Monday, September 29, 2008

Philly Media Calls It Out

From the Philadelphia Daily News we were forwarded this article by Christine M. Flowers regarding the murder of Philly PD Officer Patrick McDonald:
  • After Officer Patrick McDonald was assassinated by Daniel Giddings on Tuesday, neighbors came out of the woodwork and did what neighbors often do.

    They made excuses. Worse, they eulogized Giddings, who was also killed.

    Here were people who could justify the murder of a police officer by playing the race card, forgetting that so many of their own black brothers and sisters are soldiers in the battle between good and evil that takes place every day on Philadelphia's streets.

  • Let's say this once and for all, without mincing any words:

    Daniel Giddings was a worthless piece of trash whose exit from this world can only make it a better place. The horror is that, in leaving, he took with him a man like Patrick McDonald.

It would seem that the media in Philadelphia is turning a corner that Chicago media hasn't even begun to approach yet. Witness the CLTV report quoting some relative of the OFFENDER as being some innocent devout muslim doing his morning prayers.
  • a named target of a drug conspiracy
  • found carrying narcotics in his mouth
  • a home-body (unemployed)
  • praying in an automobile?
  • armed
  • with even more drugs in his house
Reports like CLTV's are asinine and further erode any semblance of actual reporting. They could take a page out of Christine M. Flowers' writing. We can even tolerate her being a lawyer if she writes like that all the time.

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55 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless You, Christine. Wanna move to Chi-town? I know "too-tree coppers, we get you moved in no time". Of course, as much as we would love you, Mayor IDIOT would run you outta town in a corrupt second.

Thanks for sticking up for us though.

9/29/2008 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! This lady is great. Actually she is just saying what a majority of the citizens are thinking, and that is the medias job although they only voice the opinions of pussy ass liberals. The political correctness era is hopefully coming to an end and the media needs to realize that sometimes you need to call a spade a spade. If Obama is elected this country will be forced even further left (if possible) and we will see in 10 or so years the biggest swing back to conservatism. The french are trying to do this right now, but I think it might be to late for them. Radical Muslims will take over that country within 30 years. Hopefully our country starts the change before it is too late.

9/29/2008 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just read the article...a powerful summary of the divide in this country, a divide between the law and the lawless....race plays a part, maybe in the description, but the end result remains the same: the law abiding v. the lawless....and who is manning the barriers?....and, as an aside, between the two political parties, with a presidential election coming up, which party supports law and order, the rule of law.....

9/29/2008 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous White Knight said...

Mother Flower!
Wow! Finally someone with major balls...
AND IT'S A WOMAN!
Whoa! Finally some good out of all this bad!

Thank you Christine Flowers,
From CPD

9/29/2008 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous 29 years and a day said...

I just emailed Ms Flowers and invited her to dinner id she is ever in Chicago

What a pair of balls on that dame

Bless her and bless all of you officers

Please stay safe

9/29/2008 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that both of the POS were Muslims, just praying, that is one strange coincidence.

9/29/2008 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a great article. Could you imagine reading this in a Chicago newspaper? Never, it would never happen.

Makes me want to move to Philly!

9/29/2008 01:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine Flowers could become a news sensation in Chicago. I wish we had reporters with her style and penchant for the truth.

9/29/2008 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

79th and Clyde was a wonderful neighbor at one time. Now it harbors the scum like this police killer. Will we ever be able to walk carefree through the streets of Chicago again.

9/29/2008 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Sully said...

