Did Someone Figure Out That Arresting Reporters Leads to Bad Press?
Maybe someone over in Nashville finally came to their senses about what to do with the Occupy crowd, as no arrests were apparently made Saturday night, but they sure were on Friday
Protesting, in however misguided a fashion, is what these people were on
the Plaza doing, for the most part. The new so-called rule which says
that no one can be on the Legislative Plaza from 10pm to 6am may now apply to all of us, but it is not aimed
at those of us who don't agree with these protestors, but at the
protestors who are there, and it was not in place before Thursday
night/Friday morning. All that Governor Haslam and Safety Commissioner
Bill Gibbons have managed to do through these actions is to garner
support for the protestors and increase sympathy for them from people
who otherwise do not embrace their various (usually) Leftist causes. The
quasi-police state activity of the Tennessee Highway Patrol included
the arrest of a Nashville Scene reporter Friday Night/Saturday morning who was doing his job.
The Nashville Scene may be a Leftist rag, but if the Highway Patrol can arrest a reporter from the Scene,
they can arrest anyone trying to cover the event. When the Highway
Patrol starts threatening to arrest other members of the press for being
doing their jobs, our freedoms are no longer safe and we live at the
mercy of the Charlotte Avenue Gestapo, regardless of the party in power
in the Capitol.
Labels: Local politics, Miscellany, Political correctness, Tennessee politics