The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label Rosemary Church. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rosemary Church. Show all posts

Monday, August 25, 2014

CNNI International Host Still Off The Air

Rosemary Church has not yet returned to the late night CNNI broadcast. How long will the network have Church sit-out a problem she induced via mind-boggling and intensive live remarks.

Some observers point to a reaction from Church's co-host as an indicting nonverbal reaction. As about as much of a reaction as any news professional dare enact. 


BuzzFeed capture the moment and a moment it was for certain. Linked.

I have read mixed reaction to Church's moment of inadvertent insensitivity. A common sentiment among a select minority is, "Well, I don't think she meant any harm, think she was trying to help the situation." Ahhh, quite probably true. However, Church's remarks show the extent to which people (who are very much insulted from militarized authorities) have grown insensitive and callous to treatment at the hand of the authorities.

Her comments also show a deep lack of knowledge regarding the history of civil unrest control.  The BuzzFeed link (above) Simply nails the problem with Water Control of protesting citizens.)  If we think a bit farther to South African apartheid use of Water Cannons shine as ugly as it gets. Furthermore, many of the tear gas use and heavy handed arrests were perpetrated against the innocents.  Did we see any such raw acts as Cliven Bundy's tax evasion militia gathered in the Nevada dessert?  A few days of unrest that literally found snipers aiming refiles at law enforcement and a few days that spurned at least two potential mass killers. Yet, we did not hear one newscast host espoused heavy-handed treatment of those white people protesters. Ultimately, Church showed personal acceptance of the need to deploy heavy-handed measures, of which we do not deny in isolated cases. But, the use of tear-gas, sound machine weapons (from trucks) and Church's water-cannons,  did or would show how humans would handle a pack of "animals" or a military war zone enemy. 

Lack of knowledge and outright "don't have a clue" reality is as dangerous as the overt racist. How many post concentration camp Germans claimed they simply did not know?  Alas, they either knew and did not care, they knew and were afraid to acknowledge, or they lived as Ms. Church in a vacuum that never reached the inner core of her scope of knowledge. 

Ms. Church will be back on CNNI after a period of "cleansing" absence. CNN knows as do we all a few days or weeks will offer opportunity to forget Church's dumb statement.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"Maybe Use Water Cannons In Ferguson Missouri!" Seriously CNN, Seriously

You must listen to this!

Repost from Media Matters

CNN's Rosemary Church Asks "Why Not Perhaps Use Water Cannon" In Ferguson

Church: "At Least It's Not Going To Have The Same Sort Of Effect" As Tear Gas

From the August 19 edition of CNN's CNN Newsroom:


I will apologize in advance for the statement below. If you read the TPI you know that I am balanced and fair in my reporting and my opine. I can often see both sides of issues and while the liberal perspective will generally garner my affection far more than anything Right of center, I can see and perceive from the Right at times. I abhor complete ignorance, lack of education, and lack of tolerance for people other than white people. Allow me to flag an example that I am accustomed to form Fox News and many conservatives. The CNN International host shows fox News is not the issue; the issue is stark "white privilege" from people with a birthright that confers privilege others do to have. Here is my remark.

"What in the hell is wrong with some white people?" 

If you are diametrically opposite the mindset of Rosemary Church (despite her international background), the comment should not offend you. Basically, the comment is for those who fit the description of the late and great Bob Marley.

"Who Da Cap Fit, Let Them Wear It."

If "Da Cap" Don't fit, no worries. I am not assertion Ms. Church is a bigot. She should, however, along with her writers, managers and producers have a better grasp of US History and South African History. 

Church and her producers seem to suffer from what I call, the "Invisible Negro" Syndrome. The people on the receiving end of the water cannon are not people, they are in fact objects.