Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Reporter gets arrested for asking question

So I found this link via reddit, to a website called "prisonplanet" (I saw one on there the other day too, I don't know what the story is behind "prisonplanet" but it looks like a conspiracy type website - I'll have to check it out later. Regardless of what type of website it is, they have this news item and a youtube video that is amazing to me. In a nutshell, after the Republican presidential "debate" last night, the candidates and their people hit the spin room to be interviewed by the press. As the video here shows, this guy (Matt Lepacek) was asking one of Giuliani's people a question about the 9-11 conspiracy. After a bit of a heated (but polite) back and forth, Giuliani's man, points out the reporter to the state police, who then proceed to escort him out of the building and arrest him for "criminal trespassing". Really sums up America's "freedom of speech" doesn't it? I don't care if the reporter was a nut job or not, as long as he was simply asking a question and not posing a threat, he should have simply been ignored, not escorted out and arrested. I'm a bit dumbfounded by this.

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