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ABC News Producer Arrested

By Howard Kurtz
DENVER -- An ABC News producer was arrested outside a downtown hotel here Wednesday while he and a camera crew tried to shoot footage of corporate donors leaving a meeting with a group of Democratic senators.

Asa Eslocker, who works with the network's investigative unit, was charged with trespass, interference and failure to follow a lawful order. He was released four hours later on a $500 bond.

"We expect to see this kind of behavior in Myanmar, not in Denver, Colorado, at a national political convention where a reporter is trying to videotape big-money donors trying to meet with elected officials," said ABC spokesman Jeffrey Schneider.

Footage of the incident showed one police officer constantly pushing Eslocker as the producer walked backwards across the street, and another officer placing his hand around Eslocker's neck. Eslocker kept saying that it was a public street and asking what law he was violating. Schneider said Esocker never entered the Brown Palace Hotel, where the meeting was taking place.

The footage was shown on ABC's "World News" tonight. Eslocker was working with chief investigative reporter Brian Ross, who does stories on conventions and donors every four years. Schneider said the arrest was initiated by an off-duty sheriff's officer working as a security guard for the Brown Palace.

Jamie Glennon, a spokeswoman for Denver's Joint Information Center, said Eslocker "was advised numerous times by the police before he was apprehended to stop blocking the sidewalk and entryway to the hotel."

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Posted by: nader paul kucinich gravel | August 30, 2008 2:37 AM

Makes the Denver police dept look like a bunch of "good 'ol boys"-smoking cigars and grabbing people by the throat!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 29, 2008 6:05 PM

American First

"Now show some proof where the Denver cops are influenced by the Dems?" Proof? The city is RUN by democrats! How could they NOT be 'influenced' by democrats?

"I dont believe the police departments follow their local leaderships advice..." So you think they just establish policy ignoring who their bosses are and don't worry about keeping their JOBS? Put down the BONG.


"So were you outraged at the DC police activities during bushes first inauguration?" Guess what - DC is ALSO run by DEMOCRATS as is NYC!


"...these orders came from the White House." In your dreams - police are PAID by local government.


"... the NYPD round up everybody during their convention in 04. " Again, NYC = LIBERAL THUGS in control but, are you referring to the liberal morons running around with urine filled squirt guns spraying RNC delegates? I think there's more than enough reason for them to be detained (and PUNCHED REPEATEDLY I think many would agree...)

Posted by: Mike M | August 29, 2008 12:24 PM

The Democratic Party is become the Communist Party of American. Now a person cannot walk and film on a public sidewalk. I saw the police arresting the ABC man on TV and the arrest was unconstitutional. Also saw all the rich lobbist that Pelosi had at a party, each giving the Democrats $100,000 plus, this being done privately and hidden from public view. The Democrats are dangerous and they are phoney just like Obama.

Posted by: Mike | August 28, 2008 8:21 PM

Mary,

You need to put the GOP kool aid down. Gitmo is full of terrorists that tried to attack us. That is laughable. I guess you only read what news you feel worthy, other wise you would know that a majority had nothing against our country. They were sold out by their buddies looking for the bounty. I guess you believe everything Dubya says.

And Bull Moose, where were you in 04? The NYC cops rounded up thousands, most who were just walking down the street and held them for up to 2 days. Were you outraged then or just when it happens a Dem event?

Posted by: American First | August 28, 2008 7:21 PM

For the 6 years that the Republicans had George Bush as president and a majority of the Senate, and 4 years a majority in the House, the US has suffered incredibly. Economy, security, energy, deficit, environment, inflation, housing and world-wide prestige, just to name a few. Oh and the debacle in Iraq too.

And now half the country is thinking of electing another Republican as president? How sad indeed.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 7:15 PM

This is the "change" and "hope" that Obama will offer to Americans?

Posted by: Steve, Houston | August 28, 2008 7:07 PM

globalisum ! it was hillary who worked for walmart dumb ass

Posted by: watchdog | August 28, 2008 6:41 PM

Four legs good, two legs better.

