Apr 20, 2006

Heckler Hauled Away at White House

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Left: Woman in black just after heckling President Hu and just before getting escorted away from the South Lawn

(Washington, DC) In a strange twist of irony, a heckler was hauled away by Secret Service during the meeting of President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao just as President Bush was discussing freedom of speech.

"Stop persecuting the Falon Gong!" yelled the woman to President Hu as she was dragged away.

From the Drudge Report:

As Hu Jintao was speaking, as yells of protesters became audible, the screen went black. Feed then came back and once again went black when woman was once again audible. During CNN International's post-speech commentary, at mention of south lawn heckler, screen went black again... feed returned when topic was no longer being discussed...

More as I learn it...

3 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Editorial censorship, technical SNAFU, or a quirky satellite feed?

You be the judge.

I think that President Bush's black helicopters blocked a clear shot of the satellite truck, causing a "momentary" outage. How politically convenient for Presidents Bush and Hu...

Not that this gesture will be rewarded by President Hu in any significant way. . .

Dariush said...

Courage, valiance ... speaking truth to power.

All increasingly rare commodities in this fading republic.

liberal_dem said...

Lemme get this straight:

Bush chastizes Hu for crackdowns on the Democracy movement in China, while a Chinese heckler gets a crackdown for free speech on the White House lawn?

Yep, it all fits nicely together.