Skip to comments.D.C. Chapter to Hold Demonstration in Support of Jeff Gannon and the First Amendment, 2/18/05
Posted on 02/18/2005 6:28:03 AM PST by kristinn
All FReepers and lurkers in good standing are invited to join the D.C. Chapter in our demonstration this evening. Details in the following press release:
DEMONSTRATION IN SUPPORT OF JEFF GANNON
THE FIRST AMENDMENT
WHEN: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2005, 6 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
WHERE: THE SIDEWALK BY MONICAS GATE,
AKA THE NORTHWEST VISITORS ENTRANCE
THE WHITE HOUSE, 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, WASHINGTON, D.C.
(Washington) The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic, an independent grassroots organization, will be holding a demonstration at the White House this evening in support of former Talon News White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon and the rights of other reporters to do their jobs without fear of being destroyed by the political establishment.
The group will also be bringing attention to several First Amendment-related issues pertaining to the current imbroglio. Among them are the unconstitutional efforts of Democratic congressmen to determine who is a reporter and efforts by the establishment media to shut out Internet-based news sites from having access to government press conferences.
Kristinn Taylor, Co-Leader of the D.C. Chapter of Free Republic, issued the following statement: It is common knowledge that Jeff Gannon was singled out for personal destruction for the crime of asking a question of the President of the United States at a press conference that was insulting to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The Clintonista slime machine, led by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podestas Media Matters for America, went into high gear and made an example of Mr. Gannon to any reporter who might dare to challenge Sen. Clintons credibility in her anticipated 2008 presidential candidacy.
What was done to Mr. Gannon was the Clinton impeachement era Ellen Romesch strategy played out for all concerned parties to see. The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic will be out demonstrating for the rights of Mr. Gannon and all other reporters to exercise their rights without fear of personal destruction.
This isn't about putting a stamp of approval on whatever the liberals are accusing Jeff Gannon of doing before he became a reporter, it's about the rights of citizens and reporters to exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of being personally destroyed.
When CBS News and CNN were targeted in recent months, it was because of their professional behavior--and that's what we focused on.
D.C. Chapter mega-ping.
D.C. Chapter mega-ping.
I cannot attend (picking kids up at 6).
Give 'em hell for me. 'Pod.
Isn't what this guy is accused of doing kinda creepy? Why would you want to be involved with that?
I've heard some wild allegations...I hope Mr. Gannon stands up and fights the Leftist devils...MUD
Asking a question about the dum loss of reality based thinking? If your referring to the domain names he registered. That's what his company did.
You mean being a prostitute?
Although I agree he has the right to pursue any job that will bring him happiness, I have to believe that if WE found out that some MSM reporter had been a fomer? prostitute....the guns would be blazing.
This is a place for ideas and opinions, not a place for witch hunting.
BTW, for all that Gannon's accused of, he's qualified to represent Massachusetts in the House or Senate, given the standards of liberals.
I don't see how we can support "Gannon" at this point.
It seems he was caught up in his own lies and deceptions.
If you're getting distracted by this line, I'm sure a rapist's attorney would love to have you in jury room after he portrays the victim as a slut who got what she deserved.
Focus on the issue (persecution because he doesn't toe the "party line" jouralists expect from each other), not the sideshow.
Right on D.C. And I'm just so sure that NYT and See BS will join you in your support of free speech!
Count me in.
Meeting at the 'Monice Gate' is very appropriate if you are going to defend this guy.
Again....I'm a Libertarian and unlike many here I couldn't care less if he was or wasn't a prostitute. I understand that the MSM went after him because of a "question" posed. However, the dirt dug up would discount anyone in the MSM as well.
I'll be with you all in spirit Kristinn. Give'em what-for!!!
Count the wife in also.
"This is a place for learning--not a house of...hearing about things!"--Homer Simpson
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