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(NYPost)   Police sources: 'looters steal 2.4m of Rolex watches'. NY Post headline: 'looters swipe 2.4m of Rolex watches'. 4th paragraph: 'store spokesman says no watches were stolen'   (nypost.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, War, Manhattan, Looting, Soho Rolex store, NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller, Social media postings, Theft, front door of the Greene Street store  
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2020-06-03 2:12:21 PM  
They were after the vitrines, apparently.
 
2020-06-03 2:13:23 PM  
I mean, if you didn't want to read blatant lies, I'm not sure why you'd pick up the Post.
 
2020-06-03 2:20:17 PM  
Fake News.  They don't even attribute the quote about the theft to anyone.  2.4 million is a pretty precise number, did they just make that up based on the average price of a Rolex times the number of watches the place holds?
 
2020-06-03 2:21:56 PM  
Who cares about watches that can't tell time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad?
 
2020-06-03 2:30:59 PM  
I don't see what the big deal is. That's maybe sixteen 6-inch watches -- 240cm of watches isn't the most newsworthy haul.
 
2020-06-03 2:41:46 PM  

Dave and the Mission: Fake News.  They don't even attribute the quote about the theft to anyone.  2.4 million is a pretty precise number, did they just make that up based on the average price of a Rolex times the number of watches the place holds?


No, it's just that the average price of a Rolex times 0 equals 2.4 million. Simple math.
 
2020-06-03 2:44:14 PM  
Were the suspects hatless?
 
2020-06-03 2:46:35 PM  
Farking cop math.
 
2020-06-03 2:46:41 PM  
The one thing I learned from this article is I finally learned those glass display cases are called vitrines.

Thank you New York Post!
 
2020-06-03 2:47:02 PM  
Someone doesn't know what time it is.
 
2020-06-03 2:47:06 PM  
Oh, outside agitators again.  Which precinct were they from.
 
2020-06-03 2:47:16 PM  
Cop math divides by zero, universe flips back to normal (unlikely)
 
2020-06-03 2:47:42 PM  
Yes but can they help us find the galaxy that is on Orion's belt?
 
2020-06-03 2:48:03 PM  

BlackPete: The one thing I learned from this article is I finally learned those glass display cases are called vitrines.

Thank you New York Post!


me too.

Also, what would be the motivation for the  cops to say this, or is this a full-bullshiat story from start to finish?
 
2020-06-03 2:49:08 PM  

andrewagill: I mean, if you didn't want to read blatant lies, I'm not sure why you'd pick up the Post.


If you bothered to read TFA it's all about the police reporting one thing and the store reporting the exact opposite.  The headline is "Conflicting reports of looting at Soho Rolex store".

The Post may suck, but they are doing it right in this article.
 
2020-06-03 2:49:50 PM  

baronbloodbath: Farking cop math.


Nah, say it right.  Cop LIES.
 
2020-06-03 2:50:22 PM  

Memoryalpha: baronbloodbath: Farking cop math.

Nah, say it right.  Cop LIES.


Are you saying that Cop Lies Matter?
 
2020-06-03 2:52:28 PM  
What's important here is that the world sees AntiFa for what it is, an international terrorism and jewelry thieving organization

Thank you NY Post for shedding light on these terrible people! Fascism should be respected and protected! It's the bedrock of America!

Now excuse me, I need to go masturbate furiously while listening to a Ben Shapiro podcast

#MAGAWAGADINGDONG
 
2020-06-03 2:54:09 PM  

BlackPete: The one thing I learned from this article is I finally learned those glass display cases are called vitrines.

Thank you New York Post!


that's only in highfalutin Rolex type places, the call them display cases in Kohls
 
2020-06-03 2:54:30 PM  

markie_farkie: Who cares about watches that can't tell time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad?


In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.
 
2020-06-03 2:56:40 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Memoryalpha: baronbloodbath: Farking cop math.

Nah, say it right.  Cop LIES.

Are you saying that Cop Lies Matter?


Why, yes.  Yes I am.
 
2020-06-03 2:56:55 PM  
You don't expect badly trained trigger pullers to count do you? There is a reason cop math is it's own thing.
 
2020-06-03 2:57:04 PM  
The truth will come out when it is time to file an insurance claim.
 
2020-06-03 2:58:12 PM  

noitsnot: markie_farkie: Who cares about watches that can't tell time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad?

In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.


