Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Jailing Journalists?

Say it isn't so. I received an email from a respected organization. This is insane. This is America.

Jailing journalists is unacceptable in a democracy. But that's exactly what is happening at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Award winning journalist and host of "Democracy Now" Amy Goodman was arrested by St. Paul police while covering a protest outside the Republican National Convention. Though clearly identified as press, Goodman was charged with "obstruction of a legal process and interference with a 'peace officer.'" Two of her producers were arrested for "suspicion of felony riot."
To tell you that this arrest was brutal and upsetting simply doesn't do it justice.
Watch this video to see for yourself. Then take action.
I just e-mailed the presidents of CNN and NBC News (which oversees MSNBC) to demand that their networks cover this important story. I hope you will too.
Please have a look and take action.
http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/dont_arrest_journalists/?r_by=803-699154-_2EakGx&rc=paste
While the flag waving is going on inside the convention, a threat to democracy is taking place outside.

God Bless us everyone

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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Paris Hilton...

I was sick of Paris Hilton long before her troubles with the law. I can't stand hearing about this blond wouldn't be anybody if she didn't come from a rich family. Now, I'm really peeved that she has some made up "medical" reason that the Sheriff releases her -- without court permission -- to serve out her 45 days in house arrest.

Then, I heard that the judge ordered her back to jail where she belongs. My hat's off to that judge. It's about time someone takes a stand with this girl and makes her take her punishment as an adult. Except, she whined and cried the whole way back to jail.

Poor Baby.

God help her if the Hilton family ever loses their money and she has to work for a living like the rest of us.

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