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  •  It's there in the MoJo piece (3+ / 0-)
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    Gentle Giant, gffish, AnnieR

    An independent TV commercial producer who sometimes films live events, James headed downtown with his camera to get some footage.

    He went there to film them.  The gun nuts turned their cameras on him.   Following him around town was excessive and yes, threatening, but he wasn't just some bystander who happened to meander by the demonstration.

    He got flustered and did some pretty good name-calling himself, and while I agree with the ex-Marine, he did more harm to his own cause here than good IMO.

    Does anyone know if the nut bags posted his license plate online?  I'd like to see him sue the assholes.

    •  Again, so what? (13+ / 0-)
      He got flustered and did some pretty good name-calling himself, and while I agree with the ex-Marine, he did more harm to his own cause here than good IMO.
      Oh my goodness, where is the civility? Heaven forbid the exchange got heated and the guy said some mean things of his own. Clearly, that makes us look just as bad as the people who carry around assault rifles intimidating and harassing everyone who doesn't like it.

      So he went out with the intent to film them. So what? Is there a rule against that?

      I fail to see how the guy going out with the intent to film them, and then getting pissed when they start harassing him, hands the gun nuts a "victory".

      Personally, I think the cultural tide is starting to turn against the idea that these assholes need to brandish rifles and handguns everywhere they go.

    •  filming them (2+ / 0-)
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      vetter, Elfangel

      appears to have been his JOB.  How is doing his job justification for threats or menaces?  

      I do remember reading that the Bundy-loving militias also threatened journalists (presumably other than Faux News).

      And our government routinely intimidates and even jails journalists for doing their jobs and exerting their First Amendment rights.

      So journalism is getting to be a really tough job.

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