Tennessee Titans Player Has One Word For Fans Threatening To Boycott NFL: ‘Bye’

The NFL’s Tennessee Titans tight-end Delanie Walker has a one-word response for NFL fans who want to boycott the league, furious at the national anthem protests conducted by NFL players: “Bye.”

The Titans skipped the national anthem altogether before their game with the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday; the Titans and the Seahawks stayed in the locker room at Nissan Stadium.

According to The Tennessean, Walker stated:

First off, I’m going to say this: We’re not disrespecting the military, the men and women that serve in the Army. That’s not what it’s all about. If you look at most of the guys in here – I’ve been in the USO. I support the troops. This is not about that. It’s about equal rights, and that’s all everyone is trying to show, is that we all care about each other. And the fans that don’t want to come to the game? I mean, OK. Bye. I mean, if you feel that’s something, we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to. No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice to do that.

Titans cornerback Logan Ryan echoed: “That’s their choice. That’s the beauty of this country, Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and everyone’s opinion is equal. So right, wrong or indifferent, that’s the beauty of this country — that everyone should have equal rights and equal opinions on what they want. If they don’t want to watch, that’s their choice. That’s perfect.”

The Titans have not announced what they will do this Sunday when they play the Houston Texans in Houston. Three of their next four games will be played on the road; the lone exception will be the nationally-televised Monday Night Football game against the Colts on October 16 at Nissan Stadium.

Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey and linebacker Wesley Woodyard have been raising their fists above their heads after the playing of the anthem since former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting before the 2016-17 regular season.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey won’t answer questions from the media about the protests, only allowing, “I know you have to ask, and I don’t have to answer. Again, I’m sticking to my statement. I’m going to leave it at that. And I appreciate you not asking again.”




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Globalist Mag: Trump Threatening To End ‘New World Order’

A top globalist publication is claiming President Donald Trump is now a “present danger” to the “New World Order,” and the “internationalists” that formed it are “spinning in their graves.”

Despite listing off legitimate threats like jihadism and terrorism, Communist Chinese expansion, and North Korean hostility, an article published by The Economist names Trump as the biggest threat to the “liberal” New World Order.


“Perhaps the greatest danger at present is the incumbency of an American president who despises international norms, who disparages free trade and who continually flirts with abandoning America’s essential role in maintaining the global legal order,” writes The Economist.

The globalist outlet refers to a book titled “The Internationalists,” to explain the origins of the “liberal international order” as a move to “make the waging of aggressive war illegal,” which is why it must be “defended like never before.”

“The rules-based international order that emerged from the wreckage of the second world war was a huge improvement on any preceding era,” states the article.

“Yet liberal internationalism is now under attack from many sides. Donald Trump’s America First doctrine explicitly repudiates it.”

The Economist describes how the Trump administration views the world stage, citing a piece written by two of Trump’s advisors in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

“The world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, non-governmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage,” H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn wrote. “We bring to this forum unmatched military, political, economic, cultural and moral strength. Rather than deny this elemental nature of international affairs, we embrace it.”

The Economist then makes the strange assertion that, despite being directly responsible for numerous wars and destabilizing coup attempts around the world, the New World Order is “better than any of the alternatives.”

“Of course there are still plenty of wars,” it states. “In some ways the New World Order, which has helped make international wars so much less imaginable, has inadvertently made possible more ‘intranational’ wars.”

“Fragile and fractious countries that would previously have feared being conquered by more powerful neighbours can now fall prey to civil wars or brutal insurgencies without bad actors fearing loss of the national territory they seek to control. Non-state groups, such as Islamic State (a misnomer), can take and hold, at least for a while, territory from dysfunctional governments. Well-meaning but ill-conceived wars to change odious regimes have sometimes gone badly wrong.”

The magazine concludes by saying that the NWO architects of the past “must be spinning in their graves” considering how far Trump has already come and that he must be removed from office to preserve the New World Order.


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America: Imperial Bully Threatening World Peace

America: Imperial Bully Threatening World Peace

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

America’s rage for unchallenged global dominance represents the greatest threat to world peace, security and humanity’s survival.

It’s geopolitically out-of-control,  both warrior wings of its duopoly governance hellbent on forcing its will on all other nations.

