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


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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Next time vote for a republican. Glad it happened now you know what they think of you. Looser.

Cool Cool

Funny that President Carter's son did the exact same thing at a Romney event, and the Democrats hailed him as a champion for then releasing footage from that event that highlighted the infamous "47%" quote. But now, even with a Hilary supporter, the press wants to control any and all information from their next endorsed candidate.

Joe Falconi

Read what FBI Agent Gary Aldrich had to say about Hilary back in 1998. You can buy a used book for under $4 delivered.

Hilary is NOT who she appears to be.



You idiots deserve this wench.


Travelgate the sequel.


Hillary lied and people died.


He should have learned his lesson for being a Hillary fan. But, I'm sure he didn't learn a thing.

joe smith

Of course they don't want to show her as the freaking DRUNK she really is !


If he had had the presence of mind to respond something along the lines of "You may ask me to leave, and I will comply, but if you touch me or my possessions, I will consider it assault" he could probably have left with his picture, or the ability to press charges if they still grabbed his phone. That would have made things more interesting.

If he merely went along with a request to see his phone and delete the pictures, he essentially consented to their actions. Too bad.


Did she have her bisexual main squeeze, Huma Abedin, with her? You know, her former deputy chief of Staff at DOS who is involved in the Muslim Brotherhood? The one who is Anthony Weiner's wife and Hillary's homosexual partner in bed? Yes, Huma has a lot of influence with Hillary - all bad.


if we thought Hitler was bad! wait tell you get aload of Hillary!

Conservative Professor

Vince Foster couldn't be taken seriously by Billary. much to his chagrin.


This illustrates the Left wing mentality so prophetically. Iconic ideologue speaks about the need for more socialism. Adoring serf takes photo. Gestapo descend, take and manipulate his private property without his permission. Useful idiots think this makes sense, and continue fawning over their potential new Dear Leader.


Stop calling them Liberals! How obvious does it have to be that they are the exact polar opposite of liberal?

This kind of behavior is so typical of these dictatorial socialists.

Jason Burnstein

" WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE ? " said Monica Lewinski's ex-boyfriend's wife.

Tim Temple

She is ineligible for American President; she has already served eight years! Don't you remember when Bill became president, she was so power hungry she called her position "co-president"? She served as co-president for eight years. Veto.


let's erase hate in your heart and in our society

Robert St. Estephe

1) Feinstein (Hillary-clone) wants all non-corporate journalism banned, so why not start now.
2) Hill was paid to speak and her image is a "property" you should have to pay for (copyright). Hill wants money, not just control-freak lethal power.


This hag really looks spent!!!

Chach Carson

She was only paid $250,000 to speak to the travel agents. What do you expect?

Bruce Clemens

"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."

At which point Ms. Clinton stepped forward and boldly stated, "NO! We have a First Amendment in this country! Give that man back his phone and let him take all the photos he wants. I have nothing to hide whether it's my image or my statements!"

Oh,...um...maybe that's not what happened.


How can any intelligent person sit for any amount of time or take any worthwhile time to listen to what the mother of lies and vindictiveness has to say! By the way ,the mother of one of the victims of the Benghazi massacre is still waiting for you to get back with her. That would be a good 2016 campaign promise to keep for starters don't you think Mr. Hil? She is cold bloodied I tell you like a snake! Just like Mr. Stone mentioned before in reference to you know who, one has to turn on her! Lisa


Someone dumb enough to want her photo deserves to have the picture wiped of the camera That photo would scare to death small children and the weak or heart.

Kevin Stowell

Someone help me out here. Again, what is it she's good for?

Eponymous Coward

Chris Christie as the anti-Hillary?! Like Romney, Christie will drive the Republican base underground, assuring a victory for the eight-year reign of Her Highness Clinton II.


PATRIOT for President-2016
A PATRIOT is a leader who has love of country-Love of conservative fiscal policies and love of Constitution.
America is ready for a PATRIOT to be our NEXT President- we are not ready for Hillary! Our Republic needs less lawyers- less career self serving politicans. I look forward to our next President being a true PATRIOT who restores our Republic and reclaims our Constitution too.


Shoot, I hope Jane Fonda runs for president in 2016.


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


Wait. That doesn't make any sense. At all.






Many of the gullible Wal-Mart employees actually believe she did all she could to help unionize it. No wonder why they work at Wal-Mart.


Gennifer Flowers rehashed the old news that Hildebeast is a Lesbian. No Joke, Sherlock. What is all the more worrisome is that her live-in lover is Huma Abedin whose is the daughter of the Founder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hillary is a traitor for so many things already known, what more is in store for the US at her nasty, fishy little hands?


Press charges, that is assult and theft.


If this peasant is planning to vote for Hillary Clinton he deserves everything he gets.

Jack Smith

Why have Americans turned into such wimps and allow security to take their phone away in the first place? Grow a pair!


What's the big surprise? This is what communists do.


How will they handle discreet cameras? Or Cloud Computing?


The photo is still on the guys device. Deleting it does not make it vanish. Its still on the device.

Simply log into it via. a desktop and locate the file.


Mr. Rothberg was more puzzled than angry. He's better be. He's supporting a monster. He wants to show it to his daughters? He's sick.


A 2-hour review of Hillary's accomplishments. Food for thought when stepping into the voting booth. ...just saying...


Danny Ross

Travel agents. How appropriate. One of the first ethics controversies of the Bill Clinton presidencies was the firing of 7 employees of the White House Travel Office. This action was unusual because although theoretically staff employees serve at the pleasure of the President and could be dismissed without cause, in practice, such employees usually remain in their posts for many years.
The White House stated the firings were done because financial improprieties in the Travel Office operation during previous administrations had been revealed by an FBI investigation. Critics contended the firings were done to allow friends of President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton to take over the travel business and that the involvement of the FBI was unwarranted. Heavy media attention forced the White House to reinstate most of the employees in other jobs and remove the Clinton associates from the travel role.
Hillary Clinton gradually came under scrutiny for allegedly having played a central role in the firings and making false statements about her role in it. In 2000, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued his final report on Travelgate. He sought no charges against her, saying that she had made factually false statements but there was insufficient evidence her statements were either knowingly false or that she understood that her statements led to the firings

Come on America !!!!

Too fat, too ugly and too old and to much baggage. Lets hope the Democratic base nominates her. I think they are too smart and will go after a thinner, younger, male. Then again, she could wrap-up the "ugly, fat and old" vote.




At least you know where you stand with this power elite. In her presence you are dirt, she controls all, she will unleash her praetorian/gestapo/SS/thugs on you to delete a picture? Really? It's not like you were spying on her, it was a public speech. Get yourself a real religion other than fascist worship.


To the California Peace Officer, in my humble opinion I do not believe we would ever find you at a Clinton rally. I myself would vomit at the idea of leaving thinking about attending any rally of Clinton.


They would have had to do it over my dead body.

Joseph Toth

The man just wanted her picture to put in his Roach trap.

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