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(Huffington Post)   Reporters detained, kept in locked and guarded room to prevent them from seeing or speaking unsupervised to the politician visiting. A) South American would-be dictatorship, or B) Sarah Palin visiting a Walmart in Wisconsin   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 197
    More: Asinine, Wausau Daily Herald, Sarah Palin, SarahPalinUSA, book signing  
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2013-11-16 04:00:56 PM
It's their own fault for covering the AW
 
2013-11-16 04:19:05 PM
It was a Free Market Free Speech zone, subby.
 
2013-11-16 04:20:24 PM
So, does this book come with a box of crayons, or will the semi-literate cretins lining up to buy it need to get those separately?
 
2013-11-16 04:38:02 PM

Nabb1: So, does this book come with a box of crayons, or will the semi-literate cretins lining up to buy it need to get those separately?


It's popup book.  If you slide the tab on the side of the pop-up creche, you can see Baby Jesus emerging from Mary's Holy Vagina.
 
2013-11-16 04:42:35 PM
She's a politician?

Who knew
 
2013-11-16 05:38:06 PM

Lionel Mandrake: you can see Baby Jesus emerging from Mary's Holy Vagina


Does it happen mid-flight on the way home to Alaska?
 
2013-11-16 05:40:46 PM

Peter von Nostrand: It's their own fault for covering the AW


And we're done here.
 
2013-11-16 05:45:15 PM
Was that Walmart security or Palin's security that locked them up?
 
2013-11-16 05:46:11 PM

Doktor_Zhivago: She's a politician?

Who knew

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/Came to say this.
 
2013-11-16 05:51:43 PM
What's a little illegal detention when you have coffee and snacks?
 
2013-11-16 05:51:54 PM
Witch wishes we wouldn't watch while worshipers wax wobbly in Wausua, Wisconsin Walmart.
 
2013-11-16 05:55:12 PM
Not sure which is more pathetic.  Palin holding a book signing in a Walmart, or the press showing up at a Walmart to cover a Palin book signing.
 
2013-11-16 05:57:03 PM
Sue the fark out of everyone within a fifty mile radius. It's the only way to be sure.
Cops get away with false imprisonment way too often.

/Know your rights people.
 
2013-11-16 05:58:36 PM

Peter von Nostrand: It's their own fault for covering the AW


Pretty much. It's hard to have too much sympathy for people who would willingly follow Sarah Palin around in hopes that she might say something stupid enough to write a story about. I think them spending some quality time reflecting on the direction their lives are going might not necessarily be a bad thing.
 
2013-11-16 05:58:46 PM

Churchill2004: Witch wishes we wouldn't watch while worshipers wax wobbly in Wausua, Wisconsin Walmart.


Which was well worth waiting while witches went wild when Willy Wonka worked while wopping
 
2013-11-16 06:01:08 PM

capn' fun: Not sure which is more pathetic.  Palin holding a book signing in a Walmart, or the press showing up at a Walmart to cover a Palin book signing.


Your taking the time to comment about it is right up there.
 
2013-11-16 06:01:22 PM

Nabb1: So, does this book come with a box of crayons, or will the semi-literate cretins lining up to buy it need to get those separately?


That's no way to talk about our greatest generation.

In my experience the only people who like Palin are the elderly. I have friends who use all the FN talking points but they don't extol Palin. Ask what they think about her and I'll be met with either jeers or silence. Angry silence at that. But if I go to said friend's grandparents house for dinner, "Did you see that Sarah Palin is going to be in town? Are you going to see her speak"?
 
2013-11-16 06:01:24 PM
I would have gotten pictures if the room, left, and wrote a scathing article on the whole thing. Portray Sarah and Walmart as bullies and cowards.

Have Deadmau5 and Melleefresh playing in the background sound for the video, rising to a crescendo: 'I'm a big attention whore!' when you see Sarah's face.
 
2013-11-16 06:01:45 PM

capn' fun: Not sure which is more pathetic.  Palin holding a book signing in a Walmart, or the press showing up at a Walmart to cover a Palin book signing.


