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Twitter crowdsourced the identity of a viral racist in mere hours

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by fastsix, May 16, 2018.

  1. JohnC1908

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    Maybe I’m came off as admonishing fastix for posting the thread which wasn’t my intention. I’ve seen this guy several places today. He is in fact news and all I’m asking is why is this important? Of course the implication is this is commonplace which it isn’t.
     
  2. JohnC1908

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    I always wondered why it didn’t talk back to me...mystery solved.
     
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  3. fastsix

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    The Internet is talking back to you right now. A very, very small part of the Internet, but we posters here on Gator Country are part of the Internet just as much as anybody else.
     
  4. madgator

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    Because it's a white guy saying something bad about minorities......so of course it's national news
     
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  5. channingcrowderhungry

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    Based on recent history this guy could be our president in 3 years.
     
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  6. madgator

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    Blame the democrats for putting up horrible candidates
     
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  7. channingcrowderhungry

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    I blame both parties for putting up horrible candidates. Trust me. But parties are insentient things. I really blame the people that voted.
     
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  8. fastsix

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    Even Fox News agrees with you. More likely though is that it's "news" because it went viral. That means views, views means money, and that's why it's picked up by an organization as big as Fox News (and the headline says as much). Some white guy simply saying something bad about minorities in a YouTube video with a couple hundred views probably wouldn't make the cut.

    Man raging at lunch-counter workers for speaking Spanish, saying he'll 'call ICE,' goes viral
     
  9. MichiGator2002

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    I'll be honest, I'm much more comfortable with accepting that there are intermittent casual angry bigots in public society than that there are 10^n number of people willing to drop what they are doing and scour the Earth for the impure thinker on a moment's notice.
     
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  10. 96Gatorcise

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    Whats funny here is this guy is yelling at people for speaking another language, yet he advertises that his firm speaks 4 languages.

    From the link:
    This is the best part tho, straight from his website

    Call to Schedule a Consultation
    212-256-9322
    Español, Français, 中文, עִברִית

    12:30 PM - May 16, 2018
     
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  11. g8orbill

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    this is no different than all the anti-cop videos that turn out to be bogus
     
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  12. fastsix

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    Me too, but worrying about it isn't going to change that. I feel worse for the people who go viral for non vile reasons though. If you're a racist/bigot and go viral because of that, then I don't feel bad for you. If you go viral for something that's simply embarrassing or awkward, that's a different story. Edit: To be completely honest - I'll still watch the video though.
     
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  13. G. Gordon Gator

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    A white Jewish lawyer, to be precise. But I'm sure he doesn't speak for all white Jewish lawyers. Some, I assume, are good people.
     
  14. orangeblue_coop

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    These kinds of people feel bulletproof and emboldened by the guy in the White House.
     
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  15. mutz87

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    Yes
     
  16. PITBOSS

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    good point.
    “Someone somewhere was kind of a jerk!”
     
  17. gatorpika

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    I have never been a fan of doxxers. There are a lot of disturbed people in this world and the reality is that we just have to learn to live with them. Mostly that means ignoring their bullshit when we can and walking away. But it takes a special kind of asshole to want to ruin someone's life or career over a stupid rant.
     
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  18. hcooper

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    This wasn't a stupid rant, he was auditioning for a gig with Trump.
     
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  19. wgbgator

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    Interestingly enough, apparently the guy was caught on video before this telling some Jewish people they weren't Jews.
     
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  20. G. Gordon Gator

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    I think I read it was because they were Jews who were demonstrating in support of Palestine? Maybe like a "Jews for Allah" version of Jews for Jesus? In my experience with the Chosen People, some of them tend to get really riled up by that sort of thing.