Pro-life activists disrupt Kimmel show taping

Read backstory here. Huffington Post and FishbowlLA have also now picked up on this.

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I ended my post yesterday with the Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust staging a protest in front of comedian Jimmy Kimmel's studio on Hollywood Blvd in LA. I should mention the Survivors have been holding their annual pro-life boot camp since June 21 (ended today), so these protests have all numbered nearly 100 kids....

kimmel show 2.JPGSo while the Survivors were protesting late yesterday afternoon there was an announcement that free tickets were still available for last night's Kimmel show taping, which was incidentally outdoors (click photo right to enlarge). Four Survivors each snagged one.

They decided to disperse themselves throughout the audience, wait 20 minutes after taping had commenced, and then begin raising a ruckus, imploring Kimmel to stand up for free speech and condemn the actions of his lighting crew.

Meanwhile, here was the scene outside the studio, on the other side of the fence:

kimmel fanning.jpgBack inside, just as guest Dakota Fanning (photo right via gossipcenter.com) settled in for her interview, the 4 Survivors began shouting for Kimmel to stop letting his people silence their message.

"Everything stopped," reported my source. Kimmel and Fanning stopped talking and peered out into the audience to see what was going on. The police quickly escorted the 4 out, and since taping was on delay, the scene was edited out. Here is video I received of the incident. Most of the action takes place between :33-1:40...

Kimmel show producers followed the police and kids out and tried to negotiate with them, 2 of whom were underage. They said that if the Survivors would stop "coming after Jimmy," they wouldn't prosecute.

The Survivors responded that if the 4 weren't immediately released, the group would show up en masse at Kimmel's house the following morning (this morning) at 7a.

Kimmel's producers said the lighting people were not part of their team; the company was hired just for the day on June 25. Producers promised not to hire the company again. Within 30 minutes the 4 Survivors were released.

So that's where this stands. I asked whether there was going to be a lawsuit for the June 25 attempt to light-fry Ryan Bueler and was told he hadn't decided whether or not to file. I hope he does. Stay tuned.


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Clinton Defends Byrd's KKK Ties: "He Was Trying To Get Elected"

www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/07/02/clinton_defends_byrds_kkk_ties_he_was_trying_to_get_elected.html

At a memorial today for the deceased U. S. Senator from West Virginia, Robert K(KK) Byrd, former philanderer in chief, Billy Boy Clinton shook his bony finger at the camera and attempted to excuse Byrd's former membership in the KKK as merely a means to win an election.

But Robert K.KK Byrd was not just an entry level member in the Klan. He was an officer who rose to the rank of Grand Cyclops.

I understand Byrd will be afforded full Klan honors, with his cloak and hood prominently on display and regaled with a 21 nooose salute. The closing music will be one of Byrd's favorite songs, 'White Christmas.

Byrd's memorial service was reminiscent of the late Senator Paul Wellstones which had morphed into a full blown political pep rally.

Contrast this with the comments made by Trent Lott on the occasion of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmonds 90th birthday, lamented it was too bad Strom was not elected president instead of a democRAT.

The queens of political correctness along with the usual cast of racing baiting poverty pimps feined outrage and demanded Lott's resignation as majority leader.

Still waiting for comment from these paragons of consistency and virtue condemnnig Byrd's former Klan affiliations.

Posted by: yor bro ken at July 2, 2010 8:08 PM


The 4 Survivors needed to do singular interruptions - one would be escorted out and then after everything settles and taping get going again - have another interrupt again.

This completely unnerves the production team because after 3 interruptions, they won't know how many are left. Taping is serious money.

It good to see the Survivors achieve a concession from Jimmy Kimmel's company.

Ryan serious needs to consider filing battery charges against the lighting company. That lamp is capable of doing more than just cooking him. His attorney needs to get in touch with Mole-Richardson - the manufacturer, as well as the local union. (The backstory comments have the link.)

