Greg Gianforte Assaults a Reporter in Boz. Today.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 3 years ago
Montana voter should respond by "body slamming" "gangreenforte: at the polls tomorrow.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 3 years ago
Why do you dislike this, Bill Bloom?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 3 years ago
As I stated earlier in another thread, Greg Gianforte is by far the worst candidate for a major Montana elected office that I have ever seen. His true colors have been displayed. He is an arrogant thug who only cares for his rich buddies.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2778) 3 years ago
Even if Quist loses, it does my heart good to see how Gianforte is sweating this out. Having to put up another million in the last week and now this stupid move - priceless!
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Posted by David Schott (+16506) 3 years ago
Always nice to see Montana in the national news -- front page of CNN.COM:

Greg Gianforte Body Slam Story
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Posted by David Schott (+16506) 3 years ago
Wow, even Fox News is reporting it.

FoxNews.com: Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter

The race to fill Montana's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives took a violent turn Wednesday, and a crew from the Fox News Channel, including myself, witnessed it firsthand.

As part of our preparation for a story about Thursday's special election to air on "Special Report with Bret Baier," we arranged interviews with the top two candidates, Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist. On Wednesday, I joined field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Railey in Bozeman for our scheduled interview with Gianforte, which was to take place at the Gianforte for Congress Bozeman Headquarters.

Faith, Keith and I arrived early to set up for the interview in a room adjacent to another room where a volunteer BBQ was to take place. As the time for the interview neared, Gianforte came into the room. We exchanged pleasantries and made small talk about restaurants and Bozeman.

During that conversation, another man — who we now know is Ben Jacobs of The Guardian — walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to Gianforte's face and began asking if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act. Gianforte told him he would get to him later. Jacobs persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon.

At that point, 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!"

Jacobs scrambled to his knees and said something about his glasses being broken. He asked Faith, Keith and myself for our names. In shock, we did not answer. Jacobs then said he wanted the police called and went to leave. Gianforte looked at the three of us and repeatedly apologized. At that point, I told him and Scanlon, who was now present, that we needed a moment. The men then left.

To be clear, at no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte, who left the area after giving statements to local sheriff's deputies.

As for myself and my crew, we are cooperating with local authorities. It is not clear if charges will be filed against Gianforte at this time.

Scanlon later issued a statement saying that Jacobs "entered the [campaign] office without permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face, and began asking badgering questions."

Later, the statement added, "After asking Jacobs to lower the recorder, Jacobs declined. Greg then attempted to grab the phone that was pushed in his face. Jacobs grabbed Greg's wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground. It's unfortunate that this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer BBQ."


Alicia Acuna joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 1997 and currently serves as a general assignment reporter based in the network's Denver bureau.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2778) 3 years ago
The Gazette and Missoulian have rescinded their endorsements of Gianforte. A little late, boys.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9973) 3 years ago
Gazette opinion: We're pulling our endorsement of Greg Gianforte

We're at a loss for words.

And as people who wrangle words on a minute-by-minute basis, that doesn't happen often.

What happens even less — hopefully never again — is a Montana candidate assaulting a reporter. While there are still questions left unanswered about GOP House hopeful Greg Gianforte's altercation with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, eyewitness accounts, law enforcement investigations and records are all shocking, disturbing and without precedent.

That's why The Billings Gazette editorial board is also doing something without precedent: We're rescinding our editorial endorsement of Greg Gianforte.

Although we're greatly troubled by this action against a member of the media who was just doing his job, to make this an issue of media intrusion or even a passionate defense of the role of a free press during an election would be to miss the point.

If what was heard on tape and described by eye-witnesses is accurate, the incident in Bozeman is nothing short of assault. We wouldn't condone it if it happened on the street. We wouldn't condone it if it happened in a home or even a late-night bar fight. And we couldn't accept it from a man who is running to become Montana's lone Congressional representative.

We will not stand by that kind of violence, period.

We previously supported Gianforte because he said he was ready to listen, to compromise, to take the tough questions. Everything he said was obliterated by his surprising actions that were recorded and witnessed Wednesday. We simply cannot trust him. Because trust — not agreement — is essential in the role of representative, we cannot stand by him.

While we clearly made a poor choice in our original endorsement, an even bigger mistake would have been to stand by it, or say nothing even though this editorial appears on Election Day and may open us to criticism of trying to unduly influence the outcome.

We'd point out that all the other questionable interactions Gianforte had with reporters, including one case where he joked about ganging up on a reporter, must now be seen through a much more sinister lens. What he passed off as a joke at the time now becomes much more serious.

To the voters who have not voted yet, we simply urge you to evaluate each candidate very carefully and make the best choice.

To those who have voted: Unfortunately, Montana does not allow those who voted early to reconsider and vote again. We're one of the few states that does not. This would seem to be the best reason we should urge our state leaders to change that law.

We understand that not all the facts about the case have come out, and that Gianforte should be allowed due process. But the eye-witness accounts and the recordings have stunned us. And a citation by the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office makes this more than a misunderstanding that can be spun by campaign staff.

