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(Gawker)   Texans not tricked by so-called Al Jazeera "reporter" who wants to "film" local high school football game   (gawker.com) divider line 297
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2011-09-06 11:56:17 AM  
Is this a hilarious new Sacha Baron Cohen character designed to point out how dumb rednecks are?
It isn't?
Well, damn.
 
2011-09-06 11:58:58 AM  
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Ever notice that the Texas state flag is like the children's version of the American flag? Counting to 50 - or even 13 - is too tough, so let's just use one star and one stripe of each color.
 
2011-09-06 12:07:40 PM  
His current project: driving across America to 'talk to people of all walks of life about the wide-ranging impact (or not) of 9/11 on American life'...

"Well, do you think, sir, we can film a bit of the game and talk to some people here about just that?"

"No. You can't film, you can't take pictures, or interview people."


Sounds like his project is right on track.
 
2011-09-06 12:11:08 PM  
Texans are xenophobic rednecks! Film at 11.
 
2011-09-06 12:11:57 PM  
Couple this with the story from last nite about the doctor who was building a community center in honor of his mom, and Texas isn't looking very smart.
 
2011-09-06 12:16:15 PM  
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My pretty hair that is making me fat is related to some guy from Al Jazeera trying to interview people in Texas?

Oh gawd my brain hurts.
 
2011-09-06 12:19:03 PM  
I don't want to live in this state anymore ...
 
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2011-09-06 12:37:11 PM  
Perhaps Gabriel Elizondo could get away with his little terrorist scouting expedition journalism project in liberal enclaves like Oklahoma. But in Texas?

Maybe it's just me, but it looks like a little bit of Farker typing detected there as well.
 
2011-09-06 12:48:55 PM  
"I think it was damn rotten what they did."

"I am sorry, what who did?" I say, not sure exactly if he was calling me rotten, the terrorists rotten, Al Jazeera rotten, or all of the above.


Oh, I think you know who he meant. The guy is an ignorant bigot. In his mind, after 9-11, you, al jazeera, the terrorists, you're all the same. Foreign brown people. You were all sitting around in a tent in some desert somewhere "over there" ululating (not that he'd know the word), shooting off ak-47s and stomping on an American flag to celebrate Death to America.

Even the guy's "I don't hate brown people, some of my best friends are mexicans" response screams out his hard-wired bigotry. In other words, his defense to being called an ignorant bigot who lumps all brown people together is to lump all brown people together by contrasting mexicans with arabs.
 
2011-09-06 12:56:57 PM  
This is America, Mr. Elizondo. Welcome, and go to hell!

Actually, it isn't America. It's Texas, which is just a small conglomeration of backwards-ass rednecks that make a lot of noise and more pollution. Please don't judge the rest of us based on Texans.
 
2011-09-06 01:01:38 PM  
Goddammitsoveryf*ckingmuch.
 
2011-09-06 01:12:41 PM  
Soon we will destroy the infidel town of Booker Texas and the Texas Panhandle will fall into Muslim hands! Praise Allah for it is his will to Islamicize Amarillo!
 
2011-09-06 01:38:26 PM  
Oh for f*ck sake you dumbshiats, link to the AJ article. There was a redlit thread earlier today that linked straight to it. What, were the modmins waiting for the Gawker Inc. check to clear? Enough with the rehost of a rehost of a rehost of a rehosting nonsense.

Noting that, I'm just gonna copy paste from the other thread.

--------------------------

Supernintendo Lee posted a rebuttal, it seems.

Link (new window)
 
2011-09-06 01:39:37 PM  
 
2011-09-06 01:40:27 PM  
i106.photobucket.com

What your average Al Jazeera reporter may look like.
 
2011-09-06 01:46:19 PM  
Continued reposting:

Maybe I'm a doublereverseMuslin, but I'm having a hard time feeling outraged about the whole thing.

He shows up unannounced to a high school football game in buttf*ck nowhere, Texas on a Friday evening, where the biggest news agency to ever visit was probably some local outfit in Austin covering a thrilling "chicken thief" story.

He asks the principal if he can film and interview, hands her his card and she goes to ask the supernintendo. Supernintendo comes back says "No you can't film or interview here, but you're welcome to stay and watch the game". Interspersed is lots of conjecture about people's opinion on his business card and incredulity that a gun show is taking place in Texas.

What's the point of this "article" exactly? To claim that rural Texas residents are often irrationally wary of anything Muslim and that it carries strong negative connotations in Texas? What's next, hard hitting reporting on how water is wet or grass is green?

Also I see the initial post in the thread echoes something I mentioned in the redlit thread:

It really does kind of come off as "hey let's go get small town hicks to say Muslin on camera". That seems far more "Borat" schtick than hard-hitting reporting. To me anyway. I mean seriously, we're supposed to be shocked and surprised that a small hick town doesn't want to give a Qatar-based news agency interviews about 9/11? Who is that surprising to? I've never even been to f*cking Texas and even I knew what the outcome would be.

