Why let facts get it in the way? After the Charleston shooting, after the white terrorist said he attacked those folks because he wanted to,start a race war...after all that some Fox media personalities called it "an attack on Christianity" because it happened in a church. No mention of the blatant racist terrorist act against African Americans.
So no surprise they want to erase the real reason here...an American who killed out of homophobia both due to his upbringing AND due to the American environment that perpetuates such homophobia; especially in the South. And instead make it some orchestrated attack on ALL Americans by an outside terrorist group or a whole religion. Sorry, we won't let you rewrite the story!
$20 says Dude keeps watching WRAL but comes here to brag about not paying all of his cable bill.
Quite ironic that the SBC does this at the same time that Obama says saying the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" doesn't matter and won't solve anything. I guess words do mean things.
But... but... SQUIRREL!!
This article is sad to read. I have been a big fan of WRAL. For a long time I've perceived them as mostly fair, even when they tackled controversial topics like HB2. They also don't pull the "it was a man in his thirties wearing a red shirt," or "three youths," when reporting crime, but actually report the races and will even publish a police sketch of the suspect.
Now that I see their CEO funding the Democratic party and their reporters speaking out on it's behalf, I'll have to reconsider and possibly switch over to one of their competitors.
Bravo to Robin Hayes for informing them of the inappropriateness of their reporter attacking Republicans. WRAL is free to say what they want, but they are not entitled to have the NC GOP participate in their events or even speak to their reporters. Just like Trump banning the Washington Post for their untruths, unfair, and hugely biased reporting, it would be a good thing for the NC GOP to send a message to any local news stations which are in the tank for the Democrats.
And for those of you who came it goes against the First Amendment or democracy, don't be silly. There are many other ways for citizens and the government to interact and be reported on than one biased newspaper or television channel.
Why is it so difficult for "reporters" like Laura Leslie to be unbiased and fair to the candidates? Don't they realize that they lose viewers and credibility when they behave like activists for one party or the others?
Laura Leslie is so unbiased, she aggravates me at times because I would prefer her to call out the mistrust that are often espoused. She is a great journalist. The Republicans just don't like the truth...they just cannot handle it.
Laura Leslie is the best at unbiased reporting. Bravo to you Laura for writing the truth. The Republicans are scared when the truth is shared.
They can seethe.
Awesome summation of the beauty and skill surrounding this tap festival! Great Job Dan!
This is pretty remarkable considering that everyone with an ounce of sanity left the SBC twenty years ago.
Freshwater mussels are extremely sensitive to habitat change and water quality parameters. So much so that, in fact, the building of I-540 across southern Wake County has been delayed due to the need to protect one mussel species from the subtle but still harmful environmental perturbations that highway construction could cause. Freshwater mussels are often referred to among aquatic ecologists as "sentinel species," with population decreases or increases serving either as an early warning of problems or an early signal of rehabilitation.
The irony and Catch 22 of this hair-brained NCGOP proposal is that it would require a relatively large increase in healthy mussel populations within the Jordan Lake system, all while continued land development in the watershed (exacerbated by the removal of stream buffers zones that the GOP is now seeking) would adversely impact water quality and thus work to undercut the flourishing of those populations.
This strategy is one based on arrogance and ignorance. It is thus similar to the many other anti-environmental actions/policies (e.g., fracking, inadequate coal ash waste remediation, head-in-the-sand sea level rise forecasting and preparation, and Solarbees, to name a few) that the GOP has foisted on all of us since 2011.
Rexford's comments are almost as repulsive as the massacre itself. His ideas do nothing to promote healing in the wake of the tragedy.
The Clintons may not be the perfect couple but only HRC is running for office. I don't hear her making our country a laughing stock internationally by making bigoted remarks, science-denying comments about climate, or misogynistic speeches and actions like Trump. I wish we had a better Democratic candidate, but we at least need someone who knows how the government works and what the Constitution is, unlike Trump. I thought he was running as a joke, but the joke will be on us if he gets elected because the Donald doesn't know how to run a business either, except into the ground; check out all of his bankruptcies. He's talked about declaring bankruptcy as a way to get the US out of debt - crazy talk. His "policies" change from day-to-day so who knows what he stands for these days? Can't wait for the Trump-HRC debate where he will get demolished. Dr. Gary
The Clintons may not be the perfect couple but only HRC is running for office. I don't hear her making our country a laughing stock internationally by making bigoted remarks, science-denying comments about climate, or misogynistic speeches and actions like Trump. I wish we had a better Democratic candidate, but we at least need someone who knows how the government works and what the Constitution is, unlike Trump. I thought he was running as a joke, but the joke will be on us if he gets elected because the Donald doesn't know how to run a business either, except into the ground; check out all of his bankruptcies. He's talked about declaring bankruptcy as a way to get the US out of debt - crazy talk. His "policies" change from day-to-day so who knows what he stands for these days? Can't wait for the Trump-HRC debate where he will get demolished. Dr. Gary, Carrboro
Rexford's words sound ominously similar to those of Eric Rudolph, who blew up a lesbian bar in 1997 (he also bombed the Centennial Olympic Park and an abortion clinic). This man sounds unstable.
As Archbishop Desmond Tutu said, "I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God." I sure as hell don't want to spend eternity with someone like this Rexford guy.
It appears from some of the information that's being unearthed that the shooter was closeted gay himself. This seems to be the pattern for the most virulent homophobics. Perhaps this is the case for Rexford Alexander as well.
@Fred1 . . . or "Christians," or "white males," etc.
We all know that if this Muslim shot up a Trump rally or event filled with conservatives, libtards and the folks like everyone at The Indy would be blaming the victim and saying they brought it on themselves.
All life is precious. Who are we to judge who lives or dies? Leave that up to God when judgment day comes. Even though I don't agree with LGBT and I believe marriage should be between man and women, I don't want them killed. Let them do their own thing and I do mine, just don't shove it in my face and tell me I have to agree with it. No harm done.
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