Naked aggression is its favored strategy, punitive sanctions used to soften up targeted nations, imposed unilaterally or by the Security Council, its members bullied and pressured to go along instead of doing the right thing, slapping Washington down by refusing.

The more often this happens, the harder it gets to resist. North Korea is being punished for developing powerful weapons intended solely for defense, not offense, its legitimate right, its choice which ones to pursue.

A state of war has persisted with America since the uneasy 1950s armistice. The DPRK genuinely fears possible US aggression. Its only protection is having a formidable deterrent. Without it, there’s no way to defend against an attack on its territory.

Multiple rounds of Security Council sanctions failed to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Nor will future ones imposed. Diplomacy is the only option, rejected by the Trump administration, preferring to maintain hostile relations, compounded by menacing threats.

On Tuesday, Trump called new sanctions on Pyongyang no “big deal…nice (with no) impact.” So why impose what’s ineffective and counterproductive – an obvious point the administration fails to address.

Russia and China shamed themselves for going along with what they oppose, appeasing Washington, not doing the right thing, no strategic or other benefit gained by punishing a nation wanting only the ability to defend itself against hostile attack.

Moscow and Beijing have powerful WMD arsenals for self-defense. So do other nations. Is North Korea not entitled to the same right? 

Washington maintains a military option against the country. The threat it faces is ominously real whether or not war is launched on its territory.

How will China respond to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s threat to cut off Beijing’s access to America’s financial system if it circumvents sanctions on North Korea?

“We sent a message that anybody who wanted to trade with North Korea, we would consider them not trading with us,” he blustered, adding:

“If China doesn’t follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the US and international dollar system.”

Instituting these measures would harm America as much as China. At most, individual banks and other commercial enterprises doing business with Pyongyang could be sanctioned.

Chances for measures harming hugely important Sino/US bilateral economic relations overall are nil. Still, Mnuchin’s threat was unacceptably hostile, certainly not going down well in Beijing.

North Korea won’t bend to Washington’s will. Development of its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities continues, more tests likely coming.

US aggression on the country, if launched, would be devastating – catastrophic if nuclear weapons are used.

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MSNBC’s Johnson Trashes Moderate Black Dem Targeted by Threatening Messages

This past week, a Republican state legislator in Georgia made news after he posted arguably threatening messages on Facebook directed at a black Democratic former legislator who had complained about Confederate monuments.

It was not surprising that the indefensible messages got the attention of race-obsessed MSNBC contributor and The Root politics editor Jason Johnson, but what was unexpected is that he oddly used the incident as a springboard to attack her for supporting a white candidate over a black candidate in the Democratic primary for governor.

Johnson — who once cited a quote complaining that a “random f***ing white woman” was nominated by Democrats for St. Louis mayor instead of a black woman — devoted his article posted Friday to complaining that LaDawn Blackett Jones not only has a history of not talking liberal enough on some issues, but that she is acting as the “African-American attack dog” for a white candidate.

The article titled, “White Ga. Lawmaker Threatens Black Woman, Says She May Go Missing … but Was She Already in the Sunken Place?” begins with Johnson recalling the Facebook messages exchanged between Jones and Republican state legislator Jason Spencer which ended with Spencer suggesting she might “go missing” for espousing her views in southern Georgia.

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Johnson then recounts that Jones — who was acquainted with Spencer from their time serving together in the legislature — had laughed off the comments, with the the liberal columnist then beginning to take aim at her as he asks: “What kind of African-American politician gets into heated debates about the symbolism of Confederate monuments online, but, when threatened with a Southern-style lynching, gives a big shoulder shrug?”

He then complains that, when she was in the state legislature, she “was willing to make some strange alliances depending on who invited her to the cool-kids table.”

Johnson recalls that Jones worked for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, but, after Donald Trump was elected President, she “chastised the Democratic party for focusing too much on Native, Asian, African-American and LGBT issues and not giving enough attention to working-class white men.” 

After relating that Jones had suggested Democrats have a “caucus” devoted to white men, Johnson shifts to complaining about her support for a white Democratic candidate over a black candidate. He informs readers that Stacey Abrams “is vying to become the first black female governor in American history,” but that Stacey Evans “is seeking to become the 41st white female governor in American history.”