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2020-06-03 2:58:20 PM  
FTFA: NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller said outside "agitators" with ties to anarchist groups were using the George Floyd protests to loot and spark violence between cops and demonstrators.

Geez, with idiotic statements like this, the NYPD shows why they are ineffective and will likely never stop the riots. Blind acceptance of republican talking points will do you no favors, deputy commissioner. Perhaps if you review the words "to protect and to serve" and re-assess your career choice without the taint of political bias, along with the rest of your racist, piece of crap badge abusers, maybe you'd figure out just how bad you done farked up at this point.
 
2020-06-03 2:58:20 PM  
Is that like when they catch a guy with a baggy and the Post publishes a story about the $40 MILLION dollar pot bust!
 
2020-06-03 2:58:46 PM  
How can the cops and those heavily invested in the status quo bury the protests under a mountain of bad press if the don't keep up these incendiary headlines?!

I mean, they've tried the "bad actors" lie and it hasn't worked.  They tried the "these are violent protests and riots!" Trope, that failed too. They've tried inciting  the protestors. That failed. They tried the concern dog whistle "out of proportion" line.  Nope. They tried to claim that the cop wasn't at fault for the deaths, nope. They tried linking the looters and rioters to the protests. Nope.

It's like no one is buying into this being a horrible insurrection by violent farkwads that
 
2020-06-03 3:01:01 PM  

runwiz: The truth will come out when it is time to file an insurance claim.


That'd be a really novel tactic for insurance companies. "You're attaching a police report to your claim, but we all know cops are horrible liars, denied."
 
2020-06-03 3:01:07 PM  
Midnight: windows broken, store empty. One would assume it was looted and says to the media it was looted.

Two days later: store says nothing was on display. Which was smart of the store, if they were on display they would have be stolen.

Sounds like a nothin burger story either way.
 
2020-06-03 3:02:00 PM  

Kit Fister: How can the cops and those heavily invested in the status quo bury the protests under a mountain of bad press if the don't keep up these incendiary headlines?!

I mean, they've tried the "bad actors" lie and it hasn't worked.  They tried the "these are violent protests and riots!" Trope, that failed too. They've tried inciting  the protestors. That failed. They tried the concern dog whistle "out of proportion" line.  Nope. They tried to claim that the cop wasn't at fault for the deaths, nope. They tried linking the looters and rioters to the protests. Nope.

It's like no one is buying into this being a horrible insurrection by violent farkwads that


... want anarchy and to overthrow the US because of the cops (who are the real victims here) just doing their jobs, don't you understand?!

They're trying as hard as they can to bury the message, make the protests out to be the real menace, and once again protect the system and the invested politicians from having to actually doanything that might cost votes or give the poors/minorities equal status. And e we just can't have that now can we?

/hit submit too soon
 
2020-06-03 3:04:05 PM  

BlackPete: The one thing I learned from this article is I finally learned those glass display cases are called vitrines.


I get them confused with latrines, often with humorous results.
 
2020-06-03 3:04:33 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Midnight: windows broken, store empty. One would assume it was looted and says to the media it was looted.

Two days later: store says nothing was on display. Which was smart of the store, if they were on display they would have be stolen.

Sounds like a nothin burger story either way.


only to those who actually read the stories.
 
2020-06-03 3:04:37 PM  
Before COVID you could buy a Rolex from every street vendor in Manhattan.
 
2020-06-03 3:05:18 PM  
This is all a big misunderstanding. That's actually the number of fake Rolexes sold to clueless tourists by street vendors over the last 10 years.
 
2020-06-03 3:05:32 PM  

fluffy_pope: BlackPete: The one thing I learned from this article is I finally learned those glass display cases are called vitrines.

I get them confused with latrines, often with humorous results.


did they change their family name in the 12th century?
 
2020-06-03 3:09:06 PM  

Callous: andrewagill: I mean, if you didn't want to read blatant lies, I'm not sure why you'd pick up the Post.

If you bothered to read TFA it's all about the police reporting one thing and the store reporting the exact opposite.  The headline is "Conflicting reports of looting at Soho Rolex store".

The Post may suck, but they are doing it right in this article.


That wasn't the Post's original headline

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They changed it when people started calling them out
 
2020-06-03 3:11:26 PM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Midnight: windows broken, store empty. One would assume it was looted and says to the media it was looted.

Two days later: store says nothing was on display. Which was smart of the store, if they were on display they would have be stolen.

