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When you can’t even run a defamation campaign right

UPDATE: unfortunately, this is a defamation campaign “done right”, as there was no mix-up of people. Regardless, whatever past this man might have, he’s still not the guilty part here.

Original post below.

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After the United Airlines thing (article if you missed it here), you might have seen some press outlets run bullshit articles like these:

You know, the usual racist behaviour in these kind of situations, white people who go on killing sprees get “he was a really nice man, but mentally disturbed?? no idea” while everyone else gets “HE WAS NO ANGEL!!!

Here’s the thing though.

This is the guy the smear articles are talking about.

This is the guy who was dragged off the plane.

See the difference?

David A. Dao vs. David T. D. Dao.

United Airlines can’t even run a smear campaign properly. Two Asian doctors, registered in different states, and they manage to do this.

Hopefully those sleazy press outlets get hit with libel lawsuits!

EDIT: And of course, it goes without saying that even IF the accusations were true, that it’s completely irrelevant to what happened on the plane.

(thanks to @MarkTranSD for pointing this out

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People compared the United passenger to Rosa Parks. Parks’ niece shut that down.

  • On Thursday, the attorney for David Dao — who was brutally dragged off a supposedly overbooked United flight on Monday — referenced an email he received calling Dao the “Asian Rosa Parks." 
  • Shortly after, USA Today issued and deleted a tweet mischaracterizing the comparison to the civil rights icon
  • Once the comparison kept creeping up, Parks’ niece responded with an unequivocal hell no.
  • In an interview with TMZ, Urana McCauley, Parks’ niece, said "you cannot compare the two.”
  • “I think that what Dr. Dao is going to do is probably change the policy of United Airlines, but actually what my aunt did was change history,” McCauley said.  
  • She added, “A lot of people like to compare themselves to her or like others, but there is no comparison.” Read more (4/14/17 10:18 AM)

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United’s victim had a “troubled past.” But the Chicago police department’s is worse.

  • After a doctor was dragged off a United Airlines plane by police for refusing to give up his seat, journalists had a slew of questions. Why are the police arbitrating simple disputes between companies and consumers by using physical force? 
  • Why didn’t United simply offer passengers more money to give up seats?The Kentucky-based Courier-Journal had a different question: What’s up with this doctor? The paper dug in hard, looking at his licensing history, his formal patients and even some decade-old drug charges. This doctor? He had a “troubled past,” the Courier-Journal concluded.

  • This is a common device used after police and other perpetrators are criticized for excessive use of force, especially when it comes to people of color: to examine erroneous elements of the victim’s history in order to suggest to the public that they were deserving of their treatment. 

  • Think Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Riceand plenty of others.But while we’re on the subject of past records, let’s take a closer look at the ones dragging the 69-year-old man down the aisle: the Chicago Police Department. Read more. (4/11/2017 3:22 PM)
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When you are too ignorant to know that Africa is a continent and not a country. ig: @jamescharles, you  probably have a higher risk of getting HIV in America than Ebola in Africa, but anyway #sipstea. The fact that Cover Girl chose somebody like this to represent them, speaks volumes. Seems like @jamescharles has a lot of negative things to say when it comes to race. 

#boycottcovergirl

#youtriedit

#racial

ig: @jamescharless

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United passenger David Dao is getting an undisclosed settlement after dragging incident

Meanwhile, United Airlines flights are noticeably cheaper now, for some reason

  • According to Scott Keyes, founder of the website Scott’s Cheap Flights, United Airlines is offering flights for much less than their usual value.
  • “Since the incident on United 3411, there’s been a noticeable drop in United’s fares,” Keyes told Travel and Leisure on Wednesday, adding “I’m not privy to United’s internal numbers, but whatever drop in bookings they were seeing must have scared them enough to slash prices.” Read more (4/27/17)