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Reporter Imprisoned by Biden Staffers to Prevent Interviews of Fundraiser Guests! FR Exclusive!
Mindbender 26

Posted on 03/26/2011 12:06:10 PM PDT by MindBender26

An incident at a Florida Democratic political fundraiser this week should be front page news in every paper in the country, and the lead story on TV newscasts, but it has been virtually buried…. until now

Here are the details.

On Wednesday morning, Vice President Joe Biden attended a fundraiser for Democratic Senator Bill Nelson. The event was at the home of billionaire real estate developer Alan Ginsberg, a long-time Dem supporter. Ginsberg’s enormous lakefront home is in an exclusive section of Winter Park, an uber-upscale Orlando suburb. To give you an idea of the size and opulence of the home, it was originally built for Orlando Magic and NBA superstar Horace Grant.

The Orlando Sentinel assigned longtime reporter Scott Powers to cover the event. But when he arrived, Biden staffers decided they didn’t want him mingling with the 150 guests who had forked over $500 to meet Biden, so they locked him in a closet! A member of the Biden advance team even stood guard outside the door to prevent Powers from escaping.

Powers has all the details, even pictures of the inside of the closet where he was held; but it appears the Sentinel editors have refused to let him report on all the details of what some are calling a kidnapping! There was a very brief, and very “vanilla” mention of the incident in Thursday’s paper. One attendee later emailed the Sentinel to say “I was in attendance at the Fundraiser and enjoyed a nice lunch. If I had known there was a reporter stuffed in the closet, I would have been compelled to stand up and demand answers. I would also like to know if this is actually legal to treat people like caged animals. I’m disgusted by these actions.”

Despite this outrage, Sentinel editors have dropped the story.

Some longtime journalists are furious with Biden’s team over the incident. Some are more angry at Sentinel editors for downplaying the story. Others are asking “where was the Secret Service when a crime was obviously being committed?” Others appear to have no problem with it, since it involves their “Administration that can do no wrong.”

So far, none of the DC papers or TV networks has covered the story, but of course, they are the first to cry in outrage when dictators imprison reporters overseas. What have we become: Cuba, Iran, Libya, or Stalinist Russia, that we would allow such police-state tactics to muzzle the media?

Does the “Free Press” still exist in America? Or are we relegated to the status of a Banana Republic where the media approves anything Team Obama does?

Some people saw this coming when then-Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden exploded and flatly refused to answer the insightful questions of an Orlando television reporter when she asked about Obama’s connections to ACORN, socialism and his “spread the wealth” comments to Joe the Plumber. Since then, Biden’s mandate seems to have changed from refusing to answer embarrassing questions, to imprisoning reporters who might ask them.


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1 posted on 03/26/2011 12:06:15 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26

bump


2 posted on 03/26/2011 12:09:45 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: MindBender26

HOLY COW! I’m in shock.


3 posted on 03/26/2011 12:10:32 PM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: MindBender26

...media matters


4 posted on 03/26/2011 12:11:54 PM PDT by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: MindBender26

Interesting, and if can be verified/supported, I hope that it goes viral. Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 03/26/2011 12:12:31 PM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: MindBender26
Security could and should have escorted him out. You're allowed to hold trespassers like that I believe, depending on what state you're in. Considering no one has made any kind of legal allegation that the reporter was trespassing, I would say this reporter should sue if he can.
6 posted on 03/26/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: MindBender26

Interesting.


7 posted on 03/26/2011 12:13:05 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: MindBender26
I'm sure I could come up with something much more creative to do to captive journalists. Like making them learn the difference between a clip and a magazine, or mm vs caliber. Shock collars and waterboarding figure heavily in my scenario.

I'm gonna give Plugs a pass on this one.

/johnny

8 posted on 03/26/2011 12:14:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MindBender26

Maybe they noticed he didn’t have the requisite knee pads on when he attempted to cover the event.


9 posted on 03/26/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT by Carley (WISCONSIN STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: MindBender26

If you can verify this it needs to get to Drudge, Gateway Pundit, the Bigs, Ace of Spades, etc.


10 posted on 03/26/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Darwinism is to Genesis as Global Warming is to Revelations.)
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To: MindBender26

How you know this?


11 posted on 03/26/2011 12:16:04 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: Baynative
More details here: Link


12 posted on 03/26/2011 12:16:36 PM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: MindBender26
So far, none of the DC papers or TV networks has covered the story, but of course, they are the first to cry in outrage when dictators imprison reporters overseas. What have we become: Cuba, Iran, Libya, or Stalinist Russia, that we would allow such police-state tactics to muzzle the media?

