Free speech, Denver style

posted at 6:02 pm on August 24, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

My friend Griff Jenkins at Fox News covered the “Recreate ’68” protest rally that preceded the Democratic convention in Denver today. As you can see for yourself, Griff and his Fox News microphone gets swallowed up quickly by a hostile crowd that refuses to engage with him at all. Instead, they yell slogans to keep him from interviewing anyone:

So everyone gets a chance to exercise their free speech, and at the same time, no one says a damned thing. Meanwhile, the protesters lose a chance to get their message out over what they see as a hostile media outlet — and an opportunity to change minds. Instead, they chant mindless slogans like “Fox Is Slander” without any explanation of that argument either.

Hey, Griff. In just a week, you’ll be among the sane in St. Paul. Keep your chin up, buddy.


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