Johnson then complains about the white candidate not being liberal enough on some issues: “Evans also supports school vouchers, has been relatively silent on police brutality and violence against African-Americans in her county, and straddles the fence so hard on Confederate monuments that she could split a pantsuit.”

Bemoaning that Evans has been too “nonprogressive,” he injects race again as he adds:

Jones has adopted the tried-and-true position of becoming the official African-American attack dog of the Evans campaign — every white Democrat facing a black Democrat has one. She has even been trotted out to question Abrams’s “blackness” on the campaign trail, arguing at one point that Abrams, a black woman, would not be better or worse on racial policy issues than Evans, a white woman.

After cautioning against “crowning” Jones the “Maxine Waters of the Dirty South,” and reiterating his criticism of the Republican legislator who posted the provocative comments against her, Johnson concludes by taking a parting shot at Jones: “Former constituents and African-American voters don’t want to see Jones disappear in the swamps of Georgia, but it might be a good idea if she dug herself out of the sunken place.”

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Never Forget: The Nukes N. Korea Is Threatening To Use On America CAME FROM AMERICA

By Matt Agorist via The Free Thought Project

As the US beats the war drums to attack North Korea, most Americans have no idea the US is responsible for the dictatorship’s nuclear arsenal.

For more than a decade, North Korea has been unsuccessfully attempting to prove its military might to the world through a series of failed missile launches, nuclear proliferation, and threats to anyone who attempts to come near their border. And for more than half a century, the US has enabled and funded it. If North Korea does ever launch a nuke, it will be because the US government and its assets helped to put it in their hands.

In spite of threatening nuclear war on the world, however, most countries have never acted on their threats. However, the Trump administration appears to want to change that.

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said at an event at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club on Tuesday. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The president then repeated that North Korea “will be met with the fire and fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before” if it continued with this behavior.

Almost immediately after Trump drew this proverbial line in the sand, North Korea crossed it. The insane dictatorship that is Kim Jong-un’s regime, said late on Tuesday that it may strike Guam.

Just hours before Trump threatened fire and fury, one of his top advisors, Sevastian Gorka, downplayed the North Korean threat calling it “blackmail.”

“This is blatant blackmail,” he said. “Blackmail of the western community. We don’t give in to blackmail.” He added that North Korean tough talk was mostly “bluster.”

“We would like people to understand, this is a Lilliputian flea,” Gorka argued. “North Korea is a Stalinist regime, but it can’t even feed its own people.”

In fact, the only thing that makes North Korea a threat is their nuclear capability — made possible by the Clinton and Bush administrations.

These two administrations played key roles in helping the late Kim Jong-Il develop North Korea’s nuclear prowess from the mid 1990’s onward.

Former US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld was on the board of technology giant ABB when it won a deal to supply North Korea with two nuclear power plants.

According to the 2003 report from SWI, the Swiss-based ABB told swissinfo that Rumsfeld was involved with the company in early 2000, when it netted a $200 million (SFr270million) contract with Pyongyang.

The ABB contract was to deliver equipment and services for two nuclear power stations at Kumho, on North Korea’s east coast.

However, Rumsfeld was simply taking the baton from the Clinton administration, who, in 1994, agreed to begin replacing North Korea’s domestically built nuclear reactors with light water reactors.

Henry Sokolski, head of the Non-proliferation Policy Education Center in Washington, noted at the time that “LWRs could be used to produce dozens of bombs’ worth of weapons-grade plutonium in both North Korea and Iran. This is true of all LWRs — a depressing fact U.S. policymakers have managed to block out.”

“These reactors are like all reactors, they have the potential to make weapons. So you might end up supplying the worst nuclear violator with the means to acquire the very weapons we’re trying to prevent it acquiring,” said Sokolski.

American taxpayers then financed the construction of these nuclear reactors — to the tune of $95 million — which were used to build weapons to threaten their very lives. Despite Korea being caught building the nukes with US taxpayer funds, Bush upped his ante in 2003 and sent even more money to the dictatorship.

Although this program was supposedly halted years later, the CIA stepped in to help North Korea continue making nukes.

In 2004, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan — CIA asset and international arms smuggler — and the father of Pakistan’s atom bomb program, admitted sharing nuclear technology via a worldwide smuggling network that included facilities in Malaysia which manufactured key parts for centrifuges.

