Comments on: Kony baloney http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Peertoperr http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-961 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:53:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-961 Excellent articles I agree with every thing being said. Why is it that the Invisible group is wasting their money doing films instead of helping people through education and medical services?They seem to be determined to make this guy famous. He is famous in his own country and it is up to his own country to get rid of him. As outsiders westerners can only “take sides” when they intervene and since in places that are bankrupt like Uganda Syria Libya Iraq Afghanistan at the end it means that our new “friends” may be as bad as the previous monsters just in different ways…

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By: Peertoperr http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-950 Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:50:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-950 The author completely misunderstood that the group is actually fighting pure EVIL and crimes against humanity – They are taking action against the very core idea that nobody cared about Kony’s crimes for so many years (including probably the author who I am sure never wrote about those crimes). This is the type of individual who who would not have gone after nazi criminals just because their crimes happened in the past. Thank God we have young people who don’t want to live in the same world as this guy and who are outraged by the silence of those around them. I am ashamed that individuals such as him are given a platform to propagate their hatred for people who are more successful at investigative journalists and as thought leaders. They are NOT in it for the money. They just want to try a way of doing things that has not been done before. Get with the program grandpa.. For those who are bothered by the fact that the group spent more money on making movies than helping the people on the ground, they should try to help those young folks by giving them advice maybe instead of criticizing them from the comfort of their chair. If you are against those fighting evil, you are actually rooting for evil to win.

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By: MasterJeff http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-942 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:52:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-942 If Schafer had stopped at claiming that donations to Invisible Children aren’t fruitful, I could respect that. Asserting that trying to stand in the way of genocide is Western chauvinism is despicable.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-940 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 06:16:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-940 We’ll take as many swizzle sticks as you can air freight by Monday if you’ll take a hacked credit card number. We would have paid cash but we sent it all to the Invisible Children dudes.

We don’t know what to believe anymore. We’re going to check with Streisand and Marlo. They’ll know. Or maybe that Beckham guy.

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By: dafdfdasfda http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-939 Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:22:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-939 Kony is nothing more than AFRICOM propaganda to justify US military intervention in the oil rich region of Uganda. Where was the outcry when US Iraq sanctions killed 500k children in Iraq during the 90’s?

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By: Jimzed http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-934 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:12:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-934 Pseudo-intelectual cynicism will not outshine a good cause.And funniest thing,most people who call this vid simplistic,untill a few days ago didn’t even know about the existance of some guy named Kony,or LRA,or problems in Central Africa..haha.
Btw,this video obviously targets younger population.Population that will not be swayed by the cynicism of so called experts,who have done nothing even close to this to raise the awareness to a serious problem.

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By: Jimzed http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-933 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 22:06:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-933 This video obviously targets younger population. And if someone,anyone wants to raise awareness to a problem that very few average westerners even know exists..it is a good thing.
But,of course there are always those who by being cynical think their intellect will shine and impress the reader.Wrong. I’m more impressed by good intentions,regardless of their possible faults,which in this case are really minor.And thankfully I’m not the only one.What I find the funniest are the people who untill a few days ago never even knew that some guy named Kony and LRA existed,now take some higher pseudo-intellectual ground and criticize something they really know nothing about.They even go as far as to call it simplistic,which realistically it is.(see targets younger population)But as they didn’t even know about it,it is..even in it’s simplicity more than their knowledge about the situation in Central Africa.
This doesn’t go for the author of this article,but it does for a lot of other people though.

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By: urbngreen http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-931 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:49:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-931 Maybe the people above are just sick to death of all the apathy and people offering NOTHING as far as taking action. It is true that a t-shirt or bracelet will not change the world, posters will not stop a war lord thousands of miles away. But it will raise awareness. This campaign has done more to SHINE A LIGHT on the LRA and Kony then anything else has in my recollection. Sure it is popular and “hipsters” feel like they are doing SOMETHING. How about instead of writing negative articles about how someone else is failing to do the right thing you do something to make a change in this world? Oh, or this article your contribution?
Stop the HATE and get off your ass and do something.

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By: KrisCraig http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-930 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 21:44:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-930 Yeesh! Settle down, guys! Shafer is simply doing his job as a responsible journalist by taking a critical look at this story. He’s not defending Kony or saying that the documentary was false. He’s simply pointing out that the documentary has several glaring ommissions and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Don’t attack the messenger.

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By: GeekP http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2012/03/08/kony-baloney/#comment-928 Fri, 09 Mar 2012 17:25:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=674#comment-928 Sounds like the three above bought everything IC was selling hook, line and sinker. Nothing but ad hominems for the author of the article.

If people will turn off their brains for a good cause, they will turn off their brains for a bad one.

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