Ferguson Activist Smacks Down CNN Blitzer on Baltimore: Broken Windows Are Worse Than Spines?

Ferguson Activist Battles CNN’s Blitzer: ‘No Excuse’ for Police Violence, Either
(Mediaite) Activist DeRay McKesson, who’s received accolades for his work in Ferguson, got into it Tuesday afternoon with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who wanted him to outright condemn the violence in Baltimore last night. McKesson did so repeatedly, but also demanded acknowledgement of the violence from authorities that precipitated the riot.

McKesson pointed out that the protests had been peaceful until last night, but Blitzer listed the injuries and damage incurred over the past 24 hours. “There’s no excuse for that kind of violence, right?” Blitzer asked.

“There’s no excuse for the seven people that the Baltimore Police Department has killed in the last year either, right?” McKesson countered.

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Looooooong pause. “We’re not making comparison, obviously,” Blitzer said. “I just want to hear you say there should be peaceful protests, not violent protests, in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King?”

“You are making a comparison,” McKesson said. “You are suggesting this idea that broken windows are worse than broken spines, right?…Freddie Gray will never be back. Those windows will.”

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Monsanto Man Says Roundup Laced Water is Safe to Drink, Refuses a Glass

(ANTIMEDIA) French television station Canal+ recently sat down with Dr. Patrick Moore for an upcoming documentary. Dr. Moore, who claims to be an ecological expert and is currently the frontman for Ecosense Environmental, stated to the interviewer that Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup was not responsible for skyrocketing cancer rates in Argentina.

This claim comes on the heels of last week’s World Health Organization report citing the weed killer as a probable cause of cancer.

Soon after the interview began, it took a turn for the surreal.

Dr. Moore insisted that Roundup is safe to drink, at which point the interviewer did the only logical thing one could do in that situation. He offered the doctor a glass of the weed killer to allow him an opportunity to back up his statement. The following is the text from that exchange.


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Anonymous #OpFerguson

Greetings world, we are Anonymous.

On August 9th in Ferguson, Missouri the 17 year old and unarmed Mike Brown was shot several times and killed by an officer of the Ferguson Police Department. His body was left to lie in a pool of blood in the sweltering heat for hours while 15 police departments militarized the area against protesters, sealed the roads leading to Ferguson in a vain attempt to prevent protesters from reaching the city. The police has clearly crossed a line in the sand.


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