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    Republicans Mark Kirk and Judy Biggert Ban Cameras/Recordings from Town Hall
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    Naperville Town Hall Meeting Closed to Cameras
    CBS2
    By Mike Flannery
    August 12, 2009

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) - Tempers are boiling over at town hall meetings across the country. Rowdy crowds are making it clear how they feel about health care reform. Those angry exchanges are taking place here, too. CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery saw it today - but you never will.

    A press release invited CBS 2 to a forum in Naperville Wednesday afternoon. When we got there, though, we discovered that our cameras were not allowed in.

    Electronic recording devices of any kind were strictly prohibited inside the Naperville hotel ballroom where two suburban members of Congress were about to discuss health care reform.

    Our microphone and camera were allowed in for a few moments before the meeting began. But then we were given the old heave-ho.

    Someone outside the meeting said he wanted to hear about health care, but he wasn't allowed in.

    "We had pre-registrations, and we filled up the room," said John Schmitt, Naperville Chamber of Commerce.

    There were heated exchanges inside. North Shore Rep. Mark Kirk and DuPage County Rep. Judy Biggert were interrupted several times by small business owner Mark Garrity, who shouted, "Tell the truth!"

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    Edited by Philomena 2009-08-12 3:49 PM
    Posted 2009-08-12 3:35 PM (#20412) By: Philomena


    ABC7 Chicago VIDEO ...
    Posted 2009-08-12 3:48 PM (#20415 - in reply to #20412) By: Philomena


    I watched the ABC "report."

    Lying propaganda. Made me want to throw up.

    So did Kirk and Biggert. Bleh.

     

    Posted 2009-08-12 4:26 PM (#20421 - in reply to #20415) By: EternalVigilance

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