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Herman Cain's Secret Service Request Prompted by Journalist Skirmishes
The Atlantic ^ | 11/18/11 | Erik Hayden

Posted on 11/18/2011 9:47:24 AM PST by mdittmar

Herman Cain, who's security team manhandled multiple reporters recently, became the first GOP candidate to receive Secret Service protection in this election cycle--and Cain's spokesman, J.D. Gordon said skirmishes with journalists prompted the decision, The Washington Post reported. "Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said Thursday night that the campaign asked for the protection after The Washington Post posted an article online that morning detailing a series of physical skirmishes involving journalists at Cain rallies."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; enemedia; frontrunner; hermancain; journalistas; journolist; secretservice; whenjournalistsact

1 posted on 11/18/2011 9:47:27 AM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Partisan journalists!?!?!?!?


2 posted on 11/18/2011 9:49:37 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: mdittmar

ABC news just reported that Cain had been receiving threats.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 9:50:37 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Journalists don’t like Herman Cain,maybe there is a correlation there;)


4 posted on 11/18/2011 9:53:10 AM PST by mdittmar (i)
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To: mdittmar
This is the Washington ComPost's entire evidence of journalists being mistreated by the Cain Campaign:

One incident on Wednesday involved journalists jostling among themselves for position. Another featured a local police officer aggressively blocking a video journalist. In at least two instances, Cain's own private security guard physically blocked reporters, including one from The Washington Post.

So whether it is journalists acting like animals and pushing each other, a local cop trying to get them to act civil or Cain's own private security guard doing likewise, it is all Cain's fault.

5 posted on 11/18/2011 9:53:39 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mdittmar

Something smells about this.
The day they arrest someone for shooting at the obama white house, Cain gets SS protection?


6 posted on 11/18/2011 9:53:56 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mdittmar
Oh I think it is Cain that does not like journalist's ☺
7 posted on 11/18/2011 9:55:00 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All; mylife
All candidates get threats. Anyone in the public eye gets threats. What matters is the campaign says they asked for Secret Service to protect them from JOURNALISTS!

You can't make this stuff up!

If he were still a Democrat, he'd be lampooned by Freepers who sing his praises and defend his every gaffe, misstatement and flub.

8 posted on 11/18/2011 9:58:03 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: mylife

It’s just a coincidence. The request would’ve been submitted well before.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 10:00:13 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: mylife

First known threat (and there may have been more) was serious and was apparantly racially motivated, from a KKK member [or sympathizer] it appears, and was phoned in to the campaign in June. There have been additional threats, is what aired on the reports a few hours ago as well. It is not an easy process to have done, and must be approved by Department of Homeland Security.


10 posted on 11/18/2011 10:01:21 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Promise: If Cain fails, I'll vote for NO GOP Nominee in 2012 if he/she had a hand in The Cain Smear)
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To: mylife

I’ve heard reports from at least a few MSM sources in the past couple of days that Cain has received death threats. I rather doubt the Secret Service agrees to protect a candidate on the basis of the candidate complaining about unruly journalists. If they do, that would be ridiculous.


11 posted on 11/18/2011 10:01:50 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: mdittmar

Make sense. The clown media knows better then to act like this with the Secret Service.


12 posted on 11/18/2011 10:04:44 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mylife
Glad you love your candidate. Your acting like an ass on the Cain threads like this does not get Perry any additional votes
13 posted on 11/18/2011 10:06:06 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mylife

Naturally, a Perrybot thinks there’s something amiss with this decision.


14 posted on 11/18/2011 10:06:14 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: newzjunkey

Glad you love your candidate. Your acting like an ass on the Cain threads like this does not get Perry any additional votes


15 posted on 11/18/2011 10:06:52 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: lonevoice

If he has received threats this is viable.
If not, it is ridiculous as you said.


16 posted on 11/18/2011 10:07:22 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: therightliveswithus

I’d be afraid of them too, just because they are journalists doesn’t mean they can’t be assassins.


18 posted on 11/18/2011 10:07:47 AM PST by tiki
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To: newzjunkey

Because when a liberal rag says something it must be true. There are also other news sources reporting that he received threats (not from pushy journalists). Why have you chosen to believe this one? It’s not like we’ve ever in our entire lives found out the media was full of it. So if you would let me know which candidate you support? I’d like to make sure I believe everything the liberal press publishes about him/her.

Cindie


19 posted on 11/18/2011 10:08:08 AM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: MNJohnnie

We fought a battle about this on a long thread with the Perrybots last night. Some of the usual harpies were there and let’s just say the...complexion of things became quite apparent.


20 posted on 11/18/2011 10:08:34 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

The ABC report I just heard is at odds with the Atlantic article.
Gee, why would I raise questions about the disparity?


22 posted on 11/18/2011 10:09:44 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Why would you not realize that such decisions aren’t made in one day? The grating of protection to Cain is the culmination of a process.


23 posted on 11/18/2011 10:11:40 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: mdittmar

Well, that’s one way to avoid having to answer tough questions.


