared again over the weekend after video surfaced of a federal agent hitting a Navy veteran repeatedly with a baton while another agent sprays him in the face with pepper spray. Richard Cline, principal deputy director of the Federal Protective Service, told reporters Tuesday that the officers are part of the Marshals Service and that the Justice Department's inspector general is investigating.

Crowds in Portland had recently numbered fewer than 100 people but swelled to more than 1,000 over the weekend — and they're once again attracting a broader base in a city that's increasingly outraged.

Federal agents again used force to scatter protesters early Tuesday and deployed tear gas and rubber bullets as some banged on the doors of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse and tried to pull plywood off the shuttered entryway. The boarded-up courthouse, which has been a focus of protests, is now covered with graffiti.


Portland police said some protesters lit fires in the street and tried several times to set them at the courthouse doors.

“It is time for the Trump troops to go home and focus their attention on other activities,” Democratic Gov. Kate Brown said on MSNBC.

State and local authorities didn’t ask for federal help and are awaiting a decision on a lawsuit seeking to restrain the federal agents’ actions. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in court papers that masked federal agents have arrested people on the street, far from the courthouse, with no probable cause and whisked them away in unmarked cars.

The federal government was sued again Tuesday by the Western States Center, two state representatives and others who argued that agents violated protesters’ 10th Amendment rights by engaging in police activities designated to local and state governments.

Federal agencies defended the actions in Portland. Some in the crowd this weekend used radio frequency jammers and shot pellet and airsoft guns to injure officers, according to the Justice Department. It's also investigating “suspicious devices" outside the courthouse that could have caused "serious harm to those in the building,” spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said.

Some of the demonstrators also tried to barricade federal officers inside the courthouse and set the building on fire, Kupec said.

In a news conference in Washington, acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said agents have been assaulted with lasers, bats, fireworks, bottles and other weapons and “yet the city of Portland takes little to no action.”


Wolf said the agency has clear authority to protect government property and detain people suspected of threatening personnel or damaging that property. He disputed that unidentified agents have made arrests, noting they have the word “police” on their uniforms and that officers wear camouflage like they do when working on the border.

“These police officers are not storm troopers, they are not Gestapo. That description is offensive,” Wolf said.

He said federal agencies have made 43 arrests since July 4.

While U.S. authorities can enforce federal laws on federal property, state and local officials say the agents have operated beyond their jurisdiction. Constitutional law experts said federal officers’ actions are “unprecedented” and a “red flag” in what could become a test case of states’ rights as the Trump administration expands federal policing.

Homeland Security plans to deploy about 150 of its agents to Chicago to help local law enforcement deal with a spike in crime, according to an official with direct knowledge of the plans who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly. The Trump administration also sent more than 100 federal law enforcement officers to Kansas City, Missouri, to help quell a rise in violence after the shooting death of a young boy there.

For days after the death of George Floyd — a Black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck — protests against racial injustice in Portland attracted thousands and were largely peaceful, though smaller groups vandalized federal property and police buildings and clashed violently with authorities.


Portland police used tear gas on multiple occasions until a federal court order banned them from doing so without declaring a riot. Now, anger is building as federal officers deploy tear gas.

As crowds have swelled again, most prominent are the Wall of Moms and PDX Dad Pod, self-described parents who have shown up by the hundreds each night since the weekend, wearing yellow T-shirts and bicycle helmets and ski goggles for protection.

Some wielded leaf blowers Monday night to help disperse tear gas as they marched down a downtown street.

“It's appalling to me, and it's a unifying thing. Nobody wants them here,” said Eryn Hoerster, a mother of two children, ages 4 and 8, who was attending her first nighttime protest.

___

Associated Press writers Colleen Long, Ben Fox and Michael Balsamo in Washington and Sara Cline in Salem, Oregon, contributed to this report.
Sounds like they were on the decline to me... and I’m searching around early July I didn’t exactly get the sense they were on the upswing every night. And then they were having by court order to declare a “riot“ in order to use tear gas... unlawful assembly no longer was good enough. So an actual riot may or may not have been occurring on every night that they declared one.



km1125
Posts: 1023
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by km1125 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:13 pm

"Portland police said some protesters lit fires in the street and tried several times to set them at the courthouse doors."

Were those "protesters" or "rioters"???

"Some in the crowd this weekend used radio frequency jammers...."
Isn't that a violation of federal law??

"... and shot pellet and airsoft guns to injure officers"
again.. isn't that a violation of federal law??

"Some of the demonstrators also tried to barricade federal officers inside the courthouse and set the building on fire, Kupec said."
Yet another violation of federal law??

"...agents have been assaulted with lasers, bats, fireworks, bottles and other weapons and “yet the city of Portland takes little to no action.”
More violations of federal law?

"....protests against racial injustice in Portland attracted thousands and were largely peaceful, though smaller groups vandalized federal property and police buildings and clashed violently with authorities."
"Protesters" or "rioters"??

"PDX Dad Pod"
WTF is a "PDX Dad Pod"???



