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Campaign for Liberty - nut jobs?

Please read this and help us!

This past Wednesday, a group of activists came together at the Indiana Statehouse in a rally dubbed "Revolt at the Statehouse" (www.RevoltattheStatehouse.com) and the group was slandered by WISH-TV's reporter Jim Shella as he produced a hit-piece on the event and made a volunteer for Campaign for Liberty his whipping child. In WISH-TV news report, we believe they have a motive and it is to protect government insiders and they are now attacking people in our movement calling us "conspiracy nut jobs" and so forth.

Here's the hit piece by reporter Jim Shella.
http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/politics/Group_host_Revolt_at...

This event featured many organizations who are members of all three political parties and featured groups who directly support our desire for honest money, more transparency, and a call for our elected representatives to follow the rule of law (Constitution). We attempted to get a formal apology from WISH-TV 8 and Jim Shella and they stand by their story.

Read the blogs to see the public's response and anger

http://hoosiersforfairtaxation.blogspot.com/
http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/
http://www.chris-spangle.com/
http://www.ogdenonpolitics.com/
http://shepardpolitics.blogspot.com/
http://ipopa.blogspot.com/2009/03/cib-bailout-listen-closely...
http://www.indianahonestmoney.com/

----Tied into this event is a possible motive why Jim Shella and WISH-TV Channel 8 decided to cover the community activists who are attempting to reign in their government:

This is a very explosive story!!!

Look at the March 24th story titled "Pacers at the trough"
http://www.ruthholladay.com/

I came across Ruth Holladay's (a former columnist with the Indianapolis Star) blog about a paid junket by the Pacer's owners (Simons) where members of our media (Indianapolis Star & WISH TV) were being wined and dined along receiving jewelry and watches in Cancun (Mexico) all on the dime of the Simons.

If this story is true, this is a complete violation of the public's trust and resignations should occur

I also ask the public to start contacting the following organizations and post your reactions to www.HoosiersForFairTaxation.com blog.

Indiana Pacers Contact
http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/fan_mail.html
(317) 917-2500

WISH-TV Contact
http://www.wishtv.com/subindex/About_Us/Contact_Us/
(317) 931-2222
Jim Shella (reporter who did the hit piece)

Indianapolis Star
Mary Beth Schneider (317) 444-2772

Contact Marsh Supermarkets who is a main advertiser for WISH-TV, the Indianapolis Star, and they sponsor the Indiana Pacers
http://www.marsh.net/mtc_index.html

Do you live in Indiana? Contact your Representative
http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/legislator/search/

Other News Stories:
http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?...



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Yes, it was a hit piece, but

Yes, it was a hit piece, but not having ONE SINGLE MESSAGE AT A TIME is the living end of this movement. I swear, it's like trying to round up kittens.
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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

Please take it easy on these activist.

Media outlets particular ones who are invested in the status quo can easily create what ever image or impressions they want. Do you thing they may have had better footage of other activist but didn't use it?

Can anyone deny the editing was intentional?

Also ALL photos and video are a false reality. Some are more accurate than others but all should be taken with a grain of salt.

Damn Masons are everywhere

When will we wake up and realize that such a massive, well-coordinated, and wide-spread effort to squash truth can only be disseminated by the huge network of secret societies, which "like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen".

Thier actions tell you which "oath of allegiance" is more important to them.

Looks like both sides at fault.

The media guy wanted to do a hit piece...but they gave him
every opportunity.

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Yep

I agree 100%.

If you plan on speaking to groups of people or the media, BE PREPARED.

They are looking to make you look bad, so STEP UP.

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I disagree. The person who

I disagree. The person who they interviewed is a mother who took time away from her family to help run a Campaign for Liberty table. She was not a part of the main show as we allowed a number of groups to come to this event. Again, the reporter did not cover the actual presentation as several speakers were lined up to talk about the problems in our community and solutions. The event was focused upon two primary points: transparency & rule of law (the government must follow the Constitution). The story did not highlight the issues and when I spoke with Mr. Shella, he could not tell me exactly what the event was about because he was too focused on building another story to discredit this event. The do not want our story to come out to the public as they fear many more people will join in our efforts to clean up our wasteful government. It's just too bad WISH-TV has lowered itself to such a level to attack a volunteer mom who drove nearly two hours in her attempt to have a voice in her community. These actions are a form of intimidation and must end.

i talked to Jim Shella for a few minutes

i talked to Jim Shella for a few minutes earlier today and he said he stands by the story and would not admit it was a hit piece. i told him the lady in the video was probably nervous to be on camera and he told me she has her own local show and that was not the case.

they should have had a media liaison person there in a suit and tie to answer media question.

