Skip to comments.All Communist Organizations Are the Same
Posted on 07/07/2019 5:53:24 AM PDT by NOBO2012
I am certainly not surprised that Antifa issued guidelines to the media for their (always) violent demonstration in D.C. yesterday.
Nor am I surprised to learn that the group has media liaisons what grass roots group doesnt? Likewise, not surprised that they so glibly expect the media to follow their guidelines, theyve been playing for the same team since Antifas inception. And I do love the media who refuse to comply will be removed flourish. By whose authority? I wont ask how, weve seen that part.
Andy Ngo after being removed from Portland Antifa permitted protest area
Still, expecting journalists to ensure that you have explicit consent before capturing auto recordings or directly quoting interviewees seems a bit of an overreach. I mean, we are talking about a public protest, presumably people come to these events to have their voices heard. And if youre interviewing somebody havent they already implicitly consented? Is there any way these people can make themselves sound stupider?
What does surprise me a bit is that they expect media members to maintain their journalistic integrity if your raw footage, unpublished photos or notes are sought through a subpoena. First of all what journalistic integrity?
What a quaint thought; that slipped away around the same time journalistic neutrality did. But even assuming such a thing does exist, how exactly does Antifas media liaison think that a journalist's sacred promise to protect the identity of a confidential source applies here? Do they honestly expect journalists to go to the mat, or more specifically, jail, to protect a bunch of nameless, faceless thugs? Good luck with that. Theyre journOlists, not martyrs.
And perhaps they are unaware of the 1972 Supreme Court Ruling that a journalist had no right to refuse testimony where he or she had witnessed criminal activity. But hey, its worth a try: normally an emission from hive headquarters results in all the good little Borgs falling in line and finding their way home.
All communist organizations are the same.
Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
Antifa = Rented Mob
Democrats go mum
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.