I saw the CLTV coverage and I was, again, OUTRAGED! These damn media people take a camera and shove it in the face or ray ray and pookie and they say "oh he gawnna be a rap star" or some other bullshit. if he was so devout and religious WHY DID HE SHOOT A MAN, EVEN WORSE A COP, IN THE HEAD!!!!? GOD FORBID they may go put a camera in the face of the cops family whose father, brother, etc has been taken from them by this total piece of human shit. God bless the columnist in Philly, who finally calls it what it is. Im SO SICK of my tax dollars,nearly 40% of my check, going to these shitbags who just have babies and smoke fucking crack all day, just so they dont need to get a job and can plot on the poleeces all day. Yeah, lets pay them to have worthless kids. I hope all my brothers and sisters in CPD keep eachother safe because NO ONE else is going to look out for us. My prayers and thoughts are with the officer and his family. Im sorry for the rant, but I feel better

9/29/2008 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT:
Think Mette's situation is bad
...check out this crap!

http://theerant.yuku.com/topic/10971/t/Cop-Needs-Help.html

9/29/2008 01:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is an email address at the bottom of the article for Ms. Flowers. cflowers1961@yahoo.com

I have already done so - I encourage all others who read this to email her. The amount of hate mail she's about to & probably already has received must be BURIED by letters of encouragement & support for her honesty.

We post in rage, email and file complaints. Let's all take a moment to acknowledge this authors bravery for putting in print for all to see what we, as officers have always said.

9/29/2008 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone should forward this to the revs and the mayor

9/29/2008 02:06:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

There are two Christine's when it comes to news at either the Philadelphia Inquirer or Philadelphia Daily News:

Christine Olley and Christine Flowers.

One is an ass. The other is all class. It's not hard to figure out who is the decent woman.

It's not the first time Christine Flowers has spoken out and showed her support for the PPD. She tells it like it and that's the way it should be. The woman really cares, unlike the biased liberals who pretend to report the news.

Kudos to Christine Flowers. She's definitely good people.

9/29/2008 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should invite that Philly columnist/reporter to Chicago and have her write a column here.

As for our fallen brother, rest in peace. As for all those who worked with and knew him, you're in my thoughts, brothers and sisters. We just went through this in July w/ Officer Francis. We feel your pain.

And a prayer for the Philly P.D. on their loss as well.

9/29/2008 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKYOU from the bottom of my heart !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9/29/2008 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bring her to chicago and make her the mayor!

9/29/2008 05:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has to be one of the BEST articles ever written as far as encompassing how we feel. God Bless our fallen brother. Rest in peace. You will be missed.

9/29/2008 05:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOLY Truth Be Told Batman!!!

When I heard this person talk about what happen, she spoke about the shooter as if he was a great guy? It was obvious that she was not a witness to the incident and lacked character by defending a stupid shithead in the hood.

The mission in these communities is to defend the spice. The spice is life and so lie, distort, and create an alternative reality as a defensive mechanism to law enforcement.

Police officers soon realized that more than one neighbor maybe on the payroll or will voluntarily support thug behavior.

Neighbors or relatives may not involve themselves in actual drug transactions but, they passively or actively contribute to the operation.

The families and friends of drug dealers accept the reality that as a family, they need to do what they got to do to survive. No one else is going to take care of them and so they are part of the criminally antisocial behavior of the drug culture.

You want to destroy their economic support based and lying ways. Legalize dope and take all the money out of it. These fuckers will cry!

9/29/2008 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Christine for having the "balls" to tell it like it is !!!!

There isn't a newsperson in the city of Chicago with the courage to call a spade a spade. Mayor Fuckhead has the media muzzled.

9/29/2008 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one in the Chicago media has the guts to call it like it really is!

You have the race baiting Mary Mitchell of the Scum times and that crap on CLTV making the offender out to be an altar boy! What a disgrace!

Then you have the police hating, race baiting reverends! Where are these ASSHOLES when a Police Officer is shot and killed! Not a peep from these Moron!

Then people wonder why a word like de-police has been created in Chicago! We have no backing from the citizens of these scum neighborhoods, the media makes Officers out to be aggressive offenders and then the hateful anti-police rhetoric from Al Sharpton and James Meeks! I would NOT piss on these assholes graves and it has nothing to do with the color of their skin and everything to do for what they stand for and spew!

