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This report on http://fannin.fetchyournews.com/ tells it all :
Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal sat on the front row of a Republican Candidate meet and greet and watched as Dawson County Deputy Tony Wooten removed video journalist Nydia Tisdale from Burt’s Pumpkin Farm.Here's how it started,with Clint Bearden introducing Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens who proceeded to give his stump speech ...
When talking about Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn, referring to the Chamber of Commerce debate between Perdue and Nunn, Hudgens said listening to NunnFollow the orange squiggle to see what happened on the downhill slope:
“I thought I was going to absolutely puke.”
Hudgens looked at Tisdale and said
“I don’t know why you’re video taping?”
This comment from Hudgens noticeably changed the mood in the room about Tisdale recording the event, especially for Bearden. Hudgens introduced Richard Woods. While Woods was speaking Bearden went and sat next to Tisdale, and according to Tisdale he asked her to stop videoing or she would have to leave. Tisdale told him that she was invited and would not stop.
As Woods continued to speak Bearden went to Deputy Wooten for assistance. I then watched Bearden go and speak to the property owners Johnny and Kathy Burt. By this time Labor Commissioner Mark Butler had started speaking. Bearden returned and said something to Wooten. At this time both Bearden and Wooten approached Tisdale. Wooten told her she had to turn the camera off. Tisdale refused and continued to video. Wooten started to try to remove the camera from Tisdale’s hands. When she refused and struggled to keep the camera running, Wooten started physically removing her from the event. Tisdale physically resisted being removed turning the camera on Wooten screaming,The only glimmer of sanity came when Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, obviously realizing that these kind of antics were problematic for a party that talks so much about "freedumb" :
“identify yourself, who are you?”
Butler paused as everyone watched Tisdale struggling with Wooten. Deputy Wooten then physically removed Tisdale as she continued to scream and video him.
Olens tooked the microphone and looked around the crowd like did anyone else see what I just saw? Respecting the Burt’s private property rights he made the following statement.All I can say is "Wow"!
“Let me be possibly politically incorrect here for a second. If we stand for anything as a party what are we afraid of with the lady having a camera filming us? What are we saying here that shouldn't be on film? What message are we sending? Cause it’s private property they shouldn't be filming? What is the harm? The harm that this poses is far greater than her filming us. What are we hiding? If we are telling you why we are running and what we stand for, what are we hiding?”
Pointing in the direction from where Tisdale was drug away,
“there is no reason for that, that is not right”
. Olens continued,
“ It is private property. The private property owner has the right to not have the person there. Who is the winner in the long run? Not a good move.”