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NHD Facebook rhetoric escalates

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NHD Facebook rhetoric escalates Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:00:43 +0000 NHD Facebook rhetoric escalates NHD Facebook rhetoric escalates WKTV legal line tonight. the first shovel hasn't hit the ground, but the digs are flying. accusations of racism and homophobia in the form of memes and other facebook posts on the no hospital downtown facebook page. newschannel 2's joleen ferris spoke with the co- founder of the movement and got reaction from one of the elected leaders being targeted. thanks, kristen. it started as a discussion about healthcare. but has become permeated by obscene memes, ethnic slurs and stinging personal attacks. 1:24:39 "it's vile, it's disgusting, it's racist and bigoted" 1:35:17 " and sometimes to be honest with you i almost spit my coffee out in the morning when i see some of them because they're so darn creative" the oneida county executive and the co-founder of the no hospital downtown movement look at recent memes and posts on the no hospital downtown facebook page very differently. one is a mock-up of an invitation to county executive anthony picente's fundraiser, which lists prices as $65 per person, $100 per straight couple, $1500 per gay couple and prohibits mixed race couples 1:24:52 "the thing of if it, it doesn't embarass me in that regard. it embarasses them" another meme shows two caricatures of new york governor andrew cuomo and former italian prime minister silvio berlusconi in a compromising position....and the poster likens the two to utica's mayor and the county executive, with berlusconi being the taxpayer.another poster suggests someone wear a washington redskins jersey to an event in honor of oneida nation representative ray halbritter, also expected at the event. 1:32:57 "our members are passionate and they're far more creative than either brett or i and they do come up with interesting comics or memes and some are quite funny and some are quite edgy but remember; when you're david and you're going up against goliath, you've got to make a little hay every day to get heard" nhd co-founder jim brock doesn't think such memes and posts hurt the cause, saying that their facebook membership has grown by nearly 500 members in the past month. the county executive says the posts and memes degrade and belittle a very important conversation about a very important topic: local healthcare 1:25:21 "which have no place in any kind of public discussion about a project of this

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