Not to mention we have been disrespected by the Daley administration at most press conferences over not having a signed contract nor raise in almost two years already!

I am amazed anyone goes out on these streets and does anything!

9/29/2008 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE WANT FLOWERS HERE IN CHICAGO!!
BUT WE ALL KNOW DALEY WOULD NOT ALLOW IT...HE RUNS THE MEDIA...OUR REPORTERS ARE ALL PUPPETS!

9/29/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen! Finally a news reporter who reports the truth!

9/29/2008 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To quote one of the SCC regulars, Christine Flowers has "brass labia". Thanks, Miss Flowers.

9/29/2008 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey scum times and tribune, your circulation and ad revenue is sinking fast, maybe hire this reporter maybe could "right the ship"! Why is our media so afraid of daley and the 50 sheep/slaves daley controls?

9/29/2008 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent the link to that article to Moprah. She could takes some lesssons in reporting from Ms. Flowers

9/29/2008 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are women who do have balls!!!!!!!!!!

9/29/2008 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sent this earlier today as her email is listed at the bottom of the column:

Christine --

Your recent column on the death of the Philadelphia police officer and the excuses that are given to and reported by the media -- thereby somehow legitimizing the murder of a police officer -- was posted on the unofficial Chicago police blog site (secondcitycop.blogspot.com).

As a sister of a Chicago Police Officer and the friend of one who was assassinated on duty, thank you for having the courage to say what most law abiding citizens think, but are afraid to say. Now if we could just get coverage like that here.

***
I sent her column to many members of the Chicago media asking why they don't have the courage to state the obvious...no response as of yet.

9/29/2008 12:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im going to print christine's article and hang it in the station. the rest of the guys need to know that there is at least one person out there with common sense. THANK YOU CHRISTINE

9/29/2008 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot to list his conviction for Att. murder for which he received 6 years, and his conviction for burglary for which he received another 6 years.

I wonder where it is that he found his Muslim faith?

Hmmmmm...

9/29/2008 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU CHRISTINE FLOWERS FOR FINALLY TELLING THE TRUTH TO VIEWERS!

9/29/2008 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9/29/2008 12:26:00 AM


She IS saying in public what normal, honest, busy, working class people have been thinking for years now. Prayers for Ramadan? Get the fuck out of here. I'm sick of it all. These motherfuckers live off my back. The least the press/media could do is present a story where common sense and values that are constructive and beneficial prevail.

9/29/2008 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

79th and Clyde was a wonderful neighbor at one time. Now it harbors the scum like this police killer. Will we ever be able to walk carefree through the streets of Chicago again.

9/29/2008 01:26:00 AM

Uh, no.

9/29/2008 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine Flowers could become a news sensation in Chicago. I wish we had reporters with her style and penchant for the truth.

9/29/2008 01:22:00 AM

Someone like Ms. Flowers could become a NATIONAL sensation. She is saying things that decent people are thinking and saying in private.

The tide is changing. The only people that don't know that are the scumbag criminals and the Chicago media.

9/29/2008 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing about CLTV reporting is that they put the police on the same playing field as the criminals. They often leave out details fed to them by police in an attempt to let the public make there own conclusions......from the information the media(cltv) chooses to release. With all the corruption out here though, can you blame them?
When it comes down to it, its all about selling papers.

9/29/2008 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are my hero! I wish we had straight talking realists here instead we have excuse making liberal "throw money at the problem" machine cogs! Will you marry me??

9/29/2008 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... she's like the anti-Mitchel. We need to coin a nickname for her.

9/29/2008 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous chicago = u.s. laughingstock said...

God bless Ms. Flowers!

Meanwhile, the best satire on the Presidential Debate spoof on Saturday Night Live:

The OBAMA impersonator replies:

"John (McCain), once again you're not being truthful about my proposal. Under my tax plan, not only would every American making under $250,000 per year get a tax cut. So would most members of the Chicago City Council as well as city building inspectors. That's because my plan would not tax income from bribes, kickbacks, shakedowns, embezzlement of government funds or extortion."

