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:: Jones vs. Rivera ::
In my boredom, I found myself watching Geraldo At Large in its 3am repeat timeslot this past Saturday night.

I wasn't paying much attention to the generally unremarkable show, but I couldn't help but take notice when Geraldo was suddenly forced to shout over a crowd of protesters that had gathered behind his live broadcast. Chanting "9/11 was an inside job" relentlessly and waving their 9/11 Truth Movement banners, Geraldo became noticeably perturbed.

As I watched this spectacle unfold over the course of about 20 minutes, I laughed to myself wondering if Alex 'The Bulldog' Jones had anything to do with it. Sure enough, the next morning, I was amused to discover that Jones was in fact in attendance at the protest and was even arrested for it. Not so funny, however, were the circumstances for his arrest. On this anniversary of September 11th, I could think of no better topic to write about this week.

To begin, if you felt so inclined. a montage of the protest can be viewed on Alex Jones' PrisonPlanet.com coverage of the event Here. According to the article:

Alex Jones' cameraman Rob Jacobson was also pushed by cops and then punched in the shoulder for "obstructing police business" despite the fact that he was stood well away from the area on the sidewalk.

Two British cameramen who were part of the We Are Change UK group were also arrested for "blocking traffic".

Eyewitnesses described a chaotic scene where police simply waded in, assaulting and arresting people on a whim, but noted that Alex Jones was singled out immediately after cops arrived.

As someone I consider to be a hero of mine, Jones' latest arrest has me thinking on the subjects of conspiracy, tasteful protesting, and constitutionality. Jones is a rabble-rouser at heart. That's what he does. Take it how you will, but I'm sure he couldn't be more pleased about the publicity he's received because of this. Some find this despicable, but I generally don't have a problem with it. In my mind, what Jones and his supporters did was a valid protest. Disrupting a soldier's funeral service is monstrous, but disrupting Geraldo Rivera's TV show is pretty harmless.

What disgusted me more was Geraldo's comments regarding the crowd. Calling them everything from communists to anarchists, he even went so far as to make a joke that they enjoy bathroom gay sex. According to Jones, it was also the Geraldo at Large crew that alerted the police. I respect Mr. Rivera's right to disagree with the protesters--and can definitely see why he was so upset--but I think ultimately he could have handled it better.

As guest host Rollye James commented on this past Sunday on Coast to Coast AM, the main controversy here is the catch-22 regarding protesting in New York this week. Because any protests or demonstrations require a permit, and because the city has decided not to grant any this week, New York has effectively become a First-Amendment-Free zone. As Rollye put it, this is the real story behind the story. To work around the US Constitution like that is worthy of outrage. I only wish Jones, who hasn't appeared on Coast in any meaningful way for months, would come on and give his thoughts on the subject. Unfortunately, I was unable to listen in to his syndicated radio show.

Like I said before, I have no problem with protesting--even when it involves such an emotionally charged subject like the 9/11 anniversary--so long as it's done in a tasteful and respectful manner. Once again, it's not like Jones and his supporters were disrupting a funeral or memorial service. I'm not a believer in every conspiracy theory Jones puts forth, but even if you detest the man, his arrest is something that effects all of us. It's one thing to disagree with Jones' message and call out his New York hijinks as dishonorable, but it's another thing entirely to try and an silence his voice. Personally, anyone who stands up for something important has my respect, even if I might not subscribe to their beliefs.

What's interesting now is to see where this story goes from here. I'd say Alex Jones appearing on Geraldo at Large is pretty much out of the question (considering the personal attacks), but I'd imagine that would go down as one of the more epic meetings of giant egos. I find it odd that George Noory decided to avoid the subject and instead discuss Planet X on Tuesday night, but I wouldn't be surprised if we hear from Jones in the near future.

*Edit--Just before press time, George Noory made a brief mention of Jones in Tuesday night's show. He made the comment that Jones seems to get arrested everywhere he goes lately, then voiced his desire to have him on soon for an update. Sounds like hearing from Jones this week is out of the question, then.


:: Dead End ::

Well, that's all for this week. I trust you enjoyed your trip into this shadowy nether-realm known only as the K-Files.

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Keep your eyes peeled for the next  K-Files, arriving sometime next week. Later.

~Khyron, 2007.


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