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Reporter detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask EPA chief a question
Daily Caller ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michael Bastasch

Posted on 03/28/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT by shepardspie33

A reporter has been detained by Capitol Hill police for trying to ask a question of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy.

Bloomberg BNA energy reporter Ari Natter tweeted about being detained.

#transparency RT @AriNatter: I am being detained by Capital Police for trying to ask @EPAGina a question after her remarks. — nickjuliano (@nickjuliano) March 28, 2014 Natter was detained while covering the American Council On Renewable Energy conference, where McCarthy spoke. Also speaking at the conference was Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a staunch supporter of green energy who regularly takes the Senate floor to sound the alarm on global warming.

McCarthy spoke about renewable energy issues, including the EPA’s proposal to cut back the amount of ethanol refiners are required to blend into gasoline annually to avoid economic calamity. She also talked about the Obama administration’s view that energy and environmental policy go hand in hand.

“The energy issues and the environmental issues we are facing today are really two sides of the same coin,” she said.

Natter was eventually let go after police checked with their superiors and ran a background check on the reporter, determining he had the proper press credentials.

After consulting with his superiors and running a background check the police have let me go. — Ari Natter (@AriNatter) March 28, 2014 .@alexcguillen: Not the first time I have been threatened with arrest for doing my job as a reporter. Probably not the last either. — Ari Natter (@AriNatter) March 28, 2014

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1 posted on 03/28/2014 11:34:50 AM PDT by shepardspie33
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To: shepardspie33

“After consulting with his superiors...”

They called his Mommie on him.


2 posted on 03/28/2014 11:38:08 AM PDT by moovova
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To: shepardspie33

BTTT


3 posted on 03/28/2014 11:40:13 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: shepardspie33; All

No, No, No...the freedom of the press. This didn’t happen. She is lying.

And Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist, founder of a popular Internet newspaper Ukrayinska Pravda, wasn’t kidnapped and murdered in 2000.

Slippery slope...


4 posted on 03/28/2014 11:40:16 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: shepardspie33

That’ll teach him.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 11:42:00 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: shepardspie33
#transparency
6 posted on 03/28/2014 11:42:22 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: areukiddingme1

Gird your loins patriots. A nice little tussle might be just around the corner.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 11:43:08 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: areukiddingme1

You know, unless the reporter actually assaulted or impeded this person (you know that they do this on occasion), I can honestly say that I would be every bit as angry about this if she worked for Greenpeace’s newsletter as I would be if she worked for the WSJ.


8 posted on 03/28/2014 11:43:16 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: moovova

Papieren, Bitte! .................


9 posted on 03/28/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: shepardspie33
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10 posted on 03/28/2014 11:44:03 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

(that is, he).


11 posted on 03/28/2014 11:44:16 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: shepardspie33

Ari, Ari,....Ari when are you ever going to learn? Little people do not question the kings court! I know that you as a reporter thought that you were just above the masses but,...what can we say? Try not to let this happen again. By the way, seen your dog lately?


12 posted on 03/28/2014 11:44:47 AM PDT by parthian shot
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To: shepardspie33

Well come on, how dare this insect speak to a member of the Reich. Did Ms. Eva McCarthy immediately exclaim “It is speaking to me!”?


13 posted on 03/28/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: shepardspie33; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

14 posted on 03/28/2014 11:48:27 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: shepardspie33

Dangerous times we are living in.


15 posted on 03/28/2014 11:49:01 AM PDT by barmag25 (There is nothing that a man needs that he can't find in the North Georgia mountains.)
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To: parthian shot

This incident, if they even have a single shred of ethics left, should send a chill down the spines of the liberal news media reporters, not a tingle up their legs.


16 posted on 03/28/2014 11:49:06 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: shepardspie33
A piece of good news in the article:
the EPA’s proposal to cut back the amount of ethanol refiners are required to blend into gasoline annually
17 posted on 03/28/2014 11:49:41 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Nachum

For the list.


18 posted on 03/28/2014 11:54:22 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: shepardspie33

But it’s not a police state...


19 posted on 03/28/2014 11:55:20 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: shepardspie33

I very sincerely doubt that the percentage of EPA “officials” who could pass even a freshman level “physics for poets” course is above 1%.

