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Hillary Clinton's image control: Security swipes man's phone, erases pic of her at speech

@MarcACaputo

Hillary Clinton quietly slipped into Miami on Thursday to address a travel agents convention in a speech where the former secretary of state said little about troubles abroad or the future ambitions of the likely presidential-race frontrunner.

Clinton slipped a question about what it would take for the United States to elect its first female leader, Clinton was quick with a joke.

“Well, it’ll take a crazy person,” she said, drawing laughs from the crowd at the American Society of Travel Agents’ global convention

Though ostensibly not political, Clinton’s address had the makings of an introductory campaign speech. Campaigns are often highly controlled events, but the ASTA conference at Hyatt Regency Miami kicked it up a notch.

At one point, a member of the audience, Andrew Rothberg, had his Galaxy Note II smartphone taken from him by security, which removed his picture of Clinton onstage and then gave his device back in front of a Miami Herald reporter in the auditorium stands.

“It’s crazy,” Rothberg said.

“That’s American politics,” said a docent, one of a handful of hotel security and volunteers who roamed the aisles looking for people taking pictures or making recordings. None was allowed.

“I wanted to take pictures for my girls; I have four girls,” Rothberg, who was writing a piece about the conference for Boca Raton-based Grey Matters Magazine, told the Miami Herald. “I think Hillary Clinton who is probably running for president in 2016 would want all the publicity she could get and I think it’s kind of ironic they would take the camera away.”

Rothberg said he was more puzzled than upset. He said he guessed at one point that Clinton’s handlers might have wanted to control the event to keep activists from infiltrating the event and raising awareness about issues like the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. But he wasn’t sure.

Clinton’s speech came a day after congressional Republicans led another hearing into the attacks and faulted her and the administrations preparations am response to the Sept. 11 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans: Ambassador Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, security officers and former Navy SEALs.

Clinton didn't address the topic.

Breaking news story on the address is here



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rationalist

“That’s American politics,”

Unfortunately...

dave phillips

You misunderstand. You do not vote for a presidential candidate. You merely make a suggestion. By 2016, you"'ll just click on "like" on Facebook. Only way the DNA can accurately monitor/tally the vote...

dareisay

After the Big O, I could care less about the Democratic Party! Hillary is a liar, causing Americans to be killed by either her lack of doing her job or covering up for O.

These 2 have put a bad taste in the mouths of most supporters for their Party, along with Reid, Durbin and Pelosi!!

Jackgn

The democrat party loves dancing with the devil. This b**ch from hell has a good chance of becoming the next POTUS because many Americans are brain dead.

Kellie A

Oh well, here we go again, the eternal quest for an honest politician....like alchemy, they remain lumps of lead sucking us down while elevating themselves and their own....there is no such thing as an honest politician and this one is at the peak of the fraudsters.

Of this woman lived in Roman times she would be a gorgon, she would be the Medusa, she is that evil.

If she loses this election the returns will be falsified to make her the winner and if she narrowly wins they will be falsified to give her a larger margin.

DC is corrupted, totally corrupt.

desert

"It would take a crazy person to vote for a woman"...especially this pig.....Damn I can't believe I actually agree with the dike on something!

Howard Hayes

Hi(liar)y Satan Clinton and all the minion nazicrats now led by Adolf Obama are herding the people toward the "shower facilities", in their plan for "societal" cleansing.....

Elmer Evans

Nothing to see here.

Dismissed.

Louis

That's a Nazis tactic. In America we have the RIGHT of the press, the RIGHT of free speech and the RIGHT to private property. Clinton's so-called security trampled on all these of these Constitutional rights with all the callousness and disregard for human rights of the Nazis SS.

jack

Huma

kimdi01

Was Hillary back in her not being sober state and they didn't want that picture out. She can only fall on her head so many times!
That's not "American politics" as was stated in the article. That is the current "Democrat politics" of the Clintons and Obamas.

Paolo

The DemocRAT party may as well be the NAZI party.

yerfackingmammy

you touch-a my camera...

Peter Penname

What is truly puzzling is Mr. Rothberg's failure to recognize Hillary's narcissism. He saw her unmasked exhibiting her imperial inclinations. She obviously needs to control everything, especially photos that may not flatter her.

This is all inconsequential as Mr. Rothberg - desperately grabbing at straws to validate Hillary's actions - apparently has already made up his mind.

Surely, a vote for Hillary will be an emotional statement rather than a sound, logical decision. Obama redux.

