My question is why would anyone be looking at Akin's twitter likes from four years ago?
I have to assume they had some motivation to do so, and the wording of the post sounds like a threat.
Of course that doesn't change primary discussion.
I’m confused. Did this happen in 2016, or now? I’m not adept with twitter and wouldn’t know how to find out that someone liked a tweet.
My general feeling is I’d like to know the context. Obviously the team should investigate.
I just looked at the entire thread and timeline of the person who posted it. I will not post the tweet so as not to stir the pot.
This person has only tweeted 37 times and their first tweet is a retweet of what appears to be a threat:
racism watch Retweeted
Dōgen Zenji 道元禅師
why did you like this blatantly-racist post back in 16’? It would be a shame if your employer found out
I am just trying to add some context to the discussion.
We don't have the slightest idea if Akin really liked the tweet, or if it was an accident. Delmon Young clearly and obviously did things that were very wrong.
You're equating potentially hitting a button on a phone related to ugly speech with actually committing a crime. Or at least you're pretending to on the internet to stir up responses.
The response should be based on Akin. If he says it was an accident, it's over and we move on. If he comes out and says he liked it on purpose and agrees with the sentiment, then some kind of response from the organization is necessary.
On this day in 1970, the Orioles lost to the Brewers 6-4. Jim Palmer started and lasted just 4.1 innings (7 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 6 K) and took the loss. Earl Weaver used three relievers after removing Palmer.
The Orioles offense banged out 10 hits but they were not enough.
At the top of the batting order, Don Buford went 3 for 5 with 1 double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI. Terry Crowley went 2 for 4 as well.