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Saturday, July 24, 2004

How Dare You Do That Thing We Made You Do 

Blogs for Bush: Caged, Like Animals:
Protesters of the Democrat's Convention next week are being pushed out of view from the convention in a caged off area. These caged off areas have been given such euphemisms as "demonstration zone" and "free speech zone."
With protesters out of sight, one can only wonder how much media attention will be given to them compared to the protesters who will be at the Republican Convention.
Holy crap! Do they really not realize that this is the current policy as created by the Bush administration. Even the euphemisms "demonstration zone" and "free speech zone" are their creation.
When Bush travels around the United States, the Secret Service visits the location ahead of time and orders local police to set up “free speech zones” or “protest zones” where people opposed to Bush policies (and sometimes sign-carrying supporters) are quarantined. These zones routinely succeed in keeping protesters out of presidential sight and outside the view of media covering the event.
This is like that scene in the cartoons where the big cat eats the canary and then sticks feathers in the mouth of the little cat so that the little cat will get in trouble for it.

UPDATE: To see more on "free speech zones," click here.


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