Posted by: DVFlorida | August 28, 2008 6:40 PM

There was a crime committed there on the sidewalk, and it was committed by the cop. Bust him for breaking the law. It's called the First Amendment.

Posted by: denversidewalker | August 28, 2008 6:39 PM

Hey idiot lib Obamaniacs! Four words: "Watch The F__n Video, Stupid!"

He was standing on a public sidewalk, trespass does not apply. If they were "blocking" the entryway to the hotel, (which was never claimed by the police, BTW) the reasonable response would have been to have him step away toward the curb.

Instead, the Denver police which has been in the grip of the DNC for the past few weeks pushed this man into the street (imminent threat of harm, anyone?) and then said keep going to the other side of the street, because "You're blocking traffic."

Glad they got this on video. No DNC duck-n-weave will get them out of this.

Posted by: Bull Moose | August 28, 2008 6:17 PM

It makes absolutely no difference that it happened at the DNC...the Republicans would have allowed the same thing to occur. We have an unquestionable right to know the name and face of every corporate weasel who's trying to brown-nose EITHER party for preferential treatment.

Only someone with the raw nerve to run for the presidency one day without their help, and be willing to say "the gravy train is over" can put an end to it. Someone with both principles and charisma to head up a major third-party challenge one day.

It will happen, and the special interests will wet themselves when it does....

Posted by: Chirlee | August 28, 2008 5:09 PM

In response to "American Post", the actions of these police officers are not comparable to Gitmo or Bush, as you stated. This is totally ridculous! Gitmo is filled with terrorists who have tried to attack our country. Denver police do not belong arresting a journalist or photographer in America. We happen to have free speech here, something the far left liberals have forgotten!

Posted by: Mary | August 28, 2008 4:54 PM

It's a bit early for Obama's new domestic security plan, isn't it?

Posted by: A bit early | August 28, 2008 3:55 PM

Mike M,

I dont believe the police departments follow their local leaderships advice on policing unless we are back in the south during the 60's. So were you outraged at the DC police activities during bushes first inauguration? They threw people to the ground and maced quite a few folks, not only that one of their detectives tried to infiltrate one of the peace groups and kept wanting them to start trouble. When they didnt he maced them, these orders came from the White House. Now show some proof where the Denver cops are influenced by the Dems? How about the GOP that had the NYPD round up everybody during their convention in 04. Now that has been proven time and again. Your statements have not been proven. Show me the magic memo...

Posted by: American First | August 28, 2008 3:38 PM

Hey "America First", I hate to be the one to break the news to you but Denver is a large city run almost exclusively by liberal DEMOCRATS for a long time. Take a guess WHO is 'in charge' of these out of control Denver police? So how exactly does this have anything to do with George Bush?

Posted by: mike m | August 28, 2008 3:04 PM

Next they'll come up with an excuse to pull out their guns and just shoot you instead of arresting you. Great going Denver Police; TRAMPLING our Constitution and behaving exactly like the Gestapo. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Posted by: mike m | August 28, 2008 2:56 PM

I dont know why anyone is surprised by this behavior, i guess they have forgotten Abu_ghrab and Gitmo, brought to you by the fine George Bush Republicans.....

Posted by: American First | August 28, 2008 2:28 PM

I live in the Denver area and used to be down in Denver every weekend when single.

The Denver police department are well known thugs pumped up on roids and looking to beat the crap out of people every weekend. It is sport to them. They rarely reach out and hit, instead the grab you with multiple roided thugs and slam your face into the stone walls of most the buildings down there or into the street or sidewalk.


And then of course, they say the person they beat up charged them or some other garbage.

Bear in mind this city has been run by Democrats for decades and they have refused to reign in their roided up nazis thugs. And they likely won't since they face no real competition in the political process because the city is full of Democrats.