There's really not much else happening in Wausau
 
2013-11-16 06:02:27 PM

Herr Docktor Heinrich Wisenheimer: Lionel Mandrake: you can see Baby Jesus emerging from Mary's Holy Vagina

Does it happen mid-flight on the way home to Alaska?


Well, it's a good thing Sarsh isn't Mary or she would've given up birthing Jesus halfway.
 
2013-11-16 06:03:42 PM
I thought the answer was always C?
 
2013-11-16 06:04:54 PM

capn' fun: Not sure which is more pathetic.  Palin holding a book signing in a Walmart, or the press showing up at a Walmart to cover a Palin book signing.


In Wausau, Wisconsin? Yeah, I'm sure there are tons more exciting, newsworthy things going on there.
 
2013-11-16 06:05:04 PM
Is no C!  Wat do?  Whar C?!

/is it even worth reading the article?
//I get don't give the twat the attention, but did she announce a book signing and then get pissed off that the press showed up?
///off to RTFA
 
2013-11-16 06:09:11 PM
They certainly seemed to be taking it far more in step then I would have.
 
2013-11-16 06:16:10 PM
Why does this kind of crap never happen to me so I can sue the big deep Walmart pockets for kidnapping or false imprisonment, violating my first amendment rights if I'm a reporter, and whatever else I can make a lot of noise about.
 
2013-11-16 06:18:35 PM
It requires a lot of money to check out the stripper pole. The Wallyworld employees couldn't affor more than 3 seconds. The part timers there were waiting in line for the brief scent of aquanet. The teatards couldn't figure out if they wanted to wait in line for there ammo while the clerk was reading infowars in the breakroom, dreaming of that extra chromosome they could inject in to that hot delicious grilled cheese with crawdads and....brb
 
2013-11-16 06:22:35 PM

bigpeeler: capn' fun: Not sure which is more pathetic.  Palin holding a book signing in a Walmart, or the press showing up at a Walmart to cover a Palin book signing.

Your taking the time to comment about it is right up there.


No, me remarking on your comment is worse.
 
2013-11-16 06:22:56 PM

inglixthemad: I would have gotten pictures if the room, left, and wrote a scathing article on the whole thing. Portray Sarah and Walmart as bullies and cowards.


Palin would deny knowing anything about it.  And who knows, that might actually be true, I doubt she is capable of managing her own affairs and has one or more assistants who do her thinking for her.
 
2013-11-16 06:22:59 PM

bigpeeler: capn' fun: Not sure which is more pathetic.  Palin holding a book signing in a Walmart, or the press showing up at a Walmart to cover a Palin book signing.

Your taking the time to comment about it is right up there.


Because random people posting on Fark are paid journalists.
 
2013-11-16 06:23:07 PM

Aquapope: Why does this kind of crap never happen to me so I can sue the big deep Walmart pockets for kidnapping or false imprisonment, violating my first amendment rights if I'm a reporter, and whatever else I can make a lot of noise about.


There's nothing illegal about requiring reporters (or whoever) to wait in a waiting room. It's only illegal if the reporter a) tried to leave the property altogether and b) was prevented from doing so. Sounds like this was simply a condition of covering the event. Stupid, sleazy, and unprofessional? Absolutely. But not illegal. It doesn't sound like the reporters felt they were being actually imprisoned, just treated poorly. Also, reporters don't have any special 1A protection that you or I couldn't also claim.
 
2013-11-16 06:24:06 PM
Officer, am I being detained? Under what grounds?

/walk out, creates an even bigger story, profit from lawsuit
 
2013-11-16 06:27:40 PM

Aquapope: Why does this kind of crap never happen to me so I can sue the big deep Walmart pockets for kidnapping or false imprisonment, violating my first amendment rights if I'm a reporter, and whatever else I can make a lot of noise about.


They'd just counter that the reporters were being quarantined for their own protection - Stupidity is contagious.
 
2013-11-16 06:29:57 PM
So, will we see a lawsuit for kidnapping or illegal imprisonment?
 
