Fox News Reporter Assaulted By Wisconsin Protesters

More of that “new civility” we’ve come to expect from the left on display in Wisconsin today:


Funny, I don’t remember the tea party folks assaulting any reporters. Not even when it was the MSNBC folks who were there for the express purpose of baiting bad behavior out of the crowd for the purposes of recording it and using it to denounce the movement.

But you know what won’t happen? There won’t be any hand-wringing in the media about the “atmosphere of hate” being created by these protests. Because when the left protests the motivations are always pure as the driven snow.

Conservative protests, on the other hand, are inherently suspect and illegitimate in the eyes of the liberal media.

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • Kevin Flanagan

    The slackers only want their version of a diverse viewpoint allowed. How can these clowns ever claim to be “professionals?”

    • JustRuss

      Exactly, the left only supports diversity as long as everyone agrees to the the basic point. You are only allowed to disagree on HOW to move forward toward socialism, not on whether we should.

      Also as I stated before, as long as a lefty FEELS that they are correct, nothing on this earth will will change their minds, even truth and facts.

  • awfulorv

    Intimidation to unions is like spring to baseball…

  • Neiman

    So are we to cry tears because a reporter gets roughed up a little? That is their job to go into battle zones and sometimes they get hurt or worse when they do. They get paid very well pursuing celebrity, money and prizes. I am glad they go, but they mustn’t cry because all the people don’t love them and treat them like stars.

    That being said, what do you expect of liberal thugs, these street terrorists, these ignorant hooligans that would force their will upon us all by their loudness and anger. They are not in the streets to reason with anyone, they are trying to force their will upon us all. That is the heart of liberalism, they are mostly cheap thugs and they often win because the people don’t like to see these “poor, simple people in the streets because of the meanies in power.” That is what they are doing with things like gay marriage, the people don’t want it, so liberals will force it upon us by violent means. I have seen this for over five decades, the America of anarchy, no love for the law, the law of force; wherein they will force their will upon us if we do not give them their way.

    Who is responsible for this violence? Those cowardly legislators that ran away that didn’t have the spine to stay and fight through the Legislature and if need be the courts to win their battle. They should be calling the people back to work, calming these irrational creatures and restoring order. But, they choose to incite the people to force the majority in their state to submit or else.

  • mikemc1970

    Just getting out and getting a little bloody. Union thugs will be union thugs.

  • LastBestHope

    These “progressives” are putting on a fine show for US. The Wisc. taxpayers pay the salaries of protesters who called in sick, pay the unemployment benefits of the others who obviously don’t have jobs, pay the police who must deal with this circus, pay the clean up crew that must disinfect those public rest rooms and pay the 14 “fleebaggers” who won’t show up for work. The taxpayers should revolt….
    oh….wait…last Nov 2nd, they did.

    And in 2012, the majority of US will finish the job and make the Dems a minority party in every place that matters.

  • flamemeister

    I am told that some people who may well have been tea party sympathizers have sometimes shouted down their useless congressmen and even have had bad thoughts about the federal government. So there! There is an investigation going on based on a rumor that at one of the major tea party meetings someone dropped an M&M on the ground and failed to pick it up. Tea party people litter too, so don’t complain about unions. There have also been stories of tea party people bumping into people so that they almost spilled some of the beverage they were holding. So if a few union protesters push some people around and knock a few heads—same, same.

  • $8194357

    Because when the left protests the motivations are always pure as the driven snow.

    Conservative protests, on the other hand, are inherently suspect and illegitimate in the eyes of the liberal media.

    Fox was “targeted” and named evil just like Rush, Bush, Cheney, Haliburton, (insert any person,cause or entity the leftists oppose here) Just like old Saul Alinsky taught them to do.

  • Clint F

    Welcome to the liberals’ New Civility.

  • robert108

    Quite a contrast to the time when Pelosi and her cronies walked right through the middle of a Tea Party rally, with no shouting or assault, then lied about seeing and hearing racism. They knew they were in no danger, so like the terrorists, they aggressed on the peaceful conservatives.

  • Enigma_Cypher

    Liberals bleated about how the Tea Party was supposedly inciting the mentally unbalanced into committing violent acts. So when are they going to warn the Wisconsin protesters about that?

