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Sign of the times in Barackistan: Journalist John Ziegler arrested at Annenberg Journalism school

Posted by danishova on April 16, 2009

Indicating once again that classical liberalism is dead to liberals, filmmaker and journalist John Ziegler was arrested at the Annenberg School of Journalism.  He recounts the experience here:

Today I went to USC to witness and ask questions about Katie Couric getting the Walter Cronkite journalism award for her interview of Sarah Palin. I intended to also give away copies of my film but I was literally prevented from doing so. I did not go there hoping for or expecting any sort of confrontation, especially with law enforcement. I am simply shocked and horrified by what happened here, as should every freedom loving American. I did absolutely nothing wrong and I was handcuffed, detained and literally abused by law enforcement at the event. The video below will speak for itself, but I will have plenty to say about this very disturbing episode.

Video of the arrest and great analysis by Ed Morrissey also available here at Hot Air.

My two cents:

How telling that in the new era of hopenchange, a righty journalist/filmmaker was arrested at a journalism school that honors Leftist Walter Cronkite (who almost single-handedly cost us the Vietnam War) at an event featuring a panel moderated by leftist Martin Kaplan, who holds the "Norman Lear Chair in Entertainment, Media and Society", named after the Leftist Hollywood Mogul, Norman Lear, who founded the ironically named  People for the American Way.

Here’s a fun quote about the event from the USC/Annenberg Website’s recap of the award ceremony:

The conversation ended on a positive note, when Rick Kaplan reminded everyone about the importance of journalism for democracy. “I don’t think any of us went into this because we thought it was a good business model. We did it because we care about what we are doing. Democracy is at its strongest when we are great.”

Coincidentally, the Annenberg School at USC is also the employer of pseudo-journalist and professional jackass, Marc Cooper.

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