Welcome to the future police state. Socialism, communism and all totalitarian governments (dedicated to equility of course) are always enforced by overwhelming violence on their own citizens. It has never been different. German Nazis and SS, Soviet Union, China, North Korea, North Vietnam, Cambodia, Italian Facism, etc etc....

Be prepared America...this is where Obama wants to take us. For our own good of course...

Posted by: Josef | August 28, 2008 1:57 PM

Folks, this has nothing to do with Obama or McCain. This has to do with a Denver Police Department that has been out-of-control and lawless for decades. For example, it was found back in 2002 that they were spying on ordinary citizens to the point where they had even classified the Quakers as an "anti-government terrorist group." Yes, *Quakers*, those folks who are so pacifist that if you walk up to one and slug him, he will turn the other cheek so you can slug that one too.

Unfortunately, the majority of Americans don't mind that their police forces are acting like paramilitary goons. They just don't want to be bothered with that "democracy" stuff, it's too much work, and besides, American Idle is on. Most Americans, it seems, would prefer that the cops be judge, jury, and executioner. So much easier that way. So freedom becomes Freedom(tm), a trademark of Corporate America that is like lite beer -- less taste, less filling, less of what once made America the greatest nation on Earth. And nobody gives a flip, or cares, or bothers doing anything about it because, well, American Idle is on, we gotta have our priorities straight, right? Right? Right?!!

Posted by: badtux | August 28, 2008 1:53 PM

Yes, as long as they were helping Democrats the police are always right! Use the POWER OF THE STATE to bully and intimidate the press. Typical liberal double standard...freedom of speech is only for Democrats right?

I thought disent was the highest form of patriotism??

This is EXACTLY what you can expect if Obama wins. Look at what they are doing to anyone looking onto Obama's links to Bill Ayers (the American terrorist and murderer). They are filing lawsuits, threatening boycotts and criminal charges against stations running a political ad for God's sake!! They essense of the First Ammendment, under attack by the campaign of the Chicago Thug, Barrack Obama.

His entire political career is been consistent with this. Every opponent he EVER faced, yes ever, have been knocked of the ballots by Obama's lawyers, or they have broken into sealed divorce records and smeared them all over the news. This is Chicago politics and most of the time Obama was using it against other Democrats!! Obama himself said his strategy was to bring a “gun to a knife fight.”

Don’t be fools. Do your own research!!

Sons of Liberty
We will not be intimidated by Chicago thug politics

Posted by: DemoNazis | August 28, 2008 1:42 PM

The MUG SHOT of ABC News Reporter posted here:

http://www.ersnews.com

http://www.ersnews.com/PicODay/Eslocker_LG.jpg

Posted by: ERSNews.com | August 28, 2008 12:41 PM

Come on folks! This is Howard Kurtz! It is no secret that Kurtz is a fan of McCain. His column regularly disses Obam in suble ways and practically applies talcum to McCain's hoary, gray behind.

Posted by: Jaxas | August 28, 2008 10:51 AM

Freedom of Speech?

I am astounded by the ignorance that surrounds free speech, The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled towards maintaing the integrity of the First Amendment. In fact it has called the press "The fourth branch of government". For those Conservatives railing against the "Liberal Reporter", remember ABC broadcasts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and more Conservative voices. Would you want them shoved into the street too? All Conservatives, Liberals and Americans rely on freedom of speech. As far as the police, I think they're in need of some basic civil rights education. They didn't violate some obscure rule known only to those who it's important to, they shoved the FIRST AMENDMENT, along with the reporter, into the street! THE FIRST! What's up with that? They have a tough job yes but we don't give the hard working postal worker a pass after they shoot up the place do we?

As far as where the reporter was standing, the sidewalk, here's what the U.S. Supreme Court ruled about that. I think it's even simple enough for a thug to understand.

