Giuliani has reporter arrested for asking question

Apparently, at a recent press conference, Rudy Giuliani was asked a question about his prior knowledge of the collapse of the WTC towers – and the reporter was arrested at the orders of Giuliani’s press secretary. The reporter was taken to jail – in violation of the First Admendment – and is being charged with felony criminial trespass. Because the reporter was using a camera, state police are even considering charges of espionage. More details can be found here.

Wow, if you thought we were already veering close to a police state with Bush’s wiretapping antics and Gitmo tactics, just wait for this “liberal” GOP frontrunner to get ahold of your First Amendment rights.

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25 responses to “Giuliani has reporter arrested for asking question

  1. Melissa McEwan

    The video at that link is crazy. It reminds me of that video of the cops yanking that kid out of the library at UCLA.

    Do you have any idea to what video he’s referring where Giuliani claims to have had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks? I am highly skeptical…

    Nevertheless, that’s incidental. It doesn’t matter what question he was asking as regards his being taken out and arrested.

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  3. SAP

    Nice to see Rudy hasn’t changed at all. [/sarcasm]


    Liss, the above link has more background on the question.

    The statement they were referring to is from a phoner Giuliani had with Jennings. “We set up headquarters at 75 Barclay Street which was right there with the police commissioner and the fire commissioner, the head of emergency management, and we were operating out of there when we were told the World Traded Center was going to collapse.”

  5. The statement on air.

    Welcome to the Soviet States of America, everyone!

  6. Um, no, he wasn’t operating out of the bunker. He wasn’t operating out of the bunker because (despite the fact that he was unanimously advised not to put the bunker in a known terrorist target, a campaign contributor was renting it out and he put it in the WTC anyway.

    Which is why the fuel tanks for the bunker blew up the building, along with the communications equipment that could have gotten the firefighters out. Their radios could have, if he hadn’t contracted for radios that didn’t work.

    Every firefighter in New York – even the ones who belong to the splinter faction that endorsed Bush during the ’04 convention – is adamantly opposed to Giuliani.

    So who ya gonna believe – the guys whose coworkers and friends died needlessly because Giuliani cared more about his contributors than protecting New York?

  7. abdellah

    (…) Rudy Giuliani was asked a question about his prior knowledge of the collapse of the WTC towers – and was arrested at the orders of Giuliani’s press secretary. (…)

    Seems like that first sentence needs some rewriting; Todd

  8. Giuliani is just another NeoCon and is greedy for power and money.

  9. Evelyn

    Guiliani is not a serious contender for President. He is totally out of his league. But of course, we’ve been down that robefore, so anything is possible.

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  11. Wait. If it’s a press conference, aren’t you supposed to take pictures and ask questions? Isn’t that the whole purpose of a press conference?

  12. Jess Wundrun

    I firmly believe that Rudy Guiliani presents the easiest avenue to a democratic landslide in the ’08 elections. Remember, we need coattails to sweep clear majorities into both houses of congress.

    Run Rudy Run!

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  14. Arkades

    Hmmm. Compare and contrast:

    Normal reaction to outrageous allegation:

    “That’s simply preposterous, and I’m insulted you would even ask.”

    Reaction that smacks of crazy-suspicious levels of defensiveness:

    “Interloper! Trespasser! Spy! Guards, seize him!!”

    Not sayin’ that I’m buying what Reporter Guy was trying to sell, there, but I *will* say that Giuliani’s overreaction to the question suddenly makes the question itself seem far less unreasonable. I mean, people typically don’t lose their shit and sanction overt repression unless the unwelcome line of inquiry is venturing somewhere dangerous, eh?

  15. Jim Goodson

    I would like to hear more truth in this matter. I am asking the NY Times to print the truth. Why was this Reporter arrested at a press conference?

  16. How the FUCK can a thing like this be happening without millions in the fucking street!!!

    Wouldn’t Herr Goebbles and Herr Hitler be proud to see the seeds they sowed have taken such firm root. Or in fuckwit Rudy Guiliani’s case I suppose I should blame Sr. Benito Mussolini, the original founder of fascism.

  17. RodBickles

    Don’t rush to judge Rudy before you know all of the facts involved. That’s the way our system works. But don’t vote for him – he’s a fucknut.

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  22. angry indy

    I am w/ Arc. while I do no claim to know what happened on 9/11, and have my suspicions, his reactions only make you wander all the more.

    Giuli is a neo-con, or at least a wannabe.

    I started a blog today [am in mid draft] over this shit. It is the last straw for me to civil about these fascists. And that is exactly what they are.

  23. angryindy

    Well this ticked me so much, I decided to call, as a reporter, ,and so started

    Of course no one answered, probably busy rounding up and tracking down everyone who tried to call.

    Time to get mad as hell and not take it any more.

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