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Dien Rice
September 19, 2007, 01:05 AM
I was shocked (as many others) at the video footage of the tasing of the university student at the University of Florida, for asking a very long-winded question...

You can see footage of it here (from different angles, since there was more than one camera)...

http://rawstory.com/news/2007/tudent_Tasered_for_asking_Senator_Kerry_0917.html

However, now I've read that (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/18/student.tasered/)...

He then turned to a woman and said "Are you taping this? Do you have this? You ready?" the report said.

Clarissa Jessup, who contributed I-Report video of the incident to CNN, said Meyer gave her his camera and asked her to shoot video of him posing his questions to Kerry.
and

Meyer was carrying a business card advertising "TheAndrewMeyer.com 'Speak My Mind,' " the police report said.

The Web site features videos of Meyer taking part in several practical jokes. It also includes a "disorganized diatribe" that criticizes the war in Iraq and the media.
This suggests that this started out as a "publicity stunt" designed to promote his website - which probably went further than he expected!

I guess it's it shows you should be aware of the risks you might take with poorly-planned publicity stunts...

Food for thought...

- Dien


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