    Typical leftist double standards.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Why isn’t there any MSNBC video of nobody hitting anyone, yet complaints about being hit? Seems to me MSNBC needs it’s share of liars and crybabies trying to make the union protesters as bad as the Teasters look.

    • 2hotel9

      And here we have trannitized defending the assault of reporters, just as he defended the Muslim gang rape of another reporter. Typical.

      And you have yet to produce a single video of a TEA Party rally where a single member of the TEA Party assaulted anyone, verbally or physically. Why is that, whiny lying c*nt?

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        We don’t have any video of the Fox News reporter being struck, punched or hit either. Why is that, whiny lying c*nt?

        • 2hotel9

          Keep defending Muslim terrorists, trannitized, they will show their appreciation directly to you in the not to distant future.

  • SigFan

    These thugs and bullies are going to try this on the wrong person at some point. Someone who will never throw the first punch, but absolutely knows how to get in the last one. When that happens, the lamestream media will pay attention and of course blame the person that defended him/herself. Until then, it’s all peace, love and understanding on the left.

  • conservitiveunionworker

    Whey holding a mic right to your mouth, getting hit will make an audible sound, either the hit itself, or a quick exhale of air, or a distruption in speaking.

    I heard nothing to back it up, nor, did I see anything. How come?

    • Jim Farley

      Really? Thank you Mr. Forensic scientist. Your solid logicalization is irrefutable.

      • Proof

        CSI: Madison

  • mikemc1970

    Here’s a scene from Atlanta. More union thuggery on display.

    Same scene from across the street.

  • noblindersonme

    You guys just love this, don’t you! A single incident of a FAUX ‘reporter ‘ getting ‘roughed up’. Wow! Faux news is on the hunt for these incidents of provacations and when it does inevitably happen, Faux just loves to feed it to the snarling Faux fans!
    I flipped on Faux news as a curiosity Sunday morn . and all I could stand was10 minutes! there was 5 minutes of nonstop blame Obama for everything . one attack on the liberal media and one teaser where they stuck a microphone in a protestor’s face and they were going to show him up as some blithering idiot typical of their view of ALL liberals. Yeah THAT is journalism!!
    Can’t you fools see what they are doing?? They hunt and stage this stuff , and when they get the crowds they seek to watch this train wreck , they brag ” See- look at our wonderful ratings !’
    BTW , incidences of the tea partiers and the right wing media acting like buffons and thugs are quite numerous , so at worst all this could prove is that the left can be as rancorous as the right!

    • Bat One

      BTW , incidences of the tea partiers and the right wing media acting like buffons and thugs are quite numerous…

      If they are “quite numerous” as you say, then why haven’t you cited a couple to prove the point? Where are the “quite numerous” URLs, Hmmm??

    • Jim Farley


    • jcrue

      And you’re going to prove your point regarding people acting like “buffons” when? Or are we just supposed to believe you?

    • 2hotel9

      “BTW , incidences of the tea partiers and the right wing media acting like buffons and thugs are quite numerous ,” Really, blindtoreality? How about you link us to 3 real quick? We will be here waiting.

  • Alpha

    The Tea Party heckled Dan and Midge Hough, which is clearly far worse than beating up a reporter. A beatdown only inflicts physical injuries and maybe death, and there are too many other people on this planet anyhow, while words can wound your mind in ways that can never heal.

    • mikemc1970

      Please. They are clearly pulling a play straight from the lefts Alinsky playbook. If you don’t like it maybe you thugs shouldn’t employ it yourselves. As far as the physical intimidation the left loves to employ, it will always be far worse.

  • Jhoward

    “He hit me, that guy just hit me” really, no change to tone or inflection of his voice no response by his crew to “save” him. The Police are all over the Capitol so I call BS and chalk it up to just another lie from Fox.

  • Lala

    “BTW , incidences of the tea partiers and the right wing media acting like buffons and thugs are quite numerous , so at worst all this could prove is that the left can be as rancorous as the right! ” by noblindersonme. Proof please, we want pictures or audio.

  • mikemc1970

    Jindal staffers beaten by lefty protesters.

    Pictures of the beating and the dirty hippie protesters.

  • $1739777

    Funny how the real facts are seem to trip up the gang at Fox. Tobin is such a weenie he is refusing to address the questions surrounding his supposed ‘assault’.