Khan’s collaborator B.S.A. Tahir ran a front company out of Dubai that shipped centrifuge components to North Korea.

As Truth-Out reported at the time:

Ruud Lubbers, a former Dutch prime minister, revealed in August 2005 that the Netherlands (where Khan started his nuclear career) was prepared to arrest him 30 years before. The authorities came close to arresting Khan twice, first in 1975 and later in 1986, but the CIA requested that they let him act freely.

Lubbers said that, while he was prime minister in 1983, Dutch authorities could have reopened the case. Once again, they did not do so because of US pressure. “The man was followed for almost ten years and obviously he was a serious problem. But again I was told that the secret services could handle it more effectively,” Lubbers said. “The Hague did not have the final say in the matter. Washington did.”

As we are learning now, Sokolski’s prophecy came true and a psychotic dictator has a small nuclear arsenal at his disposal. And, it is all thanks to the US government, the CIA, and your tax dollars.

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Trump warns N. Korea it would 'regret' threatening U.S.

Hours after saying U.S. military options regarding North Korea were “locked and loaded,” President Trump on Friday warned that country’s leader would “regret it fast” if he made any threats against the United States.

“If he utters one threat, in the form of an overt threat — which, by the way he has been uttering for years, and his family has been uttering for years — or if he does anything with respect to Guam or anyplace else that’s an American territory, or an American ally, he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast,” Trump said at his New Jersey golf resort.

And Trump distanced himself from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comment earlier in the day that she did not “see a military solution to this conflict.”

“Let her speak for Germany,” Trump said. “Perhaps she is referring to Germany. She’s certainly not referring to the United States, that I can tell you.”

Trump’s reference to possible U.S. action in the event of a threat from North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un marked a shift from his remarks just a few hours earlier, when he said American would respond should Pyongyang “act unwisely.” All week long, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have said U.S. actions would come in response to North Korean actions — not the incendiary threats that the repressive regime has made on a routine basis for decades.

The president also dismissed criticisms that his fiery rhetoric has escalated the first serious international confrontation of his barely 200-day-old administration.

“My critics are only saying that because it’s me,” he said. “If somebody else uttered the exact same words that I uttered, they’d say, ‘What a great statement, what a wonderful statement.’”

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Earlier in the day, Trump warned on Twitter that “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!”

It was not clear exactly what sort of “military solutions” Trump was referring to or what precisely would constitute unwise action by the North Korean leader.

Asked at his afternoon event to elaborate on the tweet, Trump declined to offer specifics. “I think it’s pretty obvious. We are looking at that very carefully and I hope they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean,” he said.

North Korea had said on Thursday it was putting together a plan to fire four missiles in the direction of the U.S. territory of Guam, a Pacific island that is home to large American military installations.

Trump’s warning came a day after Mattis told reporters in Silicon Valley that the U.S. effort to “get this under control” was “diplomatically led,” “gaining traction,” and “gaining diplomatic results.”

Mattis emphasized that he wanted to “stay right there right now” and warned that the cost of conflict could be “catastrophic,” but also that when it comes to the U.S. military, “We are ready.”

Tensions have steadily escalated since July, when North Korea fired two intercontinental ballistic missiles — tests that showed its rockets could reach U.S. soil, according to U.S. intelligence officials. The United States responded by rallying an unusual 15-0 United Nations Security Council vote in favor of a package of tough new economic sanctions on the regime. This week, news outlets have reported that American intelligence confirmed a finding by Japan’s defense ministry that North Korea has likely developed warheads small enough to fit on its missiles.

Trump, speaking to reporters at his Bedminster, N.J., golf club, bluntly declared: “This man will not get away with what he’s doing, believe me.”

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WHO Ranks Antibiotics to Fight Life-Threatening Antibiotic Resistance

In June the World Health Organization (WHO) published a new classification of antibiotics aimed at fighting drug resistance, with penicillin-type drugs recommended as the first line of defense, and others only when absolutely necessary. [1]

(What’s more, although the issues outlined in the video above hold true, it is also true that creating new antibiotics isn’t so profitable for drug companies. This creates little incentive to spend money on further research, instead of just churning out what is already available in the market.)

It is the largest revision of the antibiotics section in the WHO Essential Medicines List in its 40-year history.

