According to this WRAL report, Rose Hoban had her recorder “confiscated” during a Senate Commerce Committee meeting today. While, Hoban claims that she was being restricted from recording a meeting, she did not notice when the recorder was removed by a member of the sergeant-at-arms staff. The story said that she had placed the device on a side table.
You may remember Hoban and her organization, NC Health News, from this article by Francis De Luca from last year. In the article De Luca explains Hoban’s (and her organization’s) connections to Blueprint NC, the organizing network that distributed a 38-page document that outlined a “collective statewide strategy” to discredit Republicans and conservatives in North Carolina. One of the immediate goals described in the memo was to “eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern.” In order to do that, Blueprint concluded, it was necessary to have
“operatives with relationships to statewide media … for getting out the message in non-traditional ways.”
This little bit of news is a reminder that the left-wing Blueprint crowd is still on the job working on implementing their agenda.