Reporter Arrested on orders of Giuliani Press Secretary

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kaje

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Manchester, NH - Freelance reporter Matt Lepacek, reporting for Infowars.com, was arrested for asking a question to one of Giuliani's staff members in a press conference. The press secretary identified the New York based reporter as having previously asked Giuliani about his prior knowledge of WTC building collapses and ordered his arrest.

Lepacek did receive one phone call in jail which he used to contact reporter Luke Rudkowski. According to Rudkowski, Lepacek was scared because he had been told he may be transferred to a secret detention facility because state police were also considering charges of espionage against him-- due to a webcam Lepacek was using to broadcast live at the event. State police considered it to be a hidden camera, which led to discussion of "espionage."

http://www.jonesreport.com/articles/050607_reporter_arrested_giuliani_orders.html
 

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Arrested for asking a question? Give me a break, he was arrested for CRIMINAL TRESPASS. Misleading premise. Private event, asked to leave, did not leave, supposedly didn't have press pass but that doesn't really matter since it can be revoked. There's video of it out there so you can see it for yourself. Propaganda created to make more clicks for that kook's website.
 

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He evidently did have CNN press credentials. Some CNN worker was defending them. Who asked him to leave? The police? When was it their decision to remove someone from a privately held event who wasn't breaking a law? They're not running it. The guy being questioned wasn't running the event. It isn't his property. He shouldn't have any authority. Because he kept asking a question the guy didn't want to answer he was asked to leave?
 

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I'd rather see a real story rather than a highly subjective and loaded (sensationalized) 'report' from a conspiracy-style website. I cannot hear what is going on in the video, but I think that the Guiliani guys didn't have the rights to kick him out. His behavior does warrant him being thrown out, arrested (on trumped up charges?) is a different story.
 

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Yeah, I think that's the "big deal" that is being made about the story. They could have easily escorted him off the premises rather than arresting him and threatened espianage charges (if that even happened).
 

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Yeah, I think that's the "big deal" that is being made about the story. They could have easily escorted him off the premises rather than arresting him and threatened espianage charges (if that even happened).
You hit the nail on the head.....(if that ever happened). This story doesn't quite sound true. I don't care if you love or hate Rudy I don't think his press secretary will be kicking out CNN folks.....why would anyone kick out CNN folks.
 

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and of course, because of the MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT, he CAN BE WHISKED AWAY to anywhere in the world without legal representation.

Personally, I sure hope it happens.

That way, people will actually have their eyes opened to what COULD HAPPEN...
 

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You hit the nail on the head.....(if that ever happened). This story doesn't quite sound true. I don't care if you love or hate Rudy I don't think his press secretary will be kicking out CNN folks.....why would anyone kick out CNN folks.
He doesn't work for CNN. He was an "independant reporter" like most reporters are. No CNN reporter would have the balls to aggressively ask a question like that. In this day and age with the popularity of the internet, anyone can be a "reporter" because they're not required to sell their story to a publication.
 
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and of course, because of the MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT, he CAN BE WHISKED AWAY to anywhere in the world without legal representation.

Personally, I sure hope it happens.

That way, people will actually have their eyes opened to what COULD HAPPEN...

anything could happen, but does anything ever happen, not really
 

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He doesn't work for CNN. He was an "independant reporter" like most reporters are. No CNN reporter would have the balls to aggressively ask a question like that. In this day and age with the popularity of the internet, anyone can be a "reporter" because they're not required to sell their story to a publication.
You said he had CNN credentials....no one is kicking out folks with CNN credentials on the campaign trail.
 

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Then to me this even gets more far fetched.......

Want to look good at an event sponsored by the most left main media source......kick out a reporter have him arrested and charged with spying all while skating dangerously close to trampling freedom of oh I don't know THE PRESS. I am not a big Rudy fan but this seems a little off. I don't see Hillary arresting Buckley at a Fox event either?
 

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anything could happen, but does anything ever happen, not really
so because it doesn't, that means it WON'T?

I'd rather be protected in all cases regardless of circumstance, (as everyone was before) but that's just me.

Maybe it will be your case that we are arguing over one of these days. But don't worry, people like you will lobby real hard for your immediate release from wherever it is you are. You can count on it...:confused:
 
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so because it doesn't, that means it WON'T?

I'd rather be protected in all cases regardless of circumstance, (as everyone was before) but that's just me.

Maybe it will be your case that we are arguing over one of these days. But don't worry, people like you will lobby real hard for your immediate release from wherever it is you are. You can count on it...:confused:
Better not drive a car, fly in a plane, walk down the street b/c something could happen. I don't break the law so I am not worried about being taken anywhere.
 

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Better not drive a car, fly in a plane, walk down the street b/c something could happen. I don't break the law so I am not worried about being taken anywhere.
Ahhh, but you can now be arrested for having an opinion or asking a question that a govt. official doesn't like. That is the point.

If Ron Paul wasn't so popular right now, he would have probably been arrested and whisked away too. :D