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posted by martyb on Friday May 18, @04:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the no-punches-pulled dept.

At theGrio, Spike Lee blasted Trump for not condemning the Klan and Alt-Right:

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman was well received at the Cannes Film Festival, and the prolific director did not hold back giving his take on how President Donald Trump has contributed to a hateful, divisive culture.

In the movie, about a black man (John David Washington) who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan, Lee inserted a moving documentary montage at the end of the film about the conflict in Charlottesville, reports Vulture. The movie included a powerful ending messaging about Heather Heyer, the young woman [who] was killed when a white nationalist ran her over with a car during the protests.

“It’s an ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on the United States of America,” Lee said at the press conference for the film.

The story contains a link to a YouTube video of Spike Lee's comments at Cannes, as well as a transcript of that video.

[Note: Emphasis was in the source. -Ed]


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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by jmorris on Friday May 18, @04:34AM (14 children)

    So when has he condemned the cop killers of BLM? Oh, he wants cop killers in prison turned loose? Ah. Sorry, premise rejected. This putz is just another bigot without the balls to admit it.

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by c0lo on Friday May 18, @04:46AM (6 children)

      by c0lo (156) on Friday May 18, @04:46AM (#681009)

      So when has he condemned the cop killers of BLM?

      Implicit assertion: the so called "cop killers of BLM" actually exist. As I'm not familiar with BLM, I'd like a citation proving their existence.

      Without it, I'm going to treat it very much like as "When did he apologize for the Bowling Green Massacre [wikipedia.org]?"

      • (Score: -1, Spam) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:03AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:03AM (#681025)

        The man's seedy-looking nutsack slithered across the child's exposed, defenseless anus, leaving a trail of sticky white slime in its wake. "Now then..." the man muttered, as he contemplated the day's earnings. What is this man's destination!?

      • (Score: 4, Informative) by Tangaroa on Friday May 18, @01:46PM (4 children)

        by Tangaroa (682) on Friday May 18, @01:46PM (#681152) Homepage

        The founders [archive.is] and followers [archive.is] of Black Lives Matter [townhall.com] idolize Assata Shakur [fbi.gov], a cop-killer who was part of the Black Liberation Army [status451.com]. Followers of Black Lives Matter are told to follow in Assata's example, and several [foxnews.com] did [cbslocal.com].

        Black Lives Matter is upfront and honest about this. How can you not know about it?

        • (Score: 4, Touché) by c0lo on Friday May 18, @01:57PM (3 children)

          by c0lo (156) on Friday May 18, @01:57PM (#681159)

          How can you not know about it?

          I don't know. The fact that I'm living more than 12000km away from the continental US may be a reason, what do you think?

          • (Score: 2) by Tangaroa on Friday May 18, @02:14PM

            by Tangaroa (682) on Friday May 18, @02:14PM (#681161) Homepage
            That'll do it.
          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @11:10PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @11:10PM (#681427)

            Do they have njiggers where you live?

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 19, @06:22AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 19, @06:22AM (#681537)

              Of course, I realize you're not referring to people of color, you're referring to people just like you.

              I'd say yes, it's likely, seeing that low intelligence haters are everywhere.

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by TheReaperD on Friday May 18, @04:51AM (5 children)

      by TheReaperD (5556) on Friday May 18, @04:51AM (#681010)

      Wow, I barely know where to begin but, I'll try. Though I admit that the name "Black Lives Matter" was poorly chosen, none but the most unhinged would advocate for killing cops and the fact that you would suggest they do says that you're either a troll or unhinged yourself (not mutually exclusive). Now, prosecuted for killing unarmed black men and actually being put in prison for their crimes? Absolutely. Though the videos that have come out don't tell the whole story, there have been several that there is no way that the acts committed were justifiable homicide and the fact that the cops in questioned walked away scott free shows overt racism and "blue bias," and people have a right to be pissed off that they're getting away with murder because it was a black man.

      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:32AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:32AM (#681020)

        ^ beep boop

        basically what the black community has been complaining about for CENTURIES! We white folks are just recently getting massively caught up with reality, and it is grim. It is terrible. It is horrifyingly fucked up.

