Thursday, May 11, 2017

Crossing the line: Reporter arrested for breaking the law attempting to question HHS Tom Price

Just because a person is a member of the press doesn't give them license to act like a jerk and break the law. 
Look for the corrupt media to spin this story into something that it is not.  The media in this country is a morally bankrupt enterprise. 

NY Times reports as Tom Price, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, headed to a meeting at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston on Tuesday, a reporter from the Public News Service trailed after him in a hallway.

The reporter, Dan Heyman, wanted to ask about the health care legislation the House passed last week to replace the Affordable Care Act.

With his Android smartphone in hand to use as an audio recorder, Mr. Heyman said in an interview on Wednesday, he reached over some of the staff and security members surrounding Mr. Price.

According to an audio recording Mr. Heyman provided, he asked whether domestic violence was going to be a pre-existing condition under the new legislation.

 “Do you think that’s right, or not?” he called out.
He asked twice more and when there was no response, Mr. Heyman said: “You refuse to answer? Tell me no comment.”

Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, was with Mr. Price, and at one point in the recording, a man’s voice is heard saying: “Do not get close to her. Back up.”

After persisting in his questions for nearly a minute, Mr. Heyman was pulled to the side by officers of the West Virginia Division of Protective Services, also known as the Capitol Police, handcuffed and charged with a misdemeanor count of willful disruption of governmental processes. He spent eight hours in a local jail before the news service posted a $5,000 bail for his release.

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