“The power and the freedom of the press is a flaming sword. That it may be a faithful servant to all the people, use it justly… hold it high… guard it well.”
Lafayette Park, located directly across from the Whte House, was closed yesterday, so that half a dozen servicemen could handcuff themselves to the White House fence in peace and privace privacy, unmolested by our valiant servants of the press. The protesters were objecting to the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Michael Walsh at Big Government says his blood is boiling.
It’s not just the cop’s rudeness and bullying, although that’s bad enough… There had better be a pretty darn good reason from barring citizens, and their representatives in the media, from a public park, and this sure doesn’t seem like it.
What’s even more disheartening, though, is the way the reporters passively accept getting shoved around, and meekly shuffle backwards while complaining into their cell phones. And they weren’t sounding off like they had a pair, either.
Lafayette Park is closed. Docile reporters meekly move back. And back. And they keep moving back.
We don’t know why the park was closed (well, of course we do), but nobody reported on that.
We don’t know who authorized the park’s closing, because nobody reported on that.
We don’t know how long the park had been closed, because nobody reported on that.
We don’t know when the park would re-open, because nobody reported on that.
Lafayette Park reportedly has the densest squirrel population known to science. It seems that our “reporters” are nothing more than a few more squirrels, hoping for crumbs from the tourists.