Posted by: Chris Arsenault Author Profile Page at July 2, 2010 8:59 PM


Robert K.KK Byrd was an Exalted Cyclops and a Kleagle. A Kleagle was a recruiter. Robert Byrd formed a KKK chapter. He didn't just go to a couple of meetings. A Kleagle was a recruiter, and he was a recruiter for the KKK for years. He formed his chapter in 1943. He was still writing about the "vital need" for the Klan in 1946.
Senator Byrd was so "repentant" he opposed every civil rights movement. Senator Byrd filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1965. He voted against both Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas. He voted agains the confirmation of Condoleeza Rice.

It wasn't until the death of his son in a car accident in the early 1980s that Robert Byrd said he had to rethink his feelings about black people. He said -- in the 1980s -- that it "finally occurred to [him] that they might love their children, too." That's the Robert Byrd that Clinton said had a "fleeting association" with the KKK.

Byrd filibustered the Civil Rights Act 1965, and he was a Democrat the whole time. That's absolutely correct, he was a Democrat the whole time -- and he was very close friends with a fellow segregationist, J. William Fulbright, Arkansas senator, a person Bill Clinton has said is his mentor.

Robert Byrd wrote to segregationist Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo, 1944, "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side. Rather, I should die a thousand times, see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds." Robert Byrd, 1944. He was a recruiter in the Klan. He did not have a "fleeting association."
In 1946 or 1947 Robert Byrd wrote a letter to a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan stating, quote: "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation."

Now, what does any of that have to do with getting elected, as Bill Clinton said?

Posted by: yor bro ken at July 2, 2010 9:01 PM


If this company was a company Jimmy Kimmel only hired for that day, then why didn't he issue and apology to the Survivors and explain that? The point is this company worked for him and was representing him and his brand and they tried to harm a kid. Jimmy Kimmel needed to take responsibility not wait until he was confronted. What a wuss.

Posted by: Sydney M. at July 2, 2010 9:28 PM


Thank you ken,

I read that too. Black people just "might" love their children? What an epiphany. What if his son hadn't died? Would Byrd have gone to his grave convinced that black people didn't love their children?

Gag me. A "brush" with the klan. Imagine if any Republican senator had had such a "brush" with the klan. Damn, if only Byrd had been a Republican. Well, one did have to be a Democrat to be a klansman so that wasn't likely.

You know Ken I always hear the argument that its the racist Democrats of the old south that are the Republicans today. Really? Name them. "Crickets".

Someone enlighten me as to why black Americans continue to give their blind loyalty to the Democrats.

Posted by: Mary at July 2, 2010 10:46 PM


Ken

Just imagine the sanctamonious chest pounding we would have been subjected to if Byrd had been a Republican. How Republicans would be attacked for eulogizing him. What do you want to bet Obama and Clinton probaby would boycott the funeral out of indignation for such a racist past?

Posted by: Mary at July 2, 2010 10:51 PM


So pro-life activists turn Code Pink.

Lovely.

Posted by: Cranky Catholic at July 3, 2010 8:07 AM


Mary,

What is the female journalists name who said she would hit her knees for Bill Clinton because he had kept abortion accessible?

Posted by: yor bro ken at July 3, 2010 9:17 AM


Posted by: Cranky Catholic at July 3, 2010 8:07 AM

"So pro-life activists turn Code Pink.

Lovely."

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Even sheep and doves can get aggressive if you mess with them long enough.

I am not a Jimmy Kimmel fan.

When I have watched the show I have not detected an aggressively hostile attitude toward any particular political or social group.

Mr. Kimmel will now be aware of what happened with the contract lighting crew. Perhaps members of that crew will lose some work because of their behabvior.

Posted by: yor bro ken at July 3, 2010 9:25 AM


This is bullying! "Give us what we want or we will harass you" is bullying. Jimmy Kimmel himself did nothing to these kids and nor did Dakota Fanning. There are adult, APPROPRIATE channels to address infringement of free speech rights and the bullying of being assaulted by hot lights- but it seems these kids are more about having fun with juvenile disruptions than realizing how counterproductive this is for the pro-life movement. And I think we attract the immature and attention-whore types because we do not want to cause disunity by criticizing each other. Are we surprised then when the PR of the movement are people getting arrested for the thrill of it or otherwise acting like a bored teenager?

Posted by: Jacqueline at July 3, 2010 9:49 AM


Ken,

I know who you are referring to but I can't recall her name. I understand she was a friend of Hillary's. Yeah, just the thing I would publicly say about my friend's husband.

