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[–] Cuilrunnings 1 points 32 points (+33|-1) ago 

I wonder if it has anything to do with how horrible Jesse Jackson's AMA was on Wed.

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[–] thefoolofemmaus 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Karmanaut and several other mods have said that JJ was not the first awful AMA (something something Rampart), and doubt that had anything to do with it.

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[–] Cuilrunnings 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

It was the first one that went that poorly with Victoria at the helm, plus JJ is the only one with Black Privilege where it's gone that poorly.

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[–] Rikvidr 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That may be the case, except that Jesse Jackson has been known to threaten companies, organizations, and people to label them as racists if they don't comply, pipe down, or even pay him. I can't see a celebrity getting Victoria fired, but I absolutely, whole heartedly can see Jackson engaging in this type of behavior.

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[–] 86lover 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It certainly wasn't, but JJ is not afraid (eager even) to throw his weight around and is extremely touchy about any kind of negativity towards his person or other black people. Considering that Pao is very eager to do anything to make reddit appear a "safe space", it doesn't seem to far-fetched IMO.

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[–] droolcup 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I missed that! Any highlights you can share?

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[–] thefoolofemmaus 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It was a total shit show. Here is an archived link.

My favorite question was:

Mr. Jackson,

You are an immoral, hate-filled race baiter that has figured out how to manipulate the political system for your own gain. You've personally set back race relations year after year and continue to do more harm than good. Extorting money from companies to line your pockets and threatening to bus in protestors and create a fake racial controversy if they don’t agree to pay you off is NOT civil rights activism. My question is simple; how is your relationship with the illegitimate child you fathered in 1998 while cheating on your wife? Bonus question: How much money have you extorted from various people and companies over the years of practicing your shakedown scheme? Do you think Al Capone would be jealous of your business model if he were still alive?

First line of his response:

I do.

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[–] SixAlarmFire 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Was it fire-worthy?

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[–] tinfoiltex 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If controlling the narrative is the measure, then I think so. SJWs are all about this.

From Reddit's perspective Victoria did an awesome job with AMAs, but fuck all that because she didn't sufficiently control the narrative.

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[–] Rommel79 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I honestly hope that it was because of that. That would majorly piss off a lot more Redditors and, hopefully, have more people head over here.