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Old 05-17-2011, 09:01   #1
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Breitbart caught purveying misleading, spliced video yet again

More splice and dice from Andew Breitbart:

Top officials at the University of Missouri at St. Louis say that a labor-studies instructor who had been videotaped purportedly advocating union violence actually was the victim of selective and misleading video editing and that he can continue working there.

In a letter sent out to faculty and students at the campus on Monday, Thomas F. George, the campus's chancellor, and Glen H. Cope, its provost, denounced the highly edited videos of the instructor's labor-studies class posted online by the conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. They said the instructor, Don Giljum, "remains eligible to teach" there.
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The two videos on Mr. Breitbart's Web site, which ran roughly seven minutes each, were derived from about 30 hours of lecture footage that had been taped as part of a distance-education course and uploaded onto the university's Blackboard course-management system. The two videos appear to depict the two instructors advocating violence by union members, but clearly are pieced together from unrelated snippets of classroom footage.

In the letter they sent Monday, Mr. George and Ms. Cope said their review of the original classroom footage determined that the excerpts posted on Mr. Breitbart's Web site "were definitely taken out of context, with their meaning highly distorted through splicing and editing from different times within a class period and across multiple class periods." The letter said the two administrators "sincerely regret the distress" to Mr. Giljum and others "caused by the unauthorized copying, editing, and distribution of the course videos."
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Both Mr. Giljum and the instructor who co-taught the labors-studies class with him—Judith Ancel, director of the Institute for Labor Studies at the University of Missouri at Kansas City—found themselves barraged with angry phone calls and letters after videos of them appeared on Mr. Breitbart's Web site last month. Officials of the two campuses and the University of Missouri system were similarly besieged. ...
Missouri Campus Officials Absolve Labor Instructor in Video Controversy - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:20   #2
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That is pretty bad. I don't believe union members need someone to advocate violence for them. They can do a pretty good job of that without any help. Think SEIU (read by me as SCUM).
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:13   #3
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If, as you claim, "union members do a pretty good job of advocating violence," I'm sure you can provide some examples.
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Get real.
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Originally Posted by freesw View Post
If, as you claim, "union members do a pretty good job of advocating violence," I'm sure you can provide some examples.
How about shooting and killing my friends dad for crossing a picket line?

You are a tool.
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I did write SEIU ? Want more examples? Google "SEIU violence" and find them yourself. I also have personal experiences in dealing with some teamsters when I had to hire lumpers to help me unload my truck when I was a truck driver/mover. During the Wisconsin teacher walkout, a UPS union employee from our area suggested something violent needed to happen to the governor of that state for trying to limit collective bargaining. I felt threatened by this person's response when I told him that the governor of Wisconsin should do to the teachers what Reagan did to the air traffic controllers. From my point of view, a private sector union employee that finds solidarity with a public sector union employee from a distant part of the country is a sorry pile of feces.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:09   #7
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Anecdotes are not examples of "union members advocating violence."

migyver, those youtube videos prove nothing at all. I've seen them. Here's where things stand with that:
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/05/...-beating-case/

I know there's been plenty of violence - on both sides but mostly from the management side - during the last century and a half of labor strife in this country. Nearly always the victim is guilty of nothing but being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or just doing a job. I asked for examples of union members advocating violence for a reason. Because that was the original claim, and because I know it isn't true.
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I haven't seen any you tube videos of anything relating to this issue. I recall seeing this on CNN, FOX, and MSNBC. I watch and read many news sources and make up my own mind. Different people can take the same information and arrive at different conclusions. As for my personal experiences not being examples of union members advocating violence, I say read your signature.
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Shall I then conclude from this fully documented case:
Indiana deputy attorney general out of job after live ammo tweet
That "Republican officials do a pretty good job of advocating violence"?

Or from this one:
Another Indiana Republican loses job for recommending violence against union protestors in Wisconsin
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Form an opinion on those if you like. Are those based on your own personal experiences?
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