Well, she'll have to stamd in line like everyone else.

Posted by: Mary at July 3, 2010 10:13 AM


I agree with Jacqueline - this is not a method I support, at all. I do a lot of work with late-night and morning talk shows (though obviously not those based out of LA) and IMO it is ridiculous for any one group to somehow think that this behavior is okay for "them." I can tell you right now that when some nut jumps up and starts screaming and behaving unpredictably, you become very aware of how important the codes of public behavior are. It is legitimately frightening to be around people like that, whatever their message is - because they are BULLIES, and because you don't know how far they will go. This sort of tactic relies on scaring and harassing people who are mostly uninvolved - fellow audience members, guests on the show, Jimmy Kimmel himself (who did not aim a light at anyone and who is most likely, wisely, waiting for the labor board to deal with this issue themselves, since he does not in any way manage the lighting crew and has no position of authority over them). Why shouldn't pro-lifers buy theater tickets and stand up and start screaming from the balconies, at cast members who advocate for abortion rights? Why shouldn't we all just scream and harass each other until each of us gets our way?

We have created solutions for getting our way, when we deserve to. There are legal paths for demanding that such wrongs be addressed, and as far as I can tell those paths aren't being closed off to the pro-life protesters, so there is no need for them to plant themselves in the audience and DEMAND ACTION. If you want action, go through the proper channels. If you refuse the proper channels in favor of attention-grabbing, work-halting, safety-compromising stunts allegedly designed to make your "demands" heard, you should be arrested.

Posted by: Alexandra at July 3, 2010 2:44 PM


Isn't this really just mild terrorism? Forcing your views on others ears and eyes by acts of tresspassing and harrasment? When was the last time you saw a Pro-Choice group burst in on Fox and friends in the middle of taping? Seriously with all the youtube videos and movies comming out, as well as in person protesting do you really think there is anyone in america that hasn't "Heard Your Message"? The Majority of Americans dissagree with you.

Posted by: Biggz at July 3, 2010 6:32 PM


Isn't this really just mild terrorism? Forcing your views on others ears and eyes by acts of tresspassing and harrasment? When was the last time you saw a Pro-Choice group burst in on Fox and friends in the middle of taping? Seriously with all the youtube videos and movies comming out, as well as in person protesting do you really think there is anyone in america that hasn't "Heard Your Message"? The Majority of Americans dissagree with you.

Posted by: Biggz at July 3, 2010 6:33 PM


"When was the last time you saw a Pro-Choice group burst in on Fox and friends in the middle of taping?"

What would the Pro-Abort group burst in on Fox and friends about exactly? Pro-Aborts already support the killing of human beings so what would they get upset about? Maybe that not enough humans are being aborted?

Abortion is terrorism and there is nothing mild about it.

You are comfortably numb Biggz.

Posted by: Praxedes at July 3, 2010 7:11 PM


Posted by: Biggz at July 3, 2010 6:33 PM
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Do you think most Americans think it's humane to grind someone up in a wood chipper - or do you think they are too busy amusing themselves to even care?

Posted by: Chris Arsenault Author Profile Page at July 3, 2010 7:19 PM


Biggz, Jill Stanek posted a video on this site showing a group of pro-choicers who stampeded into a lecture hall at a campus and screamed and chanted and disrupted a pro-life lecture. They were terrorizing the speaker and trampling the rights of the students who CHOSE to be there.

Do a little research before you make such broad statements. Pro-choicers are notorious for this kind of tactic. We're just giving you a dose of your own medicine.

Posted by: Sydney M. at July 3, 2010 8:23 PM


Ha! Ha! Keep up the good work! Silly people like you ensure that abortion remains as it should; legal.

Heck after potential parents see those teens they may rethink their own views on spawning.

Posted by: salvage at July 4, 2010 3:36 PM


Jill, if you do talk with Ryan Bueler again, please forward to him my opinion that he has a positive moral responsibility to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Else, these thugs will only be emboldened to do this sort of stuff to other prolifers. This is a consideration that must be weighed. It's fine to "turn the other cheek", but only if it doesn't expose the throats of others.

