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(Deadspin)   New York Post continues on its spree of ruining the lives of dark skinned people who happened to be in the crowd at the Boston Marathon   ( deadspin.com) divider line
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14792 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Apr 2013 at 12:53 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-18 12:59:53 PM  
6 votes:
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2013-04-18 03:33:09 PM  
4 votes:
I think we can all agree that the New York Post made a mistake in putting a photo of Tatsuma on their front page when the FBI had already cleared him.
2013-04-18 03:11:15 PM  
3 votes:
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2013-04-18 01:21:32 PM  
3 votes:

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2013-04-18 01:01:23 PM  
3 votes:

BunkoSquad: Hey, look, it's happening already.

I am going to copypasta this from a few years ago: I think we found our suspect

So, several weeks ago, I'm on the T coming back from a little Christmas shopping. It's the middle of a bright, unseasonably warm, sunny day. A man gets on holding the Boston Herald. He's a beefy looking white man, mid fifties probably, florid in complexion, silly mustache. He gives me a once over; I read my book.

Then, two Muslim ladies get on. They are in jeans, sweaters and hijabs*. They are probably mid to late twenties. One is heavily pregnant, the other has a baby carriage with a small child inside. They get on, take some seats and start conversing softly- in English.

The Herald reader looks up in alarm and stares at them with for a while, clutching his newspaper to his chest like a binky. They get off at MIT where, either they or their husbands- or both- are probably grad students or post docs.

The Herald reader scoots over to me, and says "Well, I'm glad THAT'S over". I'm not sure what scared him more, two petite women, or the thought that the baby in the carriage would laugh at him for reading the Boston Herald.

*a Hijab is a head scarf. It's sort of what your grandmother wore to keep her hair did. It is not a bomb vest.
2013-04-18 03:20:01 PM  
2 votes:
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the guy with the red and white stripes appears to have a black backpack.
2013-04-18 03:11:10 PM  
2 votes:

mbillips: I'll see your MS Paint and raise you some actual Persian Gulf pr0n (maybe NSFW).

Left eye has too many blood vessels.  Would not bang.
2013-04-18 02:32:13 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: Not point defending yourself and pointing out where you're being misquoted/not even quoted when accused when you've always been convicted in the eyes of some. Well played, internet & irony of life. Over and out.

^^^^The real victim here.
2013-04-18 02:05:28 PM  
2 votes:

Aarontology: Tatsuma: , America will once again stand united and proud and reject hatred for whatever group the attackers belonged to,


Woulda been better with a sparkly eagle.

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2013-04-18 01:51:59 PM  
2 votes:
When Deadspin complains about your lack of journalistic standards, you really SUCK.
2013-04-18 01:44:32 PM  
2 votes:
This is really a simple case to solve.  Stop looking for dark skinned men with backpacks in the crowd.  Arabs aren't know for their pressure cooked dinners.  Neither are Israelies.  Nor are Irish.

But this man is...

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Find his face in this crowd, and you've got a suspect.  He always wears white too.  Should be easy to pick out of a crowd.
2013-04-18 12:44:43 PM  
2 votes:
i think we need a list of rules in green text for this
2013-04-18 12:41:39 PM  
2 votes:
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"I'm helping! I'm helping!"

The important thing is that you, along with 4chan, feel like you're involved.
2013-04-18 12:37:37 PM  
2 votes:
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Back to the screen grabs looking for brown people!
2013-04-18 12:21:28 PM  
2 votes:
Hey Tats, can you maybe stop rubbing yourself with glee while speculating that Muslims set off a bomb in my city based on horseshiat from the NY Post?

2013-04-18 12:17:31 PM  
2 votes:
Fellas, please. I'm SURE we can all agree that the New York Post had only the most noble of intentions and was only putting their picture on the cover as a community service to help aid the investigation. This is one of the great roles the press plays in getting information out there that helps everyone.
2013-04-18 05:00:22 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-18 03:54:15 PM  
1 vote:

Tatsuma: After I decided to leave this thread... blah blah blah... wall of post.

Have you considered shutting the hell up?  Just once?
2013-04-18 03:48:48 PM  
1 vote:

James!: Tatsuma: This is bullshiat, as far as I can remember you had a huge total of two violent attacks on minorities in the aftermath of 9/11

Your memory is not so good.


• Sept. 14, 2002 - Sterling, Virginia
Swastikas and ethnic slurs were spray-painted on a Muslim community center.

Maybe the perp thought it was a synagogue
2013-04-18 03:27:24 PM  
1 vote:
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Obviously that's The Punisher.

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2013-04-18 02:59:47 PM  
1 vote:

mbillips: cameroncrazy1984: Tatsuma wants  so badly for the suspects to be brown that his posts take up nearly half the thread.

Imagine what were to happen if the same thing were to happen to Jews. He'd go absolutely apesh*t.

Gah. Enough with the "brown" trope. Jews are exactly the same color as Arabs (and Italians, Spaniards, Greeks, etc.), ranging from ginger pale to mahogany.

What a "brown" might look like:

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/Still actually kind of hot.
2013-04-18 02:36:45 PM  
1 vote:

darth_badger: [static.prisonplanet.com image 583x1024]

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Navy Seals "undercover" thanls to Infowars.

Just thought I'd throw that in the mix too.


Wearing unit hats and fatigue style cargo pants is a hell of a way to stay undercover.  Further, one thing SEALs are sure not know for is physical fitness and the desire to excel at personal fitness challenges.  I can assure they also never run in a world class marathon or support their friends or teammates that would never run in such an event.
2013-04-18 02:33:35 PM  
1 vote:
Can we restart this thread and talk about how much of a clusterfark the NY Post is?
2013-04-18 02:31:46 PM  
1 vote:

darth_badger: Navy Seals "undercover" thanls to Infowars.

