Conservatives in Montana discuss beating of Guardian reporter.
“Gonna beat up some of them liberal reporters like, uh, uh…like that f***ing jerk from the Times of New York City.”
“Yeah, we sure is gonna if them come to Montana. But weren’t the reporter from Guardian in British land?”
“Who cares what state he come from. He’s a liberal and tried to ask our Republican candidate a question.”
“You ask a Republican questions, and you beaten. Finally, we is standing up to the press. And we don’t care if they is girls. We’ll beat them up like she was a men.”
Actually this is a photo of the boxers Louis De Ponthieu, Carl Morris and Leach Cross in 1911. Cross, born Louis Wallach in the Jewish ghetto of the Lower East Side, was also a practicing dentist (“I knock ’em out, then put ’em back in”).
(Photo courtesy of hwww.shorpy.com)
Republican candidate charged with assault after ‘body-slamming’ Guardian reporter
The Republican candidate for Montana’s congressional seat has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he is alleged to have slammed a Guardian reporter to the floor on the eve of the state’s special election, breaking his glasses and shouting: “Get the hell out of here.”
Ben Jacobs, a Guardian political reporter, was asking Greg Gianforte, a tech millionaire endorsed by Donald Trump, about the Republican healthcare plan when the candidate allegedly “body-slammed” the reporter.
The assault was witness by Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna who wrote on the a story for the website of Fox News. “Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind
Alicia Acuna of Fox news was in the room with colleagues setting up for an interview with Republican candidate for Congress Greg Gianforte. (The special election is today). The reporter from the Guardian came in and asked Gianforte about CBO report on ACA.
Writes Alicia, “Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, “I’m sick and tired of this!”
“As for myself and my crew, we are cooperating with local authorities. Gianforte was given a citation for misdemeanor assault and will have to appear in court sometime before June 7.”
Said Gianforte’s spokes man: “It’s unfortunate that this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer BBQ.”
Comments Charles McCain:
Since Gianforte is a bully who hates everyone but white males as stupid as he is, and since he is a godly and manly man, he will cut Federal spending which supports so many losers who are leeching off the Federal Government. Good idea. Let the cuts in Federal spending start with these programs.
“…for every dollar sent to Washington, D.C., Montana got $1.49 back. The federal government spent $11 billion in Montana in 2010. That was $10,873 for every Montanan.
*Federal farm subsidies to farms in Montana totaled 2.8 Billion from 1995-2014.
Source: Environmental Working Group
Billings Montana Gazette