The EPA is indeed a ship of fools.

And all members should be treated as such.


20 posted on 03/28/2014 11:58:17 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: shepardspie33
...and let's see, what are the criteria and hoops through which one needs to go even to get such credentials? Does one have to be on an 'A' list, with no IRS-found, right-wing connection?

If anyone at all takes away such credentials, say for such a misunderstanding as the current situation, will such a reporter be excluded from government-related news reporting for the duration? That would certainly further media corruption, eh? (Until the backlash finally hits, of course. :) )

HF

21 posted on 03/28/2014 12:02:02 PM PDT by holden
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To: null and void

Actually very good. The more media people are harassed, spied upon, repressed, shut down and shut up - the more they’ll wake up. Some will wake up, others not unless they’re frogmarched in front of the firing squad.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 12:04:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: moovova

The press has cut their own throats by being so supine before BO. These guys better get used to this. Couldn’t happen to a better bunch. Like to see how they present this to the J school classes.

It has always baffled me that the press is so lock step in their gutless pandering to BO and Dems. Forget honor and integrity. I would have thought that mere ambition would have driven someone to dig a little deeper, to say something different just for the distinction of saying something different.

And it is not like the drive by media world is so universally financially successful. Mere financial survival would suggest that someone try to say something besides the party line, if for no other reason than to see a few more papers.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 12:08:51 PM PDT by RedElement
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Thanks Army Air Corps

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/

...and now your on the list

Obamikado

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24 posted on 03/28/2014 12:16:38 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: shepardspie33
I bet if a lot of peasants who use propane to heat their houses knew that dearest Gina is one of the primary guilty parties in the price gouging this winter, they'd want to do a lot more than "ask her a question".

They'd probably want to beat her Watermelon @ss.

Remember, the farmers needed to burn a lot of propane to dry their bumper corn crop this fall, so that the corn could be used to adulterate & screw up the gasoline supply.

This caused the propane shortage.

Thanks, Gina, you Elitist Commie b*tch!

25 posted on 03/28/2014 12:25:22 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: RedElement

I thought business men were the enemy of the EPA, looks like we will have to add reporters to the list.


26 posted on 03/28/2014 12:26:00 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: The Antiyuppie
This incident, if they even have a single shred of ethics left, should send a chill down the spines of the liberal news media reporters, not a tingle up their legs.

As of 12:00pm EDT on January 20, 2009, the only thing this incident and others like it evoke from liberal news media reporters is a rolling of the eyes that the reporter in question would be so foolish as to not know how to properly conduct himself.
27 posted on 03/28/2014 12:26:30 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: shepardspie33
BTW - the EPA is also directly responsible for crippling or totally disabled most of the nation's portable kerosene heaters.

Somebody needs an @ss-whipping for that one, too...

28 posted on 03/28/2014 12:27:15 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: moovova

Catherine Engelbrech testimony on capital hill
http://youtu.be/xxcMKtsm5BU


29 posted on 03/28/2014 12:40:59 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: shepardspie33

Thou shalt not question thy high priests of big government. Climate change deniers shall be detained.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 12:42:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: sunny48

I like her!


31 posted on 03/28/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by moovova
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To: shepardspie33

Call me a skeptic but my hunch is reporters will continue to kiss Obama arse and lick Obama boots every chance they get....even this one that got detained.


32 posted on 03/28/2014 12:49:49 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: shepardspie33

” determining he had the proper press credentials.”

A First Amendment License, like a Second Amendment License to Carry but for approved journalists.

He’s lucky he wasn’t a “blogger”, eh?


33 posted on 03/28/2014 1:15:05 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: The Antiyuppie
This incident, if they even have a single shred of ethics left, should send a chill down the spines of the liberal news media reporters, not a tingle up their legs.

Absolutely, it should.

Speaking of chills, I wonder if Tim Robbins ever feels that chill wind blowing these days?

34 posted on 03/28/2014 1:21:42 PM PDT by Constitution Day (;^)
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To: DBrow

Drudge should go sometime and see what happens.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 1:25:26 PM PDT by floriduh voter (My ducks are not on the menu. They're funny looking dogs.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3138441/posts


36 posted on 03/28/2014 1:25:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: null and void

Not only will the mods come after you, but I will have the NSA show up at your doorstep if you don’t add me. And I’d suggest you keep your dog inside, if you get my drift :-)


37 posted on 03/28/2014 1:31:25 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
That’ll teach him.

