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posted by martyb on Wednesday October 19 2016, @01:09PM   Printer-friendly
from the freedom-of-the-press dept.

Amy Goodman, host of the New York City-based leftist news programme Democracy Now! was charged with criminal trespass by the North Dakota state's attorney (prosecutor). The charge was changed to riot, then was dismissed due to lack of evidence when Goodman appeared in court on Monday. The charges stemmed from her presence at a protest in September against construction of the Dakota Access (Bakken) oil pipeline, after the protest was reported on her show.

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  • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by jmorris on Wednesday October 19 2016, @06:59PM

    by jmorris (4844) on Wednesday October 19 2016, @06:59PM (#416287)

    So this bitch was a ringleader in an act of vandalism carried out explicitly so she could 'report' it... while of course pretending to be a journalist and not the eco-terrorist she actually is. Not only is the consensus here that what she did was praiseworthy, attempts to hold her and her co-conspirators responsible for the damage they caused is an abuse of government power, absolute proof that law enforcement is bought and paid for by the 'big corporations.'

    You guys were jubilant when Julian Assange was dumping Bushitler's secrets, declaring him a Hero. Don't hear the outrage as Obama and Kerry are using the U.S. Government to act as plumbers for HRC. Hmm. Me? I'm still with HIllary on this one, he should have been droned (or whatever) years ago, just enjoying some schadenfreude as he has turned on you guys and watching you two faced sons of bitches instantly reverse your position.

    And of course you talk a good 'journalism holding the powerful accountable' while sitting silent as James O'Keefe drops videos clearly documenting, in their own words, high ranking Democrats committing election fraud and organizing violence against their enemies. The legacy media declares it 'not a story' and you guys cheer as they attempt to drag the most obviously corrupt politician in American history across the finish line... before she collapses from whatever horrible brain disease they are also covering up.

    Meanwhile we are told we MUST be made to care about unsubstantiated allegations about Trump dating back to the Age of Disco.... which even if true would merely be a routine Clinton (either of them) behavior. And none of which would violate the One Grope Rule promulgated by the National Organization of Women to retcon Bill Clinton's abhorrent behavior as 'not a problem.'

    Yet when I assert that Progressives oppose the Rule of Law as a matter of doctrine I'm told I'm crazy and not to believe my lying eyes. The whole idea of the Rule of Law vs the Rule of Men is that nobody is above the law, nobody is "too big to jail." But it is obvious that the only reason Hillary Clinton is not wearing orange is that she is "too big to jail", that she and her followers have so corrupted every part of the criminal justice system that she is untouchable. The Department of Justice, the FBI, FEC, all of it.

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  • (Score: 2) by sjames on Wednesday October 19 2016, @07:21PM

    by sjames (2882) on Wednesday October 19 2016, @07:21PM (#416300) Journal

    So this bitch was a ringleader in an act of vandalism carried out explicitly so she could 'report' it... while of course pretending to be a journalist and not the eco-terrorist she actually is.

    Pretty major fault: that allegation is against a different reporter at another location.

    As for the rest, just because I consider Trump to be about the worst choice we've had in many years, it doesn't mean I consider Clinton good enough to vote for. I'd sooner write in Ficus than vote for either of them.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 19 2016, @07:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 19 2016, @07:51PM (#416309)

    > So where is my logic at fault here....

    Your logic failed when you decided that anyone would give a shit about another self-congratulatory post from you.

    Its like you feel so weak and ineffective that you constantly seek validation by posting reactionary screeds, if someone takes you seriously affirmation! And if someone flames the ever living shit out of you, well Jesus said "that if the world hates you, keep it mind that it hated me first" so its just more proof your righteousness!

  • (Score: 3, Touché) by NotSanguine on Wednesday October 19 2016, @08:09PM

    by NotSanguine (285) <{NotSanguine} {at} {SoylentNews.Org}> on Wednesday October 19 2016, @08:09PM (#416317) Homepage Journal

    So this bitch was a ringleader in an act of vandalism carried out explicitly so she could 'report' it... while of course pretending to be a journalist and not the eco-terrorist she actually is. Not only is the consensus here that what she did was praiseworthy, attempts to hold her and her co-conspirators responsible for the damage they caused is an abuse of government power, absolute proof that law enforcement is bought and paid for by the 'big corporations.'

    Upon what did you base this ridiculous screed? Please do share with us, as we could all use a laugh at your expense.

    Please tell us which acts of eco-terrorism have ever been perpetrated by Amy Goodman [wikipedia.org]?

    Granted, she doesn't suffer fools like you gladly, but that's really a public service, not terrorism, eco or otherwise.

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Thursday October 20 2016, @08:24AM

    by FatPhil (863) <pc-soylentNO@SPAMasdf.fi> on Thursday October 20 2016, @08:24AM (#416525) Homepage
    Started at "So", ended at "it.".
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