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« Reply #620 on: Jan 30, 2017, 02:27PM »

What is wrong with some people!  >:(

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnatone

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On January 29, 2017, Ted Kornblum, the Chief Operating Officer and President[10] of Magnatone made a social media post advocating the assassination of President Donald J. Trump. As of January 30, 2017 no disciplinary action has been announced by the corporation nor has any official statement been made. [11]

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I will have to say this has been mentioned on this forum in different terms!
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« Reply #621 on: Jan 30, 2017, 03:18PM »

What is wrong with some people!  >:(

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Many with significant deficits of integrity ignore extremely important issues in favor of relative trivialities that affirm what they want to believe. They're by and large ideological cowards who can't deal with things as they are, but instead have to filter and distort in order to accommodate their detached and delicate personal sensibilities. Typically they'll do so to the extent that they'll advocate harm to a great many for personal affirmation. They have strikingly frail psyches, and many will hurt as many as necessary to coddle them and protect them from reality. Here's an extreme apparent example.
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« Reply #622 on: Jan 30, 2017, 03:29PM »


Truly!
 
Many with significant deficits of integrity ignore extremely important issues in favor of relative trivialities that affirm what they want to believe. They're by and large ideological cowards who can't deal with things as they are, but instead have to filter and distort in order to accommodate their detached and delicate personal sensibilities. Typically they'll do so to the extent that they'll advocate harm to a great many for personal affirmation. They have strikingly frail psyches, and many will hurt as many as necessary to coddle them and protect them from reality. Here's an extreme example.

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« Reply #623 on: Jan 30, 2017, 05:06PM »

I can't find the alleged quote on his LinkedIn page as directed by Wikipedia but perhaps it is the one pictured?

If a Republican had said such a thing about Obama they would claim it was merely a prediction (wink wink) and not advocacy and express total outrage that anyone would suggest otherwise.

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« Reply #624 on: Jan 30, 2017, 06:13PM »

I can't find the alleged quote on his LinkedIn page as directed by Wikipedia but perhaps it is the one pictured?
 
If a Republican had said such a thing about Obama they would claim it was merely a prediction (wink wink) and not advocacy and express total outrage that anyone would suggest otherwise.

That would be true in either case. The difference would be the nature of the audiences.
 
The target audience--people who need encouragement to rest easy because of Trump's nonsense--aren't generally radical right wing or Alt-Right types. The people who take their cues from Republicans who make such predictions (and particularly Alt-Right nuze types who make such predictions) are generally radical right wing and/or Alt-Right types. Those who are prone toward using violence toward a political goal are also generally radical right/Alt-Right types, so those speaking to that audience are far more likely to incite violence. So those who target radical right wing and Alt-Right types as their audience have a greater burden of responsibility for doing so, just as someone who chose to speak to depressed and potentially suicidal people would take on a greater responsibility to be conscious about the inclinations of their audience.
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« Reply #625 on: Jan 30, 2017, 06:41PM »

The Wikipedia article no longer contains the allegation nor the picture of a post. They may not have been real.
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« Reply #626 on: Jan 30, 2017, 07:56PM »

The Wikipedia article no longer contains the allegation nor the picture of a post. They may not have been real.

I apparently had the page up when they removed the image--it was still there when I saw this post so I opened it up in another tab and then refreshed the main page--gone, along with the "controversy" section about it.
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« Reply #627 on: Jan 31, 2017, 06:25AM »

Thus the problem with relying on Wikipedia.  Anyone can alter a page.  Especially one that is considered a 'stub'.
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