The more that a sidewalk or street resembles other sidewalks or streets, the more likely it is that courts will consider it a protected public forum. For instance, the Supreme Court found that the sidewalk surrounding the Supreme Court building itself was a public forum because it was indistinguishable from other sidewalks in Washington, D.C. Grace, 461 U.S. at 179 (“The sidewalks comprising the outer boundaries . . . are indistinguishable from any other sidewalks in Washington, D.C., and we can discern no reason why they should be treated any differently.”).

We need to demand that the police learn to respect the citizens, we're the ones who have empowered them and we actually have the ability to disempower them. They work for us, as much as they may not want to admit it, we're their bosses. Let's get that straight.

Posted by: c.henze | August 28, 2008 10:22 AM

Historic, landmark, unprecedented ... Who do you think is behind the unexplainable rise of an inexperienced freshman Senator from Illinois? The "fairy tale" Obama is a mass-marketing phenomenon not a real person with a track record of accomplishments. So ABC tried to look behind the curtains to see who really is pulling the strings - corporate donors who wish to be anonymous, thank you - and by the way you are under arrest.

Posted by: David | August 28, 2008 9:43 AM

Is this a preview of Obama's Civilian Army?

Posted by: chesterariley | August 28, 2008 8:13 AM

Is this a preview of Obama's Civilian Army?

Posted by: chesterariley | August 28, 2008 8:11 AM

Is this a preview of Obama's Civilian Army?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 28, 2008 8:06 AM

Aspergirl,
Which planet did you beam in from? Oh, sorry. I forgot you are a Republican zealot.

Posted by: Dave in Brooklyn | August 28, 2008 7:42 AM

"I love all of this foaming at the mouth about the coming police state. Sounds like nothing more than an overzealous security guard." Posted by: SMC | August 27, 2008 10:45 PM ...
Don't get out much, do you?

Posted by: bluemonday | August 28, 2008 7:19 AM

What we see here is what is becoming (and will continue) to be the norm in what's left of these united states. The militarization of the police at all levels. Regulate the people, not corporations.

Posted by: bluemonday | August 28, 2008 7:01 AM

I keep seeing people say the police have a right to clear the sidewalks of people impeding traffic. Why don't they do this with the bums we have to step over or the ones that shove a cup in your face demanding money?

Posted by: MIke222222 | August 28, 2008 6:52 AM

"Schneider said the arrest was initiated by an off-duty sheriff's officer"

It's apparent from his accent that at least one of the cops was from CHICAGO or Detroit or some other place in the Upper Midwest.

Did Obama bring his Chicago-style politics with him?

Posted by: dumbreddown | August 28, 2008 6:44 AM

Freedom!

Posted by: KansasGirl | August 28, 2008 6:37 AM

I certainly hope that the reporter in question, as a citizen, files a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Howard Hotel for false prisonment.

When corporations hire goons, they should be sued out of business. It doesn't matter that the goons are also corrupt city police officials.

There's only one way to stop the police from falsely arresting us citizens, and that is to sick the lawyers on the city of Denver and that hotel.

Posted by: justalawyer | August 28, 2008 4:03 AM

Now you understand why the Obama people support Russian actions against Georgia.

This action is the same kind of action that the Russian goons treat those who question what is going on in Russia.

One must me careful about those that profess all of the liberty, etc., stuff. When one points out that what they (in this case Obama supporters who are trying to hide something) is wrong, they will throw you in jail.

I wouldn't be surprised if this reporter wasn't a news media person, they would have put him in jail and thrown the key away.

Posted by: bzajac | August 28, 2008 1:40 AM

Do Republicans think that media should not be bound by the same laws as everyone else? No trespassing means NO TRESPASSING.

