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Keene dust-up to play out on 'Colbert Report'
City Council Member Randy Filiault said he almost refused to be interviewed, but then changed his mind.
After talking to someone from the show, he decided to go ahead with an interview. “I took the risk of interviewing anyway.” Filiaut said he chose to be a representative of the city’s point of view even though he knows he could be “hung out to dry,” he said.
More than a year ago, city drew national media attention in a battle with local activists called Robin Hood and his Merry Men after the group mounted a campaign to fill empty parking meters just before city parking enforcement officers could issue tickets.
Last year, from “Good Morning America” to The New York Times, the clash was boiled down to a story about activists fighting for their First Amendment rights with many city officials feeling their side of the story wasn’t made clear.
“My reaction to the Colbert show is it a very, very funny show, and they parody all sides of an issue and I’m not adverse to having fun poked at me,” MacLean said, but added that he has answered many questions already. At a certain point, continuing to answer to the Free Keene agenda just feeds the activists’ publicity machine, he said.
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