That picture of Lawrence Betsinger shows the classic traveling vendor, the white guy selling all kinds of merchandise. Betsinger, born in 1944, could be sitting in front of his TV enjoying retirement, except because of the (((globalists))) a comfortable retirement is increasingly hard to come by.
One item in his inventory has gotten him banned and then smeared in the press for an old crime.
A Pennsylvania fair vendor, who turned out to be a registered sex offender, was booted from the event after visitors complained that he was selling Nazi flags.
Visitors to the Bloomsburg Fair, which started Saturday, posted photos of the vendor’s flags on the fair’s Facebook page. The photos showed a red-and-white flag with a black swastika draped from one side of a booth and a flag endorsing Donald Trump and declaring “Make America Great Again” on the other side.
The fair’s president, Paul Reichart, said he became aware of the issue Monday morning. Officials removed the Nazi flags for sale and initially let the vendor, Lawrence Betsinger, continue to operate.
Patrons later posted photos of the booth showing that the Nazi flag had been replaced with a Confederate flag.
By Monday afternoon, officials decided to shut down the booth entirely after deeming other items, including bumper stickers, offensive.
“We like this to be a clean, American fair,” Reichart said. “We’re family-oriented and we don’t tolerate these things.”
The Associated Press was unable to locate a phone number for Betsinger, but he told Philadelphia magazine he has sold such items for 45 years and he doesn’t see why it is a problem just because some people complained.
“If you don’t want it, don’t look at it,” he told the magazine. “I’m not making anybody buy it. I guess there’s no First Amendment at the Bloomsburg Fair.”
The fair, about 130 miles northwest of Philadelphia, features amusement rides, concerts and agriculture exhibits.
In 2007, Betsinger pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in a deal with prosecutors.
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” he told the magazine. He said he downloaded some items online “and now I’m being punished for the rest of my life.”
He’s required to sign on to the Megan’s Law sex offender registry, and appeared to update the site with his temporary residence in Bloomsburg.
The juxtaposing of the so-called Nazi flag with the Trump banner is intended to smear Trump. Betsinger brought merchandise that would sell. Thus, he probably had no Hillary banners in his inventory.
Whatever the facts of his plea bargain and appearance on a sex offender registry, it has nothing to do with a swastika flag.
So, what we have is the press slandering someone because they don’t like his possible right wing politics.
If I were writing this story, I would run a headline something like this:
Elderly Man Trying to Make A Living Censored, First Amendment Dead
The villain in this piece is the fair, which has no real justification for banning Betsinger.