Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Freedom to be beaten up?

I always thought that freedom of the press included the freedom to ask inappropriate questions. All one has to do is to not answer, but…. it seems a reporter was beaten up because he asked questions

From 8NEWSCharges have been filed against the men who allegedly roughed up a
heckler at a George Allen campaign stop.
Mike Stark, a UVA law student, says the men put him in a choke hold and threw him out of the room after he asked Allen about a rumor that the senator had spit on his first wife.
Now, Stark is demanding legal action. Stark says, "He's been quoted as saying these things happen in campaigns. These things happen in campaigns? These things happen in third world countries."
Allen's campaign is defending their actions, saying stark was being aggressive and asking "inappropriate questions."
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