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Recently, Mizzou has been under fire. The sides have geared up once again to oppose each other in a battle of the keyboards. There's been plenty to criticize, including what appears to be an attempt to silence media coverage in now viral youtube coverage. The president has unfortunately resigned over it. So as always, the focus has been not on whether there is actually an uptick in racist and antisemitic acts, but instead on the methods of the protesters.

But when the right-wing media gets involved, we never stop there, do we? No, it's not enough to criticize the protesters' methods. Instead, we have to discredit the issues that they are protesting. Shades of clock boy all over again.

So it came as no surprise when the Federalist ran an article on the swastika smeared in feces on the wall of a resident hall. They ran this "insightful" piece where they present no facts for their positions. Apparently the president of Mizzou’s Residence Halls Association was entirely responsible for spreading a vicious rumor about a "poop swastika". They even interviewed a few staffers about the poop swastika. But GET THIS. No twitter pictures of poop swastikas could be found! And the poop swastika caused the resignations!

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While a mere absence of evidence is not synonymous with evidence of absence, the complete lack of any verifiable photographic evidence of the alleged poop swastika and the lack of any named eye witnesses raises serious questions about the veracity of a racially charged incident of vandalism that eventually led to the resignation of the University of Missouri’s two top administrators.
http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/10/was-the-poop-swastika-in...

Then followed an piece on the resident hall prez --- obvi, the villain here.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/11/meet-the-mizzou-student-...

Of course, Milo couldn't stay out of this click-baity story. We can leave no stone unturned in our search for clicks!

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2015/11/11/the-missouri-poop-s...

Well, eventually, it comes out that the poop swastika in fact was not made up.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/11/11/the_federa...

But no worries, there is plenty more to attack here. Next, the hunger striking dude is a 1%-er. The dude isn't what the media is portraying him as! OMG!

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/11/report-un...

The KKK rally that supposedly happened recently looks like it was misreported though. Yes! They were right about something.


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What motivates this almost rabid attention to discrediting any story with a whiff of racism, sexism or any other "ism"? Why is it not enough to discuss things like suppressing the media or inappropriate calls for resignation?

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I'm very happy that I haven't seen a poop swastika.
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All of those articles failed to mention the poop elder sign I found in my bathroom.
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Is the poop swastika a hate message from German socialists supposed to be directed at the three Jewish kids at Mizzou ? this is wildly confusing.
 
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Is the poop swastika a hate message from German socialists supposed to be directed at the three Jewish kids at Mizzou ? this is wildly confusing.
Really that zinger is waaay to lazy for you to bother with I've heard this statement from other right wingers too. I honestly see no reason to even bother typing it unless you feel it discredits the protesters in some way or you are purposely ignorant about Amer. Neo-Nazis?

American Neo Nazis hate blacks and Catholics AND Jews.
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rcbevco wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
Is the poop swastika a hate message from German socialists supposed to be directed at the three Jewish kids at Mizzou ? this is wildly confusing.
Really that zinger is waaay to lazy for you to bother with I've heard this statement from other right wingers too. I honestly see no reason to even bother typing it unless you feel it discredits the protesters in some way or you are purposely ignorant about Amer. Neo-Nazis?

American Neo Nazis hate blacks and Catholics AND Jews.
Were Nazis socialist?
 
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Altair IV wrote:
rcbevco wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
Is the poop swastika a hate message from German socialists supposed to be directed at the three Jewish kids at Mizzou ? this is wildly confusing.
Really that zinger is waaay to lazy for you to bother with I've heard this statement from other right wingers too. I honestly see no reason to even bother typing it unless you feel it discredits the protesters in some way or you are purposely ignorant about Amer. Neo-Nazis?

American Neo Nazis hate blacks and Catholics AND Jews.
Were Nazis socialist?
Don't confuse him.
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Altair IV wrote:
rcbevco wrote:
jeremycobert wrote:
Is the poop swastika a hate message from German socialists supposed to be directed at the three Jewish kids at Mizzou ? this is wildly confusing.
Really that zinger is waaay to lazy for you to bother with I've heard this statement from other right wingers too. I honestly see no reason to even bother typing it unless you feel it discredits the protesters in some way or you are purposely ignorant about Amer. Neo-Nazis?

American Neo Nazis hate blacks and Catholics AND Jews.
Were Nazis socialist?
In part of the name only.

Jeremy?
 
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Two interesting things I learned about this from The Nightly Show report on this:

1 - The swaspoopka (poopstika?) was the work of "The Turd Reich". That pun is just awesome.

2 - The president resigned only after some members of the football team threatened to boycott an upcoming game. You don't fuck with football.
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the important point that is lost here is whether this young fecal engineer claimed to have invented the poop swastika - in fact i have it from a pretty legit site that he only assembled the swastika from mail order poop
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jeremycobert wrote:
Is the poop swastika a hate message from German socialists supposed to be directed at the three Jewish kids at Mizzou ? this is wildly confusing.
the poop swastika was supposed to be directed at "german socialists" at mizzou because "german socialists" were killed or put in concentration camps by the nazis
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As a former RA, you would be surprised what idiot college students can do.
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When I saw the OP title I figured it was another Dr. Oz thread.
 
