arresting journalist in Wi

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    Video and text by Sam Mayfield- cross posted from her Sam Land blog On June 6th two journalists were arrested at the state capital in Madison, WI. I was one of them. I was grabbed by an aggressive and very escalated police officer after walking in to the state capital on June 6th. Officer Corcoran told me to leave, to "get out". It was bewildering because I was already in the building and was simply walking by him filming my way in to the rotunda. He grabbed me aggressively. I told him, in the friendliest voice I could find, that I was with the press. He let me walk by. I recognized him from the many times I have been in the building over the past four months covering the gentle uprising as it develops and unfolds around Governor Scott Walker's controversial budget repair bill. Alex Noguera-Garces was assisting me this day, she was also stopped. I told Corcoran that she was with me and was a member of the press. Initially he let her through. When she stayed behind to film his treatment of citizens as they entered the building he grabbed and arrested her. She was hauled away in handcuffs. It came to my attention that she was being taken away. I went to her aid and when I explained that "I was a member of the press" Corcoran let me know that "I could go too". Referring to jail and being arrested like Alex. Alex was in taken to an elevator. While inside, before the doors closed, she handed me her camera that was dangling in her hand, likely to fall given the situation
     
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    'Citizen reporters' are not journalists. They might think they are, they might want to be, but they are not.
     
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    On what basis do you make that claim?
     
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    found yourself WRONG again for knee jerk defending bad actions because you are a partisan hack huh?
     
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    You seem very quick to start whining about 'defending'. I didn't 'defend' anything or anyone, I made a statement of fact.... 'citizen reporters' are not journalists. That's not defending anything... if you were even of average intellect, you would know that.
     
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    What do you think, they just handout press passes to anyone that asks for them?
     
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    the tape is highly edited and she interfered with the arrest.

    I see zero wrong doing by the police.
    I saw no press passes on any of the people involved.

    why do monktards insist on pissing on the police?
     
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    The 'gutter press' (such as the HuffPuff etc) long ago destroyed any real standards in 'journalism'. Note that they refer to their contributors as 'citizen reporters'? That's because they hold no qualification in journalism, they accept bullshit from anyone who can vaguely string a sentence together... in some cases, even that is beyond them. They have no code of ethics, no understanding of the integrity of journalism, they are just a bunch of people who want to be journalists but don't want to learn the craft.

    Outlets such as the HuffPuff promote this crap by encouraging people to contribute - for which they receive no payment.... You'd think that the liberals would be concerned about the media not paying people for their work but apparently not. As long as it fits their agenda, they don't give a shit about standards.
     
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    I agree with California girl. Anyone of us could start a blog and call ourselves a journalist and say, "I'm with the press!" Journalists take their education and degrees seriously. Simply playing the role does not make you a journalist or "with the press."

    Clink. Jail cell closes.
     
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    The clue - for those of us with any over a basic understanding of journalism - is at the top of their home page: "Citizen Reporting with The Examiner Press News and Information Service."

    They won't have press credentials, because they are not press. If you then go to their 'contact us' page, you will find an email inquiry form.... the first subject option is 'I want to be a blogger - reporter'. In other words, they'll take anything from anyone but they do not pay for it. No legitimate news organisation takes free copy from amateurs.

    The HuffPuff operates a similar policy. 6,000 unpaid 'citizen reporters' to create bullshit that the likes of truthmatters, rdean and fail&won'tgo drink up like it's from Seymour Hersh.
     

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