Dennisisned: Be careful. You're white and you're claiming to not be an Obama supporter. In Henry Stewart's world, that would make you a racist, because I claim the same.
Dennisned: I did bid adieu, I was remiss. I forgot to mention one thing:
I consider you to be a "Fine Obama supporter." I guess that makes me a racist because I assume you're white. Just ask Henry Stewart.
And that, my friend, was the original subject of this thread. Matthew 6.1, "motherfucker."
Dennisisned: I had no idea you had a law degree. I should have guessed, based on your ability to communicate with such scope and depth.
Your captivating thoughts, however, whether by purpose or not, justify my "radical personal agenda" comment. Using adjectives such as "cardboard-cutout," "projectionist," and "amateurish," are often used by those whom have nothing to add, other than attempts to demean the opines of others and to deflect from the topic at hand. The origin of this practice is credited to none other than a radical with an agenda, Saul Alinsky, and such practice amounts the equivalent of a three year old child holding a temper tantrum and spouting any derogatory word/phrase known to him/her.
Perhaps, one as worldly as yourself had simply a momentary lapse and didn't intentionally mean to stoop to that level, and if so, I will forgive and forget. Or, perhaps it was intentional, which would be much to my chagrin based on the esteem I hold for you. I'll keep an open mind and not make a false assumption.
Having stated my position, I now have little to add. I bid you adieu.
Dennisisned: Did I threaten litigation? Or, do you prove my point about false assumptions being rampant on this site?
You will have to give me a little time to think of a befitting response to your well thought out and articulate comments. Judging from your wit and mastery of the English language, I can now see that Mr Stewart must maintain a very high bar of journalistic integrity to appeal to savvy readers such as yourself.
Jeff Allen: Your words are worse than any comment on the NY Post Comments Section.
Mr Henry Stewart: Do people who agree with you (like Mr Allen) make you proud? If so, let us know. If not, condemn his words. Make sure you can look yourself in the mirror after you make your decision.
I am writing in reply to your op-ed titled, "New York Post's Comment Section Is Out Of Control," dated March 7, 2012. I take great umbrage to your published assumptions.
In your op-ed piece, you state in parenthesis following a quote of mine, "The underlying assumption, of course, would be that they're black because they've committed a crime." This is not only false, but it constitutes intentional libel.
When I wrote of the individuals, ""Yet two more fine Obama supporters make the news," I was referring to their economic standing....their being poor, underprivileged, and forced to commit acts that otherwise wouldn't happen if only we shared the wealth in this country and redistributed income. That, as they would agree, is a belief that President Obama holds dear, and if we had precious redistribution of wealth in this country, these individuals would not be forced to commit illegal acts. There is no question that they support this position, and thus, they are Obama supporters. I cannot speak for the other posters on the forum - I am merely speaking for myself.
Furthermore, I simply referred to them as being, "fine," out of respect for them. Their lower standing on the economic scale does not serve as a measure of their personal character, as any socially conscious citizen would agree (Note how my assumptions give benefit of the doubt and harbor no ill will).
However, you crassly and without regard to journalistic standards, concluded that I wrote my statement due to some racist belief. Had you bothered to contact me and asked my position, you would have found out otherwise....but you chose the low road of flamethrowing journalism.
Should you choose to publish either a redaction of your conclusion and/or a written apology, I would be willing to put the entire episode behind me. I do this in the interest of fairness, which is more of a courtesy than you have offered to me.
I suggest you (again) read the code of journalistic ethics/standards and refrain from inflicting character assassination against others and/or pursuing some fanatical personal agenda that doesn't apply.
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