Georgia trucker Earl Conlon was widely reported as saying that the patriot truckers group intends to shut down traffic and arrest congressmen.
A letter to journalist Steven Nelson said in part,
"We hereby respectfully request a retraction or update on the article to indicate that Earl is in no way associated with the mission of the ride. He was merely a point of contact for drivers at a meeting place for the start of the convoy. Please immediately update the article so as not to create the false perception you have portrayed in your article."
As of the time of this writing, the US News and World Report article was not updated, and other media outlets have reported on the false information.
As co-founder Ben Pam of the 'Truckers Ride for the Constitution' told the Examiner yesterday in an exclusive interview,
"We do not intend to obstruct traffic or close down any roads."
"We are not coming to arrest anyone."
If Winter or Nelson spoke to the founders of the event, or if they checked the 'Truckers Ride for the Constitution' Facebook page, which has close to 60,000 followers at the time of this writing, they would have seen that the intent of the patriotic truckers is not to arrest anyone or to obstruct traffic.
Pam clarified the mission of the Truckers Ride For the Constitution for the Examiner yesterday, saying that his group intends to
"awaken the American People to the complete disregard for the Constitution and to bring a message to Congress that We The People demand to be heard. We do not intend to arrest anyone or blockade DC until Obama is impeached. There are news articles and false statements going out from groups and people that are not a part of this movement. Please understand that these people do not speak for us." [added emphasis]
Buried in the USA Today article, was that the organizers of the Facebook page posted,
"...here's the entire scoop on US News & World Report attempting to get a sensational title from someone not authorized to speak on behalf of all peaceful protesters. As we approach the event, this is what we can expect from the MSM and potential saboteurs --- but NOTHING will stop us!"
While speaking with Pam, he indicated that the people who are involved in "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" have all experienced major computer problems. As previously reported by the Examiner, their Facebook page was shut down, their Twitter account was abruptly suspended, and now it seems that their website is also experiencing difficulties.
By the way, Pam told the Examiner that 7,000 truckers have now been confirmed to be involved in the Ride for the Constitution. And of those who are working to undermine the movement, he said,
"Nothing stops us or even slows us down. We do not even notice the attacks.
Is it any wonder that some want to stifle and marginalize this movement? The Facebook page has received almost 10,000 "likes" in the past 24 hours and it is likely to gain momentum as the date draws near.
Additionally, "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" is teaming up with the "Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment" group, as previously reported by the Examiner.
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