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  •  Your Diary links to the RawStory (0+ / 0-)

    article not the NY DailyNews which you now provide. As is often suggested on DailyKos, if you are going to provide a source, make sure of its integrity and stand by it.

    I read the DailyNews article which does not provide any information about Mr. Lewis being denied because he is a government official.  The vid is too long for me to waste my time; however, this is an excerpt from the DailyNews article:

    http://articles.nydailynews.com/...

    The public denial, which occurred on Saturday, was captured by a conservative blogger and by the end of the weekend the video had gone viral, with more than 110,000 hits Monday morning.

    Lewis seemed the least perturbed by the incident and said he just wanted to support the group. He is seen respectfully leaving the protest after they denied him a chance to speak.

    "I was going to say, I stand with you," Lewis told CBS Atlanta after the incident. "I support you, what you're doing."

    He also tried to minimize the diss.

    "It's ok," he told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sunday. "They didn't really deny me."

    He told the newspaper the protesters said he could return later and added that he didn't think his large role in the fight for civil rights should guarantee him a spot at the protest.

    "These are different times," he told the paper.

    As I've suggested, let Mr. Lewis speak for himself, which in this case, is the bigger point.

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 09:50:23 PM PST

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    •  really, please be honest and really read... (3+ / 0-)
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      do you want to waste time on this. what is the bigger point. again, you are not gonna win.

      In the video, the crowd is seen voting not to let Lewis speak because he is a government figure.
      Lewis seemed the least perturbed by the incident and said he just wanted to support the group. He is seen respectfully leaving the protest after they denied him a chance to speak.

      tiresome. yawn.

      get in the game with the bigger issue, this game of a thousand cuts won't win or bleed me.

      •  But did he leave (2+ / 0-)
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        because he didn't have time to wait his turn.

        Which was the same thing that happened to the Mayor of Oakland.

      •  I am being honest and clearly I read (1+ / 0-)
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        the RawStory article your Diary linked to from which you made this determination:

        "Like John Lewis learned at an Occupy Wall Street protest, you best know your place and always ask for permission to participate."

        I read the NY DailyNews article which you provided after I challenged your premise. I also excerpted portions in this thread.

        What, exactly, is your interpretation of the "bigger issue" as represented by the incident you highlight in your Diary and about which you clearly have strong feelings despite your subsequent comment that Mr. Lewis' reaction was "tiresome".

        You might note in the DailyNews article which I excerpted that it was a conservative blogger who taped the encounter and enabled it to go viral. I believe that the faux outrage which you and others are expressing conforms to the intent of the conservative blogger who is promoting the meme that OWS is racist and exclusionary.

        I'd say that you took the bait.

        May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 05:44:28 AM PST

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