24 posted on 11/18/2011 10:14:54 AM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: buccaneer81

I am sure it probably is.


25 posted on 11/18/2011 10:14:54 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mdittmar
The liberals know what a threat he is to the death grip liberals have on black voters. If the liberals can no longer keep black folk in the slums they are finished.
26 posted on 11/18/2011 10:24:57 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: buccaneer81
The fact that this process takes a while does not fit the story line.
27 posted on 11/18/2011 10:26:31 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Vigilanteman
" One incident on Wednesday involved journalists jostling among themselves for position. Another featured a local police officer aggressively blocking a video journalist. In at least two instances, Cain's own private security guard physically blocked reporters, including one from The Washington Post."

These so called " journalists/communist " must be or sounds like the OWS protestors.
28 posted on 11/18/2011 10:28:31 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: MNJohnnie

When political candidates are afraid of the First Amendment (i.e. the media), they don’t belong in the race.


29 posted on 11/18/2011 10:32:00 AM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: org.whodat
The fact that this process takes a while does not fit the story line.

True. Facts never need get in the way of the agenda.

30 posted on 11/18/2011 10:33:57 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: varina davis

You might want to read the 13th Amendment...Bless your heart.


31 posted on 11/18/2011 10:36:51 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: gardencatz

In essence it appears there is the implication that our liberal press has the ability to incite violence. If true, that is a sad state of affairs.


32 posted on 11/18/2011 10:49:53 AM PST by aloppoct (stucnsf)
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To: mdittmar

We shall see, but SS is government, and it’s government by the Leftists control, and as I said last nights thread benevolence of the Leftists currently in power. No action seemingly as benevolence by them comes without strings attached.

I do believe in accepting the benevolence of DHS in the form of SS protection Mr. Cain compromised himself, and his campaign. He should have remained with private security IMO.

As I said, we shall see, but I do believe he just accepted help from a source that will expect him to play the game the rules they want him to play by.


33 posted on 11/18/2011 11:01:27 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: mdittmar

I presume that they were joking, badly. The Secret Service doesn’t protect candidates from pointed questions by the media.

IT’s clear he received real threats. His campaign claiming he needed secret service protection from reporters is a stupid, shoot-yourself-in-the-foot move, one that they are rather known for of course.


34 posted on 11/18/2011 11:03:39 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: newzjunkey

My guess is this is the campaign trying to make a joke, badly. Although I see at least one Cain supporter actually saying this is both serious AND rational. But that’s not Cain’s fault he attracts that kind of supporter.


35 posted on 11/18/2011 11:05:35 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: buccaneer81

Still pushing your false racism charges, I see.


36 posted on 11/18/2011 11:09:00 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: mylife

I love these threads. The Cain campaign staff says something stupid. The Cain supporters are confused as to how to respond.

Some ignore what was said, and point out the reality (real death threats).

Some defend what was said, and claim it makes sense.

Some will say they were joking (not on this thread yet though).

Some will call their opponents racists.

And some will attack Rick Perry.


37 posted on 11/18/2011 11:11:19 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: buccaneer81

You do realize that “The fact that this process takes a while does not fit the story line.” is really a debunking of the story posted here, that the SS protection is the result of complaints filed by the campaign about journalists this week.

Clearly that’s not why he’s getting protection. It is because of serious threats. Why any Cain supporter would now want to pretend it isn’t death threats but a fear of journalists is beyond me. DO you really think that the headline “Cain needs protection from Journalists” works out well for him beyond his most loyal supporters?


38 posted on 11/18/2011 11:14:01 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
You're a poopyhead /s ☺
39 posted on 11/18/2011 11:16:15 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mdittmar

The msm is scared of him. Big time scared.


40 posted on 11/18/2011 11:16:57 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: buccaneer81
Before you or your other cain folks fall for the "of course he asked for SS protection from Journalists", you might want to catch this article:

Herman Cain’s U.S.Secret Service detail has nothing to do with unruly reporters

Really, the only question here is whether his campaign guy actually SAID this, and whether he thought he was being funny.

41 posted on 11/18/2011 11:22:41 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I never said nor did I ever think it was about the press incidents.


42 posted on 11/18/2011 11:25:21 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

I apologize.


43 posted on 11/18/2011 11:29:18 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: buccaneer81

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45 posted on 11/18/2011 11:46:13 AM PST by varina davis (We grow too soon old and too late smart -- Pennsylvania Dutch adage)
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To: buccaneer81
I never said nor did I ever think it was about the press incidents.

That was patently obvious to anyone who enjoys reading what others post as much as he enjoys posting his own 1,000 word essays. :-)

46 posted on 11/18/2011 11:59:06 AM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
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To: mdittmar
Herman Cain, who's security team...

Is this a true copy from "The Atlantic"? I haven't read all the posts but surely someone picked up on the misspelled word. It's "whose security team."

47 posted on 11/18/2011 3:43:37 PM PST by OldPossum
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