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Patteeu Memorial Political Forum>‘Jeopardy!’ Slammed for Winner’s Alleged White Power Hand Gesture
BigRichard 01:32 PM 04-30-2021
Are you kidding me. You wonder why people have become so loathsome of a part of a particular political side. This story is why.

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A Jeopardy! winner’s hand gesture from Tuesday night’s show has sparked a protest by former contestants demanding an apology from producers.

A group of 467 purported former participants on the show posted an open letter on Medium on Wednesday accusing the syndicated game show’s producers of failing to catch a contestant’s apparent white power hand gesture.

On Tuesday, when winner Kelly Donohue was introduced as having won three games, he “held his thumb and forefinger together with his other three fingers extended and palm facing inward, and he tapped his chest,” the letter noted.

Here’s what that looked like:



Donohue countered on Facebook that the gesture was meant to confirm he had won three games, and noted had previously flashed one finger, and then two, during his introductions for his earlier respective games.

But when he did three fingers after his third win, he made a gesture similar to the “OK” symbol made by a right-wing militia group called the Three Percenters that has also been co-opted by white power groups. The former contestants say the popular game show’s producers should have recognized the gesture and prevented it from ever being shown on the air.

“This gesture was not a clear-cut symbol for the number three,” the letter noted. “Regardless of [Donohue’s] stated intent, the gesture is a racist dog whistle. Some of the first people to notice this were not affiliated with Jeopardy! in any way — they were viewers who couldn’t believe what they’d seen, captured it on video, and shared it to Twitter. Among them were people of color who, needless to say, are attuned to racist messaging and not appreciative that the show allowed this symbol to be broadcast. … It was perceived by people across demographic boundaries as a wink and a nod by white men about their superiority. …. Leaving this messaging unchecked will encourage others to attempt similar things in the future. Is the production team of Jeopardy! prepared for more of this? Prepared for more attempts to disguise contempt as innocent gesturing? Prepared for the backlash and ramifications should one of those moments ever become tied to real-world violence?”

The letter also stated that Donohue had “responded to a clue with a term for the Roma that is considered a slur.”

“We know that contestants sign morals and ethics-related agreements when they prepare to appear on the show, and we would ask the production team to evaluate this situation within that framework,” the letter added. “We really hope to see a statement and a disavowal of both of this week’s events, and we would like to see Jeopardy! address Kelly’s behavior.”

The Jeopardy! team had no immediate comment.


Read more here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/je...re/ar-BB1gbz1R

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banyon 09:38 AM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Ninerfan11:
You voted for it, stfu stupid goy
WTF ballot did that appear on?
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SuperBowl4 09:51 AM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Detoxing:
The Jews are behind this. I just know it.
"You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist. I am a Zionist." - Joe Biden
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Discuss Thrower 10:25 AM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by banyon:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/in...-hand-gesture/






Snopes and trumpeting inconsistent narratives to further an agenda. Imagine that.
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BDj23 10:31 AM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/in...-hand-gesture/






Snopes and trumpeting inconsistent narratives to further an agenda. Imagine that.
I'm shocked a Twitter rabblerouser was wrong. Fuck, I hate that God forsaken website.
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vailpass 10:46 AM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by BDj23:
Twitter needs to be destroyed
With extreme prejudice.
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banyon 11:43 AM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/in...-hand-gesture/






Snopes and trumpeting inconsistent narratives to further an agenda. Imagine that.
Inconsistent narrative? Did you read what you linked?
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BDj23 12:43 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
This is why context matters. Some dude making the gesture on a game show with a perfectly reasonable explanation (had been on the show three times and flashed the number of his appearance in each) is much different than a group of MAGA hats making the gesture in a staged photo where they are clearly in on the recent meme and are signaling their views to each other with the benefit of some level of plausible deniability.
Be sure to apply "context" to everything else you guys screech racism about.
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Bob Dole 01:12 PM 05-01-2021
Hand gestures are a threat to our Democracy!
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Discuss Thrower 01:59 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by banyon:
Inconsistent narrative? Did you read what you linked?
Did you?

Snopes says it's "unproven" Breur made a white supremacist signal because it was convenient in shaping and maintaining the narrative that the Trump admin were white supremacists. They say "false" when it's the Jeopardy guy because it's not convenient to any narrative at this time.


Very simple stuff.
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banyon 02:19 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower:
Did you?

Snopes says it's "unproven" Breur made a white supremacist signal because it was convenient in shaping and maintaining the narrative that the Trump admin were white supremacists. They say "false" when it's the Jeopardy guy because it's not convenient to any narrative at this time.


Very simple stuff.
Unproven means they didn’t take a position vs the 2nd case where they said false. So in NEITHER case did they say there was white supremacy symbolism. If they had wanted to push a narrative why not say “yes it’s racist” to one or both?

They probably had to go unproven in the first because there were a lot more questions surrounding the incident and the symbol is a little less ambiguous in that case.
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Hoopsdoc 02:20 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by SuperBowl4:
"You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist. I am a Zionist." - Joe Biden
And the problem with this statement is.....?
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displacedinMN 03:14 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Bob Dole:
Hand gestures are a threat to our Democracy!
ban hands
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vailpass 04:25 PM 05-01-2021

MLB Umpire Ejects Catcher For Making Multiple Racist Gestures




CINCINNATI, OH—A catcher for the Cincinnati Reds was ejected from a home game today after he was caught flashing several racist hand signals to the pitcher.


"We are shocked and saddened by this overt display of white supremacy from one of our players," said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. "This is not who we are. We stand with the BIPOC community who is no doubt feeling so much pain and trauma after being forced to see such horrific racism during one of our games."

According to witnesses, Cincinnati catcher Bugs "Sluggo" O'Callahan flashed several evil hand signals during the game, including:

The one-finger signal, which represents the desire for one race to reign supreme
The two-finger signal, which represents one woman and one man in marriage
The three-finger signal, a top-secret gesture meaning "white power"
The fingers extended and joined signal, which means "Heil Hitler"
"This is ridiculous! those signs mean "fast ball", "curve ball", "slider", and "change up!" said O'Callahan. "We've been using those signals forever! I did nothing wrong!"

After a month of anti-racist training and threats against his family and all else he held dear, he revised his statement, saying: "I apologize to all who were hurt by my insensitive hand gestures and I stand in solidarity with all who have experienced injustice at the hands of white supremacy."

The entire Cincinnati Reds team has elected to amputate their hands to ensure this doesn't happen in the future.

https://babylonbee.com/news/mlb-umpi...acist-gestures
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displacedinMN 04:43 PM 05-01-2021
You know it is coming to that.
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NJChiefsFan27 05:51 PM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by Discuss Thrower:
Did you?

Snopes says it's "unproven" Breur made a white supremacist signal because it was convenient in shaping and maintaining the narrative that the Trump admin were white supremacists. They say "false" when it's the Jeopardy guy because it's not convenient to any narrative at this time.


Very simple stuff.
Or because there is additional context which makes the Breuer hand gesture look sus, like him being the only person in the photo among dozens of others to not be doing a thumbs up, but instead he is seen making a hand gesture that was part of a growing troll campaign among younger conservatives to be a display of white power. It was new enough that it's possible he didn't know about it and was just doing some kind of Trump impersonation (Trump, like many others who speak with their hands, sometimes makes this gesture when he speaks), but it's very likely he knew what he was doing.
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