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What is the deal with Tracy Morgan?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by PiratePast40, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Every day, there seems to be an update on Tracy Morgan and his condition in the hospital. Sure, a highway accident involving a semi is bad news, but why in the world is Tracy Morgan so important? I had never heard of him before now.

    Here's a google search link so you can see for yourself how much time and effort is going into this continuing story: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=tracy morgan&tbm=nws
     
  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Because we now live in a world of celebrity worship.

    Instead of admiring people for their wisdom, courage and accomplishments, we worship people because of their celebrity status.
     
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  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    He's an african america wealthy guy who is seen by the media as getting beating doen by the man.
    This is the media's new trayvon.
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Who is he? and i don't care
     
  5. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Except the MAN driving the truck was black I believe. There eating there own now.
     
  6. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    And it was an accident, no doubt the driver's fault and preventable but still an accident. Nothing racial, no hate, no white on black violence. Nothing to see here....
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I was referring to the 3 richest people in america who run walmart.
    Walmart vs morgan.
    And i can't even imagine the payout the injured will receive. Probably the largest in history.
     
  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's not how the media will spin it. They will demonize the evil walmart pushing their drivers to drive asleep, while not getting health care making minimum wage, blah, blah, blah
     
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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Just shows to go ya how far down the toilet our country is. First time a sitting majority leader has been primaried in over a 100 years? Nah, let's tell them about a half-wit Hollywood comic getting into an accident. More people can name all members of the Kardashian family than the SCOTUS.
    It's all just blather to distract us.
     
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  10. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    Yahoo article blaming the truckers here. Quote from the article: "Still, truckers work under enormous pressure. Independent drivers are paid by the mile and therefore have big incentives to drive as much as possible."
     
  11. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I hear "Tracy Morgan" and I can feel my IQ drop so I immediately tune out. . . . . . .
     
  12. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Kardashians and SCOTUS? Barely can stand either of them.
    Tracy Morgan, eh! Just a third rate comedian.
     
  13. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    Tracy Morgan is a comedian. maybe nothing special past that but he sure is getting a lot of hate around here. i think he's funny and i have seen nothing come from him that calls for it either. the guy got pretty messed up and it's not his fault people care more about him that political information. i personally make it a point to encourage people to pay attention to the important things rather than pop culture but there isnt much more one can do. all i see here is a bunch of guys complaining about an issue rather than doing something about it.
     
  14. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ I get it that you'd rather see human interest stories in the press than politics. But the question really centers around this guy, and why there is more media attention directed towards a single traffic accident than accidents that have involved the death of children in the last few weeks. What I don't get is your criticism of others and what it has to do with the medias love affair with this guy.
     
  15. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    The lamestream media is flooding us with Morgan in order to take the emperor's scandals off the
    front page . . . When they can't use Morgan any longer it will be something or someone else who doesn't matter an hill of beans!!!
    But you can take this to the bank. They will do their utmost to protect him!

    Sheldon
     
  16. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    it's simply because its a much more popular topic with people. lets face it, politics are boring for the most part. on top of that, it can be a real drag reading about it too. people have just fallen into the downward spiral of not caring what happens in Washington, they just want to enjoy the time they spend outside of work. Tracy Morgan is someone who puts a smile on their faces. when's the last time a politician did that without attacking another person's integrity?
     
  17. FA9

    FA9 Hillsburrito, ORgun Well-Known Member

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    I always never gave a crap about most celebs.