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HEADS UP: D.C. Chapter Will Be Featured on WUSA TV-9 (local CBS) News at 11 p.m., 1/19/2003
WUSA TV-9 (CBS) News ^ | January 19, 2003 | Angelwood

Posted on 01/19/2003 6:20:46 PM PST by Angelwood

WUSA TV-9 did a follow-up interview with the DC Chapter of Free Republic with regard to our plans for further actions after countering the anti-war demonstrations in Washington, D.C. this weekend.

Kristinn, tgslTakoma, Mark Phelps, Angelwood, Jimmy Valentine's brother; Doctor Raoul; Buford P, Taxman and "JW" marched to the Navy Memorial with flags flying to meet with reporter, Dave Statter, and his cameraman for the interview.

After handshakes and introductions, Kristinn spoke with Dave Statter and showed him a copy of Peter Jennings' book, "In Search of America," which featured a two-page photograph of the D.C. Chapter countering some of these same IAC/ANSWER protesters during a demonstration at the Navy Memorial on September 29, 2001.

After a brief history of the Chapter, Kristinn stated our intentions to keep staging pro-America counterdemonstrations whenever the anti-war crowd comes to D.C. Then Mr. Statter told us that some of these groups are planning to come out every weekend. We told him about our 28 months of consecutive Saturday protests at the Clinton White House -- been there, done that.

This feature will probably be shown on the 11:00 p.m. News (that's what Dave told us); but it could be delayed because of the football playoff game on CBS, it could be shown tomorrow, or it could end up on the cutting room floor. Here's hoping.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Pennsylvania; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: antiwarprotests; dcchapter; iacanswer; patriotsrally; supportourtroops
We understand that Channel 9 is planning to do a story showing a wrapup of the weekend protests and future plans of both groups. That was the purpose of this interview.
1 posted on 01/19/2003 6:20:46 PM PST by Angelwood
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2 posted on 01/19/2003 6:22:48 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Angelwood
Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for being there this weekend. I was in Denver all weekend at a meeting and have just arrived home.

Please ping me to any details of further anti protests. I will be there when I can.
3 posted on 01/19/2003 6:24:34 PM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Angelwood; hellinahandcart; Diver Dave; JustAmy; LurkerNoMore!
Good for you guys. As I was driving to BWI I heard WTOP (Am radio) covering the arrests of the anti-American protesters in Lafayette Park.

I had no idea you guys were out there again today. The DC Chapter rocks!

p.s. I'm home in Kentucky now. Great seeing y'all on Friday and Saturday.
4 posted on 01/19/2003 6:26:21 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Angelwood
WAY TO GO!!!
5 posted on 01/19/2003 6:27:37 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton
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To: Iowa Granny; JamesParmelee; Dave Dilegge; BufordP; ironman; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; leadpenny; ...
I'll be happy to ping you regarding future anti protests. It's always a pleasure to see you again.

I'm now going to use this opportunity to PING the DC Chapter. Heads Up! Everyone!
6 posted on 01/19/2003 6:35:12 PM PST by Angelwood (Join the DC Chapter at the next Patriots Rally (I'm sure it will be warmer) -- FReep On!)
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To: Angelwood
Nice work, D.C. Freepers!
7 posted on 01/19/2003 6:36:11 PM PST by Faith
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To: Fred Mertz
Fred -- it was great to hug you again and I'm glad you made it home OK.

Yes, we were there today when the protesters were getting arrested. We had a good view from Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.

Till the next time, FReep On!
8 posted on 01/19/2003 6:37:38 PM PST by Angelwood (Join the DC Chapter at the next Patriots Rally (I'm sure it will be warmer) -- FReep On!)
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To: Angelwood
This feature will probably be shown on the 11:00 p.m. News (that's what Dave told us); but it could be delayed because of the football playoff game on CBS, it could be shown tomorrow, or it could end up on the cutting room floor. Here's hoping.
Or, we could politely CONTACT THEM, and express our desire to see the DC Chapter interview, from http://www.wusatv9.com/aboutus/contact_us.asp:
Contact Us

W*USA 9
4100 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
Phone: (202) 895-5999

Email: 9news@wusatv9.com


9 posted on 01/19/2003 6:42:59 PM PST by RonDog
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To: Angelwood
Great work! I hope you will record the interview and show it at freeper gatherings in the future--(and maybe at a house on the lake--LOL!)
10 posted on 01/19/2003 6:44:38 PM PST by basil
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To: Angelwood; Xthe17th
See also:

HUGE Press Coverage for FREE REPUBLIC and DC Chapter
(Patriots Rally III counterprotest)

many many many! - refer to article | Jeff B.
Posted on 01/19/2003 6:29 PM PST by Xthe17th

Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of kristinn and other DC Chapter FReepers, Free Republic got a lot of PUBLICITY all over the nation this weekend. This was due to press releases, faxes and phone calls informing the media of our counterprotests of the bussed-in anti-american leftist scum which polluted the nations capital yesterday and today.

