S Aufrecht

www.peoplespresscollective.orgThe Peoples [sic] Press Collective posted a flyer to guide participants at the Tea Party Rallies (via TPM). An excerpt:

ENGAGE THE OBSERVERS: If you encounter a "citizen journalist" from the 'other side', consider politely engaging them in on-camera conversation. Calmly and clearly articulate the Tea Party message. Do your best to be a positive, articulate, and informed spokesperson – you might persuade them!

The very next bullet item is:

DISTRACT THE DISRUPTORS: If you encounter disruptors, distract them with kindness. Welcome them and listen to them talk about why they disagree with you. Smile, nod and pretend that you are interested in hearing what they have to say.

Ugh. Reminds me of the Fair Game Law.