Right Wing Defends Gianforte’s Violent Assault on Reporter

Right Wing Defends Gianforte’s Violent Assault on Reporter May 26, 2017

After decades of bashing the media as part of their core political strategy, the right wing can’t even bring itself to condemn an unprovoked violent assault on a reporter. A menagerie of right wing media outlets leaped to the defense of Greg Gianforte’s criminal behavior. Like this panel on Fox News:

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ROB O’NEILL: I am from Montana, Butte, Montana. Right where this happened, I’m familiar with the race. It wasn’t making any headlines at all because President Trump won Montana by, I think plus 20 points. The guy he is running against is all about the environment and all of this stuff all of a sudden. What happened there in Montana, apparently the snowflake reporter invaded Gianforte’s safe space. We have a saying up there, “you mess around, you mess around, you might not be around.” I have a history of with these guys. When the Bin Laden story came out. These guys kind of bum-rushed my father, they got him to say some stuff, he didn’t know what “on the record, off the record” —

ERIC BOLLING (HOST): The Guardian.

O’NEILL: I believe it was The Guardian, if I’m wrong — same tactics, same ambush tactics — granted I’m not condoning the body slam. I think it’s kind of funny based on my history.

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RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: This guy was not a reporter looking for a fair story. He was obviously doing a take down on him. And this guy got his back up — he got a little bit of Montana Justice.

Fox’s own reporters were there to witness it and said that at no time did the reporter do anything wrong at all, that it was a totally unjustified, violent attack. But never mind that, they’ve got a narrative and they’re going to push it no matter what the facts say. And this, from Daily Caller editor Derek Hunter:

Laura Ingraham continued the “wuss” argument:

And of course, Alex Jones and Mike Cernovich say it was all a set-up:

MIKE CERNOVICH: That is why every national reporter in the world went to Montana. Who cares about some race in Montana, right? But they’re all there trying to set people up, putting recorders in your face, getting in your face, badgering you —

ALEX JONES (HOST): I was about to say that’s what they did to Trump and [Corey] Lewandowski. He comes in the room, screams at him, puts a camera in his face. He tries to grab the phone, the guy grabs his arm, he throws him to the ground. That guy touched him. That guy assaulted him. You grab somebody’s wrist you are trying to take control of them.

CERNOVICH: Exactly — that’s what they do. They’re setting everybody up now. And it was a total set up to try to swing a race for the Democrats because they lost all four special elections so what they do now is they send people and they go, “Hey, hey, man, hey.” And they shove it in your face and sometimes, as you know, it hits you. They have bad breath. They’ll breath in your face and there is spittle coming out of their mouth. These media people, a lot of them are just really bad, poor hygiene, they don’t take care of themselves.

JONES: These are the lowest scum of the earth that know they’re liars. They’re not even paid until they get a big story, so they’re mercenaries, they’re bounty hunters.

Except, of course, every witness to it, including the Fox News reporters, say it’s a lie that Jacobs ever even touched Gianforte. But it’s a false flag! I bet the Illuminati is behind the whole thing! And the lizard people!

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