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Reporter Assaulted at Palin Rally (OMG!)
Politico ^ | 10-16-08 | Stein

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. “I’m 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 that’s funny?!” the large bearded man said. His face was turning red. “Yeah, that’s real funny…” he said.

And then he kicked the back of my leg, buckling my right knee and sending me sprawling onto the ground.


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At least they didn't "kill him"- or how the propagandists rile up the masses with "anecdotes' presented as fact.

http://www.wegotsarah.com

1 posted on 10/17/2008 10:39:45 AM PDT by Wegotsarah.com
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To: Wegotsarah.com
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?

3 posted on 10/17/2008 10:42:35 AM PDT by gundog (I'm a bitter gun owner, and I vote.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
Looks like a job for Super Plumber




4 posted on 10/17/2008 10:42:52 AM PDT by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

I’ll bet a few bux this is crap.


5 posted on 10/17/2008 10:43:15 AM PDT by wny
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To: Wegotsarah.com

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..


6 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:21 AM PDT by BerniesFriend
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Ordinary folks have had enough of the press bias and the Obamabots.


7 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:21 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (In VP's, McCain picked the future, Obama chose the past.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

I’m calling B.S. If I had the meter picture, I would post it right here.


8 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:22 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

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...


9 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:27 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: wny

Show me the video. Surely you had a camera guy with you?


10 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:43 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Wegotsarah.com

All of this hogwash is a MSM attempt to conjure images of Selma and Birmingham.


11 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:50 AM PDT by Right Angler
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To: Wegotsarah.com
so I let out a gentle chuckle....

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.

12 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:52 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Set up...I dont buy it....Reporters want a fight so they can post stories like this!!!


13 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:59 AM PDT by Texas4ever (!WHO IS OBAMA?)
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To: gundog

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.


14 posted on 10/17/2008 10:44:59 AM PDT by Lawdoc (My dad married my aunt, so now my cousins are my brothers. Go figure.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Interesting how Politico reports this as though it was a bad thing.


15 posted on 10/17/2008 10:45:02 AM PDT by DHarry
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To: Wegotsarah.com

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.


16 posted on 10/17/2008 10:45:37 AM PDT by George Smiley (Palin is the real deal.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
Witnesses?

Didn't think so.

17 posted on 10/17/2008 10:46:03 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Wegotsarah.com

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!


18 posted on 10/17/2008 10:46:06 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: Wegotsarah.com

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.


19 posted on 10/17/2008 10:46:22 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Wegotsarah.com

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.


20 posted on 10/17/2008 10:46:22 AM PDT by Yankee
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Is this the Onion?


21 posted on 10/17/2008 10:46:45 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: Wegotsarah.com

I like pushing and blocking the Drive-by reports at rallies. It’s fun.


22 posted on 10/17/2008 10:46:53 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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23 posted on 10/17/2008 10:47:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (,)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
And then he kicked the back of my leg, buckling my right knee and sending me sprawling onto the ground. You (the media) deserve much worse.
24 posted on 10/17/2008 10:47:45 AM PDT by JPJones
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To: Wegotsarah.com
And then he kicked the back of my leg, buckling my right knee and sending me sprawling onto the ground.

Mercy... did it soil your dress?

25 posted on 10/17/2008 10:47:47 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: Wegotsarah.com

The McCain campaign loves the attention Joe the Plumber is getting.


26 posted on 10/17/2008 10:47:48 AM PDT by rushmom (l)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Sure, I believe this like I believe someone shouted kill him. Even if it is true it is one person, out a crowd of thousands, over whom the McCain campaign has no control. Where were the SS during this incident. Notice how the media pukes always portray themselves as just good natured journalists trying to do a job.


27 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:06 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Lawdoc
I don't know. But I do know that if Obama "monitors" are available for interviews at Palin events then it wouldn't be too hard to have an agitator yell anything at a rally and have it reported as McCain-Palin hatefulness.
28 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:10 AM PDT by gundog (I'm a bitter gun owner, and I vote.)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Lets see the police report.


29 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:12 AM PDT by listenhillary (Should we turn Alaska or Texas into our Galt's Gulch?)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

Just wait til the real assaults take place. This? BS. Also, I can’t honestly believe for one minute that anyone changes a vote because of this sort of “news story”.


31 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:18 AM PDT by albie
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To: DHarry

to think I sued to think politico was alright a couple of months ago but they have gone right for obama and have become another mouth piece for obama


32 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:40 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Loyolas Mattman

That’s twice in 15 minutes that I’ve seen something alluding to the fact that McCain/Palin have soured on “JTP.”