Below is a listing so far of where FreeRepublic was IN THE NEWS:

ARTICLES:

PHOTOS:

CLICK HERE for more
GREAT work, Xthe17th!
WAY TO GO, DC Chapter!!!

11 posted on 01/19/2003 6:49:06 PM PST by RonDog
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To: basil; Angelwood; TheSarce; The Bat Lady; DrewsDad
I second that reply!!!!!! Great job D.C. Freepers.
12 posted on 01/19/2003 6:53:27 PM PST by TXBubba
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To: Fred Mertz
Fred, thanks for making the trip to DC. Your support and effort is most appreciated. We had fun today. We didn't have much contact with the commies today as they wee way across the park while we were in front of the White House.

kristinn talked with the pink ladies who are maintianing a daily vigil to protest the war. He thinks that in two weeks he'll win them over. What woman can resist his charm? Look for tgsl's post as a few of us had fun with the pink ladies.

Oh yeah we worked up another chant for these cold DC days. It goes, What do we want? Global warming! When do we want it? Now!
13 posted on 01/19/2003 6:55:55 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother
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To: Angelwood
bump
14 posted on 01/19/2003 7:09:08 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Angelwood
Thanks for the "ping"...and your good work.

I'll be watching!
15 posted on 01/19/2003 7:18:34 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
What do we want? Global warming! When do we want it? Now!

Priceless.

It was a Global Warming Conference in Denver this weekend that kept me away from the Freep.

16 posted on 01/19/2003 7:26:12 PM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: RonDog
Ron, with your permission, I'd like to copy your whole post and put it on the Freepathon thread.
17 posted on 01/19/2003 7:53:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Xthe17th
LOL!
This is Free Republic, so "cut and paste" away, but please credit the ORIGINAL AUTHOR, Xthe17th - not me!
I stole it from this thread:
HUGE Press Coverage for FREE REPUBLIC and DC Chapter
(Patriots Rally III counterprotest)

many many many! - refer to article | Jeff B.
Posted on 01/19/2003 6:29 PM PST by Xthe17th

18 posted on 01/19/2003 8:00:41 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog
You STOLE IT??????????

I am A Palled!

(You got it...credit where credit due)
19 posted on 01/19/2003 8:04:51 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: RonDog; Xthe17th
I just pinged you two to the Fundraiser thread. Thanks for the thievery. Generosity, I mean.

20 posted on 01/19/2003 8:08:37 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Rid the country of the Clintons Donate $5 a month to Free Republic.)
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To: Angelwood
WUSA-TV 9 just showed the coverage of the anti-war march to the White House today. They reported that two different groups, on the same side of the issue, unknowingly marched straight into each other's marches, screwing up all their plans--Straight out of Life of Brian!

That explains why they never made it to 17th and Pennsylvania to do their "Weapons inspector" schtick.

21 posted on 01/19/2003 8:26:09 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: kristinn
Great work today. Sorry I couldn't be there. Saw the coverage on channel 9 tonight. Way to go - lots of coverage of Free Republic in the media in general - although they keep saying "pro-war". Looking forward to the anti-anti-anti-illegal immigration rally. Keep me posted.
22 posted on 01/19/2003 8:46:21 PM PST by L_Von_Mises
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother
Am working on a separate photo thread now. Will lead off with the pink ladies first. Stand by...
23 posted on 01/19/2003 9:18:08 PM PST by tgslTakoma (January 18, 2003 - Washington, DC - SUPPORT THE TROOPS RALLY - I was there, where were you?)
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To: tgslTakoma
Hurry up.

