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West Virginia paper’s anti-LGBT column wants death for ‘n*ggers, spics, kikes and wops’

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:29 PM
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West Virginia paper’s anti-LGBT column wants death for ‘n*ggers, spics, kikes and wops’


By David Edwards
Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:57 EDT
West Virginian Leroy Ramey agrees with racist newspaper column
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A newspaper in West Virginia is defending its decision to publish a reader’s racist and homophobic comments, which called for “queers” to be put to death along with “n*ggers, spics, kikes and wops.”

WCHS-TV reported on Wednesday that the Lincoln Journal had come under fire for printing atranscript of a reader’s voice mail comments in the “Gripe and Gratitudes” section of the paper.

The reader referenced a recent report about how the Lincoln County Board of Education hadterminated lesbian teacher Kelli Burns from her job at Guyan Valley Middle School teacher after she accused board officials of forcing students to write complaints that she had tried to “turn them gay.”

“We were really glad to hear that School Board is getting rid of them queers,” the voice mail said. “The next thing is we need to get rid of all the n****rs, the spics, the kikes and the wops.”

“You know even them Catholics, they are wrong as baby eaters,” the reader continued. “We need to clear them people out and have good, white, God fearing Christians and everybody else needs to be put to death for their abominations.”

“We’ll keep Lincoln County white and right. Thank you.”

Some West Virginians told WCHS-TV that the column was offensive.

“That’s not nice,” Hamlin resident Melissa Rogers insisted. “I support the gays, and I’m not racist at all.”

But other readers agreed with the bigoted opinion.

“I don’t have to read it all, I already agree with that,” Hamlin resident Leroy Ramey opined. “Get rid of them.”

Lincoln Journal managing editor Sean O’Donoghue, who is a Roman Catholic, agreed that the comments were offensive, but said that he had no regrets about publishing them.

“We felt it was the right call to publish it, given the ongoing story we covered over the past three weeks,” he expained.

Marshall University’s School of Journalism intern Janet Dooley, however, said that the paper had crossed a line by printing the anonymous remarks because they amounted to hate speech.

“If you look at hate speech, it does hit several of the markers of hate speech, that it is directed at a particular group of people,” Dooley told WCHS-TV. “It is not only offensive, but it goes beyond that to threaten certain groups of people.”

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Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Not surprised. Some on here say there is no such thing as hate speech.

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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I think it's important for people to know that there are peoe in their community who feel this way. I would want to know. These are people I wouldn't want influencing my children.
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bluerooffarm
by Silver Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

 throwing up

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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That's sick - Maybe they should have given an FYI to the police.

I believe in freedom of speech, but every newspaper has discretion in printing letters to the editor.

This was a boneheaded decision. I predict that their subscribers and readership will decrease drastically.

-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:09 PM
I predict, considering the state sales will boom.
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ashellbell
by Bronze Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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Let's hope it tanks.


Quoting SallyMJ:

That's sick - Maybe they should have given an FYI to the police.

I believe in freedom of speech, but every newspaper has discretion in printing letters to the editor.

This was a boneheaded decision. I predict that their subscribers and readership will decrease drastically.


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Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM
Holy Crap...
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nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM

You got that right.I almost got sick when I read this.

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

I think it's important for people to know that there are peoe in their community who feel this way. I would want to know. These are people I wouldn't want influencing my children.


Carpy
by Platinum Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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Yep, let the asses show their true colors so the sane people know who to keep their kids away from.

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

I think it's important for people to know that there are peoe in their community who feel this way. I would want to know. These are people I wouldn't want influencing my children.


tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

The guy sounds totally stupid..wow.I wont even comment on his photo.

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