Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Video of Democrat Congressman Attacking Student Journalist

Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC-02) attacked a student journalist (video below) outside of a Nancy Pelosi Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 415 New Jersey Ave, NW in Washington, D.C. Etheridge, walking along the sidewalk, was politely approached by a student holding a microphone and his accompanying cameraman. As the Washington Post reports:
"Do you fully support the Obama agenda?" asked one of the students. "Who are you?" asked Etheridge, grabbing one of the cameras and pointing it down -- a move more typically seen from Hollywood bodyguards than congressmen. The second camera rolled as Etheridge, irritated, held the wrist of the first cameraman, then pulled the student to his side and grabbed him in a hug. "We're just here for a project, sir," said one of the students. "I have a right to know who you are," Etheridge said. "I'm just a student, sir," said one of the students.
Also see: The Washington Post Watches Bob Etheridge and Yawns Aren't Democrats fun? They're so much nicer than those violent Tea Partiers. This jerk Etheridge should be arrested for assault..... Etheridge's lame apology, made on June 14, is even funnier than the assault incident. Bob Etheridge reminds me of another Democrat: Chicago Alderman Joe Moore (49th Ward), who is notorious for trying to intimidate journalists and bloggers. Moore is fond of squinting his eyes and attempting to look tough when confronted with something as dangerous as a question. With a steely gaze, Moore will ask "Who are you?" Unlike Etheridge, however, Moore has been not documented on video while physically attacking anybody who dares to ask him a question. Yet.