I’ve been so busy doing interviews today I haven’t had time to post them all and at this point there’s so much coverage about Robin Hooding that there would be too many posts.
So, here’s a google news search for “Robin Hood”. At the time I write this, the first batch of stories at the top of the results contains 34 stories from many major news sources like Reuters, UPI, ABC, NBC, the Telegraph in the UK, FOX, Washington Post, and more!
UPDATE: The story got greenlit on FARK!
Kay Georgina (https://www.facebook.com/kay.georgina), daughter-in-law of former Keene City Council member and WKBK Saturday morning radio host Cynthia Georgina, and Jacob Whitney (https://www.facebook.com/jacob.whitney.3), a Master Sergeant at the Cheshire County Department of Corrections, both liked a comment on Facebook that advocated killing Robin Hooders.
This is the link to the Facebook thread: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=277251412409532
The comment is the 6th one down, quoted here (and a convenient screenshot too):
“Edward Merrill I think it’s time to lynch one of those assholes and set an example. You don’t like our government? Then move the fuck out of the country! God they piss me off.
Filed under: Free Concord, Free Press, International, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, Living Free, National, New Hampshire, News, Noncooperation, Outreach, Robin Hood, Shire Society, Update, Victimless Crimes, Video
It began with front page stories in the Union Leader and Keene Sentinel. Also in newsprint was a brief summary suggesting more coverage to come in the Concord Monitor. When the Washington Times ran a piece on the internet yesterday morning, articles began spreading like wildfire. It became a global story this afternoon after being picked up by the UK Daily Mail, which included screencaps and footage from the Fr33manTVraw channel. Robin Hood and the Merry Men have filmed four segments with competing television news programs as a result of the story’s proliferation on Tuesday. In order of their recording:
A video report from FOX25 Boston.
Filed under: Concord, Free Concord, Free Press, Free State Project, Issues, Laugh at the Aggressors, New Hampshire, News, Satire
Last Thursday, I spent a good portion of the day at the New Hampshire state house, waiting to film a dramatic performance by two artists identifying themselves as Adam Sutler and Edgar Friendly. It was a harrowing experience, as the budget analysis is among the most drawn out public hearings in the state each year. Bureaucrats and their supporters from around the state gathered to plead for their slice of the pie.
Adam’s testimony went over the heads of most as it was the first one called following the dinner break. Edgar was called hours later, and his presentation drew the suspicions of the senate panel chair, who questioned its relevance to the budget and called for an end to the performance after two minutes.
The record of these performances is scheduled to appear on the internet shortly, but in the meantime, the Concord Monitor’s Ben Leubsdorf and satirical blogger Susan the Bruce have published their own analysis of the theatrics. From the Monitor:
The Senate Finance Committee got punk’d Thursday night.
The committee’s public hearing on the state budget was already past the four-hour mark (en route to a final running time of six hours) when a man who had put his name down as Edgar Friendly was called to testify. Read more
Not all TV news is created equal. 7 News Boston’s Ryan Schulteis’ excellent report on the Robin Hooding lawsuit by the “City of Keene” is the best one yet. Only positive responses from people on the street and the city looks bad for not returning calls for comment.
Click here for their video. Here’s the text of the report:
KEENE, N.H. (WHDH) — A group of men and women in New Hampshire say they’re just trying to help people avoid parking tickets, but Robin Hood and his merry men are looking at a lawsuit and could end up paying the price.
“When you save someone from a ticket people are really appreciative of that,” said Garrett Ean, “Robin Hood of Keene”.
The Robin Hooders patrol the streets of Keene searching for the parking officers and try to beat them — with coins — to the meter.
“My husband had it a few weeks ago. He was just running a little late in one of the stores…and when he came back he had the little card there saying they had put a little extra money in for him. It definitely saved him,” Read more
Thanks to WMUR-TV for their coverage of the Robin Hood lawsuit, which was pretty fair compared to WBZ’s report:
WBZ’s Michael Rosenfield was first to contact me today, and also first to post their report. I have one major critique of this package:
They show Alan, the meter maid, complaining that my friends and I watched him and his family at the park on Sunday and tried to make it sound intimidating. They did not show my rebuttal to his claim. Here’s what really happened:
Every week, activists gather for Social Sunday. This last Sunday we went to Robin Hood park (yes, really – it’s called that). While there, I walked from our picnic area to the bathroom, hundreds of feet away from our gathering. On my return walk I saw someone I thought to be Alan at the playground. When I returned, I asked the Robin Hooders who have more street time and familiarity with Alan if that was Alan, so people were looking over there to confirm or deny it was him. That’s all! He acts like we stalked him at the park, when I’m pretty sure we were there before him!
The Robin Hood lawsuit story has gone global! Thanks to Joshua Gardner of the Daily Mail in the UK for his story about Robin Hood of Keene and the city’s lawsuit against us:
A town has filed suit against a group that walks around refilled the parking meters of strangers in an activity they call Robin Hooding.
Named for the classic do-gooder and their town of residence, Keene, New Hampsire, members of ‘Robin Hood of Keene’ are accused of harassing the city’s parking enforcement officers in a civil suit filed May 2.
The group denies this, however. They say the city is just mad because of lost revenue from parking tickets. Read more
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