Posted by: Janet Baker at July 4, 2010 4:17 PM


I find it amusing when individuals rant about their rights being violated when babies are being killed at an alarming rate. And then they expect pro-lifers to feel guilty that they are pro-active when it comes to life. Anything that is legal, that does not violate the physical space or reasonable integrity of another person, I am for. And it is laughable that it's allright for the pro-deathers to cite their legal authority to kill babies. Well as pro-lifers we also have rights to do anything that is within the context of the law when fighting for life. So enjoy your little death dance we will dance for life and then we'll see who wins.

Posted by: myrtle miller at July 4, 2010 8:46 PM



Sydney,

You said, "Pro-choicers are notorious for this kind of tactic. We're just giving you a dose of your own medicine."

I ask, "Why should be stoop to that level?" Two wrongs don't make a right. The juvenile abhorrent things that pro-aborts do that we rightly condemn should NOT be emulated. By your logic, we should be able to tear pro-aborts limb from limb because THAT would truly be a dose of their own medicine. We should not return evil for evil. The bullies that shined the light on the protester should be prosecuted to the full extent of the LAW, not bullied in return. If the law fails, then we change the LAW.

Posted by: Jacqueline at July 4, 2010 8:53 PM


Jacqueline, maybe I don't think its wrong. I think thats what makes America great...that we can protest. Does it change anyone's mind or prick consciences? I don't know. but I think pro-choicers and pro-lifers should have the right to do it. I just think its funny that pro-choicers do this kind of thing all the time but the moment pro-lifers do they wanna whine like babies about it (pun totally intended!)

Posted by: Sydney M. at July 4, 2010 9:10 PM


I just don't see this as "protest" Sydney- I see it as bullying and harassment. There is a clear distinction.

That group that disrupted my friend's presentation in Canada was bullying and harassing. Had they picketed outside of the room, that would be protest.

And this group in particular, they are demanding, harassing and bullying for an APOLOGY for themselves. The effort they are putting in getting a stupid APOLOGY for themselves is effort they are not putting into saving babies.

Posted by: Jacqueline at July 4, 2010 9:27 PM


Hey Jill, do you think you'll ever work as a nurse again after repeatedly violating patient confidentiality rules and lying about your colleagues' practices regarding premature newborns?

Posted by: EnfantTerrible at July 4, 2010 10:29 PM


Posted by: EnfantTerrible at July 4, 2010 10:29 PM

"Hey Jill, do you think you'll ever work as a nurse again after repeatedly violating patient confidentiality rules and lying about your colleagues' practices regarding premature newborns?"

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Now there is an interesting take.

Criticizing someone for reporting a criminal act.

Report unethical and criminal activity or keep the 'omertá'.

There are probably hospital regulations and crimimal law that make illegal NOT to report violations.

I know physicians have a legal obligation to report suspected child abuse and/or spousal abuse.

EnfantTerrible,

Have you stopped beating your wife/husband/life partner?

Posted by: yor bro ken at July 5, 2010 12:14 AM


To all you pro lifers out there I was flipping irate at you. How dare you protest your life size posters right across the street from Toy Story 3. Due to the sidewalk closure I was forced to go through your demonstration with my 5 girls asking me all kinds of questions about your crap. How dare you take away my parenting role of guiding my children through life? How dare you take away the innocence of my children or any other children? Then on top of it I couldn't even have a discussion with you people about tact and what you were doing because I had my children around freaked out about what you were showing. That's not fair. There's a time and place for everything and that wasn't it! All you activists have a one sided view of everything. Do you know the story of each of those pictures? All though I don't agree with late term abortions some of those abortions could have stories behind them. One of them could have been a 15 year old pregnant girl trying to keep it secret from her parents only to have them find out and force her to do that. One fetus could have already died inside of the mother. The mother could have been at death's door. And beside this who deemed you the moral police? And how many people honestly do this? Most people get their abortions within the first trimester. You people hold these posters in order to get a rise out of people about the abortions and all it did was make me furious with you. I don't know how many people you get to actually team up with you after that but since abortion isn't going anywhere why don't you try focusing on something you might be able to change or help which might decrease the amount of abortions or unwanted pregnancies in the first place. Like put your resources together and help educate the youth about safe sex, abstinence, adoption. Present pictures of peacefulness like mother's and babies together. You people really need an overhaul of your whole system because what you are doing is wrong. I know I am not the only one who feels this way...everyone that I have told about this terrible experience forced upon my family has felt the same way whether they are pro life or pro choice.

