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John Ziegler is handcuffed, detained and escorted off the University of Southern California campus, April 15, 2009 – the long version

The University of Southern California has responded to the April 15, 2009 FLAP with conservative filmmaker John Ziegler. Note it is reported on an employee of the Annenberg Center who just happens to be a liberal, left-wing journalist, Marc Cooper’s blog.

Here’s the statement from Annenberg Dean Ernie Wilson:

“In the last 24 hours, the School has received a number of calls and messages related to an incident that took place on Wednesday at the Cronkite Awards ceremony involving an individual named John Ziegler. Understandably, there has been confusion, questions and concerns. I want you to know the background of the situation.

In the days before his appearance on our campus, Mr. Ziegler publicly stated an intention to “demonstrate” against the presentation of a journalism award to Katie Couric. USC was happy to accommodate Ziegler and provided him with a designated area where he could register his protest, be seen by attendees at the event, as well as students, and pass out whatever materials he wished.

On the day of the award ceremony, Mr. Ziegler arrived on campus with two cameramen, not as a demonstrator, but as a journalist, and demanded that he and his cameramen be allowed to enter the Davidson Center to cover the event. There was in fact, pool coverage set up because the room was not large enough to accommodate multiple camera crews. He was told he could have that feed, which he refused.  After being told repeatedly that the event was by invitation only, he contended he had a right to range up and down the entryway with his cameramen, sticking a microphone in other people’s faces, questioning them on camera.  He persisted in refusing to comply with the University’s request that he stay within a designated area. After repeated requests for compliance, Mr. Ziegler was given the choice of either being arrested or leaving campus.

He chose to leave campus.

The University both respects and facilitates freedom of speech and expression on campus, but  also  reserves the right to set  reasonable  ground-rules  to avoid disruption to  its operations and protect the rights of others. We at the Annenberg School have a powerful and evident commitment to protecting and promoting freedom of expression and the rights of the press. We have spoken with Martha Harris, Senior Vice President, University Relations, to express our concern with how Annenberg has been associated with this incident, and to discuss as well as our general philosophy on how these situations can be handled in the future.

If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact James Grant in University Communications. In addition, if you are not already doing so, please refer any media queries about this issue to James Grant at james.grant@usc.edu …”

Sincerely,

Ernest J. Wilson III

Dean and

Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication

So, was the University of Southern California who apparently has been taken over by the LEFT in some schools too heavy handed in its treatment of John Ziegler?

In November 2005, David Horowitz, president of the Center of Popular Culture, released a study of professors’ political stances in top colleges throughout the United States.

Horowitz found that professors registered as Democrats outnumbered those registered as Republicans 13-1 at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism. Democrats also outnumbered Republicans 8-1 among the teaching staff at the USC Gould School of Law.

Or was the conservative Ziegler just an attention seeking MORON who didn’t know his own place?

You be the judge on the matter but if anything Ziegler drew attention to the faux-award given to Katie Couric by a left-wing Norman Lear Center of the Annenberg School of Communications which is cloaking its legitimacy in the donation of a rich leftist to a major university.

What USC won’t do for the money……but it has always been this way.

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share save 120 16 Ventura County Democratic Party: An Obscene Insult
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Screen Cap from the Ventura Demcoratic Party Website

David Atkins a blogger for the Ventura County, California Democratic Party posted an obscene insult to over 1,000 Ventura County national tax day tea party participants on their official party website.

Atkins who blogs at the Daily Kos as thereisnospoon has obviously thought that the typical obscene references at Kos are appropriate at the official Democratic Party site.

So, what is the FLAP?

Is it Atkin’s unhinged rant against the Tea Party protesters or his wild conspiracy theories as to the organization of the event?

No, Atkins is entitled to his opinions – as unhinged and unintelligent as they are.

The Flap is his reference to TEABAGGERS.

What is Teabagging or a Teabagger?

Teabagging is a slang term for the act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth[1] or on or around the face (including the top of the head) of another person, often in a repeated in-and-out motion as in irrumatio. The practice vaguely resembles dipping a tea bag into a cup of tea.[2][3]

Teabagging is also an erotic activity used within the context of BDSM and male dominance, with a dominant man teabagging his submissive partner, either a woman or a man, as one variation of facesitting and/or as a means of inflicting erotic humiliation.

This post is vulgar and disgusting.

Is this the photo of a Teabagger?

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How about this photo of GOP Camarillo, California City Council member Mike Morgan and veteran plus attorney Jeff Gorell?
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The Ventura County, California Democratic Party should be ashamed of themselves and issue an apology for their vulgar reference on their website.


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share save 120 16 Day By Day by Chris Muir April 18, 2009   Cant Make Up
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Day By Day by Chris Muir

Yes, Chris the state of the United States has become pretty sad.

But, we cannot say the Founding Fathers did NOT anticipate a political or an ELITE class here in the United States.

We can only hope our balanced form of government self-corrects.

It may take a few years.

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  • The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government.

    Among the steps taken to ready Israeli forces for what would be a risky raid requiring pinpoint aerial strikes are the acquisition of three Airborne Warning and Control (AWAC) aircraft and regional missions to simulate the attack.

    Two nationwide civil defence drills will help to prepare the public for the retaliation that Israel could face.

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  • California's unemployment rate soared to its highest level in more than 30 years in March, climbing to 11.2 percent as 62,100 jobs vanished, official figures showed Friday.

    US Department of Labor figures showed the number of unemployed increased sharply from 10.6 percent in February, giving California the highest jobless rate in the nation behind Michigan, Oregon and South Carolina.

    The California figures contrasted with a national jobless rate of 8.5 percent in March. The new jobless figures are the highest since records first began to be released in 1976.
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    Well, what do you readers think? Should Arnold go?

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