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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:02 pm
 


Title: YouTuber Adam Saleh says Delta kicked him off flight for speaking Arabic, airline investigating
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Posted By: N_Fiddledog
Date: 2016-12-21 11:35:54


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:02 pm
 


There's a good chance this one's another hoax, of course.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/report-p ... hone-call/


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:04 pm
 


What a shame they didn't wait until they were at 30,000 feet before they kicked his ass off the plane.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:14 pm
 


Don't know who Adam Saleh is, don't know what a YouTuber is... don't care.

Although, like Bart said, kicking him off at 30,000 feet would have made an epic YouTube video. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:21 pm
 


Overlap the commentary with Motley Crue's Kickstart My Heart as he's falling. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:31 pm
 


Thanos wrote:
Overlap the commentary with Motley Crue's Kickstart My Heart as he's falling. :twisted:


Or Pink Floyd's 'Learning to Fly'...



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:35 pm
 


Question - If Adam Saleh started filming as they threw him out the plane at 30,000 feet, how long would the youtube video be if it ended as he smashed into the ground? [huh]


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:35 pm
 


Get flappin' them arms, son of Ba'allah. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:44 pm
 


raydan wrote:
Question - If Adam Saleh started filming as they threw him out the plane at 30,000 feet, how long would the youtube video be if it ended as he smashed into the ground? [huh]


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:40 pm
 


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What a shame they didn't wait until they were at 30,000 feet before they kicked his ass off the plane.

And what cause was there for murder?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:54 pm
 


Maybe go with the less harsh yet just as hilarious alternative.

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Tricks wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
What a shame they didn't wait until they were at 30,000 feet before they kicked his ass off the plane.

And what cause was there for murder?

It's make believe murder, so that's OK. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:12 pm
 


Tricks wrote:
BartSimpson wrote:
What a shame they didn't wait until they were at 30,000 feet before they kicked his ass off the plane.


And what cause was there for murder?


That's a fine question, isn't it?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:15 pm
 


Guy looks like a bit of douchebag, and it leaves me wondering if there was any douchebaggery that we are not being told about here.


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Guy looks like a bit of douchebag, and it leaves me wondering if there was any douchebaggery that we are not being told about here.


You called it, my good friend! [B-o]

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kri ... 016/12/21/

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Media Falls Hook, Line and Sinker for Yet Another Fake Hate Story

A YouTube prankster’s viral video accusing Delta Airlines of anti-Muslim discrimination made national headlines early Wednesday. But the man behind the video has a proven record of faking stories for attention and the media didn’t think twice before reporting his unsubstantiated story.

Adam Saleh, the young man in question, claimed Delta Airlines ejected him and his friend from the flight because other passengers complained that he made them “uncomfortable” after they heard him speaking in Arabic to his mother on the phone. Saleh then began recording as Delta crew tried to escort him from the plane. In the video, Saleh loudly calls out passengers and the flight crew for being racists.

Saleh begged his fans to “please spread” the story in his video tweet.

And the media happily obliged by doing just that. By early afternoon, the story was picked up by the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, CNN, CBS News, USA Today, and The Verge, among others. Social media reaction was also swift, with Twitter users calling for a boycott on Delta Airlines.

But as you can see in the video, Saleh started recording after the incident allegedly occurred. As this all happened this morning, surely more details and accounts of what happened will be forthcoming; but Saleh’s account was all it took for the media to go running with claims of anti-Muslim bigotry.

The kicker is that Saleh has done this many, many times before. His YouTube page is filled with dozens of videos where he stages pranks, intending to get a bigoted reaction from his unsuspecting audience. In several of these videos, he goes so far as to hire actors to play bigots.

In 2014, another one of his videos that supposedly exposed Islamophobia went viral but weeks later, he was forced to admit that the whole incident was staged. At the time, Saleh put up a disclaimer saying it was staged but apparently took it down at some point later because the video now has no disclaimer or indicator anywhere saying it is an act.

With Saleh’s reputation, you would think the media would be more cautious to verify his story before sharing it. But as we’ve seen before, the media is rarely unsuspecting when it comes to claims of bigoted and hateful white people.

Not everyone in the media was fooled. Ironically, former CNN host Soledad O’Brien insinuated the story may be false because she had an inside source on the same flight.


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