Skip to comments.Freeper/Protest Warrior Hit by MoveOn member at Capitol Hill Press Conference
Posted on 05/18/2006 5:15:08 PM PDT by bstein80
May 18, 2006
A free market coalition led by FreedomWorks and Protest Warrior crashed the press conference held today by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), MoveOn.org and musician Moby. Our sign Net Brutality proved fitting, as one of the Lefts activists struck one of our members in the face with a sign. This incident interrupted the press conference, causing Rep. Markey and Moby to turn and look at the commotion. The man was swiftly ushered away by the MoveOn crowd as to avoid further embarrassment. MoveOn claims that the man was not a member, but was some random guy from off the street.
FreedomWorks staff and volunteers attended the press conference with signs that said, Say No to Net Neutrality, Hands Off the Internet and No Net Neutering. FreedomWorks handed out copies of Researcher Arpan Suras piece on net neutrality published in Human Events Online, as well as todays The Wall Street Journals piece on the same topic.
The would-be Internet regulators tried to block these signs and marginalize the message of FreedomWorks and Protest Warrior. However, as the pictures show, we were able to avoid being censored.
The hypocrisy of the Left was evident today, as they did not welcome any dissenting views. The Lefts frustration was apparent as reporters began snapping photos and pointing their TV cameras at the protestors, and Rep. Markeys message got lost in the battle for positioning behind him. One Hill staffer was particularly upset when a FreedomWorks staff member was interviewed by NPR news. The Hill staffer even interrupted the reporter, to which the reporter instructed the Hill staffer to let him to do his job.
After the press conference, FreedomWorks staff handed a copy of our position on the issue to Moby, who said he would read it. He also apologized for the bad behavior of the belligerent activist who used tried to use his sign as a bludgeon.
The rain that fell at the end of the rally was almost symbolic. Using grassroots tactics and the element of surprise, FreedomWorks and Protest Warrior supplied the proverbial rain on the Internet regulators parade.
There are some great photos on the website!
Great job!!! Man, that glare from Moby's head is blinding!
Good on ya mate!
Ed Markey is one of God's gifts to the intelligence of most Americans..
He's such a great example of what the smart people go through trying to "speak truth to Morons"
Look up 'moron' in the dictionary, Ed's photo will be there!
LOL. Wonderful work.
I remember Moby. I saw him on TV once saying that he thought Hillary Clinton was "the perfect woman."
That automatically makes any apology from him insincere and worthless.
I agree -- the photos are great. Did anyone get a photo of the confrontation with the moveon.org brute?
Thanks for posting this report and thanks to all for being front and center.
Please, please tell me that "Belly Girl " is OK.
"MoveOn claims that the man was not a member, but was 'some random guy from off the street.'"
And I should believe that because ................ ???
Remember folks .. MoveOn types do not allow for anyone other than their own people into their events. This is why Protest Warriors had to "crash" the event.
In photo #1 it looks like Moby could use some 'wrist strengthening' excercises...not that there's anything wrong with that.
Generally, I don't agree with trespassers. Freedom of Association and all that. Since this was outside, unless they were chanting & shouting down the conference, I don't have a problem with it.
Eeew! You don't wanna touch that; you don't know where it's been! BTW, that looks even limper than Moby's you-know-what.
Thanks, enjoyed the pictures. Markey and Joe Wilson brothers?
"BTW, that looks even limper than Moby's you-know-what."
I assure you there was not chanting, nor shouting. It was a silent protest. We handed out fliers and held up our signs.. they never told us to leave..
Human Events Online reported the story:
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