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Usher's good-natured joke taken out of context

Posted on: August 11, 2011 7:27 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

With today's installment of needing the full context before jumping to conclusions, we give you a Dodgers usher who seemingly took away a souvenir from a kid.

Let us set the scene: The Dodgers were playing the Phillies Wednesday afternoon and a foul ball straight back went into the stands. A young fan ended up with the ball and was ecstatic. An usher walked over and asked to see the ball and then just walked away. It was all seen on the broadcast. You can view a video of it by clicking here.

And if you did click through, you'll see the title of said video is "sad moment in Dodger history." You know, because an usher just stole a ball from a young Dodgers fan.

Only he didn't.

“It was all in good fun. Unfortunately, the video cuts away too quickly,” Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said (LA Times). “Within seconds of him taking it away, he walked right back and gave it to him. Everyone ended up happy and smiling.”

We see it seemingly every single day. Someone grabs one segment of video or audio and runs with it before considering what he may or may not have missed. It's only going to continue to happen as the "gotcha" police have handles and screennames that aren't traceable, therefore these people aren't held accountable for mistakes. Let's just all keeps things like this in mind moving forward as best we can.

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Usher's good-natured joke taken out of context

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Since: Aug 13, 2011
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Usher's good-natured joke taken out of context

There are times when the media reports or shows videos of partial stories. However, unless this usher personally knew the young boy, that was NOT a funny joke to play on a young child. But I will also say that if the person who released the video witnessed the usher give it back to the boy just a few seconds later, that person should be ashamed for showing anyone the video.



Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Usher's good-natured joke taken out of context

Welcome to the media, where this shit happens every day.


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