(huge SNL audience laughter and applause)

9/29/2008 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ms. Flowers, I saw a copy of your article Patrick McDonald: "It's time to bury the excuses". As a Chicago Police Officer I need to thank you for speaking up and telling the truth as some of us see it. If more of the "good citizens" would speak up like this the world would be a better place, and our jobs would be easier and more rewarding. I could go on for pages about all of this, but based on your writing I already know that you "get it". Thank you very much.

9/29/2008 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you Christine Flowers. I e-mailed her too. We will never get that in Chicago, ever. Hey Chicago Media, did you read that article yet? You need to get your heads out of your asses and take some notes. Grow some balls you worthless cowards. Do you even care that Nate was out on the streets making them safer for you and everyone? Have you no shame or pride in your work? You should refer him as a brave and courageous hero who gave the ultimate sacrifice, something that you cannot even fathom. Take a look in the mirror and be thankful that you are still here to be with your friends and family.

RIP Nate and God bless your family.

9/29/2008 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember CLTV is owned by Channel 9

9/29/2008 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While traveling through other states this last summer, one can realize how much the media respects and appreciates their police officers. Las Vegas had a shooting and the media coverage was positive, as it is in some eastern states. Chicago media sucks. Channel 9 was reporting on an actor saying he loved Chicago police and all the anchors in the morning burst out laughing. There you have it. Thank you Robin and Larry and fat weather guy.

9/29/2008 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shes got balls,she would give daley fits cuz no one here has the balls to call out the mayor,you go girl

9/29/2008 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christine Flowers for Mayor of Chicago.

Wonder how the revs would have taken that?

9/29/2008 06:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that no one seems to call Daley out and let the world know that Daley and his cornies Fucked this city up by closing down all those damn low income housing projects without a plan and now these motherfuckers have spread all over the city and burbs there usta be a time when you could move into what some would say was a good neighborhood now with the shit spreaded all over the damn city now we have all experienced violence. why dont the Aldermen and Media talk about that shit

9/29/2008 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent a copy of Christine's article to the nit-wits(sweeney, et.al.) @ the sun-times with a bit of a narrative voicing my outrage at the chicago media coverage of our fallen Brother, and recent Police involved shootings. Don't know if it will do any good, but at least they know where one coppers stands.

9/29/2008 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I e-mailed Christine Flowers as well. Her column was powerful and well written. She expressed how decent people feel towards the perpetrators of mayhem on our streets.

God Bless You Officers.

9/29/2008 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she should write for the Scum times or useless triune, awesome article. More decent people need to stand up and say what they think. "THE OBVIOUS", if I only had money to print a paper!!!

9/29/2008 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son just finished school out near Philly and says the media really supports their officers when one is hurt and killed. Having grown up in this shit hole he was so surprised at the difference between the two cities. In Philly, radio stations hold benefits for fallen officers and they speak of the officer's sacrifice not about how the offender is also a victim..

9/30/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Chicago news media personnel are lazy,and stupid.No courage and no integrity.They are owned by the Daley Criminal/Political Organization.Mayor Daley is going to Russia to visit his laundered money.Hey,Daley,dont piss off your boss;Vladimir Putin!

9/30/2008 01:39:00 AM  
Blogger Cpdcoppurr said...

Thank you Christine!!!!!!

