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Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question
breitbart.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2013 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 01/28/2013 1:18:09 PM PST by libstripper

In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control.

In the video, Bloomberg is seen surrounded by security. Mattera approaches Bloomberg and asks, “In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?”

Bloomberg’s reply: “Uh, you, we’ll get right back to you.”

“Why can you defend yourself but not the majority of Americans?” Mattera asks as the mayor walks away. “Look at the team of security you’ve got. And you’re an advocate for gun control?”

The video then cuts to Mattera walking further down the street when one of the men guarding Bloomberg, identified as Officer Stockton NYPD, stops Mattera and asks to see his photo ID.

Mattera complies before asking, “Is this standard procedure for the press? Wait, wait, wait, it’s standard procedure to be questioning members of the press?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; bloominidiot; guncontrol; gungrabbing; hypocracy; secondamendment
One more "do as I say, not as I do" by a big lib. Be sure to go to the article and click the video. It's great.
1 posted on 01/28/2013 1:18:19 PM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

I’m honestly wondering if Bloomberg is insane-made insane by his drunkeness with power. I really wonder if he has clinical, certifiably insane megalomania.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 1:24:10 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: libstripper

A lib can’t answer that question honestly. They would admit they are hypocrits and liars and we can’t have that now can we?


3 posted on 01/28/2013 1:27:53 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: libstripper

Do this guys police powers extend to Washington DC?

Is he even allowed to carry in DC?

What about DC’s strict gun laws?


4 posted on 01/28/2013 1:28:54 PM PST by Venturer
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To: libstripper

Let me be blunt, people within Bloomies’ community should tell that idiot he is burning precious capital with his insane gun control positions.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 1:30:23 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: libstripper; marktwain; sickoflibs; SandRat; Travis McGee
In the video, Bloomberg is seen surrounded by security. Mattera approaches Bloomberg and asks, “In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?”

Bloomberg’s reply: “Uh, you, we’ll get right back to you.”

Elites are all the same - what a blowhard. The conservative reporter was then asked for this name and date of birth BY Bloomberg's security team. The threat being that they would 'know where he lives'...

And we're not suppose to be able to protect ourselves?

Bloomberg should take his big fat ass and put it down in a small middle class flat for a few nights - without ANY security. No gun, no protection - nothing special. THEN tell us how he feels about citizens having the right to be armed. What a jerk...

6 posted on 01/28/2013 1:40:03 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal Control - Fr:MadMax)
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To: blam; Nathan

Your lists might enjoy this one - Bloomberg was out walking with his armed Security Team when a conservative reporter asked him about gun control....

If Donald Trump buys the New York Times, he’s got his second hire in this kid... right after James O’Keefe.

Ping.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 1:46:54 PM PST by GOPJ ( Do murder laws control murders?..freeper Red Badger Let's try Criminal Control - Fr:MadMax)
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To: libstripper

Lucky he didn’t get his butt kicked. The guards did their job enforcing a safe distance zone.

Jason was hardly accosted. Good question though.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 2:02:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

“Lucky he didn’t get his butt kicked. The guards did their job enforcing a safe distance zone.

Jason was hardly accosted. Good question though.”


I don’t know if we watched the same video but those scum grabbed his arm and held on for some time. If that is not accosted we better tell Websters.


9 posted on 01/28/2013 2:12:39 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: libstripper

Those mean ugly big MF’in guys circled the mayor to protect him from this evil journalist. Guess which was armed? The mayor benefits from armed protection, and he wants normal people to be at the mercy of armed violent criminals.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 2:20:48 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: Wurlitzer

He was pretty aggressive about his actions and they did their job not allowing him to pierce that protective veil.

I applaud him but, he pit himself in that position knowing full well what the consequences could be.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 2:45:33 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: libstripper

12 posted on 01/28/2013 2:52:47 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower.)
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To: Vendome

What is your point? Plenty of good Germans did their jobs also. Bloomberg’s muscle should not be applauded for carrying that dirtbags water.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 2:55:59 PM PST by lodi90
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To: Vendome
Lucky he didn’t get his butt kicked.

Indeed. How dare that mere peon question His Execrable Majesty King Bloomberg of York? Doesn't he know Bloomus Maximus is above question?

Bloomberg is a coward, and those thugs who followed and pestered the reporter are inexcusable.

14 posted on 01/28/2013 3:04:06 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Vendome

Still they laid their filthy hands on him. He at no time showed anything other than asking a series of questions to which we would all love to hear answers.

Bloombutt is like all other political scum in that they do not handle dissenting opinion well at all.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 3:05:55 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Vendome
He was pretty aggressive about his actions and they did their job not allowing him to pierce that protective veil.

Which perfectly illustrates the point. Bloomberg has a team of armed and effective security agents at all times while the average citizen has nothing but themselves and whatever weapon they can bring to bear on their own. Bloomberg would like to make that their bare hands.

16 posted on 01/28/2013 3:42:49 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: libstripper

If the reporter was not a threat in anyway...Bloombergs SS men comitted assault by touching him. The reporter should press criminal charges and civil action. He should have never offered to ID himself...NYPD are out of their jurisdiction


17 posted on 01/28/2013 4:19:55 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Vendome

Reporters get in people’s faces all the time. I don’t recall seeing the MSM being manhandled by security surrounding someone like Romney or Boehner. If that happened, it would be on the news 24/7.


18 posted on 01/28/2013 4:24:51 PM PST by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: Prince of Space

Having been to quite a few Hollywood VIP parties and political fundraising and a variety of other events I’ve seen happen.

Besides our disagreement with Booberg, what exactly is your gripe?

This whole thing demonstrates the hypocrisy of calling for Americans to disarm while being armed themselves and/or hiring private citizens who are armed to protect him.


19 posted on 01/28/2013 5:12:18 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TigersEye

Zactly !!!


20 posted on 01/28/2013 5:13:25 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

That was why he acted the way he did. His questions were irrelevant, he knew Bloomingidiot would have no reply or some phony digression at best. Mattera wasn’t trying to show any wrongdoing on the part of the security team. They didn’t do anything wrong they did what a security detail should do. What he was demonstrating was that Bloomingidiot lives in a protected elitist bubble while pushing to make ordinary citizens live like sheep ready to be slaughtered.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 5:34:23 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Vendome

So, how do you like existing as a live on your knees lick spittle?


22 posted on 01/28/2013 7:24:06 PM PST by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: metalurgist

Shea right...


23 posted on 01/28/2013 9:16:09 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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