Skip to comments.Reporter Imprisoned by Biden Staffers to Prevent Interviews of Fundraiser Guests! FR Exclusive!
Posted on 03/26/2011 12:06:10 PM PDT by MindBender26
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Trust me, it’s a stand up story.
Exactly that. If the facts are as represented, the reporter has a slam dunk win in a civil action. That said, I don't expect there will be a lawsuit.
The hands-down best way to get your comment/request to the mods is to hit abuse on any post anywhere on your thread. If you only ping them, well, they may never see it. I will hit abuse and ask them to put back in front page for you.
They try to lock me in a closet and I can guarantee you that lead would be a’flyin’!
On some level I can understand Biden’s staffers trying desperately to keep the loosest cannon on record away from reporters, and ordinarily I have little sympathy for the Media....however this does seem a bit over the top...
That is the house, the one in the center on the lake with the round turret.
This raises a few questions. Security for a POTUS or VPOTUS is very serious business. When either is scheduled to speak, those who are ticketed have to submit their SS# first. Then, if the guest of honor allows, the organizer or Secret Service or whomever will issue press passes. Those names are kept on lists, or passes issued. You don’t just ‘show up’ at an event and expect to be admitted.
So: How did the reporter come to know of and attempt to cover the event? Did he request a pass or other form of access? Also, I don’t know how he emerged with his camera, or was allowed to keep it while in the closet. It sounds like something the Secret Service might well have seized.
This may be overkill for security but we live in ‘interesting times.’
Paging Mike Leach...
Of course, you can't do that while imprisoned in a closet.
The Orlando Sentinel is in the bag for Zero and very anti Rick Scott also any other thing that is not far left!
The reporter in question works for the Orlando Sentinel.
He was the pool reporter for the event.
When I served on a jury we had a case against a man who had robbed a liquor store. Because he had forced a store employee and a customer at gunpoint to go to a storage area, he was also accused of kidnapping.
FWIW, the criminal and civil causes of action, and the remedies, are separable. See OJ Simpson for an example where he wasn't convicted of the criminal charge of murder, but lost his civil case for wrongful death.
The reporter is free to file a civil action for false imprisonment, even if the DA takes no action relating to the criminal code. The civil action can also proceed if there is a criminal charge of kidnapping. The dude can demand money from his captors.
...so they locked him in a closet!
Well, at least the donkeys didn't shoot him...
...that comes later in the game.
Ditto. Also, how many closets have locks?
It’s twue, it’s twue!
Wellllll, at least o’s SS didn’t offer a tour of Ft Marcy.
“Digging and confirmation” is another term for “honest reporting.”
If distributed correctly, this WILL be a front page story for some conservative media tomorrow. FR could be noted for being first with the story, but burying it prevents that.
There was a time when FR broke news. Have we stopped that?
The reporter is probably a Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008 and will vote for him again in 2012 despite this incident...probably won’t want to cause trouble for his team...or want any indiscretion in his life suddenly to become public knowledge (remember Joe the Plumber).
FYI, the reporter in question, Scott Powers, has responded to the story in the comments at the link provided above:
“Wow, is my time in the closet getting legs on the blogosphere. I had no idea.
Let me clarify a few points.
1. It was frustrating and annoying that I was not given a chance to do my job fully and properly. I was allowed to come out long enough to listen to the remarks, but not to talk with anyone, a point reported a couple times later on this blog.
2. I wasnt kidnapped. I was confined, but the situation was: If I wanted to hear the remarks, I was to wait there. If I wanted to leave, Im sure I could have left the house. I just wasnt free to join the party to talk with anyone. (See point 1.)
3. While this was an extreme, and extremely inappropriate way of handling the press, its unfortunately not unusual for event organizers to put reporters in a spot where they cannot wander freely and talk with people at the event. Politicians of all stripes adopt this policy. More typically, when this happens, were roped off in a corner of the event area. Besides the practical problem of this preventing me from doing my job (see point 1,) it was essentially a rude and uncomfortable way to treat a reporter. But thats it.
4. I have since spoken with the home owner Alan Ginsburg. He called and very graciously apologized, and assured me that he had no idea that the Veeps team had put me in his closet, and he was upset that it had happened. Im sure thats true and I accepted his apology.
5. One of the Veeps staffers e-mailed an apology, though I found it far less satisfying than Ginsburgs.
6. We (the Sentinel) didnt make a big deal out of it because we figured and I personally believe that the way politicians treat reporters may be amusing to ghe general public, yet rude and uncomfortable treatment of a reporter is hardly unusual or shocking.”
Pretty much anything coming out of Biden's mouth. He was probably under the influence and blabbing away.
I could care less that MSM is Democratic because we have Fox News. I chose to watch Fox News from time to time but I actually get all my news here. I could care less if MSM is for Democrats as long as Fox News is for Republicans.
Since you're a former "Newsie", I'm sure you can get this story out to some of your very high level sources in the news industry...........Tell Scott that if all else fails, he can sell his story and photos to the National Enquirer.........
It’s on now on Drudge. Hopefully that will move the story here back where it can be seen. Thanks for reporting this.
It was a Democrat doing it.
Kidnapping and false imprisonment are serious offenses that carry serious penalties.
By the Vice Retard and his thugs.
"Trapped in the closet like an old raincoat by the hired goons of a man with no brain who works for a man with no history. Impossible? Maybe. But it happened."
"I'm tired of it, Kolchak!! I'm fed up! I've got a brother-in-law who's got a fourteen-year-old kid he's always bailing out of juvenile hall, but I've got you, and you're worse!!"
Nothing surprises me out of this lawless administration....
Nothing is criminal now if DONE-WHILE-DEMOCRAT, haven’t you realized that by now?
Do you really think the libs at an Orlando Paper want to be outcasts to their gay bar friends, if they actually reported this?
Drudge now running with it.
Are you involved with Tobasco Sauce?
This is just too good.
Complete BS (not your comments, but the reporter and newspaper’s coverup).
Can you imagine if Cheney’s people had done it.
I have covered 100 political fundraisers, and never been prevented from interviewing attendees. Had I been, I would have been all over the organizers and candidate, on camera, asking, “What is it you don’t want the public to know....” questions.
Had Cheny done this a special prosecutor would have been appointed.
See you have a pic of Col Olds. Did you read his book? It’s great.
Thanks for weighing in on this Joe!
6.We(The Sentinel)didn't make a big deal about it(because we need access to our beloved Dear leader)because we figured-and I personally believe....more bs.
These guys are all in love with the regime and obey its every command even if it means being locked in the closet. I have no respect for the DBM.
Thanks but we already found the story first posted 3 days ago..
As a “former newsie”, we’re sure you know what the term, “exclusive” means..
“a piece of news, or the reporting of a piece of news, obtained by a newspaper or other news organization, along with the privilege of using it first.”
We’re sure that (as a “former newsie”) you’re familiar with the term “scooped”.
We’re also sure that this is not the first time you’ve pulled this.
If I’m not mistaken, this house has “big pipe” cable connections for TV and radio broadcasting world wide.