I enjoy AJ articles. Many are well written and suffer from far less bias than the majority of major outlets. But this is just pointless.
 
2011-09-06 01:46:42 PM  
OK, came here to post the actual Al Jazeera article, see it's been taken care of.

I would not have changed my mind about allowing you to just drop by and interview people and film our students. We did not have prior notice and we certainly did not have time to verify who you were. Also, I would have asked you not to do those things at a public event, on public property and at a public school function.

WTF is that all about? The guy said "public" three times in his response. I thought that meant, you know, "public." I wonder if our local news reporters have to clear themselves before they go out and interview the guy who threw the winning touchdown.....Naaahh.
 
2011-09-06 01:51:21 PM  

Theaetetus: Ever notice that the Texas state flag is like the children's version of the American flag? Counting to 50 - or even 13 - is too tough, so let's just use one star and one stripe of each color.


Why do you hate Puerto Rico?
 
2011-09-06 01:51:51 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Actual f*cking article you lazy shiats (new window)


That was a much better read, and funny. I like the part about "slipping in a little 9/11."
 
2011-09-06 01:52:21 PM  
Al Jazeera reporter. Isn't that an oxymoron?
 
2011-09-06 01:52:49 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: What's the point of this "article" exactly?


I think part of his point was that he was warmly received as long as he wanted to talk about 9/11, but as soon as his business card came out, things suddenly changed. And I have no problem believing that most small-brained bigots in this country would act exactly the same way. Hell, around here they'd probably call the police--"that looks like that terrorist writing on his card!"
 
2011-09-06 01:52:56 PM  
Texas islamophobia trifecta now in play.
 
2011-09-06 01:53:46 PM  
To be fair they do that to anything that sounds foreign.
 
2011-09-06 01:55:03 PM  

cryinoutloud: OK, came here to post the actual Al Jazeera article, see it's been taken care of.

I would not have changed my mind about allowing you to just drop by and interview people and film our students. We did not have prior notice and we certainly did not have time to verify who you were. Also, I would have asked you not to do those things at a public event, on public property and at a public school function.

WTF is that all about? The guy said "public" three times in his response. I thought that meant, you know, "public." I wonder if our local news reporters have to clear themselves before they go out and interview the guy who threw the winning touchdown.....Naaahh.


I don't think he understands FERPA either.
 
2011-09-06 01:55:12 PM  

CitizenTed: [i106.photobucket.com image 400x225]

What your average Al Jazeera reporter may look like.


I wish. Then I'd call it Al Jizzeera.

/I will sit on their iron bleachers and they will know that I, Drogo, have gotten Magna Cum Laude on my journalism degree.
 
2011-09-06 01:55:27 PM  
I can haz Texas tard tag now?
 
2011-09-06 01:57:45 PM  
The truth be told:

Everytime fark links to a Gawker site, the terrorists win.
 
2011-09-06 01:58:11 PM  
I'm not going to defend the superintendent because I don't know if he merits it. But I do know this: As a journalist, you need to ask permission to show up at schools to film or report. This isn't a "free speech" or "free press" issue. There are security and liability issues surrounding every school.
Elizondo was born in the U.S., he should know the customs here.
So why didn't he call ahead and get permission to be there?
 
2011-09-06 01:58:28 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: What's the point of this "article" exactly? To claim that rural Texas residents are often irrationally wary of anything Muslim and that it carries strong negative connotations in Texas? What's next, hard hitting reporting on how water is wet or grass is green?


You make jokes about it and assume it to be true but to have actual accounts of it happening makes you feel good about your assumptions and jokes.
 
2011-09-06 01:58:41 PM  

CitizenTed: [i106.photobucket.com image 400x225]

What your average Al Jazeera reporter may look like.


Does that make this what the average virgin in paradise looks like?

awoiaf.westeros.org

/I'll take 72, please
 
2011-09-06 01:58:44 PM  
Oh sure. I bet they want to show the film of all there public places at all these "community centers" they're building too. You know, for entertainment! ;)
 
2011-09-06 01:58:54 PM  
Texans. Can't tell the difference between Al Jazeera and Al Quaeda.

They both start with "Al", and that's good enough for us.
 
2011-09-06 01:59:04 PM  
All of you libtards hating on Texas need to STFU. If a Texan was President of the U.S. at the time of 9/11, you can be sure those planes never would have had a chance to hit them there towers.
 
2011-09-06 01:59:06 PM  

Knucklepopper: I'm not going to defend the superintendent because I don't know if he merits it. But I do know this: As a journalist, you need to ask permission to show up at schools to film or report. This isn't a "free speech" or "free press" issue. There are security and liability issues surrounding every school.
Elizondo was born in the U.S., he should know the customs here.
So why didn't he call ahead and get permission to be there?