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Sorry, if you wear your unit insignia ON YOUR FREAKIN HAT you don't get to claim you are undercover.

/just sayin
2013-04-18 02:11:50 PM  
1 vote:

Cubicle Jockey: Tatsuma: BunkoSquad: Hey, look, it's happening already.

This is just... don't have words. I'm sure everyone reading this will be appalled, especially Boston Farkers. fark.

Malden is about 50% white trash and 50% upwardly-mobile first or second generation immigrant families buying inexpensive starter homes.

Fun mix.

I used to know a guy from Malden.  He was buck-toothed, his best friend couldn't control his bowels and his mother was known to kidnap dogs that were left outside.
2013-04-18 01:52:27 PM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: HotWingConspiracy: Tatsuma: Snuffybud: That's a hell of a lot more than the 2 incidents you claimed.

After a quick look, I also said that he was right, it was more than that. I also said in September and October, that three men were shot and three others were assaulted, and the list you posted backs up exactly what I said.

You'll repeat the lie the next time you feel it serves you though.

He made the claim in the thread on Monday already. A lot of people pointed out to him that he was wrong. He's making the claim again. And he'll keep doing so in future threads, because the posters will be different and would've forgotten about it.

I wonder if he's aware that we can actually read the entire thread?
2013-04-18 01:50:24 PM  
1 vote:

mekki: YodaBlues: The description they had been releasing all day yesterday and still today is two guys, one of which was wearing a backwards white cap, gray/light-colored hoodie, black bag and white.

Does anyone have a pic of whom the FBI are talking about? With all of those photos out there, you would think someone would have posted it on Fark about now.

The FBI has footage from a store security camera that the Internet Bureau of Investigation does not have.
2013-04-18 01:43:28 PM  
1 vote:

monoski: Looks like someone might make some money from the race without beating the Kenyans.

HAs anbody looked into the possibility of the bombers being Kenyans?  I've got a bazillion photos of Kenyans all running around that day...very suspicious.  I bet they don't even live here.
2013-04-18 01:36:04 PM  
1 vote:

2 grams: Oh, I thought you told that story because everyone who rides the T is opininated douche.

I've had a few good dates who were very polite, thank you.
2013-04-18 01:05:24 PM  
1 vote:

Snuffybud: *Citation needed*

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2013-04-18 01:03:23 PM  
1 vote:

Jackson Herring: I like the mental image of the Boston Herald as a security blanky

I'm surprised you've never heard that story. I tell it all the time. Usually when someone cites the Herald as a news source.
2013-04-18 01:01:59 PM  
1 vote:
I like the mental image of the Boston Herald as a security blanky
2013-04-18 12:57:15 PM  
1 vote:

Tatsuma: They are most assuredly innocent.

I'm sorry, how does he know that?

The pair show up in multiple photos of the finish line. They carry large bags. They are dark-skinned. This was enough for internet sleuths to peg them as suspicious.

No, it's the fact that they were standing literally over the spot where the bomb exploded, and it clearly appears from one of the photographs that one of them ditched a bag there before they left. That's why they were pegged as suspicious. Another white guy close by was also pegged as suspicious. Nothing to do with color.

And that was apparently enough for the Post to run with its front-page story today, claiming investigators are circulating photos of the two.

Except that this picture, along with one from another angle, ran on CBS, MSNBC, CNN, FOX and other news channels saying that the police was looking into those two and to come forward if they had any information/recollection of seeing them there.

But maybe there was a reason for them to be at the marathon, wearing track jackets and carrying bags: they're runners.

If they are really runners and the FBI clears them, that's absolutely fantastic for them, there will be an announcement by the FBI that they are in fact not suspects or persons of interests (when I went to bed last night they still were) and we'll all move on!

Today on CBS This Morning, John Miller specifically said these two are not the suspects the FBI is seeking. This Boston Globe story sheds more light on the images authorities are using to track down the suspects, and their description makes clear it's not a high schooler and his friend

Case closed, then! They certainly considered them suspicious before, but now they have been cleared, so awesome for them.

No one said in the first place that they were definitely 100% the guilty parties, it just seemed that based on where the explosion happened and the fact that one of them appeared to be ditching a bag exactly where the explosion happened that they were ...

Wow!  What a page of horseshiat, Tutsama!  Good one!
They didn't do it!
2013-04-18 12:47:21 PM  
1 vote:

Tatsuma: I said 'violent attacks' in the aftermath of 9/11 (meaning immediately following it, and in relation to it). That link goes all the way to 2011, and the vast majority of these items (as bad as they all are!) are not related to what I was talking about.

Three men were shot, and another three were assaulted for sure in the two months after 9/11 (and a smattering of other types of hate crimes)

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Can someone post this for Tatsuma? He has me on ignore.
2013-04-18 12:31:04 PM  
1 vote:

what_now: lizard people

My money is on Lizard People still angry they lost to Al Franken.
2013-04-18 12:10:01 PM  
1 vote:
Jesus Christ, Tats.  You are passionate about the two Egyptian guys.
2013-04-18 12:01:50 PM  
1 vote:
How did these two end up with their brown faces splashed all over the world? Do we even need to ask?

Apparently we need to, because you seem to think it was based in racism: it was not. It was based on where they were and what they were doing and the fact they appeared to be leaving a bag exactly at the spot where the explosion happened.

Another of the suspects identified by Reddit looks like he's a white male in his 50s. Once again, this has nothing to do with color, race or religion, only with suspicious behavior, standing very near to where the bombs went off, and carrying bags.
2013-04-18 11:59:39 AM  
1 vote:
I'd say they're behaving like 4chan, but that might actually be a step up for the New York Post.
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