The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Get Rid of Robert Morgantheau

The story and editorial about the release of 550 viloent punks that had been arrested during the Republican National Convention. Under New York State law, you have to be indicted within twenty-four hours of an arrest or realeased. The 550 released had been held over 48 hours. The City of New York now faces millions in fines. Only fair, right? NYC really screwed up, No?

Let's all back up. The New York County prosecutor is the one who screwed up, and he's Robert Morgantheau, a life long, loony, left wing, liberal Democrat. Mr. Morgantheau's office is packed with assistant district attorneys who were very sympathetic to the demonstrators. Every single one is a liberal Democrat. This latest fiasco is just another in a long line of fiascos. When NYC gets the bill for the payment to the demonstrators, it should come out of the budget of Mr. Morgantheau.


Associated Press Caught in a Lie

Thank God for the Internet!

When President Bush told a crowd during one of his speeches yesterday, that former President Clinton needed surgery, the AP claimed in their initial reporting that the crowd booed and President Bush did nothing. One problem, there was no booing and eventually AP had to change the story.

AP was caught out by people who had attended the event, video, audio, the blogosphere, and e-mailers. Years ago, this would have passed into common mythology, now, the public has a chance to fight back. Of course, we doubt there is any media bias at work.

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