And to make sure the lesson was learned, he'll receive an IRS audit.

38 posted on 03/28/2014 1:36:43 PM PDT by CedarDave (John Bolton comparing Kerry to Putin: "A cupcake negotiating with a steak knife.")
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To: Wicket

OUTSTANDING! Welcome aboard!


39 posted on 03/28/2014 1:37:00 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: Da Coyote

“I very sincerely doubt that the percentage of EPA “officials” who could pass even a freshman level “physics for poets” course is above 1”

Actually, you are probably too kind in your estimate.

Out in Californicator aka LaLa land every eviro whacko considers them selves to be geniuses re science. Most can’t do basic math and have zero knowledge of physics or chemistry.


40 posted on 03/28/2014 1:45:40 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: no-to-illegals

The reason why the Saudi payola epaers are reducing the ethanol in our gasoline is the damage it has done to small gas engines from day 1 and reports of damage to vehicle engines.

http://search.comcast.net/search/?cat=web&con=toolbar&safe=on&cid=toolbar_button&attr=search_websearch&q=ethanol%20causing%20damage%20to%20gasoline%20powered%20motors


41 posted on 03/28/2014 1:52:51 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: shepardspie33

Ping me when ABC, NBC and CBS run with this as their lead story or when the NYT or WaPo make it the front page.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 2:57:09 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: shepardspie33

And Michelle just got done telling the Chinese how wonderful our freedoms are.

Banana republic.

In three more years there will be nothing left to save.

FUBO and your little henchmen, too.


43 posted on 03/28/2014 3:02:12 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: The Antiyuppie

It should send a chill down the spine of every American.


44 posted on 03/28/2014 3:04:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: shepardspie33

Can Ari Natter sue?


45 posted on 03/28/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: barmag25
Dangerous times we are living in.

Never question authority.

Unless you're out of bullets.

46 posted on 03/28/2014 3:06:24 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: shepardspie33

A longtime civil servant, McCarthy held the position of assistant administrator, U.S. EPA from 2009 to 2013. Prior to 2009, she was commissioner, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 2004–2009. She has held several top positions in the civil service of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including deputy secretary, Massachusetts Office of Commonwealth Development, 2003–2004 and undersecretary for policy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, 1999–2003.[8]
McCarthy graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology in 1976. In 1981 she received a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University.[9][8]
A Boston native, McCarthy has worked on environmental issues at the state and local levels and has developed policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment.[9] In her twenty-five years in public administration, she has been an environmental advisor to five Massachusetts governors, including former Governor Mitt Romney. From 2004 to 2009 she was commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. In this capacity she implemented a regional policy to trade carbon credits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.[5]
According to some observers, Obama’s selection of McCarthy confirms that he is serious about battling climate change. Daniel Fiorino, director of the Center for Environmental Policy at American University, says: “Her nomination signals that the president really wants to deliver on his State of the Union objectives to take serious action on climate change.” Despite speculation that this will affect Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline, Fiorino believes that this doesn’t affect the dynamics of the Keystone decision significantly as other considerations are paramount, but adds: “... she knows air and climate issues very well and she’s a very strong environmentalist.” The EPA is one of the federal agencies that will advise the Obama administration on the proposed pipeline, “a project that would carry millions of barrels of bitumen a week from Alberta’s carbon-intensive oilsands to the U.S. Gulf Coast”.[10]
She was the direct supervisor of convicted fraudster John C. Beale.[11]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_McCarthy


47 posted on 03/28/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: shepardspie33

Don’t question the homo Dictator in Sodom on the Potomac or any of his butt kissers.


48 posted on 03/28/2014 4:29:14 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I agree Dave. I dislike ethanol for a host of reasons being used in our fuel tanks.


49 posted on 03/28/2014 4:55:35 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: null and void

we don’t need no dirty stinkin’ questions from you pukes


50 posted on 03/28/2014 5:01:00 PM PDT by Nifster
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