(Ducking)

24 posted on 01/19/2003 9:22:26 PM PST by nunya bidness (Your ad here!)
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To: tgslTakoma
I took a sneak peak at the pictures and laughed about the pink ladies. The photos turned out great and you got plenty to show how safe and protected the HUMAN SHIELDS were standing in front of the White House. Great job!
25 posted on 01/19/2003 9:22:27 PM PST by Angelwood (Join the DC Chapter at the next Patriots Rally (I'm sure it will be warmer) -- FReep On!)
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To: L_Von_Mises
We may do something one night early this week. We should know tomorrow.
26 posted on 01/19/2003 9:28:14 PM PST by kristinn (Patriots Rally For America, Jan. 18 in D.C. Be There or Be Square!)
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To: Angelwood
Thank you so much for being there to show support for our troops. I'm sending a link to this site to my son's in the military. God knows that they need to see the support and know that you guys are out there.
27 posted on 01/19/2003 9:37:28 PM PST by armymarinemom
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To: Angelwood
Thank you all. I wish to be notified of the next counter protest demonstration. menames3@aol.com
28 posted on 01/20/2003 5:45:04 AM PST by sussie
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To: Angelwood
FRee dixie bump
29 posted on 01/20/2003 5:49:07 AM PST by stand watie (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. : Thomas Jefferson 1774)
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To: Fred Mertz
We thank you big time for coming out, Fred. Thanks!
30 posted on 01/20/2003 6:16:59 AM PST by BufordP
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To: nutmeg; LisaFab; BufordP; Doctor Raoul; kristinn; Angelwood; tgslTakoma; Taxman; ...
I believe FReeper LisaFab was also there this weekend - long distance from Connecticut! Doh! How forgetful of me:

H,U = BufordP
M & flag = Xthe17th
A = LisaFab
N = shared by ? & tgslTakoma
"shields against A.N.S.W.E.R.'s tyrants" sign = Doctor Raoul
"FreeRepublic.com" sign & flag = kristinn
S,H = Taxman
I,E = Jimmy Valentine's Brother
L,D = Angelwood
S & flag = ?
31 posted on 01/20/2003 6:35:12 AM PST by Xthe17th (FREE THE STATES. Repudiate the 17th amendment!)
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To: Iowa Granny
We could have used some of the hot air expended this weekend. We had a great time although the feeling is now returning to my toes. At the Marine Barracks the Polices had asked us to observe the parade from across the street. The end result was that the protestors focused on us instead of the real objective.

See you sooner rather than later.
32 posted on 01/20/2003 6:53:56 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother
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To: Xthe17th
You got most of the names in the right place.

A = LisaFab

N = Ed (friend of LisaFab)

L,D = tgslTakoma

S and flag = Angelwood

Later, the line up changed as we got reinforcements. In total, there were 14 people in the Human Shields protest.
33 posted on 01/20/2003 8:15:34 AM PST by Angelwood (Join the DC Chapter at the next Patriots Rally (I'm sure it will be warmer) -- FReep On!)
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To: RonDog
RonDog, extremely helpful link! That took a lot of work. Thanks.
34 posted on 01/20/2003 11:35:42 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother; 3D-JOY; MudPuppy; KLT; hellinahandcart
"What do we want? Global warming! When do we want it? Now!"

LOL!
35 posted on 01/20/2003 11:37:22 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: RonDog; Xthe17th
Oops -- Xthe17th -- GOOD WORK! Thanks.
36 posted on 01/20/2003 11:38:08 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Angelwood; kristinn; tgslTakoma; Jimmy Valentine's brother; Doctor Raoul; BufordP; Taxman; jw
What a showing! You guys get a standing ovation!....

God Bless our DC Chapter! Woo Hoo!

37 posted on 01/20/2003 2:44:23 PM PST by KLT (NY NEEDS TO BE CLINTONFREE!)
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To: Fred Mertz
Hello Fred...just wanted to tell you it was a pleasure to see you again on Saturday...

God Bless!

38 posted on 01/20/2003 2:46:01 PM PST by KLT (NY NEEDS TO BE CLINTONFREE!)
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To: Angelwood; hellinahandcart; KLT
Great! Keep me posted. Dave
39 posted on 01/21/2003 5:19:08 AM PST by sauropod (Mike Farrell has donated his brain to science. Too bad he is still here....)
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To: sauropod
Will keep you posted....promise...
40 posted on 01/21/2003 7:08:31 AM PST by KLT (NY NEEDS TO BE CLINTONFREE!)
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To: Fred Mertz
It was great meeting you too, Fred. DC freeps are fun.
41 posted on 01/21/2003 10:31:42 AM PST by hellinahandcart (somebody slap me!)
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