Sounds like a nothin burger story either way.


Yup if a Rolex shop left 2.4m worth of product out on display overnight any night there insurance would not be too happy.
 
2020-06-03 3:12:03 PM  

uncleacid: Before COVID you could buy a Rolex from every street vendor in Manhattan.


Chinatown got some really good fakes, its not such an open air market anymore.

Now they got one person outside a store with a magazine full of their inventory.

Used to buy girlfriends fake purses.

Sorry not sorry....
 
2020-06-03 3:13:43 PM  
Really itching for reasons to pull triggers
 
2020-06-03 3:16:38 PM  

Codenamechaz: Callous: andrewagill: I mean, if you didn't want to read blatant lies, I'm not sure why you'd pick up the Post.

If you bothered to read TFA it's all about the police reporting one thing and the store reporting the exact opposite.  The headline is "Conflicting reports of looting at Soho Rolex store".

The Post may suck, but they are doing it right in this article.

That wasn't the Post's original headline

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They changed it when people started calling them out


So, to backtrack, why would anyone bother to read TFA from NYPost?

Normally I'd question why their links are submitted and greened, but this is a good one.
 
2020-06-03 3:18:09 PM  

Callous: andrewagill: I mean, if you didn't want to read blatant lies, I'm not sure why you'd pick up the Post.

If you bothered to read TFA it's all about the police reporting one thing and the store reporting the exact opposite.  The headline is "Conflicting reports of looting at Soho Rolex store".

The Post may suck, but they are doing it right in this article.


They changed the headline.

They also changed the front page header of Monday's paper (after much backlash) between the time they posted the preview to when it went to print from "As Chaos Spreads, Trump Vows To 'End It Now" to "Trump Threatens To Send Troops Into States"

They're committing journalistic malf*ckery for clicks.
 
2020-06-03 3:24:51 PM  

Kit Fister: fluffy_pope: BlackPete: The one thing I learned from this article is I finally learned those glass display cases are called vitrines.

I get them confused with latrines, often with humorous results.

did they change their family name in the 12th century?


Used to be shiathouse
 
2020-06-03 3:28:05 PM  
F*cking cops lie.  Ric Romero reports.
 
2020-06-03 3:28:42 PM  
The two sides in this country are not political, but psychological: There are those who believe in and accept facts as facts, and then there are those who only believe in their own narrative and ignore, deny or outright destroy evidence of any facts that contradict their narrative.

Cops fall into the latter group.
 
2020-06-03 3:30:21 PM  

foosball64: What_Would_Jimi_Do: Midnight: windows broken, store empty. One would assume it was looted and says to the media it was looted.

Two days later: store says nothing was on display. Which was smart of the store, if they were on display they would have be stolen.

Sounds like a nothin burger story either way.

Yup if a Rolex shop left 2.4m worth of product out on display overnight any night there insurance would not be too happy.


Pretty much every luxury watch dealer removes their watches from the display windows every night.  If there are any watches still in the window a) they're cheap enough items the watch dealer can afford to lose; or b) they are dummy prop pieces  - Rolex provides these display prop models for their dealers.

Even if they don't remove them every night, which is already stupid, keeping such watches in the window in the middle of on-going protests/riots/looting in your town is a whole other level of stupid.
 
2020-06-03 3:40:11 PM  

Callous: andrewagill: I mean, if you didn't want to read blatant lies, I'm not sure why you'd pick up the Post.

If you bothered to read TFA it's all about the police reporting one thing and the store reporting the exact opposite.  The headline is "Conflicting reports of looting at Soho Rolex store".

The Post may suck, but they are doing it right in this article.


That's not what it said this morning.

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2020-06-03 3:40:23 PM  
Rolex watches have serial numbers. Anyone who ever brings one of those in for a cleaning, adjustment, etc. will have it snatched right out of their hands as stolen property.
 
2020-06-03 3:41:04 PM  

noitsnot: markie_farkie: Who cares about watches that can't tell time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad?

In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.


bo diddley do, friend!
 
2020-06-03 3:41:35 PM  
Ahhh, cop math. Either inflated a thousand times or fabricated outright.
 
2020-06-03 3:42:59 PM  

Palined Parenthood: So, to backtrack, why would anyone bother to read TFA from NYPost?


I've taken to submitting the Google AMP versions when I must link them, so they get screwed out of ad revenue.
 
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