9/30/2008 03:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!!
CHICAGO MEDIa FOCUSES ON degrading our brothers on customisING full pages and givING detail articles of B-S... yet, now that our brothers are being killed by the human evil the media after the third day of an officer being killed the news gets pushed back to the 16 page....
Yea! YOU THE MEDIA WHO ADVERTISES OUR DIRTY LOUNDRY NATION WIDE. YEA! YOU! THE MEDIA YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THE COHONES, LOS WUEBOS, THE BALL TO STEP INTO AN OFFICERS BOOTS AND PATROL THE WORST OF THE WORST THAT SOCIETY HAS TO OFFER.
UNTIL YOU (MEDIA) HAVE EXPERINCE FOR YEARS THE B-S THAT OFFICERS FACE ON THE BEAT. YOU MEDIA, WHO PERCULATE ARTICLES AND GO TO THE EXTREME TO DEGRADE OUR DEPARTMENT AND EVERY SOUL THAT HAS TAKEN THE OATH TO PROTECT YOU PERSONAL BEHIND FROM FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC ISSUES.. YOU MEDIA, SHOULD HAVE THE THE SAME BALLS TO THANK EVERY OFFICER THAT YOU SEE.
WHILE YOU MEDIA, DEPRIVE YOUR SELF FROM SLEEP BY CREATING ARTICLES THAT GIVE NEGATIVE ACCOUNTS TO THE DEPARTMENT; JUST REMENBER THAT THERE ARE ALSO OFFICERS ON THE BEAT DEPRIVING THEMSELVS FROM SLEEP JUST TO KEEP YOUR SORRY ASS SAFE FROM YOU OWM PERSONAL ISSUES.
IF YOU NEED US MEDIA YOU CAN CALL UP ON US AND WE WELL BE THERE.. .....

9/30/2008 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Anonymous said...
My son just finished school out near Philly and says the media really supports their officers when one is hurt and killed. Having grown up in this shit hole he was so surprised at the difference between the two cities. In Philly, radio stations hold benefits for fallen officers and they speak of the officer's sacrifice not about how the offender is also a victim..

9/30/2008 12:31:00 AM


Those statements are only partially true. In print, The Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer sympathize more so with the offenders and like to call them "victims", but you do find the occaisional diamonds in the rough, such as Christine Flowers.

Only one or two big news stations are supportive of the police. The others look for ways to crucify them, especially Fox29. They are the absolute worst.

When it comes to radio, 93.3 WMMR is the biggest supporter of the police, especially the Preston & Steve Show in the morning (Steve's brother is a P/O). They help with fundraisers for the families of officers who have been killed in the line of duty. They are a class act and are always doing what they can for the PPD.

And then on the other hand, there's Wired 96.5 with Chio in the morning. He's nothing more than a fat piece of shit who needs his ass kicked.

I don't listen to the station, but a post was done on Domelights (on SCC's sidebar) about a trivia question Chio asked: How many police officers were murdered in Philadelphia the past year? The choices were 13, 0 or 4.

That arrogant son of a bitch pulled a similar stunt when officer Chuck Cassidy was murdered. The station allowed has a "love you/hate you" kind of line and played messages from callers saying "Eff the police"; this as Officer Cassidy was clinging to life.

Eff the media in Philly. They're just a bunch of liberal idiots who put a slant on everything.

Sorry for long-winded rant.

9/30/2008 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out standing!! I was so impressed I had to write this great woman a long thankyou letter. Its about time someone who has the power to speak and be heard says what we been waiting to hear THE TRUTH!!

10/01/2008 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello friends. My name is Christine Flowers, and I was directed to this blog site by many brave Chicago PD men and women who were kind enough to read my piece on Sgt. Patrick McDonald. I just wanted to thank all of you, quite humbly, for writing to me, offering to treat me to dinner, asking me to run for Mayor, and generally showing me a kindness that I wasn't expecting. I am not a professional journalist, but an attorney, and am not accustomed to receiving kudos on the things I write (Philly is a tough town!) But if I had to be applauded for one piece, this is the one I would have chosen. I have the most profound respect for all of you, and am keeping all of you in my prayers to St. Michael (can't hurt, right?) God bless, keep safe, and if you ever come Philly way, drop me a line and the cheesesteak is on me. Fondest regards, and heartfelt thanks for your courage and service,

Christine

10/08/2008 09:10:00 PM  

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