You decide. John Lewis February 11, 2016. The Hill “To be very frank, I never saw him, I never met him,” (Bernie Sanders) Lewis said during the CBC PAC’s endorsement. “I chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for three years, … Continue reading →
Remember when Congressman Steve Chabot had police confiscate camcorders and cell phones at one of his town-hall meetings? Well it United States Court of Appeals found it was a violation of the 1st Amendment. So when your representatives hold a public town-hall, take your camcorder, camera and or cell phone and film away and if they give you any $#it hand them a copy of this. Print it out and put it in your camera case or your automobile glove compartment.Continue reading →
I had been watching and following Ali Velshi and the CNN Express when it started in Georgia and when I heard they were coming to Paducah I knew I had to be there. I followed them on CNN and twitter and had a good idea when they might arrive in Paducah, but I didn't know where exactly where they were going to be. I gambled and went downtown. My gamble paid off. Minutes after I arrived The CNN Express pulled in, Ali Velshi and all.
I immediately began to shoot video and much to my surprise Ali Velshi asked me for an interview. We did the interview and I resumed shooting video and taking photos. As people began to gather around The CNN Express Mike Watt a free lance and political photographer suggested that CNN Express have a Town Hall meeting there. The CNN Express crew liked the idea and got several people to participate. I wasn't asked to be part of the group and had no input. All I was interested in was shooting video and photos.
While shooting video of the impromptu Town Hall meeting I was approached by what I consider a very rude young man. He asked me, who picked these people to be on the Town Hall panel? I responded by asking him what do you mean by these people? He responded by asking me, do you know these people? I responded by asking him do you know these people? He responded by asking me if I was with CNN? I told him no. I asked him again what he meant when he said these people and he began to say a few things about Heather Ryan. We then got into what I consider a heated discussion he reached over and touched my arm and I pretty much told him where to go! The young man then went over to Mike Watt and began talking to Mike and then managed to worm his way in to the impromptu Town Hall Meeting and make, what I consider, a total ass of himself on national TV with the infamous Hummer comment. Of course that's just my opinion.
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