Skip to comments.Reporter Assaulted at Palin Rally (OMG!)
Posted on 10/17/2008 10:39:45 AM PDT by Wegotsarah.com
The McCain campaign, today unhappy about the attention Joe the plumber is getting, has been running against the press off and on for a while, and the hostility from some supporters to the press does seem to be getting more intense.
As usual, anecdotes are just that. But this one, from a reporter working on a piece for the Greensboro News-Record, stands out. He writes that he wandered to the back of a Palin event to talk to some protesters:
I sidled up to one of the Obama supporters and asked why they were there, what they were trying to accomplish.
As he was telling me a large, bearded man in full McCain-Palin campaign regalia got in his face to yell at him.
Hey, hey, I said. Im trying to interview him. Just a minute, okay?
The man began to say something about how of course I was interviewing the Obama people when suddenly, from behind us, the sound of a pro-Obama rap song came blaring out of the windows of a dorm building. We all turned our heads to see Obama signs in the windows.
This was met with curses, screams and chants of U.S.A by McCain-Palin folks who crowded under the windows trying to drown it out and yell at the person playing the stereo.
It was a moment of levity in an otherwise very tense situation and so I let out a gentle chuckle and shook my head.
Oh, you think thats funny?! the large bearded man said. His face was turning red. Yeah, thats real funny he said.
And then he kicked the back of my leg, buckling my right knee and sending me sprawling onto the ground.
Want me to call you a wahmbulance?
I’ll bet a few bux this is crap.
yeah yeah..and once again..none of this recorded..even though there are hundreds of cameras and recording devices around..just magical isn’t it..
Ordinary folks have had enough of the press bias and the Obamabots.
I’m calling B.S. If I had the meter picture, I would post it right here.
That’s twice in 15 minutes that I’ve seen something alluding to the fact that McCain/Palin have soured on “JTP.”
What the heck guys? The guy is freaking gold. Take him in and run with it...
Show me the video. Surely you had a camera guy with you?
All of this hogwash is a MSM attempt to conjure images of Selma and Birmingham.
Now who writes things like this about themselves? People who are making things up, that's who. I would bet the farm that, just like the "kill him" report, this is made up.
Set up...I dont buy it....Reporters want a fight so they can post stories like this!!!
Is this the same guy who made up the assertion that someone yelled “kill him” at the other rally. Just because these reporters say these things is little evidence that they are true.
Interesting how Politico reports this as though it was a bad thing.
Orson Scott Card publishes his stuff there, and I’m fairly sure he lives in the area.
I’m betting that he can get the real scoop on what happened.
Didn't think so.
What a weenie, he’s probably never got the back of the leg push before because he was raised in plastic bubble wrap in San Francisco.
Wa-Wa-Wa, get a blanket baby!
Eh what a bunch a whiny bullshit.Why did the reporter laugh and smile at the couple of Obama signs held up in the windows?
He deserved to be smacked.
If this really happened, then the assailent is an asshat and has done our cause harm.
There is no reason for such behavior and defending it is stupid.
If it happened.
If it happened.
If it happened.
Where is the reporter’s name in the story?
It doesn’t pass the smell test.