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I didn’t post this, but if you really want to get jazzed about Joe Plumber spin, read this:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/3218319/US-elections-John-McCain-thwarted-because-Joe-the-Plumber-owes-back-taxes.html


33 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:41 AM PDT by Wegotsarah.com (WE WIN- WE HAVE SARAH, AND THEY DON'T!)
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To: Wegotsarah.com
How could he see who kicked the back of his leg?
34 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:45 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Liberal anti-US Obama win would be the first time I am ashamed of my country.)
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True. Just like the reporter making up stuff about ‘Kill him” being shouted. Nobody heard it except for some PA reporter? Even the secret service said they cannot verify the truthfulness of the story, because they haven't been able to find ONE other person who heard it.
35 posted on 10/17/2008 10:48:49 AM PDT by snarkytart
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It’s a reporter, so the chances are that the report is a lie. Until he can prove his assertion in court, I’m going to assume it’s a lie.


36 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:14 AM PDT by Cboldt
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"And then he kicked the back of my leg, buckling my right knee and sending me sprawling onto the ground."

If the reporter was talking face-to-face with the Obama supporter, and the McCain guy came up and started talking face-to-face with the Obama supporter, how did the McCain guy manage to get behind the reporter to kick him in the back of the leg? Is he Plastic Man or what?

37 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:33 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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The McCain campaign, today unhappy about the attention Joe the plumber is getting

Oh? I hadn't heard anything about this, and would be surprised if it were true.

I don't believe the story about the reporter being assaulted either.

38 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:34 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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I've seen more pushing in the men's room.


39 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:36 AM PDT by Michael.SF. ("They're not Americans. They're liberals! "-- Ann Coulter, May 15, 2008)
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I don’t believe it. This guy planted this big guy there, so he could get a story that would be of interest to more than his regular four or five readers.


40 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:41 AM PDT by pallis
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To: gundog
"Want me to call you a wahmbulance?"

Make sure he goes through the drive through at McD's for a Whaaa-mburger and some french cries.


41 posted on 10/17/2008 10:49:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: gundog

This is pure BS and the reporter is a liar. The News & Fishwrap is a hack liberal rag that is not even suitable for lining bird cages.


42 posted on 10/17/2008 10:50:14 AM PDT by fabjr60 (I do not need your approval to honor my ancestors; Deo Vindice)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

More crap staged by Camp Obuma. We just learned from the Secret Service that the “Kill him” allegation made by the PA girlyman reporter was a lie. This is the same Commie crap from the ‘RATS.


43 posted on 10/17/2008 10:50:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I'm just going to spread YOUR wealth around - Barack HUSSEIN Obama.)
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To: RedCell
here ya go


44 posted on 10/17/2008 10:51:47 AM PDT by NetSurfer (BO stinks.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Raising the BS alert on this one. There are plenty of cops at these events; why didn’t he file an assault complaint??? “sent me sprawling to the ground...” awwwww...


45 posted on 10/17/2008 10:52:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Wegotsarah.com

This should be it’s own post - the McCain campaign put the spotlight on this guy. He’s not a public figure, nor is he running for office. They need to take him in, give him whatever help he needs, and see if he’d be willing to go out on the trail. He’s absolute gold, warts and all.

Politics: Only the perfect need apply.


46 posted on 10/17/2008 10:52:52 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: Wegotsarah.com

I don’t think these effete journalist school jackasses understand how much anger has built up over the past 20 years and more at the left-wing, pimping, disgusting liars and propagandists who work for the media.

This has been a one sided war, ever since around 1968. Now maybe a few people will get angry enough to fight back.

The astonishing thing is that this hasn’t happened more often. left-wing activists don’t hesitate to attack members of the press who offend them, as we saw at the RNC Convention. But it’s only news when angry citizens finally start losing it.

No doubt they will make this a big propaganda play. Maybe the answer is not to apologize yet again, but to ask, “Well, what else did you expect? You are the guys who chose to start a war against our country and its citizens. Yes, you started it. Now either stop with your treasonous lies and one-sided propaganda, or expect to take some medicine.”


47 posted on 10/17/2008 10:53:03 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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The press has declared war on Americans who do not support their chosen one. They have taken to making up stuff to smear them now.

Makes you wonder if the press is getting desparate because they know they are losing. The huge McCain/Palin crowds make them angry so they have decided to smear the McCain/Palin supporters.


48 posted on 10/17/2008 10:54:20 AM PDT by KansasGirl (READ MY LIPSTICK, OBAMA IS JUST CREEPY!)
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For crying out loud, these hysteronics are downright palestinian.


49 posted on 10/17/2008 10:56:18 AM PDT by A Boy Made Of Win
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To: albie
Just wait til the real assaults take place.

Democrat assaults McCain supporter!

Democrat assaults McCain supporter!


50 posted on 10/17/2008 10:56:25 AM PDT by Brown Deer
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