        Unless you can come to terms with that FIRST then you can't really bitch about any movement and its supposed "scary" nature.

      • (Score: 2) by Immerman on Friday May 18, @03:47PM (3 children)

        by Immerman (3985) on Friday May 18, @03:47PM (#681214)

        How do you see "Black Lives Matter" as a poorly chosen name? It was named directly in response to the fact that quite obviously black lives DON'T especially matter in the current status quo. There's those who bitch and moan and pretend that it means *only* black lives matter - but that's total bullshit which anyone who spends two seconds on research or critical thinking can see. And there's the "All Lives Matter" folks - but they only crawl out of the woodwork to try to shout down BLM - you never see them actually protesting when people of any color get killed by institutional violence.

        Maybe they could have called it "Black Lives Matter Too" But personally that sounds week and whiny to me, hardly a rallying cry for a cultural battle - and make no mistake it's a battle, equality has never been given, it's always had to be fought for inch by inch through violence or political organization. And even if the revolutionaries are restricting themselves to non-violent conflict, the opposition will almost certainly not - as famously demonstrated by M.L. King, and so many less famous individuals. Equality is always paid for with the blood of the oppressed - they need a rallying cry to help make it easier to pay that price.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @04:55PM (2 children)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @04:55PM (#681256)

          And there's the "All Lives Matter" folks - but they only crawl out of the woodwork to try to shout down BLM - you never see them actually protesting when people of any color get killed by institutional violence.

          Well, actually, I sort of consider myself more of an "All Lives Matter" kind of a guy but I have no desire to "shout down" BLM. And, in fact, I think it is deplorable that black African-Americans and other minorities fear violence whenever they encounter law enforcement; it shouldn't be this way and it needs to change NOW. I must also point out that I find it deplorable that you suggest that the battle for equality could legitimately be fought using violence. I'm pretty sure that MLK would find it similarly deplorable too. Just sayin'.

          • (Score: 2) by Immerman on Saturday May 19, @06:24PM (1 child)

            by Immerman (3985) on Saturday May 19, @06:24PM (#681628)

            Is a violent uprising of slaves against the masters who casually rape an murder them truly an illegitimate use of violence?

            Despite his rhetoric, even MLK intentionally harnessed violence - the violence of his oppressors, to his cause. His movement didn't start gaining momentum until he relocated his activities to a region where it met violent opposition rather than being tolerated. He sought out violent opposition to his peaceful protest to make his point on the public stage - after all "If it bleeds, it leads", and in a democracy you need to generate broad public engagement to orchestrate change. There's more than one way to spill your blood for the cause.

            And while I'm not especially happy about the fact, large steps toward equality has very often been historically won via more direct violence. There are other ways, preferable when they can be made to work, but direct violence is very often a quite expedient avenue when others prove intractable. Assuming you like the potential of this whole "democracy" idea, there's a few major steps forward you should appreciate - such as the signing of the Magna Carta, greatly limiting the power of the king as part of a peace treaty with rebel Barons, or the U.S. Constitution, which never would have had a chance to be drafted without first facing the violence of rebellion against Britain. The liberation of Canada, and even the spread of democracy through Europe has some of its roots in the example set by the USA. An example that it was possible to thrive without kings. To the UK and other governments, that perhaps there were more profitable routes to deal with other colonies that also wanted independence.

            Those wielding power will not always yield it willingly - and you may not always have anything substantial enough to barter with (as Ghandi did). What route would you then suggest to gain greater equality?

            • (Score: 2) by Immerman on Saturday May 19, @06:30PM

              by Immerman (3985) on Saturday May 19, @06:30PM (#681632)

              I should perhaps make clear that I am in no way speaking on behalf of BLM here - I no little more of them than impressions from the news.

              I'm speaking only as a white American guy with a passing knowledge of political history - a pacifist by preference with a grudging respect for the power of appropriately wielded violence to contribute to the greater good under particular circumstances.

