Big Trouble in St. Paul over Journalist Arrests

The shape of things to come for all citizen journalists and all photojournalist types who choose not to follow the msm line maybe?…

“Journalists and St. Paul citizens assembled outside St. Paul City Hall today to deliver more than 60,000 letters to Mayor Chris Coleman and prosecuting attorneys demanding that they immediately drop charges against all journalists arrested this week as they covered the Republican National Convention

By Friday morning, dozens of journalists, photographers, bloggers and videomakers had been booked by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s office in what appears to have been an orchestrated round-up of media makers covering protests during the convention.”

Read the full story

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6 Responses to Big Trouble in St. Paul over Journalist Arrests

  1. LifeSpy says:

    Damm that’s bad, but your right I think we are heading this way in the UK

  2. fotdmike says:

    Well, all the indications certainly point in that direction. That’s partly the reason why I tend to keep an eye on stuff happening over there… sort of an indication of the trends we’re likely to see developing here in the next 5/10 years.

    This particular incident seems to be causing a bit of a stink in certain quarters over there though, and in the blogosphere.

    And of course media issues have gotta be of interest to the likes of you and me anyway 😉

  3. LifeSpy says:

    5/10 Years? more like in time for the Olympics!
    The government has already said they are worried about the threat of increase in crime because of the recession which is expected to last till 2010, just enough time to push ID cards extra security measures and all the rest, and tidy it all up so it looks like business, as usual in 2012 for the Olympics

  4. fotdmike says:

    Oh bugger! At one time it used to be about 10/15 years. Does that mean timescales have to be revised again? Damn!

  5. forkboy says:

    Notice though that this happened only at the Republican convention in what is a rather Democratic leaning state. The Republican Party does not like the media, who they regularly refer to as “elitists”, “the liberal media”, etc.

    My personal opinion is that the Republican Party doesn’t like news media at all (except, of course, for Fox News, owned by Rupert Murdoch, who happens to be one of their own).

    To be frank, I’ve always believed that if the Republicans had their way the news would read just like this every day of the year: “The United States is the best and greatest nation on the face of the Earth. Trust your leaders. Do not ask questions. God bless the U.S.A. Good morning/afternoon/night.”

  6. fotdmike says:

    Looks like the news is spreading, and the indignation…

    pressemitteilung.ws

    And more on the incident here

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