Bodyguard for CNN’s April Ryan attacks journalist covering her event

Bodyguard for CNN’s April Ryan attacks journalist covering her event


>>Jesse: SHOCKING NEW VIDEO TENTATIVE A JOURNALIST BEING ATTACKED ON THE JOB. SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWING THE MAN BEING ACCOSTED AND ACCOSTED AND FORCIBLY REMOVED FROM A PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENT FOR NONE OTHER THAN AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORK AND CNN’S APRIL RYAN, WHO IRONICALLY IS KNOWN TO BE A CHAMPION FOR PRESS FREEDOM. WATCH THIS.>>HELLO. TO ALL OF YOU, WHEN I –>>DON’T TOUCH MY CAMERA, PLEAS PLEASE. DON’T YOU DARE, PUT THAT DOWN. IF THAT’S MY.>>HOW DARE YOU COME IN HERE. [INDISTINCT SHOUTING]>>Jesse: JOINING ME NOW EXCLUSIVELY IS THE MAN IN THAT VIDEO, THE EDITOR OF NEW BRUNSWICK TODAY. ALL RIGHT, CHARLIE, YOU WENT INTO THIS EVENT WERE APRIL RYAN WAS GOING TO BE SPEAKING, WANTED TO COVER IT FROM A STRAIGHT NEWS PUT PERSPECTIVE. YOU GOT CREDENTIALED. NO ONE EVER TOLD YOU, OR IT WAS NEVER WRITTEN THAT THERE WAS NO FILMING, AND THEN WHAT HAPPENED?>>I WAS THERE WITH MY CAMERA ON A TRIPOD, RIGHT NEXT TO ANOTHER CAMERA ON A TRIPOD. I ENJOYED THE EVENING FOR A COUPLE HOURS, THEN THIS FELLOW CAME UP TO ME AND STARTED, YOU KNOW, ASK ME WHO I WAS, WHY IS YOUR CAMERA HERE, AND I GAVE HIM MY BUSINESS CARD, EXPLAINED, AND HE TOLD ME IF I DON’T TAKE THAT CAMERA DOWN, HE WILL TAKE THE CAMERA DOWN FOR ME. ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER, HE GRABBED THE CAMERA AND HIGHTAILED IT OUT OF THE ROOM.>>Jesse: REALLY YOU THE ONLY ONE BOOTED OUT OF, OTHERS LEFT A FILM?>>I WAS THE ONLY ONE, AND I WASN’T BOOTED, I VOLUNTARILY LEFT BECAUSE HE STOLE MY CAMERA.>>Jesse: OTHER PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO FILM AND YOU WEREN’T?>>THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE WITH VIDEO AND TAKING PICTURES.>>Jesse: MAY BE THEY MISTOOK YOU FOR ME.>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE MISUNDERSTANDING WAS, BUT I WAS DEFINITELY FELT VIOLATED.>>Jesse: SO IT WAS A BODYGUARD, YOU BELIEVE, OF APRIL RYAN.>>YES, THAT IS WHAT THE POLICE WERE TOLD. MISS RYAN’S SECURITY GUARD, JOE MORRIS.>>Jesse: AND HE PUT HIS HANDS ON YOU?>>YES.>>Jesse: WHAT DID HE DO SPECIFICALLY PHYSICALLY TO YOU?>>I WAS ABLE TO RETRIEVE THE CAMERA, AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE VIDEO, AND THEN HE WON’T GIVE ME ANY SPACE, STAYS RIGHT NEAR ME. I’M TRYING TO USE THE CAMERA TO GET AN IMAGE OF HIM, TO MAKE SURE I GET — DOCUMENT WHO HE IS, AND HE DOESN’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN, SO HE IS STICKING HIS HAND IN THE FACE OF THE CAMERA, HITTING THE MICROPHONE, AND I KIND OF SNUCK AWAY TO GET SOME SPACE FROM HIM, AND HE CHASED ME DOWN, GRABBED MY ARM, TWISTED MY ARM BEHIND MY BACK.>>Jesse: WOW. AND YOU ARE NOT AN IDEOLOGICAL OPPONENT OF MISS RYAN.>>WHEN I LEFT THE HOUSE THAT DAY, I WAS A FAN OF HERS. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HER REMARKS, MAY BE LEARNING A THING OR TWO SINCE SHE HAS BEEN A JOURNALIST LONGER THAN I HAVE.>>Jesse: SO THE PRESS ATTACKED FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, IN YOUR OPINION?>>THIS WAS AN ATTACK ON OUR FREEDOMS, YES, ABSOLUTELY. THIS CANNOT STAND.>>Jesse: WE REACHED OUT TO HEAR FROM APRIL RYAN. SHE HAS NOT EXERCISED HER FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, AND NEITHER HAS CNN. NEITHER HAS AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORKS. UNFORTUNATELY, SHE IS JUST GOING TO TRY TO RIDE THIS OUT, I GUESS, AND PRETEND IT HAS NOT HAPPENED, EVEN THOUGH IT IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET. I THINK WE HAVE A TWEET FROM HER FROM A LITTLE WHILE BACK, CAN WE PUT THIS TWEET UP? IT SAYS “I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS IN THIS COUNTRY BY A PRESIDENT AND HIS ADMINISTRATION — SPEAKING OF TRUMP. FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, WE ARE NOT IN RUSSIA OR CHINA. OUR JOBS ARE TO ASK QUESTIONS. A LOT OF TIMES QUESTIONS THEY DON’T LIKE. WHAT IN THE WORLD.” THAT’S FROM LAST JULY. AND SHE’S ACCUSING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OF BEING LIKE CHINA AND RUSSIA. AND THEN, IN AUGUST 2019, SHE HERSELF, AND HER SQUAD, ACTS LIKE CHINA AND RUSSIA. THINK THAT IS HYPOCRITICAL?>>I THINK THIS IS SUPREMELY IRONIC AND UNEXPECTED, AND CERTAINLY NOT BEHAVIOR THAT IS BEFITTING SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS JOURNALISM. TO SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN IN THE FIELD FOR A LONG TIME. SHE WOULDN’T WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE THAT, SO I DON’T SEE WHY SHE CAN COME IN TO MY COMMUNITY, AND HAVE HER PEOPLE COME AND VIOLATE OUR LAWS LIKE THAT. AN ATTACK FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.

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