“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
The reporter in question is going to be on MSNBC tomorrow.
Security guards are not law enforcement. They do not have the authority to handcuff and detain you. Doing so is false imprisonment, which is a felony.
They had the right to stop him from entering, or eject him if he refused to leave. (they leased the building which made it a private event) However, they can't handcuff and arrest you except under very specific circumstances, usually involving direct witness of a felony, and even that varies by state.
One of you will end up here next!
no means no!
Between this event and other teabagger stories, it seems to me, that they're cowards when it comes to the press.
Even if they feel that Fox News is the only news that's friendly to them, the truth is, that news isn't supposed to be friendly to them anyway.
The truth is, they don't trust that the main stream PUBLIC will agree with their rhetoric, so theu aim it towards those who are already predisposed to it.
Cowards and losers that know deep down inside that they don't have the knowledge or skills to make their case.
He must have crossed the live of civility.
Believe me you can ask tough questions and not be a ass in the process, you just have to be tactful and not make demands, or you will be asked to go.
I got into it with Then Governor Napolitano at a Luncheon a few years ago and managed to piss her off because she didn't like hearing that NAFTA had cost Arizona jobs, and she tried to say it was a good thing, and hearing the facts and numbers in a room filled with several hundred people was not fun for her, but I was civil and wasn't ask to leave.
I knew she was pissed because the asked the Cities Mayor who I was, the Mayor told me later. She was a friend of mine and I was on the Council and a rare Conservative Reporter at the time.
Last edited by Councilman; 10-19-10 at 01:19 AM.