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I would like to know why one would use poop. Seems like there are better mediums to get your message out. But then again it is a right wing wack job we're talking about.
 
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rcbevco wrote:
All of those articles failed to mention the poop elder sign I found in my bathroom.
I don't think it will help if you have a burrito inspired "gate burst". A monster will still appear.
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I would like to know why one would use poop. Seems like there are better mediums to get your message out. But then again it is a right wing wack job we're talking about.
As a former RA, the use of feces for artistic interpretation is not limited based on partisan lines.
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Everyone assumes it was a Swastika, but it could have just as easily been evidence of a Mister Hankey break dance routine that coincidentally looked like a Swastika. Tis the season after all.
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What motivates this almost rabid attention to discrediting any story with a whiff of racism, sexism or any other "ism"? Why is it not enough to discuss things like suppressing the media or inappropriate calls for resignation?
I think that people, whether they realize or not, generally choose between valuing the perception of being right or valuing actually being right, because it's hard to follow both goals at once.

For people who value the perception of being right, reaching their goal involves suppressing or discrediting opposition viewpoints and evidence.

For people who value actually being right, reaching their goal involves asking questions, listening genuinely and being open to changing one's mind.

You're describing people who belong to the first camp rather than the second. They've picked a side, and that means swallowing anything that supports their side without question and taking a kill-it-with-fire approach to anything that doesn't.

It's maddening behavior, and it's also foolish in every sense of the word -- if nothing else, valuing perceived accuracy above actual accuracy means standing on weaker ground.
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bjlillo wrote:
Sue, the obvious answer is that lefty racial grievance mongers keep making shit up. See Fergusion "Hands up, don't shoot," bullshit. See Sharpton, Al, alleged reverend, countless instances of bullshit. Clock boy, bullshit. Trayvon Martin, bullshit.

It keeps happening over and over and over again. If you want people to stop questioning the veracity of your statements, stop making crap up and falsely blaming it on racism.
There are enough incidents that are true that I don't think that's an adequate explanation for the fucknuts that spend all their time trying to debunk stories. Frankly, unless there is video evidence, a number of people can and will hunt for it being unrelated ---and even when there is video evidence, some will try and debunk it (e.g., the guy had an open container in his car, the guy shouldn't have run from the cop, etc.).

I think I answered my own question in the OP though. Anything for clicks.
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I would like to know why one would use poop.
When all you have is a hammer...
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bjlillo wrote:
Sue, the obvious answer is that lefty racial grievance mongers keep making shit up. See Fergusion "Hands up, don't shoot," bullshit. See Sharpton, Al, alleged reverend, countless instances of bullshit. Clock boy, bullshit. Trayvon Martin, bullshit.

It keeps happening over and over and over again. If you want people to stop questioning the veracity of your statements, stop making crap up and falsely blaming it on racism.
Grievance mongers now that isn't a loaded phrase. You do understand that they do actually have a grievance? Funny how I never hear that phase used by your ilk about your conservative brethren. It would seem that the "war of Christmas" is real and super-serious while race hate at MO State and police profiling of black men is a fiction of the grievance mongers.
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bjlillo wrote:
Lawson, you're describing people who actually are right, the right wing people debunking these hoaxes, and who are seeking out confirmation of the facts by claiming that they just want to appear right despite the facts. It seems that you are engaged in the behavior that you yourself think is "maddening."

Here are some hoaxes for you to peruse which were unveiled by people actively seeking the truth rather than letting their confirmation bias lead them into buying the bullshit:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2013/12/31/top-10-me...
http://takimag.com/article/my_10_favorite_hate_crime_hoaxes_...
http://www.dailywire.com/news/1044/top-10-false-claims-racis...
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/partial-list-of-fake-hate...

There's even a book compiling fake hate crimes.
http://www.lairdwilcox.com/publish/crywolf.html
call every perceived hate crime a hoax and youre bound to get some of them right
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bjlillo wrote:
Lawson, you're describing people who actually are right, the right wing people debunking these hoaxes, and who are seeking out confirmation of the facts by claiming that they just want to appear right despite the facts. It seems that you are engaged in the behavior that you yourself think is "maddening."

Here are some hoaxes for you to peruse which were unveiled by people actively seeking the truth rather than letting their confirmation bias lead them into buying the bullshit:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2013/12/31/top-10-me...
http://takimag.com/article/my_10_favorite_hate_crime_hoaxes_...
http://www.dailywire.com/news/1044/top-10-false-claims-racis...
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/partial-list-of-fake-hate...

There's even a book compiling fake hate crimes.
http://www.lairdwilcox.com/publish/crywolf.html
call every perceived hate crime a hoax and youre bound to get some of them right
Yeah, it's like all the fake rape accusations that are splattered onto these lists. What never makes the lists are all the rape victims who got dragged through the mud by the media, who weren't lying.
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call every perceived hate crime a hoax and youre bound to get some of them right
Or, in the spirit of the thread, you can't ignore the poop and eat the corn.
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bjlillo wrote:
Clock boy, bullshit.
didnt know his arrest was faked
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