Scientists have warned that drug resistance is a health crisis in the making, and could kill more people than cancer. To put that in perspective, the WHO said in 2014 that it expected cancer cases to surge 57% worldwide over the next 2 decades.

Thirty-nine antibiotics for 21 common syndromes are included in the “Essential Medicines List.” They are broken down into 3 groups:

  • “Access” – Bacteria are less likely to develop resistance to drugs on the “Access” list, including widely-used amoxicillin, cefalexin, azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, and doxycycline.
  • “Watch” – The “Watch” group includes antibiotics with a higher potential for resistance, and so are recommended as first or second choice treatments for a few, select illnesses. The WHO says these medications – including quinolones, fluoroquinolones, and carbapenems – should be “prioritized as key targets of stewardship programs and monitoring.”
  • “Reserve” – Finally, the “Reserve” group includes “last resort” antibiotics which the WHO says “should be accessible, but whose use should be tailored to highly specific patients and settings, when all alternatives have failed.” In other words, serious, life-threatening infections due to multi-drug resistant bacteria. [1] [2]

Fluoroquinolones are fluoride-based antibiotics with links to severe neurological side effects, including severe pain, neuropathy, and paralysis, as well as other complications. The FDA slapped a “black box” warning, the agency’s most serious warning, on the drug class due to its potential to cause major health issues – bigger issues than fluoroquinolones are often prescribed to treat.

Source: Business Insider

Read: A Superbug Resistant to 26 Antibiotics Takes Life of Elderly Woman

Colistin, a polymyxin, has been in the news quite a bit in recent years because its overuse in livestock has caused bacteria to grow increasingly resistant to it. It’s placement on the “Reserve” list raises questions about how producers of such antibiotics could make money, according to Suzanne Hill, WHO’s Director of Essential Medicines and Health Products. [1]

She said:

“What we need to do is stop paying for antibiotics based on how many times they are prescribed, to discourage use. We don’t want colistin used very frequently. In fact, we don’t want it used at all.

What we need to do as a global community is work out how we pay the company not to market colistin and not to promote it and to keep it in reserve.”

Hill acknowledged the economic incentive system in drug development revolves around sales and it is likely there will be “a very large economic impact” for drug companies that make antibiotics in the “Reserve” category. [3]

The list takes into account antibiotic use in farm animals, and was developed together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health.

Source: Nature


The WHO writes that the changes are intended “to ensure that antibiotics are available when needed, and that the right antibiotics are prescribed for the right infections.” [2]

The international health body adds:

“It should enhance treatment outcomes, reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria, and preserve the effectiveness of ‘last resort” antibiotics that are needed when all others fail. These changes support WHO’s Global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, which aims to fight the development of drug resistance by ensuring the best use of antibiotics.” [4]

Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director-general for health systems and innovation at the WHO, said the WHO doesn’t see the list changes as “a quick-fix solution,” but scientific evidence backs the notion that it could cut the number of dangerous infections. [3]


[1] Reuters

[2] World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines

[3] The Washington Post

[4] World Health Organization

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CNN: ‘Dangerous’ ‘Fascist’ Trump Threatening Our Lives With His WWE Tweet

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July 2, 2017
11:00:47 AM Eastern

BRIAN STELTER: But on Twitter he’s wrestling with — us. Look at this video from his Twitter account this morning. This is a WWE wrestle mania video from years ago when Trump used to show up at WWF/WWE events. You can see that the CNN logo has been superimposed onto the other fighter’s face. Now, this showed up on a Reddit message board days ago. Now it’s showing up on the president of the United States’ own Twitter feed.

The early reactions in the last 90 minutes have ranged from this is juvenile, ridiculous, idiotic, or wait no it’s just funny. He’s just having fun. Wait, no it’s actually scary, dangerous. We’ve heard a wide range of reactions to this. And we have a panel standing by. But first CNN’s response.

The strongest statement I’ve seen from CNN or any news outlet this year in response to the President’s attacks. Quote: “It is a sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Cleary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so. Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing North Korea, and working on the health care bill he is involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office.” The statement from CNN ends by saying: “We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.”


STELTER: The President’s strategy, let’s think about this, he’s trying to build up news outlets that promote him while trying to tear down outlets that dare to challenge him. He is promoting his friends in the media, talking with friendly interviewers who won’t ask him tough questions while he’s demeaning voices who criticize him.


