It is incredible that the establishment will attack people as “conspiracy theorists” for simply asking for data to be collected regarding the potential side effects of the coronavirus vaccine (data that is collected for every other drug in history), while at the same time the establishment endorses very wild, baseless theories.
Very regularly now, establishment people invent conspiracies. They will also claim that even if the conspiracy doesn’t exist, it should be dealt with as though it does.
Former show contestants are requesting an apology after a “Jeopardy!” winner allegedly flashed a gesture that has become associated with certain hate groups.
A group of former show participants penned an open letter published to Medium on Wednesday condemning incidents on the game show.
“A recent contestant has caused concern among ‘Jeopardy!’ viewers for two separate occurrences, and we as former contestants feel the need to speak out against the messaging that these choices communicated — either intentionally or unintentionally — by the contestant Kelly Donohue and, implicitly by association, the producers of ‘Jeopardy!’” they wrote.
Pictured: Truppführer Donahue White Supremacing on live TV
The “more widely felt” of the two missteps occurred on Tuesday when Donohue “held his thumb and forefinger together with his other three fingers extended and palm facing inward, and he tapped his chest.” Donohue has since emphasized that he was merely indicating that he’d won three games, noting that he had gestured with one finger and two fingers to indicate his previous wins.
Letter writers, however, claim that the specific way he chose to indicate the number three was extremely similar to the gesture “coopted by white power groups, alt-right groups, and an anti-government group that calls itself the Three Percenters” and thus should have been censored — and not made it to broadcast.
“A couple of years ago, a contestant unintentionally wagered a monetary amount that used numerical values coopted by white supremacist groups and, since the total didn’t affect the outcome of the game, ‘Jeopardy!’ digitally altered the numbers in the version that aired,” the letter offers of how the gameshow previously handled a somewhat similar situation. “This should have been done in this case. Intentional or not, the burden was on the production team to catch the similarity to a hate symbol and make sure it didn’t end up on air.”
The second and lesser of the missteps the letter details happened on Monday when “Kelly responded to a clue with a term for the Roma that is considered a slur.”
In light of the two missteps, the former contestants are asking for “a statement and a disavowal of both of this week’s events” and to see “Jeopardy!” address Donohue’s behavior.
Imagine saying this: “even if he wasn’t making a secret hand signal, he should be punished as if he was making a secret hand signal.”
Now compare it to: “even if the coronavirus vaccines are 100% safe, data on the side effects should be collected in the same way data is collected for every other drug.”
The first thing is considered totally reasonable. The second thing is considered so outrageous that anyone who says it must be silenced and publicly hate-mobbed as a “conspiracy theorist.”
Just so: the Russia-Trump collusion theory was a more baseless and more outrageous conspiracy theory than anything that has ever been put forward by anyone associated with QAnon.
They still haven’t caught on to this one yet