Posted by: Don Watson | August 28, 2008 1:23 AM

Howard:

This conduct may be a symptom of a larger mosaic happening across America that is leading to an incrasing incidence of unconstitutional abuses of power. Maybe you can forward these links to WaPo people or maybe to Brian Ross, too:

BUT WILL THE ELECTION EVEN MATTER? Not when government-supported "vigilante injustice" squads are "gang stalking" American citizens, making a mockery of the rule of law:
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/get-political-vic-livingston-opinion-expose-state-supported-vigilante-squads-doing-domestic-terrorism

WHAT IF THEY COULD SHOOT YOU
WITHOUT LEAVING A TRACE? THEY CAN.
http://www.nowpublic.com/world/zap-have-you-been-targeted-directed-energy-weapon-victims-organized-gang-stalking-say-its-happening-usa-1

Posted by: scrivener | August 28, 2008 1:20 AM

You know I wish someone would reach Obama, and get him to have this ABC News Producer sit in a special place at his speech tomorrow, and NOTE that this is Exactly the SPECIAL INTEREST WAY OF DOING BUSINESS, and also the current tactics to stop a free press. This man is a HERO for just doing his job and this is the perfect time for Obama to make a NATIONAL NOTE that this style of Business IS FINISHED DAY ONE of his administration, and he will follow up urging Congress to pass further laws to put an end to the party game of our officials.

Hope someone from OBAMA's camp reads this and reacts..... DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND....

Posted by: Lee Schulz | August 28, 2008 12:47 AM

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...


So much for change.

Posted by: John | August 28, 2008 12:15 AM

Chad -- so what you are saying is that you and your liberal icons are going to make the most of those laws to suppress your political opponents -- despite the fact that the laws that killed "freedom as we know it" were never used to suppress the freedoms of a single American citizen.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right | August 27, 2008 11:47 PM

You dumb republicans and neo-cons, when are you ever going to get sense?

Go and read the patriot act introduced by your repulsive administration - and you would know that freedom as we know it died when george bush took office.

Posted by: chad22 | August 27, 2008 11:12 PM

Interestingly enough, one of the fat cat donors schmoozing with the Dem senators was none other than Fred Baron, who has been funneling cash to John Edwards' baby-mama, Rielle Hunter.

http://rhymeswithright.mu.nu/archives/271692.php

Posted by: Rhymes With Right | August 27, 2008 11:03 PM

Any chance the producer was actually on private property? There are private sidewalks you know. Like the one in the parking are of a commercial building I own for instance.

The 1st Amendment does not give you license to trespass.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Mike | August 27, 2008 11:02 PM

I love all of this foaming at the mouth about the coming police state. Sounds like nothing more than an overzealous security guard.

Posted by: SMC | August 27, 2008 10:45 PM

Ah, the "Change" mantra suddenly takes on a new meaning! Not sure change is always good, eh?

Posted by: Keith | August 27, 2008 10:37 PM

It is stupid to think these all have nation at heart? They all are for money. In us we call it campaign contribution; we call to this for other nations corruption. Does all donor have good will at heart? All are for money. The strange thing is the richer the man he want more from poors except few like Bill Gate & Buffet.

Posted by: Praful R Shah | August 27, 2008 10:20 PM

For all the liberal morons like EARL C. and the stupid cops, do you think that the political correct democrats are any significant difference in power.I did not see him blocking any door, what coincidence that cops were called. And bod way I'm independent.

Posted by: Wise C. | August 27, 2008 10:18 PM

It made me so happy when the cable news organizations didn't let Nancy Pelosi's speech be shown while she was speaking. I can't remember why they were irked with her, but that was great.

Isn't Bill Clinton just the most darling man. He got the standing ovation he deserved tonight. I love that man, and Hillary and Chelsea. I loved seeing them last night and tonight. Now I can shut off the t.v. and do something else. gw.

Posted by: Iowatreasures | August 27, 2008 10:07 PM

Guess the cop there doesn't understand the freedoms that our country was founded on.

Posted by: philly_09 | August 27, 2008 10:00 PM

THAT IS SO EFFING SCARY-SO EFFING SCARY-ABC NEWS-YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO-GO AFTER THAT WORTHLESS SOB OBAMA WITH ALL YOU HAVE. THAT SS LIKE MACHINE DOESN'T DESERVE TO BE ANYWHERE NEAR THE PRESIDENCY-ANYWHERE NEAR THE PRESIDENCY-DO YOU SERIOUSLY THINK THAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED DURING THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION? SURPRISINGLY, NO IT WOULDN'T HAVE, BECAUSE THE REPUBLICANS WOULD BE TOO IMAGE CONSCIOUS TO ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN-THEY WOULD HAVE INTERVENED TO PREVENT THE POLICE FROM ARRESTING THE ABC NEWS REPORTER!

