April 11, 2009

IT’S A MEME: “To channel Glenn Reynolds, they told me that the government would assault journalists and censor the news if I voted Republican — and they were right! A Washington DC reporter for a local public-radio station got accosted by guards after trying to conduct an interview at a VA hospital, on orders of its press flack. David Schultz had to hand over the memory card from his camera in order to escape.” They had no right to do that, and Schultz should sue. Perhaps he should also seek to have them prosecuted for theft: “Schultz blames his inexperience for his decision to surrender the card, but the real crime here is that the VA stole Schultz’ equipment with no jurisdiction or court order to do so, in a deliberate attempt to censor the news.”