This is good stuff.
But you know what the extra bonus thing is?
A reveal of how idiotic, stupid and useless American "security" has become.
What a joke.
It's like the TSA, security kabuki theatre.
"Friday morning I got a tip from a source that Kerry would be
speaking at the Trilateral Commission meeting at the Mandarin Oriental
hotel, a luxurious place just far enough away from downtown DC to avoid
random foot traffic but still only 10 minutes from my office by taxi.
The State Department had disclosed Kerry’s appearance there and marked
it “closed press” in their daily scheduling note, but had not disclosed
the location. I hopped in a cab."
"I got there early so I parked myself in an empty room near the lobby
and finished up another story I was working on. At about 2:30, the time
of Kerry’s scheduled remarks, I walked over to the meeting room, walked
straight to the front entrance of the room, nodded politely to the
staffer at the door (she nodded back) and entered along with dozens of
other people who were filing in."
"Nobody ever asked me who I was. I didn’t have a name tag but many of
the invited attendees weren’t wearing theirs so nobody thought anything
of it. As the approximately 200 attendees got settled in for the Kerry
speech, I found a seat in the corner, opened up my laptop, placed my
recorder on my lap in plain sight, turned it on, and waited for the fun
Reminds me of this.
Pro tip: Hey Mr. John 'Israel Is An Apartheid State" Kerry:
In Israel, no uninvited journalist would get within a mile of a politician of this, or even lesser rank.
Even ARAB ONES!
Maybe you should get some security tips from DA JOOOOOOOOOS in DA KNESSET, I think it's the Shabak that deals with VIP protection.
I'm certain they would be delighted to hear from you!
("Call me, never" doesn't really translate from English to Hebrew that well, but you get my drift...)