Beano

This lady will be president. Why? If elections were kept honest no Demoncrap would ever get elected. But they have!

Barack Obama, an illegal and unqualified president is proof.

Both Hillary and Bill have criminal backgrounds and Bill got elected. Why shouldn't Hillary?

No one in their right mind would do that. (Not that I don't believe most Demoncraps are not in their right mind). Hence, I believe the elections are ALWAYS rigged!

Jamie

I'm sorry but she's wrong about electing a female president. There's nothing wrong with that, you don't have to be crazy, you just have to be crazy to vote for this lying piece of murdering trash.

Rand Paul will run her into the ground. The majority of Americans DID NOT VOTE For Obama.

Rounding up it was:
63m Obama
59m Romney
That such a slim margin and considering 12m Registered Republicans did not vote at all citing "will not vote for the lesser of two evils" It's easy to see Rand Paul would generate lots of excitement in the Republican Party, because a real beacon of Freedom will be leading the way. Not some guy who promised Hope, Change, Transparency, bringing the troops home and delivered NONE of it. What can Hillary Promise now? Obama Promised the world, cars, houses free healthcare, which turned out not to be free at all and had DEATH PANELS. The popularity of Obama is largely a Hoax, and so's Hillary.

thussaiththedwalrus

ATTENTION: Allen, wb, and all others who believe the confiscation of the phone was illegal: ALL "SECURITY GUARDS" do this! There is a reason that pols bring with their own security and THIS IS WHY! They man-handle, and rough-up, and take property, and destroy property, and they get away with it 99.99% of the time! WHY? Because the audience is mostly made up of sycophants who worry about OFFENDING the pol!!! This man merely says he is "confused" but is not BLAMING Hillary for the episode!

Why were these captains of private industry listening to an OLD and CREEPY SOCIALIST DRAGON like Hildabeast? She is about EVERYTHING they hate and they are about EVERYTHING she hates! Why did their lobbyist organization PAY the monster? And why did they waste time going to see her? They deserved what they got, so don't be concerned about them losing anything!

thussaiththedwalrus

Joe: These "security guards" are BIG STERN looking men; scary and they come on your fast and take it away and you have NO CHOICE!!!!!!! For you to claim that this guy should have "stood his ground" does not fit with the circumstances. CLEARLY you have never been at these kinds of affairs. The last thing any person wants is to "cause a scene" or "be a bad person" or "offend the candidate" WHO THEY ARE THERE TO SEE! When one is in a "friendly group" one COMPLIES!! I have been at hundreds of political events during my lifetime and it is assumed that everyone there is a friend. A total stranger can come up to you and say, "let me see your phone" and you give it up! You just do. You do not go in "aggressive" or with the notion that anyone is there to do harm. Your advice simply does not make any sense, given the situation.

eramthgin

Let her try and do that with a true patriot who is an equal and not an underling. There would have been an enormous fight if they came after my phone.

David Dewitt

First you need to ask why anyone would pay to hear her lie.

dwstick

One of the first things she did as First Lady was to fire all the White House travel agents.
Is this what you call coming full circle?

NBKelley

Hey wait a minute, most photos and videos on android phones are backed up to your google plus autobackup right away.

the truth

Hillary doesn't want pictures because she looks like a winded 80 year old bag that ran away from the Benghazi tragedy and threw her dead employees under the bus. Part Deaux Clintons...God help us. Hide the f%#%$#g interns and let the lies and deceit start flowing.

Freeamericausa


They may have destroyed the images with a swipe. But many of us reading this story SAVED THE STORY to our PC's for future reference.

As Mrs. Clinton likes to say "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE NOW?"

How bout running for the Monica Lewinski Blue Dress Cigar Club President????

mick

I am sooo sick of this fat dike. can't wait till she is gone

Captain Redneck

To affirm the USSA’s commitment to Islamic Socialism in the Middle East through the establishment of a Islamic Socialist Caliphate, as well as demonstrate her loyalty to the Socialist Democratic Party, Comrade Commissarka Hillary Hughovna Clinton has converted to Islam so as to become America’s first Muslim presidential candidate.

fred

Jennifer Flowers reports that Bill Clinton told her that Hillary had "eaten more p##sy then him. HUMA

Bill

I think the thing that most people that have written here forget is that the average voter will never hear about this, has no information about Hillary and will only vote according to whom they believe will give them the most free stuff.

