Brown Says Alleged Assault On Reporter Part Of New Atmosphere In US
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 26, 2017,
May 26, 2017, 4:26
Kelly McBride of the Poynter journalism think tank says the heavy attacks on the media began well before Trump, but he has contributed. That is why Mr Trump calls America's free media the "enemy of the people". The candidate appears to have assaulted that reporter, sending him to the hospital. "Tree. Journalist. Some Assembly Required". In March of past year, Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with battery for allegedly yanking the arm of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Shields - a case that was ultimately dropped. A Florida prosecutor later dropped the charge.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for the Republican candidate in Montana's special House election to apologize after allegedly attacking a reporter and getting charged with assault. He faces a $500 fine and six months in jail if convicted, the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office said. That's his model. Donald Trump is his model.
"We'll talk to you about that later", Mr Gianforte says on the recording, referring Mr Jacobs to a spokesman. "The chilling fact is that half of the people seeing the Guardian reporter being beaten may actually - if privately - relish the image".
"Do you have no rights at all to fight back?" she asked, reminiscing about old movies in which the men would constantly "get in fights with each other".
- A West Virginia journalist was arrested after yelling questions about the opioid epidemic at U.S. Health Secretary Tom Price.
In a related move, three of Montana's largest daily newspapers that had endorsed Gianforte pulled their support Thursday morning. "He should apologize", Ryan added. We've really got to say, 'Come on, behave.' That was outrageous.
"Trump is in Europe", he said. What set the Montana incident apart was its "brazenness", she said.
"People believe they have license to say most anything (when) the guy at the top can say anything he wants to anybody at any time", Sanford told reporter Emma Dumain of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier.
The response from many right-wing "journalists" was decidedly more loathsome.
Carlos Lauria of the nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists, wouldn't draw parallels between the USA political climate and the Montana incident. Remember: Classified information leaked to the press - from the Pentagon Papers to warrantless wiretapping to NSA surveillance - has played a powerful role in exposing government deception and altering taxpayer-funded policies.
In a statement, Lee Glendinning, The Guardian's USA editor, said that the newspaper was "deeply appalled" and that "we stand by Ben".
That's why The Billings Gazette editorial board is also doing something without precedent: We're rescinding our editorial endorsement of Greg Gianforte. "This is the strangest thing that has ever happened to me in reporting on politics". And since taking the White House, Trump has repeatedly accused the nation's media outlets of peddling "fake news", particularly when it pertains to stories about potential collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign. "I think he whaled on me once or twice..."