posted on Sep, 9 2007 @ 02:58 AM
There are several things that really tick me off about this story, I will start with the least and work my way up.
#1. Geraldo is an idiot. Let's forget the hate speech and the Imus comparisons for just a moment. His remarks and comments are something I would
expect to hear from a Freshman in High School. "Your gay" "You ugly" - are you serious? Lets keep in mind that Geraldo was born in Jan of 1943.
The guy is 64 years old! He is FAR from being a kid, yet all he can do is throw out sophomoric remarks to 9/11 protesters. I expect better from a 64
year old man, and I would expect MUCH more from a professional reporter. Which brings me to ....
#2. As a professional reporter it is your job to report the news. Not spin it, not offer your opinion, but to report it and let others form their own
opinion based on the facts. That is your job and that is what you get paid to do. So when you have protesters standing behind you, you should REPORT
IT. Instead he called them "Anarchist". There is a VERY large difference between an Anarchist and a Protester. I think it would be fair to say that
not every Protester out there tonight believes there should be no government at all. If I was in NY I would have been out there myself, and I do not
believe we should have no government, just a government of the people, by the people and FOR THE PEOPLE!
#3. I am equally disturbed that reports suggest that Alex Jones was singled out and arrested. Why not arrest all 400 + people? I realize more arrest
happened as the night progressed, but not everyone was. So who decides who gets arrested and who doesn't?
#4. This is my biggest problem with what happened. No one out there tonight should have been arrested. Bullhorn and chanting or not.... what you
witnessed tonight is what is called a "Peaceful Assembly". To do so is not a privilege, but a right as provided to you by the First Amendment of the
Bill of Rights.
I present to you, YOUR First Amendment RIGHT.....
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or
of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
For a legal breakdown of how the courts have defined your First Amendment rights CLICK