Skip to comments.Herman Cain's Secret Service Request Prompted by Journalist Skirmishes
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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ABC news just reported that Cain had been receiving threats.
Journalists don’t like Herman Cain,maybe there is a correlation there;)
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.
Something smells about this.
The day they arrest someone for shooting at the obama white house, Cain gets SS protection?
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.
It’s just a coincidence. The request would’ve been submitted well before.
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.
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.
Make sense. The clown media knows better then to act like this with the Secret Service.
Naturally, a Perrybot thinks there’s something amiss with this decision.
Glad you love your candidate. Your acting like an ass on the Cain threads like this does not get Perry any additional votes
If he has received threats this is viable.
If not, it is ridiculous as you said.
I’d be afraid of them too, just because they are journalists doesn’t mean they can’t be assassins.
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.
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.
The ABC report I just heard is at odds with the Atlantic article.
Gee, why would I raise questions about the disparity?
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.
Well, that’s one way to avoid having to answer tough questions.
I am sure it probably is.
When political candidates are afraid of the First Amendment (i.e. the media), they don’t belong in the race.
True. Facts never need get in the way of the agenda.
You might want to read the 13th Amendment...Bless your heart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Still pushing your false racism charges, I see.
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.
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?
The msm is scared of him. Big time scared.
Really, the only question here is whether his campaign guy actually SAID this, and whether he thought he was being funny.
I never said nor did I ever think it was about the press incidents.
Bless you heart, too. Anyone who likes the Buc’s and Margaret Thatcher can’t be all bad.
That was patently obvious to anyone who enjoys reading what others post as much as he enjoys posting his own 1,000 word essays. :-)
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."