2013-11-16 06:32:25 PM
Where is the boundary here for false imprisonment?  Someone should be sitting in jail at the very least.
 
2013-11-16 06:33:35 PM
I see the problem here.  Reporters should have to be detained and locked in a room with Palin to cover her irrelevant speeches.  They must not have gotten the memo.
 
2013-11-16 06:34:32 PM

capn' fun: Not sure which is more pathetic.  Palin holding a book signing in a Walmart, or the press showing up at a Walmart to cover a Palin book signing.


The whole thing is a veritable black hole of suckitude.
 
2013-11-16 06:38:28 PM

rev. dave: Where is the boundary here for false imprisonment?


Nowhere near what happened here. We don't even have any indication that the reporters tried to leave.
 
2013-11-16 06:39:32 PM
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2013-11-16 06:40:24 PM

buckler: So, will we see a lawsuit for kidnapping or illegal imprisonment?


Let me pull this out of my arse so that an actual attorney can point out the error of my ways:

It's private property, so presumabely Wal-Mart can ask anyone to leave at any time for any reason. So when the reporters show up, WM tells them, "You can either wait back here in this room and Palin will spend 5 minutes with you, or you can leave the premises. If you leave this room and try to talk to her, you will be escorted off the property."

So they aren't really held against their will, they're there "voluntarily".

/pure speculation on my part, of course
//at least I used their, they're and there properly in one sentence without even intending to
 
2013-11-16 06:41:54 PM

fatassbastard: Let me pull this out of my arse so that an actual attorney can point out the error of my ways:

It's private property, so presumabely Wal-Mart can ask anyone to leave at any time for any reason. So when the reporters show up, WM tells them, "You can either wait back here in this room and Palin will spend 5 minutes with you, or you can leave the premises. If you leave this room and try to talk to her, you will be escorted off the property."

So they aren't really held against their will, they're there "voluntarily".


You have it exactly right.
 
2013-11-16 06:43:14 PM
Were they served tacos while waiting?
 
2013-11-16 06:43:25 PM
Call the police, tell them you've been locked in a room and you're being held against your will.
 
2013-11-16 06:45:27 PM

FuturePastNow: Call the police, tell them you've been locked in a room and you're being held against your will.


And get yourself arrested for filing a false police report.
 
2013-11-16 06:45:28 PM

OdradekRex: Aquapope: Why does this kind of crap never happen to me so I can sue the big deep Walmart pockets for kidnapping or false imprisonment, violating my first amendment rights if I'm a reporter, and whatever else I can make a lot of noise about.

They'd just counter that the reporters were being quarantined for their own protection - Stupidity is contagious.


Just think about what would have happened if one of those "reporters" had walked in there...with a concealed gotcha question.  Sarah would have been done for!

/What things do you like to buy at Walmart, Sarah?
 
2013-11-16 06:48:43 PM
The funny thing is that there are more than a few Farkers here who defend Wal-Mart and think libs are targeting them just because they're a big corporation.
 
2013-11-16 06:51:35 PM

whidbey: The funny thing is that there are more than a few Farkers here who defend Wal-Mart and think libs are targeting them just because they're a big corporation.


You're the first one in the thread to make any comment on the topic.
 
2013-11-16 06:54:28 PM
It's not fascism when (R) republickers do it.
 
2013-11-16 06:54:31 PM

Featured Farker: It was a Free Market Free Speech zone, subby.


She was just keeping the press from infringing on her 1st Amendment Rights:

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

--Sarah Palin, getting First Amendment rights backwards while suggesting that criticism of her is unconstitutional, radio interview with WMAL-AM, Oct. 31, 2008
 
2013-11-16 07:02:55 PM
To bad one of the reporters wasn't packing heat. Coulda ended the kidnapping right away.
 
2013-11-16 07:10:40 PM

Featured Farker: It was a Free Market Free Speech zone, subby.


The reporters should have touched the opposite pole while the score was still Oogy to Boogy.
 
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