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People’s Republic of Missouri? Nixon Crony Calls Security on Reporter

December 2nd, 2011 by mopns · No Comments


Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Rudi Keller

“I’ve followed people out of legislative committee rooms in an attempt to interview them hundreds of times, but an incident after yesterday’s Mamtek hearing was the first time anyone ever called for security protection and one of the rare instances where someone physically tried to prevent me from doing my job…

As I asked Kerr to schedule an interview, Fougere said: “You want to call security?” When the elevator door opened, I stepped in as I sought to gain the interview I was seeking. “Call security. Let’s get security,” Fougere said as he folded his arms and pushed against me to get me out of the elevator. I told Fougere not to touch me, and again turned to Kerr. I asked when we could schedule an interview.” Read more…

Unfortunately, this is not the first time we’ve seen the Nixon Administration run roughshod over a private citizen exercising their constitutional right to question their government. A St. Louis City Republican committeeman in 2009 had an unexpected visit from the FBI after he has the gall to file a sunshine request for the video from a camera in Governor Nixon’s office:

Related:

The Source: Nixon Admin Ignored Red Flags, Forged Ahead with Mamtek Deal

Video: Activists Thrown out of Nixon’s Office; 4th Attempt to Get MIAC Appointment

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