He was on a terrorist scouting mission... duh..
 
2011-09-06 01:59:23 PM  
The superintendent:" I am sitting here listening to the music from our annual "Fiesta Night" that celebrates the unification of the many cultures that make up our community."

He also has many black friends, I heard.
 
2011-09-06 02:00:13 PM  
BURN

/oh, wait...
 
2011-09-06 02:00:28 PM  
So we need AJ reporters to state the obvious for us now?
 
2011-09-06 02:00:32 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Oh for f*ck sake you dumbshiats, link to the AJ article. There was a redlit thread earlier today that linked straight to it. What, were the modmins waiting for the Gawker Inc. check to clear? Enough with the rehost of a rehost of a rehost of a rehosting nonsense.

Noting that, I'm just gonna copy paste from the other thread.

--------------------------

Supernintendo Lee posted a rebuttal, it seems.

Link (new window)


Lighten up, Francis.
 
2011-09-06 02:01:00 PM  
The super's response linked on the AJ website comes off pretty reasonable, I am no longer sure who to root for in this story.

:(
 
2011-09-06 02:01:27 PM  
I think it's obvious hes scouting potental terrorist attack targets. Its time we wake up people.
 
2011-09-06 02:01:45 PM  

skullkrusher: CitizenTed: [i106.photobucket.com image 400x225]

What your average Al Jazeera reporter may look like.

Does that make this what the average virgin in paradise looks like?

[awoiaf.westeros.org image 350x258]

/I'll take 72, please


The Qur'an never promised 72 FEMALE virgins...
 
2011-09-06 02:02:04 PM  

Schadenfreude ist die schoenste Freude: Oh for f*ck sake you dumbshiats, link to the AJ article. There was a redlit thread earlier today that linked straight to it. What, were the modmins waiting for the Gawker Inc. check to clear? Enough with the rehost of a rehost of a rehost of a rehosting nonsense.

Noting that, I'm just gonna copy paste from the other thread.

--------------------------

Supernintendo Lee posted a rebuttal, it seems.

Link (new window)


Someone got a redlight rejection, eh? Rough start to the week.
 
2011-09-06 02:02:56 PM  

impaler: His current project: driving across America to 'talk to people of all walks of life about the wide-ranging impact (or not) of 9/11 on American life'...

"Well, do you think, sir, we can film a bit of the game and talk to some people here about just that?"

"No. You can't film, you can't take pictures, or interview people."

Sounds like his project is right on track.


Exactly, Impaler. The journalist found out exactly what the wide-ranging impact is. His mission? Accomoplished!
 
2011-09-06 02:04:06 PM  

cryinoutloud: OK, came here to post the actual Al Jazeera article, see it's been taken care of.

I would not have changed my mind about allowing you to just drop by and interview people and film our students. We did not have prior notice and we certainly did not have time to verify who you were. Also, I would have asked you not to do those things at a public event, on public property and at a public school function.

WTF is that all about? The guy said "public" three times in his response. I thought that meant, you know, "public." I wonder if our local news reporters have to clear themselves before they go out and interview the guy who threw the winning touchdown.....Naaahh.


They have the local white people cover those important matters.
Maybe the journalist is just pretending to do interviews as a cover for setting their state on fire. You how those people are.

culebra: The superintendent:" I am sitting here listening to the music from our annual "Fiesta Night" that celebrates the unification of the many cultures that make up our community."

He also has many black friends, I heard.


Lulz.
 
2011-09-06 02:04:21 PM  
so does this put Al Jazeera ahead of the Texans in the AFC South?
 
2011-09-06 02:05:37 PM  
Yeah, after serving up every beheading video of Westerners they could find--with glee--for the last decade, they're surprised some people don't like them?
 
2011-09-06 02:05:42 PM  
They probably got confused since they both begin with "Al". Just like people can't tell Iraq and Iran apart.
 
2011-09-06 02:06:31 PM  
No wonder god has decided to destroy Texas.
 
2011-09-06 02:06:40 PM  
It takes a lot of balls for someone representing a terrorists religion's main propaganda organ to bother decent people going about their business with some "see we are not all bad" PR stunt.

No school is going to allow a stranger to come in and start talking to and interviewing students. It had nothing to do with his being a reporter for Al-Qaeda Jazeera. It has to do with legal, safety and privacy requirements imposed on school districts.

And how is a sedate conversation with the person who's job it was to talk to him "sending a school into panic"? And somehow the Principal expressing disgust for savages who murdered thousands of innocent people is proof of the rampant anti-Muslim hatred consuming the backward hillbillies that inhabit most of America.

Like I said, propaganda

/Too bad Texas did not live up to the reputation this idiot was trying to impugn them with and put his ass up on a flag pole right next to the Lone Star
 
2011-09-06 02:07:16 PM  

diaphoresis: The Qur'an never promised 72 FEMALE virgins...




Raisins. It promised 72 raisins...
 
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