Wow never thought I would see that from Keven,
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Time to send that bigoted old warrior into retirementBy Keven Graves
Published: Friday, December 7, 2012 3:57 PM PST
Frankly, I’ve grown weary of the JZ Knight/Ramtha debacle.
I’m sure many people have. It seems to be a story that won’t be going away any time soon. That’s in large part because of Knight’s own litigious actions.
This week it became clear that Yelm’s world famous channeler isn’t content to go after her former student, Virginia Coverdale, for releasing what Knight attorneys argue is copyrighted materials — namely very unflattering videos of Knight slurring her speech and disparaging Catholics, gays, Mexicans, Jews and organic farmers.
When you watch the videos, Knight’s remarks appear to be nothing more than the rantings of a bigot sitting at the end of a sticky bar.
Somehow that falls under copyrighted material.
Knight is now going after The Freedom Foundation, a conservative think tank in Olympia that posted copies of Knight/Ramtha videos on its website.
JZK, Inc.’s lawyers subpoenaed The Freedom Foundation and employee Glen Morgan seeking information relating to the case
In response, The Freedom Foundation is claiming it has the Constitutional protections of freedom of assembly. The Freedom Foundation is represented by Michelle Earl-Hubbard, a media law attorney well known to the Nisqually Valley News.
Earl-Hubbard very capably represented the NVN in 2005 against former Roy councilwoman Anja Alston’s attempt at prior restraint against the newspaper.
Alston paid the NVN $22,000 to settle that case.
From an outsider’s perspective, I think the strategy at hand is pretty clear — Knight is effectively trying to make all of the videos that show the profanity-laden diatribes pouring from her mouth disappear from public view.
Unfortunately for Knight, things posted on the Internet have a way of hanging around for a while.
There are undoubtedly copies of all of those videos downloaded on more than one hard drive. At the very least, they cannot be unseen.
Meanwhile, through her public relations machine and most vocal supporters, she is trotting out the notion that her insensitive and despicable remarks pertained to the child molestations covered up by the Catholic church.
Another JZK strategy is to paint Coverdale as a “woman scorned” because Coverdale had a relationship with Knight’s former companion, James Flick.
It all sounds a bit like a sordid soap opera.
If she’s not going to apologize for Ramtha’s offensive comments, I have another suggestion for Ms. Knight — it’s time to send that old blowhard into permanent retirement.
Whatever his brand of so-called wisdom might be, the world will be a better place without his offensive and disgusting remarks