User avatar
MWmetalhead
Site Admin
Posts: 4391
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:23 am

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:52 pm

Portland is a city brimming with drunks, old hippies, skinheads, homosexuals, and NPR adoring soccer moms. It's a weird, weird place.


Rock 95.5 in Chicago is the worst sounding major market rock station in the history of corporate radio.

jsf
Posts: 140
Joined: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:06 am
Location: Livonia, MI

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by jsf » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:27 pm

This morning (Sat.) they had a story about a young girl protester in Shelby Twp.being hollered at by a man but nothing about what she might have been saying to him that started it.



696lover
Posts: 168
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:43 pm

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by 696lover » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:36 pm

It is getting bad there



User avatar
MWmetalhead
Site Admin
Posts: 4391
Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:23 am

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:27 pm

This morning (Sat.) they had a story about a young girl protester in Shelby Twp.being hollered at by a man but nothing about what she might have been saying to him that started it.
Why do you assume the girl was the provocateur? Maybe she didn't say a damn thing to the man?


Rock 95.5 in Chicago is the worst sounding major market rock station in the history of corporate radio.

696lover
Posts: 168
Joined: Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:43 pm

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by 696lover » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:06 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:27 pm
This morning (Sat.) they had a story about a young girl protester in Shelby Twp.being hollered at by a man but nothing about what she might have been saying to him that started it.
Why do you assume the girl was the provocateur? Maybe she didn't say a damn thing to the man?
Because we know what it means when the media shows tapes starting in the middle and proclaims one party is an innocent angel and the other is a bad evil horrible guy



JLesinski
Posts: 279
Joined: Sat May 25, 2019 11:43 pm

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by JLesinski » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:26 am

696lover wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:06 am
MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:27 pm
This morning (Sat.) they had a story about a young girl protester in Shelby Twp.being hollered at by a man but nothing about what she might have been saying to him that started it.
Why do you assume the girl was the provocateur? Maybe she didn't say a damn thing to the man?
Because we know what it means when the media shows tapes starting in the middle and proclaims one party is an innocent angel and the other is a bad evil horrible guy
I think maybe the tide is shifting a bit with these protests, especially when people see the rioting and looting happening in places like Portland and Seattle during these "protests". So the media has to do their job and make it seem like all protesters are just super peaceful angels. Its a shame because a certain purposely violent element has creeped into these "protests" that are taking a legitimate moment and turning it into something destructive and violent.



rushbuzz1013
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:06 pm

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by rushbuzz1013 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:35 am

Staffing of these locals is mostly younger liberal millenials. It is to be expected. Experienced level headed pros are set aside in some instances to allow room. It's not legal but it happens. Happened to me. So, now we are all subjected to the new generation of interpreted data. Cops are bad. Protesters are good, rioters don't exist. BLM. Meh. If it enrages, lead with it. Cuz, we need our jobs and the bean counters need beans.



km1125
Posts: 1023
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:09 pm

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by km1125 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 am

Today Alicia used the headline "MAN SHOT BY A DETROIT COP" regarding the issue last night, when in reality it should have read more like "SUSPECT SHOT BY A DETROIT COP". I think those two leads give the viewer a completely different perspective of what really happened, and I think WXYZ is doing it intentionally.

Go ahead, keep fanning the flames until the city (and your viewership) is destroyed again. Completely eliminate all the progress that Gilbert, Iliche's, Ford, Duggan and Craig have done over the last ~10 years and get the city solidly back to 'shithole' status and be proud of what you accomplished!!! "7 on your side"??? I DON'T THINK SO!! What a joke!



Rate This
Posts: 5823
Joined: Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:17 am

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by Rate This » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:45 am

km1125 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 am
Today Alicia used the headline "MAN SHOT BY A DETROIT COP" regarding the issue last night, when in reality it should have read more like "SUSPECT SHOT BY A DETROIT COP". I think those two leads give the viewer a completely different perspective of what really happened, and I think WXYZ is doing it intentionally.

Go ahead, keep fanning the flames until the city (and your viewership) is destroyed again. Completely eliminate all the progress that Gilbert, Iliche's, Ford, Duggan and Craig have done over the last ~10 years and get the city solidly back to 'shithole' status and be proud of what you accomplished!!! "7 on your side"??? I DON'T THINK SO!! What a joke!
Both imply someone was shot by a Detroit cop. Unless you think most people are 5 I’m pretty sure they can figure out what it means.



Mike Oxlong
Posts: 688
Joined: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:56 am
Location: Nankin Township

Re: 7 news hits a new low with the political bias

Post by Mike Oxlong » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:51 am

696lover wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:06 am
Because we know what it means when the media shows tapes starting in the middle and proclaims one party is an innocent angel and the other is a bad evil horrible guy
If I ever get interviewed by a TV station, I'm going to have someone recording the interview with their phone. That way, if the station edits it to make it sound different than what I said, I can post what really happened on YouTube or FB or whatever.
7 did this to a friend of mine. A few years ago Jonathan Carlson interviewed someone I know. What was on TV was edited to sound nothing like what my friend was saying.



Post Reply Previous topicNext topic