The first time voters will go for her because they want to do something "historic". That is how Obama got elected twice. the Low Information Voter could care less about the person or what they stand for other than what was mentioned above. But the ability to say that they were responsible for the first half black president or first Bisexual president (read what Flowers says about her) is what people want. To say "I was part of that historic event". Unfortunately I can only tell my children and grandchildren (eventually) that I lived in America when it was a great country; prior to the downfall of the Obama years.

Pondboy

Dont you just love it when wannabe and current politicians state they will fight to keep americans free. Its all a B S game period and we love it I guess!

Stryker

@anthony, Chris Christie doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of being the republican nominee for president. The dude is a morbid tube of goo and not a conservative at all. Ted Cruz or Rand Paul or Paul Ryan will be the 3 we will be choosing from. For the record, I'll take a Cruz/Paul or Paul/Cruz ticket.

Rick Spellman

Rothberg got what he deserved. Period. What did he expect would happen when a tyrant speaks. The serfs obey! He was there to fawn all over The Queen. He supports The Queen. What does he expect from The Queen. Rothberg is a serf in her mind. A cog in in the Clinton Machine.

Malcom Gredario

I hope the person who had his phone swiped knows that undeleting a picture from of an SD card takes about 30 minutes and the software costs less than $50.00
I bet the security guy doesn't know much about that.

RufusVonDufus

Heil Hillary! This is what's in store for America if the good people of Miami are stupid enough to vote for her.

Posted by: Gerber | September 19, 2013 at 04:52 PM

They were stupid enough to vote for Obama weren't they?

JT

No pictures, no recordings. Politicians have finally discovered the Internet where their words are archived forever and can be used to expose them as liars, whores, and thieves. Welcome to the new fascist America under the velvet-gloved iron fist of the DemocRATS.

thomas Jefferson

She is the biggest sell out of Americans.
This women is a treasonous disgrace and should be in jail.

Dee Rawls

Exactly what are Hillary Clinton's accomplishments and what qualifies her as a president ( God Forbid )
She was picked by Barry only so she wouldn't run in 2012. Barry knew the greedy clintonite would not be able to resist the power trip.
As for the phone, next time get an iphone as photos are instantly uploaded to icloud and photo stream, so even if you erase it there is back up.

the 8's

Here PUSS PUSS

the 8's

Hillary Vagiface

Bill

Most photos can be recovered by free undelete programs off the internet. ;-)

Vince

Her Gestapo handlers are trained to protect her image at all costs or suffer the consequences. Nobody messes with this witch and her insatiable ambition to control this country. Oh, how sick does a person have to be to vote for this evil fraud?

Greg

Is it me or are people forgetting about the White House travel office scandal at the beginning of the first Clinton term? This is more than a little ironic....

The anti-elite

As a registered Democrat, I have supported the Clinton's in the past, but since can't stand Obama, and Hillary & Bill have done whatever they can to prop that liar up, it will be a cold day in hell before I vote for her or any other Democrat in the future. I have been voting against all Democrats since 2008, and I will continue to do so. I am a Tea party supporter who believes that those who criticize the Tea party are the enemies of the people, and therefore the enemies of state. This includes Republicans, too. We now have an aristocracy ruling party made up of both Republicans and Democrats who are cut from the same cloth. The elites are the bane of our Republic. Long live Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin!

cappyjoe08527

The only reason to take her picture would be to hang it on the dartboard in the basement.

jeff

That's why I always have "Instant Upload" turned on on my Android phone. As soon as you snap a photo, it's uploaded to a private album on G+, and even if you're forced to delete it, it still remains in the cloud.

I recommend everyone do the same for their own personal protection.

Tatiana Covington

And had he successfully fought them off to keep his private property? He should have stopped those robbers at gunpoint.

That would have taught them a lesson!

David

I have never used a travel agent and after hearing that they love Hillary, I never ever will in the future. Hillary must be defeated or America is finished.

Walt

OH,, the damage control Hildabeast's handlers need to do now. You better hope deleting an "un authorized" photo of the hag was worth it.

R

Funny,wasn't it just last week obama said there weren't any travel agents left. Who knew, and here they are with hillary as guest speaker. Another case of barry not knowing what he's talking about.
Maybe they'll sent hillary up with a 1 way ticket out of the US and give us all a break. I've had more than enough of her and bill.

DocVB

Pygmies are cunning runts. If Hillary decides to seek the presidency in 2016, she'll be a running .....

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