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Bill O’Reilly “I am furious about how the shooting death of 18 year old Michael Brown is being reported and how various people are reacting to it.”

Jon Stewart “Yes! That is the outrage. The shooting of Michael Brown and any lack of transparency from the police department responsible for said incident is outrageous, in how it has been reported. And, I guess that’s not the only reason to be angry.”

Fox reporter 1 “Is he going to get a fair shake, this officer?”

Fox reporter 2 “There has been a rush to judgement.”

Fox reporter 3 “Eric Holder flies into Ferguson with his super hero cape.”

Fox reporter 4 “This mantra of the unarmed black teenager shot by a white cop.  You know that description, in and of itself, actually colors the way in which we look at this story.”

Stewart “Yes.  Describing the actual facts of the case really does color the way we look at it.  White cop shoots unarmed black teen does sound terrible, whereas say, hero cop kills alien hunting humans for sport would put a completely different spin on things.  Which, though a very accurate description of the plot of Predator 2, is in this case not what happened.  And, you know what?  There’s so many other stories out there.”

Fox reporter 5 “Why aren’t we covering New York?  Why aren’t we we covering black on black crime?”

Stewart “Yes.  Why all the interest in holding police officers to a higher standard than gangs?  They both flash colors, and yes, one of them has been sworn to protect and defend but still…”

Fox reporter 6 “This weekend 42 people have been shot in Chicago.  You know, I don’t see the protests.  I don’t see the anger.”

Fox reporter 7 “If I were African-American I would be outraged that more journalists aren’t covering what’s happening in Chicago and more outraged that people like Al Sharpton and and Jesse Jackson don’t head to those areas.”

Stewart “Yes.  What could explain the lack of outrage about Al Sharpton and his ilk not doing anything about black on black violence in Chicago?”

Reporter from ABC News 7 on July 10, 2013 “With Chicago’s violence making national headlines, a group, lead by the Rev Al Sharpton, plans to convene an anti-violence summit of national civil rights leaders here.”

Stewart “Oh, that’s right.  Because African-American leaders did hold a summit about that in November, and have met at least three times in the city just in the last 13 months, which is not to say that it has been effective, but taken along with the President’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which attempts to address this violence, and the countless vigils and marches within these violence torn communities, means they are trying, actually, to do something.  You see, you being ignorant of those attempts, doesn’t mean the issue itself is being ignored, in the same way that when it snows where you live, doesn’t mean the world isn’t getting hotter.”

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/ufqeuz/race-off

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John Oliver “I guess the one minor bright side is that Detroit might get a little economic boost from all those reporters flocking to it to cover the story, right?

Fox anchor “Mike Tobin live in Chicago with the news.  Mike, a dramatic afternoon in Detroit.”

Brian Williams (NBC) “John Yang on the news from Chicago today, and of course the very bad news out of Detroit.”

CNBC anchor “Whether that’s Chapter 9, how they go through the motions, I don’t know, but Jeff Locke does, and he’s right near Detroit, in Chicago.”

Oliver “Really?  Chicago?  So, you’ll embed reporters and have them take gunfire in war zones all over the world.  You’ve had them tear gassed during protests.  You’ve forced them to take 200 mile an hour winds to the face during storms.  But apparently, having them stand on a corner in downtown Detroit, oh that is just too dangerous an assignment.”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-22-2013/chapter-9-mile

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Dozens of activists angry over austerity measures in Chicago used their Fourth of July holiday to demonstrate at the home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

As of Thursday afternoon, over 400 people had indicated on a Facebook event page that they would be attending the “Block Party to Fight Austerity at Rahm’s House.”

“Let’s gather at Chase Park (Ashland and Leland) at noon, then march over to Rahm Emanuel’s house for a street dance party to celebrate citywide resistance to budget cuts and other austerity measures that hurt poor and working people in order to make the super-rich even richer,” the organizers wrote.

The group told WMAQ that the event would include music, dancing and speakers.

“At a time when working people are already struggling to make ends meet, Mayor Emanuel is eliminating thousands of jobs across the city every year,” organizer Greg Goodman explained to the station.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/04/activists-converge-on-rahm-emanuels-home-for-fourth-of-july-protest/