NY Post Smears Activist For "Wheelchair Assault"
Neo-Con media outlets in disgusting lie to demonize peaceful protester who was victim of assault

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Thursday, April 24, 2008
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The NY Post is facing a lawsuit after it brazenly smeared a 9/11 truth activist for attacking a wheelchair-bound woman in New York last night, when in fact it was the activist himself who was beaten up by the girl's father according to eyewitnesses.

In the most disgusting, inaccurate and bias hit piece we have seen to date, Post writer Philip Messing claims that 18-year-old Maureen Lovetro, who has cerebral palsy, was assaulted by We Are Change member German (Gary) Talis in an article entitled BUSH BASHER SMASHES DISABLED TEEN: COPS during an event attended by Laura and Jenna Bush.

The story even features photos of the wheelchair-bound Lovetro in a crass attempt to elicit more outrage towards Talis.

The libelous smear has also been picked up by Neo-con cheerleader Michelle Malkin on her Hot Air blog.

The fact that numerous eyewitnesses, who were ignored by New York police, assert that it was Talis himself who was the victim of an assault metered out by the girl's father - John Lovetro - leaves Talis with no option but to pursue a lawsuit against the New York Post, as he stated on The Alex Jones Show today.

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"Both articles depict Gary as a heartless villain, attacking a handicapped girl—all of which is the furthest from the truth," states a We Are Change press release. "Gary did not and has never lifted a hand toward any citizen, as confirmed by all witnesses. We will be releasing a video interview of Gary after his release from central bookings explaining exactly what took place, followed by the witnesses, all of whom corroborate his statement."

"John Lovetro, the girl’s father, struck Gary leaving a flesh wound under his right eye. Gary, aware of his rights, did not at any time defend himself and yet remains the victim, now facing charges of 3rd degree assault. We Are Change will pursue legal action against all individuals and organizations that violate our civil rights. We will not be physically assaulted, and we will not stand for slander and lies," concludes the statement.

We Are Change are asking civil rights attorneys to contact them at pursuitofliberty@gmail.com to offer help.

Eyewitness Dianne Lipson told this website that John Lovetro made aggressive gestures towards Talis, cocking and waving his fist, before pursuing Talis into the side of a building.

Lovetro began punching Talis repeatedly as Lovetro's wife begged him to stop and the girl in the wheelchair began crying.

"The man punched Gary over and over again," states Lipson, adding, "From what I observed, the man who assaulted Gary was looking for a fight, and he actually exploited his physically challenged daughter, steering her wheelchair toward Gary, in order to fabricate an excuse to physically vent his anger."

Lipson attempted to submit a witness statement to police but was ignored.

The NY Post article also states that Talis shouted obscenities, which is completely contradicted by witness testimony.

The controversy follows a similar incident last week where a member of We Are Change Ireland was attacked by an MEP, only for the mainstream media to later report that the MEP had been the victim of the assault.

A smear campaign is in full-swing on behalf of the Neo-Cons and the corporate media to demonize 9/11 truth and anti-war activists as dangerous, when in fact they are the victims of physical attacks and abuse on behalf of authorities and individuals like John Lovetro.

Contact the New York Post and demand they offer an immediate retraction.

webeditor@nypost.com
letters@nypost.com

E mail the writer of this disgusting hit piece - philip.messing@nypost.com

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