    • (Score: 2) by FakeBeldin on Sunday May 20, @10:52AM

      by FakeBeldin (3360) on Sunday May 20, @10:52AM (#681833) Journal

      #whataboutism

  • (Score: 2, Troll) by realDonaldTrump on Friday May 18, @04:45AM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @04:45AM (#681008) Homepage Journal

    So, I don’t know. I have to look at the group. I mean, I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I would have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them. And, certainly, I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong. But you may have groups in there that are totally fine, and it would be very unfair. So, give me a list of the groups, and I will let you know.

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:32AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:32AM (#681021)

    In the movie, about a black man ... who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan

    Dave Chapelle came up with a similar story more than a decade ago.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:53AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:53AM (#681041)

      But the genius of Chapelle's version is that the black white supremacist did not know he was actually black! Lee's protagonist is intentionally infiltrating. So just thing, like back is the sixties, when you were at the communist party meeting, and you realized that more than half of the other participants were Federal agents? If you are a racist alt-righter, KKK or other, on line today, at least half of your fellow members are probably black, or Federal agents, or antifa that are going to tag you on your next cos-play outing. Be afraid, racists! Be very afraid!

      • (Score: 2) by Spamalope on Friday May 18, @01:16PM

        by Spamalope (5233) on Friday May 18, @01:16PM (#681143) Homepage

        So this is a chance for total information awareness/google/ad network stalkers to identify the Antifa infiltrators and out them as white supremacists?
        That'd be trolling worth a ba-gillion Internet points!

  • (Score: 0, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:55AM (29 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:55AM (#681024)

    Watch me condemn my dog for not using the chew toy and biting my shoe. Surely it is important news.

    Who is Spike Lee? How is he relevant to Donald Trump or the Republican Party? Does the world need to know that another rando disapprove of Trump? Does the world need to know that another rando disapprove of white supremacy?

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by c0lo on Friday May 18, @06:08AM (20 children)

      by c0lo (156) on Friday May 18, @06:08AM (#681026)

      Do you know where's Cannes?

      Yes, sure, your right to remain ignorant and your right to not care what opinion others have about US or about you.
      Doesn't mean that others should or will do the same, or see TFA with the same disinterest as you.
      Better still, under the same rights as you enjoy, you can't stop them to do as they please.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:26AM (12 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:26AM (#681028)

        Here's the thing, they may condemn to their heart's content, like I condemn my dog, no implication that they shouldn't.
        Allow me to rephrase your sentence to better illustrate my point.

        Do you know my dog?

        Yes, sure, your right to remain ignorant and your right to not care what opinion others have about my dog or about my shoe.
        Doesn't mean that others should or will do the same, or see TFA with the same disinterest as you.
        Better still, under the same rights as you enjoy, you can't stop them to do as they please.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:32AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:32AM (#681033)

          Racist shoe, racist dog. That's what we say back home. Just saying, mister racist shoe wearer.

        • (Score: 3, Funny) by c0lo on Friday May 18, @06:35AM (10 children)

          by c0lo (156) on Friday May 18, @06:35AM (#681035)

          Here's the thing, they may condemn to their heart's content, ..., no implication that they shouldn't.

          Glad to see this is out of any dispute.

          like I condemn my dog,

          Do you know where Cannes is? Can you discern a difference between Cannes and your dog/shoe?
          Those are just questions from my own curiosity now, no value judgement will be done to any answer you may or may not to provide.

          • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:45AM (9 children)

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:45AM (#681038)

            I can tell you that it is a film festival in France, as important to world affairs as my dog and shoe is.

            • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:56AM

              by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:56AM (#681042)

              Fucking ignorant Americans! Dumb as a bag of hammers! Дурна́я голова́ нога́м поко́я не даёт.

            • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday May 18, @07:15AM (7 children)

              by c0lo (156) on Friday May 18, @07:15AM (#681052)

              In this case, I must conclude your OP should be interpreted as a statement of "I don't give a damn to TFA" opinion rather than the genuine question of "Why should I give a damn about?"