Our media went ballistic, calling Bush a fascist, because some of his supporters decided to stop buying Dixie Chick records! They considered this some form of government sponsored censorship!

They even made an Oscar-nominated documentary to highlight how the fat chick suffered under the fascist regime.

13 posted on 03/26/2011 12:18:13 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: MindBender26

I thought Biden was on vacation in FL to see some baseball spring training while Barry was in Rio and Libya was being bombed, but I guess he was really there to raise some cash.

The reporter is lucky he wasn’t run over by the VP’s limo. It’s been known to happen.


14 posted on 03/26/2011 12:18:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Read my bio, please. I am long time belligerent conservative snoop reporter.
15 posted on 03/26/2011 12:18:22 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
“Does the “Free Press” still exist in America? Or are we relegated to the status of a Banana Republic where the media approves anything Team Obama does?”

The MSM is simply the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party and only repeat the same leftist talking points ad nauseum. The “reporter” was lucky he was just locked in the closet. He will probably lose his job if he says anything about it.There are no journalists, just shills for Obama.

16 posted on 03/26/2011 12:18:47 PM PDT by detective
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To: MindBender26

So what was Bill Nelson & the others talking about that they didn’t want a reporter to hear. I’m all for getting rid of Nelson along with the imposter in chief & his crazy sidekick.


17 posted on 03/26/2011 12:19:09 PM PDT by jrcats (Sarah Palin's Alaska beats Obama's D.C. Disaster!)
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To: MindBender26

Kidnapping —and if the paper keeps it mum, I think it may be a tort.

A crime has been committed, and a tort has been committed, sure, but it’s more and more clear that we need an entire parallel media apparatus.


18 posted on 03/26/2011 12:19:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: WaterBoard

The link shows photo and Sentinel’s attempt to softpedal the story.

Most reporters are outraged at editors for it.


19 posted on 03/26/2011 12:20:03 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
This story is now released to all other media.

And we'll never hear another thing about it.

20 posted on 03/26/2011 12:20:24 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: MindBender26

This story needs to get legs.

Biden shows himself to be a totalitarian tyrant here. No free press for him!

And, yes, their actions do fit the legal definition of kidnapping.

Remember when OJ and his thugs did this to the baseball collector guy in a hotel room in Vegas? The charges stuck!


21 posted on 03/26/2011 12:21:12 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, Trumka: birds of a feather.)
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To: MindBender26
I would also like to know if this is actually legal to treat people like caged animals.

My jaw dropped when I read that. It sounds like something Biden would say.

22 posted on 03/26/2011 12:21:14 PM PDT by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Please fwd to them if you have links.

Thanx.


23 posted on 03/26/2011 12:21:15 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
...have we become: Cuba, Iran, Libya, or Stalinist Russia...

We're on the fast track, IMO.

The MSM is aiding and abetting their demise.

24 posted on 03/26/2011 12:24:43 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Palladin

If not kidnapping, certainly false imprisonment.


25 posted on 03/26/2011 12:24:50 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

I guess it depends on the Florida statutes.


26 posted on 03/26/2011 12:26:02 PM PDT by Palladin (Obama, Ayers, Dohrn, Trumka: birds of a feather.)
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To: MindBender26
I'm not a loyah, and I did not stay in a Holiday Inn last night, but this sure sounds like kidnapping to me.

Section 787.01 of Florida's Revised Statutes sets forth a basic definition of kidnapping. Specifically, it entails "forcibly, secretly or by threat confining, abducting or imprisoning another person against her or his will and without lawful authority."

And last time I checked our FL laws, kidnapping was a CLASS B (2nd degree) FELONY. It is one thing to have a couple of Bobo's thugs escort him to the gate, another entirely, to lock him in a closet. Suppose, just suppose, this person was prone to extreme anxiety attacks brought on by claustophobia?

What then, Bobo? Are you goin to foot the bill to pay for the ambulance and treatment at the hospital if the guy could not calm down on his own?
27 posted on 03/26/2011 12:26:15 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: MindBender26

This sort of stuff happened to Kolchak in every episode.


28 posted on 03/26/2011 12:26:36 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: MindBender26

Texas Tech’s Adam James thinks this reporter’s a wuss.


29 posted on 03/26/2011 12:28:11 PM PDT by Gurn (Remember Mountain Meadows.)
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To: MindBender26

Great work MB!