OUTRAGEOUS!

Posted by: SPRING RAIN | August 27, 2008 9:56 PM

"Moral of the story - LISTEN TO THE POLICE WHEN THEY ENFORCE THE LAW. Eslocker deserved what he got, and pity the crew he was with didn't get the same."

Listen to the police when they tell you it was a LEGAL WIRETAP. Listen to the police when they tell you THEY MUST USE TORTURE FOR THE SAFETY OF THE CITIZENS Listen to the police when they tell you YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY Listen to the police when they tell you YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO OWN THAT FIREARM
Listen to the police when they tell you YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE YOUR CITY WITHOUT YOUR PAPERS

DO WHAT WE SAY AND YOU WON'T GET HURT

Posted by: hifromaurora | August 27, 2008 9:51 PM

Why is the off-duty sheriff allowed to moonlight as a security guard? If he get injured you can be sure that he will claim workman's comp against the city. They should investigate to see if any city equipment (radios, etc) were used to contact the "real" cops or if any rules were broken by the double dipping sherrif. Good for the reporter for standing up flashlight toating rent-a-cop who should not and does not have the same authority as a real policeman.

Posted by: D_In_Cal | August 27, 2008 9:49 PM

Aspergirl makes a lot of sense. But this stuff goes on whether it be democratic or republican. The dog and pony show is just that-it keeps the sheep happy. They have to fight to make it look like there is a difference between the party. No difference. Money and greed does not differentiate between the parties.

Posted by: barackosmonaut | August 27, 2008 9:46 PM

This has been going on for years to Christians and PEACEFUL anti-abortion protesters. About time it made major media.

Posted by: Interested Party | August 27, 2008 9:39 PM

AsperGirl, your willful ignorance is astounding.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 9:33 PM

This had NOTHING to do with the Dems. NOTHING, over-zealous frothy-mouthed neocons! Step off the soap box and watch the video and read the reports - Eslocker's crew was repeatedly asked - then ordered to clear the sidewalk, and, using their typical press elitism, the crew refused to budge until the police forced him off the sidewalk. It should happen more often. If you did the same thing in Denver as a private citizen, you would have been given the same treatment. Moral of the story - LISTEN TO THE POLICE WHEN THEY ENFORCE THE LAW. Eslocker deserved what he got, and pity the crew he was with didn't get the same.

Posted by: get it straight | August 27, 2008 9:30 PM

,,i guess you will have to use hidden cameras,,like to CATCH A PREDITOR..they are the same right??or try telescopic lens,,anyway we the people do need to know,,so thanks ,,and fight for our freedom of press!!

Posted by: zerro | August 27, 2008 9:27 PM

What ever happened to freedom of the press? Slow people stand on sidewalks all the time...how was he "obstructing the flow of sidewalk traffic?"

...I think the old men in the meetings are trying to hide their faces. Why? *smirk*

Posted by: Kevster | August 27, 2008 9:26 PM

sounds like a little brat. ya it's a public street but if the pig says move and you don't they arrest you. i should know.

i approve of this arrest and suggest a guantanamo trial. don't even THINK about not posting this you sad sack interns.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 9:20 PM

If you feel like you've been labeled a racist then you're probably a racist. If you worry about such a silly thing then you're prolly a racist. You don't have to be friends with Barack to see that he's a decent man. If you see something other than that you're either republican or racist.

Posted by: MarkD | August 27, 2008 9:17 PM

Why is everyone blaming Barack and the Dems? That arrest has more to do with the police for that district. It sounds like ABC has a good case against that arrest

Posted by: Nina | August 27, 2008 9:16 PM

I wonder which corporations were involved?