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @07:20AM (6 children)

                by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @07:20AM (#681053)

                Think of it this way, would Trump suddenly turn around a new leaf after being berated by a movie director at some film festival?

                • (Score: 3, Insightful) by c0lo on Friday May 18, @07:37AM (5 children)

                  by c0lo (156) on Friday May 18, @07:37AM (#681060)

                  would Trump suddenly turn around a new leaf after being berated by a movie director at some film festival?

                  On that alone? No.
                  On that added to plenty of others getting irritated? Maybe not a sudden turn around, but threading the waters more lightly would be advisable - on the long term, there's only that much amount of goodwill in this world.
                  And no, America itself is not powerful enough to make the things happen in this world without the collaboration of other nations. Much less able is a POTUS with who about half of his own population doesn't agree.

                  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Friday May 18, @08:39AM (4 children)

                    by Bot (3902) on Friday May 18, @08:39AM (#681082)

                    > On that added to plenty of others getting irritated?

                    But, does that really matters? If the electorate perceives things are going better, then showbiz people will be ignored as representatives of the old order.
                    If I were Trump I would be far more interested in not looking like I am serving the old order myself, because there's where he can lose support very fast.

                    • (Score: 3, Informative) by c0lo on Friday May 18, @08:53AM (3 children)

                      by c0lo (156) on Friday May 18, @08:53AM (#681085)

                      But, does that really matters?

                      Well, you see, when other getting irritated includes Merkel, Macron, Theresa May, Putin and Xi [aljazeera.com] and Shinzo Abe [reuters.com] and when their population happens to agree with them, I'm afraid Trump may want to start paying a bit more attention. 'Cause if the irritations turns to annoyance, Trump may start to have some troubles keeping the "bread" side afloat, even if the "circuses" will be aplenty.

                      No, in this world there's no nation that can be self-sufficient and still maintain an advanced enough level of civilization - the globalists took care of that for the latest 30-40 years or so.

                      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @01:26PM (1 child)

                        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @01:26PM (#681148)

                        No, in this world there's no nation that can be self-sufficient and still maintain an advanced enough level of civilization - the globalists took care of that for the latest 30-40 years or so.

                        Then you should be quite in favor of Trump's "circuses" as he has definitely been working hard to reverse the "globalism: regardless of national costs" trend of the last 30 - 40 years. There are quite a few supporters that think we've been way to eager to give away the store to get back too little in return.

                      • (Score: 2) by dak664 on Friday May 18, @02:23PM

                        by dak664 (2433) on Friday May 18, @02:23PM (#681166)

                        Advanced enough for what, exactly?

      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Phoenix666 on Friday May 18, @10:31AM (6 children)

        by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @10:31AM (#681097) Journal

        Uh-huh. Lemme stop you there for a moment.

        I know it's fun and popular to paint racism as an American problem exclusively, because everything in the world is Donald Trump's fault. But let me ask, in the country where Cannes is can muslim girls wear head scarves to school? No, they can't. It's illegal. Here in Brooklyn several little girls with head scarves attend my daughter's school.

        How much fun is it to be a muslim in Hungary under Orban right now?

        How much fun has it ever been to be an Aborigine in Australia? I've been in trendy bars in the Rocks in Sydney where the patrons openly disparaged "bloody blacks" who came in.

        How much fun is to be Maori in New Zealand (despite the Treaty of Waitangi)?

        Donald Trump is loud and mean, but let's not for a moment kid ourselves that he and America are the only ones with problems of prejudice.

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        • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday May 18, @11:19AM

          by c0lo (156) on Friday May 18, @11:19AM (#681110)

          I know it's fun and popular to paint racism as an American problem exclusively,

          Mmmm... what? When did the thread above become something about racism?
          Even more, when it was about Americans?

          The way I read it, it's an exchange in which one was saying 'why should I care about TFA?' when he actually meant 'I don't give a damn' and me suggesting there are reasons one may care about; this until it became clear the question was a pure rhetoric one.

          Donald Trump is loud and mean, but let's not for a moment kid ourselves that he and America are the only ones with problems of prejudice.