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It is sad to say but this

It is sad to say but this really isn't a hit piece. They didn't twist what anyone said here they just used the footage that made the group look like idiots!

This is exactly what many of us have been saying including myself.

How the hell can you fight for or defend something when you don't have the first damn clue what you are fighting for or defending?

It is easy for the media to make many of us look like idiots because we make it easy for the media BECAUSE WE ARE NOT EDUCATED ON THE ISSUES. This is like our leaders in Washington that swear to defend our constitution but have no clue what the constitution says. Many people in this movement are doing the same thing and we should know better than to let this happen.

Seriously, is it that hard to remember the 4 damn points of the CFL platform? THERE ARE ONLY 4 FOR (BLEEP) SAKES.

If you are going to be in any position to represent the CFL then you should know what ALL 4 POINTS ARE of the platform.

Stop making it easy for the MSM to make us look like idiots PLEASE!

Better to sit there and look like an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!

Yes I am mad because we look stupid and rightfully so and we should be ashamed of this and make sure it never happens again!

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Start signing up folks for

Start signing up folks for Freedom Fest 2009. That'll edumacate 'em.
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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

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"The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic..." —Alan Moore

By early next week there

By early next week there will be a video which will show the actual speeches. This event was organized by professionals within our community and featured well-respected attorneys and business professionals who had enough with our tax and spend government. I disagree totally with your analysis as I was one of the organizers for this event. I prefer to deal with absolutes and not with innuendo or blanket statements and I have spoken to a number of journalists who agree that the coverage by WISH-TV Channel 8 was unprofessional and unethical.

Fair enough but I clearly

Fair enough but I clearly heard them say unless they lied here is an organizer of the event. She blew it big time and it is sad. Is this person in a position of authority in the CFL for this event?

Weren't many people here saying the our dear Timothy treasury secretary hasn't read the constitution a document he is supposed to abide by? Does it not matter to the CFL that it's organizers do not even know the 4 point platform?

You have also just proven my point as to how to defend or fight for something when you don't know what it is your are defending or fighting for. If you truely believe in freedom than who are you to say they were unprofessional because they did not favor your position? Maybe they only came there to discredit you and maybe they didn't. You do not have the right not to be offended and the MSM does not have to do only stories that favor your positions. They are private and have the right to offend you if they choose, it is called private property rights and the same constitution that protects you also protects them from people like you.

You do not have the right to dictate what they do but you are free to not talk to them or watch their programs or write them a letter about your take on their piece and that's about it. With that in mind they have the right to ignore your letter if they wish and you still do not have the right to not be offended.

YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!

The point of my post is WE KNOW WHAT THE MSM DOES and has continued to do but yet many give them every chance to make us look foolish and as I said rightfully so! Why do we let this happen? Because we are not prepared or educated on the issues as we should be.

You were an organizer? Why do other organizers not know the simple 4 part platform for the CFL? Do you not believe this should be required for any organizer position that represents the CFL?

We fail the CFL when we act in this manner and don't even understand the 4 point platfrom!

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She got nervous

She should have just said something brief about how everyone is here to stand up for the constitution. I kinda felt for her. I get nervous sometimes especially if I was put in front of a news camera without expecting it. She obviously had a brain fart and went blank. He used it cruely. There were many more he could talk to and probably did. But wanted to make the whole thing look stupid. Look at these idiots trying to stand up for what's right. What a jerk.

I'd be nervous too if I had guns suddenly pointed on me!

Large video cameras same as guns, they're trying to either hear the message or shoot the message down.

But she didn't do it in a helpful way. Geithner we know is a liar as usual, she should have recited the amendment on the Constitution which says "free market" and explained in brief how Ron Paul elaborates that free market vs. further regulation will actually resolve the bubble.

Yes she should have said

Yes she should have said less I agree with that.

Or should have said let me get you someone that can answer that for you!

But shouldn't any organizer for these events should at the very least they should know by heart the 4 point platform the organization is built on?

My point is we need to be prepared for this and expect it and if we are prepared we limit this type of action by the MSM!

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I went to this event and

I went to this event and overheard that reporter mention that he's with a bunch of nut jobs. Then when I came home and watched their coverage and they totally botched the whole story. I am so angry at them!