The Don’t Tase Me Guy=Fraud?
Free speech activist Andrew Meyer is apparently quite the cut-up. See, he likes to pull practical jokes and then, get this, videotape them. I argued this with Keohane earlier. He thought the guy was just a moron a la Bong Hits for Jesus, who would ultimately put the aforementioned free speech activists in the uncomfortable position of defending a “journalism” student who can’t ask a coherent question. Cynical me, I thought it was all an act with the give-away being the, “Is anyone video-taping this?” as he’s being led away by Frank Rizzo’s campus cops.
The taser use was just a bonus. The kid’s lawyer has not been available for comment. The best part of the AP account is right here:
Meyer has his own Web site and it contains several “comedy” videos that he appears in. In one, he stands in a street with a sign that says “Harry Dies” after the latest Harry Potter book was released. In another, he acts like a drunk while trying to pick up a woman in a bar.
The site also has what is called a “disorganized diatribe” attributed to Meyer that criticizes the Iraq war, the news media for not covering the conflict enough and the American public for paying too much attention to celebrity news.
Congratulations Andrew. See, we paid attention to your little stunt, instead of focusing on bigger issues like the rights of senior citizens in Shrewsbury to put up decorations, evil crocs, and of course, the mating habits of the Harvard Man. (Which also may be a hoax, but at least it’s funny.) We’ll never fall for that again.