Posted by: Kimberly at July 5, 2010 10:35 AM


Thats right Kimberly. Misplace your anger....keep doing it. your parenting must be swell. No, really, keep getting mad at those trying to stop the slaughter of children. Don't actually get mad at those DOING the slaughtering. your thought process is astounding.

First, even if one of those slaughtered babies belonged to a 15 year old who was FORCED to abort, does that make it OKAY? NO. What sane person thinks circumstances change the outcome of what was done? So what exactly does your dumb argument prove? NOTHING.

Women who are receiving prenatal care and whose babies die that late do not go to an abortion clinic to have a poorly skilled doctor (most abortionists are, and many have disciplinarian actions on their records also..look it up) rip their wanted baby into shards of flesh. They go to HOSPITALS where THEIR REGULAR OB/GYN's start the labor process. I know because I have had friends who have lost children late in pregnancy. So strike two on another one of your ridiculous arguments.

No matter how those children died it shows that fetuses are children. late term abortions are happening in this country Kimberly. What are you doing about it besides ranting on a pro-life website and sticking your head in the sand?

All of those pictures that pro-lifers use can be documented as to where those children were found. They were all found in the dumpsters of abortion clinics.

you know what Kimberly? You think you know everything, why don't you google baby Rowan? He was aborted at a clinic in florida. He was born alive and the clinic locked his mother bleeding in the bathroom while he drew his last breaths. Dr. G (ya know of Dr. G medical Examiner tv show fame) autopsied him. He was a real child. Just like your children. Where is justice for him? Google baby David. He was SEVEN MONTHS gestation and had his HEAD RIPPED OFF. That hurt so darn bad he BIT THROUGH HIS OWN TONGUE...and he has no teeth so imagine the force used to rip that baby's head off.

Do you beat your children? Do you speak out against others who beat their children? Who made you the moral police? If someone stole your purse and people just stood by and let the thief get away would you want THEM to act like moral police? If some man were raping a woman would you want people on the street to walk by like nothing happened? Afterall, no one can speak out against wrong because then Kimberly might call them the moral police! Oh no!

People like you sicken me. Stop your whining and do something to protect children. Do you let your children watch and idolize the star of Hannah Montana with her tween skankiness (can't remember her name, sorry) or do you only protect your children from truth? Some parents like you get your knickers in a knot over us pro-lifers but then expose their children to the uber-sexuality of tv, radio, allow them unlimited access to the dangers of the internet, etc...

Please Kimberly. Get real. I'm a mom too. I'm glad my young son knows the truth about abortion. I learned the truth when I saw a picture of an aborted baby when I was 8. It was a good thing Kimberly. It kept me from giving away my virginity as a teen. Maybe your kids will stay pure if you share the truth with them. Or maybe you can hide in your closet, stick your fingers in your ear and go "Nah nah nah nah nah...not happening!"

Posted by: Sydney M. at July 5, 2010 11:11 AM


Kimberly,

Pictures of mothers and babies together does not show that ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN, children just like yours.

Why aren't you mad that ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN? You are defending the killing. Why is it that the pictures make you mad but the killing in the pictures is something you defend?

You lost a very good teaching moment with your children, to explain to them what abortion is and why it's wrong, and why we try to stop it- that these people showing the truth are trying to save children. In fact, you could be saving your own grandchildren by showing the kids why abortion is unacceptable, rather than waiting until they do to your grandbabies what was done to the children in the picture. You missed a priceless, vital. opportunity being "flippin' irate"

Posted by: Jacqueline at July 5, 2010 11:29 AM


Kimberly,
Heed Sydney's advise, please. Statistics show that two of your five girls will abort one of your grandchildren in their lifetime for no reason other than convenience. Isn't that scary? Do more research before talking to your girls. You have a perfect opening to begin the conversation that can influence your daughters' futures!

Posted by: Janet at July 5, 2010 11:33 AM



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