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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

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To: don-o; Jim Robinson

Trust me, it’s a stand up story.


51 posted on 03/26/2011 12:46:46 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
-- If not kidnapping, certainly false imprisonment. --

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.

52 posted on 03/26/2011 12:47:51 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: MindBender26

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.


53 posted on 03/26/2011 12:51:24 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: MindBender26

They try to lock me in a closet and I can guarantee you that lead would be a’flyin’!


54 posted on 03/26/2011 12:51:28 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: MindBender26

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...


55 posted on 03/26/2011 12:52:51 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!I)
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To: Cicero
Photobucket
56 posted on 03/26/2011 12:53:01 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: Cicero

57 posted on 03/26/2011 12:54:37 PM PDT by maggief
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To: doc11355

That is the house, the one in the center on the lake with the round turret.


58 posted on 03/26/2011 12:55:00 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

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.’


59 posted on 03/26/2011 12:56:36 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: MindBender26

Paging Mike Leach...


60 posted on 03/26/2011 12:57:06 PM PDT by rhinohunter (I think Jeb's very happy in Florida, and I hope he'll stay there.)
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To: EDINVA
Had they wanted to evict him, he could still have stood on the street and asked questions of arriving or departing guests.

Of course, you can't do that while imprisoned in a closet.

61 posted on 03/26/2011 1:00:40 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

62 posted on 03/26/2011 1:00:50 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama Hides While People Die! The UN is not Congress, POTUS.)
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To: NWFLConservative

The Orlando Sentinel is in the bag for Zero and very anti Rick Scott also any other thing that is not far left!


63 posted on 03/26/2011 1:04:12 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: EDINVA
How did the reporter come to know of and attempt to cover the event?

The reporter in question works for the Orlando Sentinel.

He was the pool reporter for the event.

64 posted on 03/26/2011 1:06:19 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama Hides While People Die! The UN is not Congress, POTUS.)
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To: NWFLConservative

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.


65 posted on 03/26/2011 1:10:15 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: NWFLConservative; Verginius Rufus
-- 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? --

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.

66 posted on 03/26/2011 1:17:30 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Auntie Mame

Thanx


67 posted on 03/26/2011 1:24:05 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26
Good afternoon. I would hope this isn't true, but knowing you, it probably is.

...so they locked him in a closet!

Well, at least the donkeys didn't shoot him...

...that comes later in the game.

5.56mm

68 posted on 03/26/2011 1:28:51 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: HawaiianGecko
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.

Ditto. Also, how many closets have locks?

69 posted on 03/26/2011 1:34:09 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: M Kehoe

It’s twue, it’s twue!


70 posted on 03/26/2011 1:35:37 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

Wellllll, at least o’s SS didn’t offer a tour of Ft Marcy.


71 posted on 03/26/2011 1:39:07 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: MindBender26; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator
On two occasions, this story has been listed as Front Page News. I put it there, because, rather than a simple reposting of others work, it is the results of an experienced former TV network reporter doing some digging and confirmation work.

“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?

72 posted on 03/26/2011 1:52:08 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: Cboldt

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).


73 posted on 03/26/2011 1:53:26 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus
Fourth Estate
74 posted on 03/26/2011 2:02:29 PM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Tribune7

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 wasn’t 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, I’m sure I could have left the house. I just wasn’t 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, it’s 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, we’re 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 that’s 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 Veep’s team had put me in his closet, and he was upset that it had happened. I’m sure that’s true and I accepted his apology.

5. One of the Veep’s staffers e-mailed an apology, though I found it far less satisfying than Ginsburg’s.

6. We (the Sentinel) didn’t 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.”


75 posted on 03/26/2011 2:13:52 PM PDT by USArmySpouse
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To: jrcats
So what was Bill Nelson & the others talking about that they didn’t want a reporter to hear.

Pretty much anything coming out of Biden's mouth. He was probably under the influence and blabbing away.

76 posted on 03/26/2011 2:15:17 PM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: USArmySpouse

Stockholm Syndrome


77 posted on 03/26/2011 2:19:28 PM PDT by pops88
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To: detective

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.


78 posted on 03/26/2011 2:28:06 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: MindBender26
Despite this outrage, Sentinel editors have dropped the story.

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.........

79 posted on 03/26/2011 2:40:34 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: MindBender26

It’s on now on Drudge. Hopefully that will move the story here back where it can be seen. Thanks for reporting this.


80 posted on 03/26/2011 2:48:46 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: USArmySpouse
We (the Sentinel) didn’t make a big deal out of it because

It was a Democrat doing it.

81 posted on 03/26/2011 2:48:58 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: gaijin

Kidnapping and false imprisonment are serious offenses that carry serious penalties.


82 posted on 03/26/2011 2:50:57 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: MindBender26
Kidnapped.

By the Vice Retard and his thugs.

How embarrassing.

83 posted on 03/26/2011 2:59:45 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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To: dead
This sort of stuff happened to Kolchak in every episode.

"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."


84 posted on 03/26/2011 3:03:58 PM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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To: MindBender26; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

Just damn!

PING!


85 posted on 03/26/2011 3:13:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Follow me on Twitter @mpetrie98)
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To: Dr. Sheldon Cooper

"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!!"

86 posted on 03/26/2011 3:19:04 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Dr. Sheldon Cooper
"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."

So true and so sad.
87 posted on 03/26/2011 3:19:43 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: MindBender26

Nothing surprises me out of this lawless administration....


88 posted on 03/26/2011 3:23:20 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: MindBender26

Silly people...
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?


89 posted on 03/26/2011 3:23:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: Hot Tabasco

Thanx,

Drudge now running with it.

Are you involved with Tobasco Sauce?


90 posted on 03/26/2011 3:23:32 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26

This is just too good.


91 posted on 03/26/2011 3:25:12 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: MindBender26

bttt


92 posted on 03/26/2011 3:29:18 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: USArmySpouse

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.


93 posted on 03/26/2011 3:29:46 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: MindBender26; onyx

Incredible!

Had Cheny done this a special prosecutor would have been appointed.


94 posted on 03/26/2011 3:36:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: MindBender26

BTTT


95 posted on 03/26/2011 3:38:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

See you have a pic of Col Olds. Did you read his book? It’s great.


96 posted on 03/26/2011 3:41:00 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Fighting the "con" in Conservatism on FR since 1998.)
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To: HawaiianGecko

Thanks for weighing in on this Joe!


97 posted on 03/26/2011 3:41:36 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: USArmySpouse
One little correction there:

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.

98 posted on 03/26/2011 3:42:49 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: MindBender26

Thanks but we already found the story first posted 3 days ago..

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

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.


99 posted on 03/26/2011 3:45:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: MindBender26

If I’m not mistaken, this house has “big pipe” cable connections for TV and radio broadcasting world wide.


100 posted on 03/26/2011 3:48:43 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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