          Ah, after mixing racism with religion, the things finally settled on 'it's about prejudice and you disparage Trump and America on prejudice grounds'.
          Except I never done it in this thread. I only pointed that others are irritated by Trump and that's a reason enough to my mind to 'give a damn' about such details.

        • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @01:02PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @01:02PM (#681134)

          But let me ask, in the country where Cannes is can muslim girls wear head scarves to school? No, they can't. It's illegal.

          Christian girls can't wear crucifixes either. No religious items can be openly worn in a school.
          The only racism is from the people who assume everything that happens is because of race.

        • (Score: 3, Funny) by VLM on Friday May 18, @02:24PM (2 children)

          by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @02:24PM (#681168)

          They've got homelands where its pretty nice for them plus or minus Israeli attacks. How much fun is it to be white in Europe or USA right now?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:48PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:48PM (#681290)

            Still better than being various shades of brown.

          • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday May 18, @07:35PM

            by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @07:35PM (#681342) Journal

            Hey. White girl here? Much more fun than it would be to be black. Granted, it's not helping me financially, but all else being equal I wouldn't change my melanin quotient if given the option.

            --
            I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:00PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:00PM (#681300)

          > Here in Brooklyn several little girls with head scarves attend my daughter's school.

          I thought the head scarf was a thing girls had to wear once they were sexually mature.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by VLM on Friday May 18, @02:30PM (1 child)

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @02:30PM (#681172)

      Who is Spike Lee?

      Washed up agitprop film maker who had 15 minutes of fame a couple decades ago. Was kinda normie-edgy in the late 80s.

      How is he relevant to Donald Trump or the Republican Party?

      Next up, my plumber waxes eloquent on neurosurgery. Or would you rather hear my pediatrician's hot take on cubist art? News you can use, like my car mechanic's opinion of Vivaldi?

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @08:04PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @08:04PM (#681351)

        Next up, my plumber waxes eloquent on neurosurgery.

        And then. Trump on diplomacy and trade relations, and grabbing women by the scumbag lawyer.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:16PM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:16PM (#681274)

      Who is Spike Lee? How is he relevant to Donald Trump or the Republican Party?

      I find it rather telling that your Universe apparently is centered around Trump and the Republican party. I also find it rather stunning that you are pig ignorant of who Spike Lee is or, indeed, any thing about the Cannes Film Festival. You need to get out more. A lot more.

      Also, who the hell modded this up as Insightful?!? Or was this upmod intended to be ironic?

      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:52PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @05:52PM (#681292)

        There are quite a few hard core alt-right bigots around here. Since Trump won they stopped working overtime to conceal their true feelings and they openly mod up racist garbage cause they think it is "telling it like it is". Learn that lesson now and come to terms with that subset of the community here, don't be surprised in a few months when the realization sinks in on its own.

        VLM and Jmorris are the two main douche-accounts, with a variety of others that bounce around on the spectrum. Khallow is either gone or lurking around shitposting as AC, but I think he was more of a corporate apologist type.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:56PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @06:56PM (#681321)

        Sorry, I don't watch TV or movies. Your world that is apparently centered around celebrities is not the one I live in. Fuck off.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @07:19PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @07:19PM (#681331)

          Sorry, I don't watch TV or movies.

          Actually, I haven't owned a TV for the last several years and there are very few movies I have gone to for at least that long.

          Your world that is apparently centered around celebrities is not the one I live in.

          Oh, FFS! My world is not in any way centered around celebrities. Even so, I at least am enough aware of the wider world beyond the tip of my nose that I know who Spike Lee is and what Cannes is about. Again, you need to get out more. Much more.

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @09:34PM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @09:34PM (#681409)

            He can't get out until he swallows his red pill :P

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @11:12PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @11:12PM (#681428)

      Spike Lee is a rapper, but you may also know him as a child actor from when he played Henry Winkler's diminutive sidekick Buckwheat in Happy Days.

