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LONDON — CNN’s coverage of the London Pride Parade following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage will go down in news blooper history.
CNN contributor Lucy Pawle thought she spotted an ISIS flag at the march and was able to snap a picture. The problem was that it was actually an ISIS flag parody that contained a collection of handdrawn dildos and butt plugs in place of Arabic characters.
Did the folks at CNN really have trouble telling the difference between sex toys and Arabic? Or is ISIS now recruiting homosexuals to blow themselves up in the name of terror?
CNN eventually took down the video, but not before somebody snagged a copy of it to live forever on the internet.
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by IAN HANCHETT27
CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin said that it wasn’t legal “to talk about gay people the way Justice Scalia used to talk about gay people” while recounting Scalia’s prior dissent in Lawrence v. Texas on Friday’s “CNN Newsroom.”
Toobin said Scalia’s dissent was “very different. And I think, if you want illustrations of how much the country has changed in the past decade or so, you need only look at Justice Scalia. Because in 2003, in the case of Lawrence v. Texas, he also dissented, another Anthony Kennedy opinion. And that was the case that said gay people could not be criminally prosecuted for having sex. And listen to this, what Justice Scalia wrote in 2003. He said, ‘Many Americans do not want persons who openly engage in homosexual conduct as partners in their business, as scoutmasters for their children, as teachers in their children’s schools, or as boarders in their home. They view this as protecting themselves and their families from a lifestyle that they believe to be immoral and destructive.’ I mean, really, just outward bigotry against gay people. Now, today Justice Scalia begins his dissenting opinion by saying this issue is of no particular importance to me, and the only real issue here is the democratic process, who makes the decisions, should it be the courts? Or should it be the people? Even Justice Scalia, who is the biggest social conservative on the court, he cannot talk the way he used to talk about gay people because culturally, politically, even legally, it’s simply not appropriate, and even legal in many — in ways to talk about gay people the way Justice Scalia used to talk about gay people.”
Later, during the afternoon broadcast, he stated of Scalia, “Well, you know, he has become the ‘get off my lawn’ justice. He is so angry all the time, you would think he lost every case when, in fact, the conservatives on the court, of whom he is a senior member, usually win most cases. But the healthcare case yesterday and the marriage case today have really set him off, and today, it was not so much the rhetoric about the issue, but it was the attacks on Justice Kennedy personally…was really a kind of breach of decorum that, even in the spirited dissenting opinions that the justices are known to write, was really kind of over the top.
BY DEREK HUNTER
CNN International’s Lucy Pawle saw something disturbing when she left work Saturday, or at least she thought she had. What she thought she saw was a man dressed in black waiving an ISIS flag in London’s annual gay pride parade.
“This man dressed in black and white was waiving what appears to be a very bad mimicry, but a clear attempt to mimic, the ISIS flag,” Pawle said. “The black and white flag with the distinctive lettering. I mean, if you look at the flag closely it’s clearly not Arabic. In fact, it looks like it could be gobbledygook. But it’s very distinctive, the ISIS Flag.”
Pawle went further in her description, ending with “Anyway, I seemed to be the only person who had spotted this. And nobody seemed to be raising any questions or pointing it out,” she said.
She told an event organizer and the police.
So why would the flag of a terrorist group notorious for murdering civilians, particularly gay civilians, be flying at a gay pride parade? Well, what was unnoticed by Pawle was that the writing was not Arabic, as she correctly pointed out, but it was also not gobbledygook – it was something else entirely.
Someone on Twitter looked at the flag more closely and noticed it was not writing at all, it was sex toys. A black and white flag with sex toys on it, not an ISIS flag at all.
CNN appears to have removed the video from their website, but the Internet is forever.
The mockery, as you might suspect, quickly followed.
Did you know the KKK was created by Democrats?
by KIT DANIELS | INFOWARS.COM | JUNE 23, 2015
Liberals who are calling for a ban of the Confederate flag in South Carolina for its supposed links to racism are forgetting that the Democratic Party has its own ties to racism.
Numerous leftists are attacking the flag in the aftermath of the Charleston, S.C. shooting, such as CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin who claims the Confederate flag “represents terror and intimidation of African-Americans in that state” and President Obama who believes the flag “belongs in a museum.”
Lost in the debate, however, is the fact that the Ku Klux Klan was created as a terroristic force serving the interests of the Democratic Party and those who desired the restoration of so-called “white supremacy.”
“Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club, the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state, launching a ‘reign of terror‘ against Republican leaders black and white,” noted historian Eric Foner wrote in his book Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution.
The Klan engaged in extremely brutal acts of murder, including the death of black community leader Abraham Colby, who was whipped for hours in front of his wife and children.
“It aimed to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern life,” Foner added.
This isn’t ancient history: the late Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd was so deeply involved with the Klan that when he passed away in 2010, the mainstream media did their absolute best to whitewash Byrd’s past as a top level Klan leader and recruiter.
“ABC News noted that ‘despite his successful political track record, the Senate’s senior Democrat was no stranger to controversy and was once a member of the Ku Klux Klan,’ as if calling for the extermination of dark-skinned peoples (as well as Jews, Catholics, and gays) was no more stirring a gaffe than Gary Hart’s monkey business,” the Daily Caller’s Mike Riggs pointed out.
Today African-Americans are still struggling under President Obama and other Democratic politicians.
“The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category,” Tavis Smiley, a black radio host, said. “On that regard, the president ought to be held responsible.”
Published on Jun 21, 2015
Detroit, Michigan (Local4) — A man is dead and nine other people were hurt in a shooting at a block party on Detroit’s west side.
About 400 people were at the party enjoying some barbecue and a basketball game Saturday night at Dexter Avenue and Webb Street.
Detroit police don’t know if the incident was a drive-by shooting or if someone approached the party, but seven men and three women were shot. Police believe most of them had nothing to do with the gunfight.