Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Journalists arrested at Republican National Convention

This is an outrage. We will not act like China. Arresting an Associated Press photographer, two producers and a TV and radio show host is purely unethical.

Here is the video of the Democracy Now! TV and radio show host Amy Goodman being arrested. It is pretty sad and infuriating. She was arrested while asking upon the status of two producers that were arrested, one was bleeding.

Here is a statement by David Ake, an AP assistant chief of bureau in Washington, putting forth the validity and necessity it is for coverage.

"Covering news is a constitutionally protected activity, and covering a riot is part of that coverage," Ake said. "Photographers should not be detained for covering breaking news."

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