You say it’s now released to all other media; including Drudge and Breibart? Hope it grows legs.

I hope that reporter stands firm and keeps screaming about this.


30 posted on 03/26/2011 12:28:57 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: jrcats
"So what was Bill Nelson & the others talking about that they didn’t want a reporter to hear."

or, WHO was attending the fundraiser that they didn't want him to see?

31 posted on 03/26/2011 12:29:24 PM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: Palladin

It is kidnapping by our FL statues, see post below yours.


32 posted on 03/26/2011 12:29:30 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: WaterBoard

It’s not a crime if they say it isn’t bookmark.

Amazing.


33 posted on 03/26/2011 12:30:52 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: MindBender26

This is what they want to do to all of us. Would that closet qualify as a Concentration Camp?


34 posted on 03/26/2011 12:30:52 PM PDT by Chaos
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To: MindBender26

Great work. Wasn’t Alan Ginsberg the one who also was the primary funder of the “fake tea party” in the last election cycle? Does appear they are taking direct orders from the White House. There is no level these people would not stoop to in their quest and hold on power.


35 posted on 03/26/2011 12:31:45 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: MindBender26

I can’t imagine anyone would be surprised by this. Leftists consider themselves dictators and above the law and “reporters” nothing but fellow leftist America haters who happened to choose journalism as a means of Marxist indoctrination rather than politics, teaching or environmentalism. Apparently this guy was an actual reporter of some kind.


36 posted on 03/26/2011 12:31:48 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Admin Moderator
I put this in Front Page News because, if distributed widely enough, this may become "front page news" in many papers/newscasts.

However, someone removed it from FPN.

At FR, do we only repost what others have written, or do we realize that FR has been the source of some great original stories, such as Rathergate, Palin’s nomination, etc?

If FR can't handle real breaking news, and is only a “followers’ site”, please let us current and former professional newspeople know so we can post elsewhere.

37 posted on 03/26/2011 12:31:59 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
I sure the reporter presses charges (and the Sentinel stands by him) against these scumbags. He is well within his rights to do so, what these guys did was clearly illegal.
38 posted on 03/26/2011 12:33:02 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: NWFLConservative

Works for me!


39 posted on 03/26/2011 12:33:26 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

Here’s a bird’s eye view of his house. It doesn’t want to link but click on the photo here:

http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/alan-ginsburgs-house/


40 posted on 03/26/2011 12:34:18 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: IrishCatholic

Bookmark?


41 posted on 03/26/2011 12:34:28 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

I guess he’s lucky that he only experienced being locked in a closet. He could have been run over by Biden’s motorcade.


42 posted on 03/26/2011 12:34:46 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: MindBender26

This criminal regime has to be dealt with, now or never.


43 posted on 03/26/2011 12:34:54 PM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: MindBender26

The only thing better than a Friday afternoon news dump is a Saturday afternoon news dump. What story? The msm is waiting for the Soros team to write the Won’s Monday spin speech. The teleprompter has been drinking.


44 posted on 03/26/2011 12:36:10 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: MindBender26

I have a hard time buying into this story. It is much easier to escort an uninvited guest out of the home than it is to lock them in a closet.


45 posted on 03/26/2011 12:37:07 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko
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To: mass55th
You mean these?

Photobucket


46 posted on 03/26/2011 12:41:19 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: HawaiianGecko

Since when did you expect Biden and his staff to be smart?

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2011/03/waiting-for-joe-and-bill.html

Plus the backstory from above.


47 posted on 03/26/2011 12:42:59 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
Yea, I bookmark certain themes.
This one is on the press and press bias. Many times I label them like:
“Ministry of Truth bookmark”
or if it something diabolical the Socialists in the White House are doing it is:
“Ministry of Love” bookmark from Orwell's 1984.

This one is a press one, but if the reporter doesn't complain, and the paper doesn't complain, then the evil people get away with it.

Since 2006 I have been working on a conservative press service and these bookmarks help me build a case when making presentations.

Since it has been since 2006 think of them as:
“Bookmarking the futile, bookmark.”

48 posted on 03/26/2011 12:44:02 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: MindBender26; Jim Robinson

Should be in Breaking. If it’s wrong, FReeoers will debunk it.


49 posted on 03/26/2011 12:45:07 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: MindBender26

Thanks MindBender26 ,Bump.


50 posted on 03/26/2011 12:46:07 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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