STELTER: Is this President trying to impersonate Hugo Chavez? Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Vladimir Putin? Because, this is exactly the kind of language that leaders use when they’re trying to undermine the press. Of course, the American press is much more free than reporters in places like Russia and Turkey and Venezuela.


CARL BERNSTEIN: First it’s not just anti-CNN. It’s anti-freedom of the press. It’s anti-freedom of speech. It is a definitive statement by the President of the United States. I think it also goes to the question that many military leaders in this questions raised by military leaders in this country now. By the intelligence community. By people in congress, about the stability of the President of the United States. This is an index of his state of mind, visually.

It’s very disturbing. There’s nothing like light hearted about it whatsoever. It is an incitement. It is definitive, as I say, in the way this president views a free press and its exercise under the first amendment to the constitution. And let me add one thing here about Hillary Clinton and our coverage of Hillary Clinton and her server, that Donald Trump and his people thought at the time was an example of great news by the same news institutions that he is now calling fake news. When it suits him, it’s great news. When it doesn’t, it’s fake news. And the nexus of fake news in America is the Trump White House.

STELTER: I’m glad we have an hour because we’re going to unpack everything you just said.


STELTER: So, Ben I’m curious from your perspective do you have a message for the President about sharing a video like this?

BEN FERGUSON: Look, I think we got to put it in perspective. This has been going around on Twitter. I think when I saw it, I eventually laughed at it because I thought it was actually one of the more humorous moments of the real fighting back and forth that the President has had with the media. I don’t think it incites violence. I think you people are stretching when they imply that. Wrestling is fake. Everybody knows that wrestling is fake. This was something that you just need to have just an ounce of humor, and just kind of look at this and say, “This may actually be a little bit of a funny moment for this. You could look at it and say it’s clever –

STELTER [Interrupting Ferguson]: Okay, you can look at it and say it’s clever. You can say wrestling is fake. Security threats are real. And Ben you suffer from this just like the rest of us do. You get hate mail that sometimes threatens your life. And that’s what’s happening to folks at CNN right now. I’ve seen some of the trash that’s coming to people’s inboxes. How can we look at this video and not think that it’s actually going to cause even more of those threats more of that hate to fester out there?

FERGUSON: Look, I think you obviously have reached a intense moment between the President, and the media, where he feels like there are people out there in the media that they’re entire day is surrounded by trying to go after the President, and turning stories into bigger news than maybe it really is. And that’s one of the things that we saw this last week that he’s trying to capitalize on. He’s trying to make it abundantly clear that there are people in the media who have made it their personal mission and their job to destroy this President. And when you look at something like that he just tweeted out, and we try to turn this in to a bigger story, as if he’s inciting violence, which is just not the reality –

STELTER [Interrupting Ferguson again]: Who’s turning it into a bigger story, Ben? This is what the President of the United States decided to post today. He could have posted about health care. He could have responded to citizen’s concerns—

FERGUSON: You’re playing into the exact point that I’m making here and the point that I’m making is, you’re over– I think everyone’s trying to over make this into too big of a deal, over aggregate this. It took me three seconds to retweet that tweet earlier saying we’re going to talk about this this morning. I’m sure the President saw it and thought it was pretty funny and said I’m going to retweet this. It took him seven seconds. It didn’t take him 72 hours or 24 hours.


STELTER: What he does for seven seconds can hurt people.


DAVID ZURAWIK: Well, look, first I want to say I couldn’t disagree more with Ben. And I think the dangerous thing is to say: “Oh, have a sense of humor, let’s just laugh at it.” You can kill somebody in seven seconds. That’s part of the problem with social media. Is people don’t think about what they say. And they put out hateful, nasty stuff like this.


ZURAWIK: And it is a disturbing look at the man running the country. Look, you take somebody and slam them physically to the ground, you put a logo on identifying them. That’s what fascists did in the 30’s to people. This is not something, Ben, that you laugh about say: “Oh ho ho ho. It’s only 7 seconds what a funny thing. Get a sense of humor, Yuk it up.””


STELTER: We’re talking about the media very broadly. It included reporters and it also includes commentators. And I think there’s a lot of commentators who are very disturbed by the President, some of whom may go overboard sometimes.


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