Posted by: NamingNames | August 27, 2008 9:14 PM

Kind of wondering if any of those "corporate donors" were affiliates of ABC, Disney, etc.? In case people didn't know, while straight-up corporate donations for political campaigns is illegal (corps donate via PACS) a loophole makes it perfectly legal for corporations to out and out sponsor the conventions. The "no *FEDERAL* lobbiest money" Obama campaign is due some spiritual karma, however, for claiming the high ground by threading the fund raising loopholes while raking it in from those with deepest pockets.

Posted by: SJWoodChipper | August 27, 2008 9:13 PM

Welcome to the Democratic Party Police State, where freedom of the press is a thing of the past.

Posted by: Thomas Mc | August 27, 2008 9:12 PM

Uh oh...Big money donors? I guess you can't raise a bazzillion dollars from the poor...but just keep pumping it out there Obama that you don't accept gifts like that. Sure you don't.

I have no problem with special interests. We are all special interests...we work for special interests....we have special interests in our retirement portfolios. Everything/body is a special interest.

Barack is just like every other over eager democrat. Nothing new....no CHANGE. Hope? Sure...you can ALL HAVE HOPE....but that changes nothing.


Posted by: MakeUsProud | August 27, 2008 9:11 PM

The police still try to enforce city codes without respect to persons. The news media are also responsible to the same statutes that the rest of us are. PERIOD!

Posted by: Earl C | August 27, 2008 9:06 PM

Brian Ross, the one who told us Saddam was behind the anthrax attacks?

Posted by: Ted | August 27, 2008 9:05 PM

Hey, if Barack Obama brings the troops home, maybe he can turn them against us, or anyone who criticizes him?

His camp already labels anyone who criticizes him as a "racist".

Let's go into full blown armed new McCarthyism.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 27, 2008 8:59 PM

Cops never change- they're always in the right, until they're caught breaking the law on tape. Cellphone camera- don't leave home without it.

Posted by: JustAPeon | August 27, 2008 8:57 PM

Guess Barack got ABC back for that George Stephanopolous moderated debate where he was asked about Rev. Wright and Trinity Church, that his supporters were so outraged over demanding ABC be punished.

And Nancy Pelosi is supposed to trying to enforce the legislation that was passed but subsequently ignored, to shut down conservative talk show radio.

And Barack Obama has asked the Justice Department to investigate a 527 group who put out a factually correct William Ayers ("unrepentant terrorist") ad against him, even though Obama doesn't object to the 527 group ads that run against John McCain.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 27, 2008 8:57 PM

Good example of the looming Democratic Politically Correct Police State. Corporate goons for the limousine liberals. Chelsea-Hedge Fund. Biden Jr-Hedge Fund. Hillary-WalMart Board Michelle Obama-Walmart Subsidiary Board and Corporate Director Barack Obama-UCMC Corporate Fixer.

When will the MSM stop the Limousine Liberal/Country Club Republican Machine? Never. Because they write the paycheck for compliant media types.

KaChing. There's not a dime between Parties.

Change? Chump Change if You Believe It.

Posted by: Globalism Incorporated | August 27, 2008 8:45 PM

Where is the freedom of the press in Denver? This is not Chicago.

Posted by: Joseph F Kulick | August 27, 2008 8:45 PM

Those pigs, and I don't mean the cops.

Posted by: pete | August 27, 2008 8:43 PM

I agree with chuckmcf- let's hpope the courts are not yet ready to surrender everything. Doesn't matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat- both parties routinely abuse power to stage theirconventions- time it was stopped.

Posted by: appalled but not surprised | August 27, 2008 8:42 PM

I hope ABC sues the pants off the Denver Police Department and the individual bullyboys responsible for this disgrace. It's time they learned a lesson -- the hard way.

Posted by: chuckmcf | August 27, 2008 8:38 PM

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