Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Martha Wins!

Well, for those of you who may have been following the saga of war protester Martha Seroczynski on past posts, What's with that? and An update on Martha...maybe , here's how it came out. The headlines in Monday's Post Tribune read "Dispute settled prior to FoxNews show". According to the article, producers from the Fox and Friends morning show contacted Martha and Commissioner John Evans, R-North District, about an appearance on the show. Although the article does not give an indication as to why the interview did not take place, the good news is that the Commissioners withdrew their waiver requirement, along with the need for proof of insurance. All of this with the understanding that the protest stay on the courthouse perimeter, rather than on the lawn which is owned by the city. Interestingly enough, that is all she wanted in the first place.


Blogger willi said...

Seems like a lot of too do over nothing. In the end everyone was in agreement with allowing her to protest where she always wanted to protest in the first place. So why were the "powers to be" raising so many obstacles?

I know! It is the land of free speech for those who are persistant and can weather the attempted obstructions to free speech.

10:05 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

I'm glad she won! And I don't think I would go on FOX if I were here. It would be like 4 against 1 there. They love to sandbag people on that show.

Several colleges around here have set up "free speech zones". What's up with that? The whole country is supposed to be a free speech zone.

11:51 AM  
Blogger mjd said...

Hmm, maybe Willi is being generous. Maybe this is the land of free speech for those that agree with the powers that be.

Jay makes an interesting point that the whole country is supposed to be a free speech zone.

Anyway, hurrah for Martha

4:55 PM  
Blogger daddy d said...

It seems that the power of Fox got the powers to thinking. Even should Fox be doing their thing just for business, it was a JUST out come. But of course, there never should have been a problem in the first place.

7:10 PM  
Blogger gawilli said...

I am pleased that she won also. It was a good fight and lets be realistic...she got far more publicity with their help, even if they were unwilling participants. The idea of a free speech zone leads to the belief that there are non-free speech zones. I agree - what's with that?

8:59 PM  
Blogger willi said...

Right on mjd and Jay! I guess I was generous -free speech for those who agree with the powers to me- seems more accurate.

And I agree, how can you have a free speech zone without having a nonfree speech zone. The whole country is a free speech zone.

"I ain't gonna work on Maggie's Farm no more."

9:23 PM  

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