  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by aristarchus on Friday May 18, @06:31AM (4 children)

    by aristarchus (2645) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @06:31AM (#681031) Journal

    "Submitted a story which became"? C'mon, Eds, you might as well just erase the aristarchus entirely, as long as you are allowing that cop-killer jmorris to spout his cop-killing stuff, by saying that Black Cops Lives Don't Matter!!!

    (Oh, I may be the only solylentil to know that jmorris is from Louisiana, and actually is a descendant of Vietnamese refugees, which explains his far right, anti-communist positions. And his racism.)

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    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by aristarchus on Friday May 18, @07:13AM

      by aristarchus (2645) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @07:13AM (#681051) Journal

      I am confused. "Disagree" mod: disagreeing with my complaint to the eds? OK, plausible. Disagree that jmorris supports cop killers, as long as the cop is Black? Sounds racist to me! Blue-Black lives matter! Or, least, or perhaps most likely: disagree that jmorris is Vietnamese? https://nextshark.com/asian-white-supremacist-hank-yoo-arrested-texas-federal-agents/ [nextshark.com] Oh, Korean, sorry. But I am still confused about what the modder is disagreeing with, unless it is just to disagree with the aristarchus. I get that a lot. It does not impress me.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @07:46AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @07:46AM (#681063)

      "Submitted a story which became"?

      Carry on a diff with your original submission, you'll notice an evolution (that's a word that means "changes over time") which is conducive without too much friction to the "becoming" semantics.
      What about are you complaining again?

    • (Score: 2) by martyb on Friday May 18, @11:17AM (1 child)

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @11:17AM (#681109) Journal

      "Submitted a story which became"?

      Yes, you read that correctly.

      If I had left the default "Aristarchus submitted the following story:" introduction, you would have complained, and rightfully so, as that is not what you submitted.

      As for the story, itself, compare your submission (via the "Original Submission" link which is always provided), to what was posted. Extensive editing was required to restore italics and bold markup, as well as to restore links that were also present in the quoted text.

      If you wish to have a story appear on the site, unedited, you are free to post it on your journal [soylentnews.org].

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      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @01:10PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @01:10PM (#681138)

        I think at issue might be that "x submitted a story which became" specifically calls out that editing was deemed necessary, which can be seen as a jab at the quality of one's submission. Whereas something like "x brought to our attention" puts emphasis on the contribution made by the user, but still without implying that it is exactly their submission.

  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Bot on Friday May 18, @08:30AM

    by Bot (3902) on Friday May 18, @08:30AM (#681081)

    > blasted Trump for not condemning

    We (well, you) have a bigger problem if you need a president to condemn whatever, because it means that judges are not doing their duty. And, asking the president to intervene implicitly gives him jurisdiction. So I don't see Lee's problem with Nazis given that he himself reinforces a totalitarian framework.

  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @01:16PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @01:16PM (#681142)

    Just did a YouTube search for "Trump Condemns KKK" and returned multiple results... guess I just must have more advanced research skills.

  • (Score: 3, Redundant) by Tangaroa on Friday May 18, @01:51PM (3 children)

    by Tangaroa (682) on Friday May 18, @01:51PM (#681156) Homepage
    Would Soylent publish an article like this about Michael Savage condemning Nancy Pelosi for refusing to condemn Antifa, with a couple of lines glorifying one of the white supremacists from Charlottesville? This is a marketing plug, not news.
    • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by VLM on Friday May 18, @02:26PM (1 child)

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18, @02:26PM (#681170)

      Spike Lee has been picken cotton on the Democratic Plantation for a long time, its not even news.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @09:37PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @09:37PM (#681410)

        NEWS FLASH! VLM IS A BIGOT!

        oh wait, that is from yeeeears ago.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by DeathMonkey on Friday May 18, @05:04PM

      by DeathMonkey (1380) on Friday May 18, @05:04PM (#681263) Journal

      Would Soylent publish an article like this about Michael Savage condemning Nancy Pelosi for refusing to condemn Antifa

      No, because protesting Nazis is our right as citizens.

      Murdering the people who are protesting the Nazis, on the other hand, not so much...

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @04:22PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 18, @04:22PM (#681231)

    video takes too long to pay attention to

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