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Post by watching Thu 07 Jul 2011, 12:19

Reported here in Huffington Post. Village Voice can't be for real, right??

Village Voice, Continuing Its Progressive Attacks On Celebrities Tackling Social Ills, Turns Its Sights On George Clooney and Darfur
Posted: 07/6/11 04:25 PM ET

Village Voice Media, fresh off its triumph putting Ashton Kutcher in his place for trying to bring awareness to the problem of human trafficking, has directed its crosshairs to an even bigger celebrity and a more vexing issue: George Clooney's advocacy against the genocide in Darfur.

"Clooney and his fellow nay-sayers claim that the genocide in Darfur has claimed the lives of 400,000 and rendered more than 2.5 million people homeless," the Voice declared in a vitriolic investigative piece, due to hit newsstands July 7. "And yet, if you do the math, those figures don't hold up. If you look at how many Janjaweed have actually been arrested for, let alone convicted of, murder and rape, or the number of members of Minnawi's SLA brought in for questioning for their alleged slaughter of the Fur tribes, there's been precious few, if any. So, really, how can six or seven people just accused of some shenanigans be guilty of the massacre of 400,000?

"Moreover, if you look at the real-estate sections of local newspapers, you don't see very many homes up for sale in the regions ostensibly affected," the Voice piece continued. "So the number of people who have been displaced by any sort of 'unrest' that may or may not be going on, by sheer logic, must not be anywhere in the area of 2.5 million. More like 200,000 or 300,000. It's really just a statistical blip."

The Voice's trenchant exposé of clueless do-gooders trying to involve themselves in internal Sudanese matters will run concurrent with a glossy, 16-page advertisement spread paid for by Sudan's Ministry of Tourism encouraging Westerners to visit some of the "less murder-y" portions of the African nation.
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Post by melbert Thu 07 Jul 2011, 13:49

Is this a joke? Of course no one has been arrested, tried or convicted because that stupid ass leader condones their behavior. And houses for sale? C'mon, they're a poor class that have been forced from their homes, which are probably more like huts. Why do people write this crap?
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Post by Dexterdidit Thu 07 Jul 2011, 14:09

I know I read it the same way Melbert. I doubt there is a huge call for property in an area that goes through the kind of stuff they do. Let's not forget to mention it would be huts not houses. With all the deaths there would be many empty and I doubt most people in these region can even read. The people who wrote this are idiots and don't bother doing any research! It needs to be used for fish and chips at least then it will be usefull.
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Post by premiere Thu 07 Jul 2011, 14:24

It's a satire piece. It's actually kind of clever in a sad, twisted kind of way.
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Post by Guest Thu 07 Jul 2011, 17:05

Let’s see… During the Civil War here in the states there were plenty of homes for sale. Oh, wait… what I meant to say is there were plenty of home on fire, burned to the ground. Hmmmm… war.

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Post by sisieq Thu 07 Jul 2011, 19:11

premiere wrote:It's a satire piece. It's actually kind of clever in a sad, twisted kind of way.
Okay, I just went to the Huff Post link and its under the Comedy section. Doesn't matter, I still think its twisted, sick.

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Post by Guest Thu 07 Jul 2011, 19:41

I agree, Sisieq! I have never used this emoticon but I will now! Vomit 1

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