“TV news crew” asked victims for an “interview” before tasering them with stun gun and filming it for “fun”
James P. writes:
According to the Daily Mail, “A gang of sadistic thugs in Cleveland, Ohio terrorized local people by approaching unfortunate victims claiming to be a local TV news crew and then zapping them with a taser while filming the incidents crime with a video camera.”
Either the victims were black, and they were too dense to realize that these thugs were not journalists; or else the victims were white, in which case they were too PC to allow themselves to realize that these thugs were not journalists.
Robert Spencer writes:
This is Ali Gharib, a far-left “journalist” I had the misfortune of meeting a few years ago:January 21
Robert Spencer continues:
I should add that Gharib looked considerably more scruffy and disreputable when I met him than he does in the picture I sent, for which he clearly cleaned up considerably.Ed H. writes:
I cannot say that “scruffy and disreputable” or “homeless” are the impressions I get from the Gharib photo. The impressions I get are “menacing,” “fanatical,” “alien” and “deadly.” The same sensations I get when I look at, say, this man.LA replies:
I agree with you that that Gharib is of a different type from the two thugs: he’s hostile and alien rather than a simple hoodlum. At the same time, I take Mr. Spencer’s point (though I was doubtful of it at first) that in his experience of “journalists,” those two scruffy thugs could in fact be “journalists.”Daniel S. writes:
The two thugs in question could indeed fool someone who had no understanding of the protocols of (and I use the next term loosely) professional journalism: press passes, notepads, etc. Your average person, white or black, might not be informed enough to seek out such things. On the other hand, there are numerous of these scruffy, leftist bloggers that fancy themselves “citizen journalists” and go out with cameras so they can post their stuff on Youtube. In that same vein, both the pair of hoodlums and Ali Gharib remind me of the sort of bums I witnessed at the Occupy Boston camp over a year ago.
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