We also hope that other longer-term lessons can be realized from this bizarre, deplorable scuffle.

First, we hope that Republican party members and leaders call this for what it appears to be, an inexcusable act. We hope that partisan politics has not eroded our decency to the point where leaders and supporters feel the need to defend the indefensible.

Speaking of which, the Gianforte campaign should be appalled by its statement that would seem to justify the fight when it said the Bozeman Republican had tussled with a "liberal journalist." How would the campaign have known the reporter's political beliefs? And, is it suggesting that it's acceptable to put your hands on a reporter if you believe their political views are different from yours?

We also hope that this incident will cause us to take a long look in the mirror and a few deep breaths. This incident is not Montana. It's not America. It's not who we are, and attacking — literally — those with whom we disagree cannot be justified, tolerated or explained away. We must adopt zero tolerance for such behavior if freedom of expression means anything.

After voting, we'd suggest that residents in and around Billings attend the gathering at the Billings Public Library, "Civility in America" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. It appears that we all need a refresher course on it.

We believe that you cannot love America, love the Constitution, talk about the importance of a free press and then pummel a reporter.

Beyond that, if Gianforte didn't have the good and common sense to simply walk away from questions he didn't like, we cannot believe he's going to be able to make much more difficult, complex decisions when he's in Congress.

In no way would we want our readers or our community to believe we stood behind what appears to be an assault or an attack.

We do not, and we do not endorse Gianforte.

http://billingsgazette.co...cb11f.html
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 3 years ago
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Richard Bonine, Jr. wrote:
Why do you dislike this, Bill Bloom?


Since it appears Mr. Bloom isn't going to respond, I will on his behalf.

Mr. Bloom is a Trump supporter. The average Trump supporter despises three things: (1) the poor, because they are welfare cheats who live on the taxes of the hard working Trump supporters; (2) the college-educated managerial class who the Trump supporters refer to as liberal snowflakes; and (3) the free press.

The average Trump supporter also loves the rich, as they support their notion that if you just work hard, you will end up rich and creating jobs. So when a millionaire assaults a member of the free press, they applaud.

The average Trump supporter would just assume that the free press be replaced with state-sponsored propaganda, in the manner of Ailles/Goebbels, that feeds them their world views. Sadly, I predict that Jersey Greg's assault charge will actually give him a uptick in today's voting.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Have a question about what your health care coverage will be under Trumpdoesn'tcare, just ask Greg Gianforte! Hint: You may need emergency health care after he answers. And, will the insurance company consider it a "pre-existing" condition.

Hint: Like his rich friend, Trump, Gianforte doesn't care either!

Here's the audio of what happened to The Guardian reporter. Of course, the audio proves that Gianforte lied about what really happened.

http://thehill.com/homene...ed-assault
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Here's The Guardian's report on the assault.

https://www.theguardian.c...SApp_Other
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
This story contains Gianforte's version of what happened, which is completely contradicted by the audio recording of Gianforte's assault, and by the other witnesses. Gianforte won't be able to lie his way out of this one! Isn't technology a wonderful thing, Greg!

http://www.bozemandailych...48923.html
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 3 years ago
That is the worse thing. Instead of saying he's sorry, he lost his temper, he made a terrible mistake, yada yada, Gianforte instructs his minions to lie about it. Truly we are in the age of Trump, when eye witnesses and audio/visual recordings can be considered to be "fake news", just because a politician decreed it so.
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Posted by David Schott (+16506) 3 years ago
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It comes down to character and integrity and it appears Greg Gianforte is severely lacking.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Here's the Chris Hays interview with Ben Jacobs, The Guardian reporter who was assaulted by Gianforte.

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Here's an interview with Alexis Levinson, of Buzzfeed News, who witnessed the assault.

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Gianforte has history of controversial views, hostile comments to journalists, by Elsie Viebeck, Washington Post, May 25, 2017

Read more at:

https://www.washingtonpos...0#comments
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 3 years ago
Heh...we made the Borowitz Report!

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The health-care bill passed by House Republicans earlier this month offers no coverage for injuries suffered as a result of body slamming, according to a report issued on Thursday.

The report, released by the nonpartisan Center for Comprehensive Health Coverage, warns of sharp increases in health-care costs for the nation’s body-slamming sufferers.

Costs associated with body slamming, such as X-rays to the elbow and other injured body parts, would have to be paid for out of pocket under the G.O.P. plan, the report says.

In a separate finding, the report indicates that the Republican health-care bill’s vision-care option does not offer replacement eyewear in the case of glasses being smashed or otherwise demolished in an unprovoked body-slamming incident.

Finally, the report finds, the G.O.P. plan offers no preventive treatment for the severely disturbed people who are the root causes of most body-slamming incidents.

“Medical studies have shown that the costs associated with body-slamming injuries could be greatly reduced by putting the people who cause them in a place where they can do no harm to others,” the report says.


http://www.newyorker.com/...y-slamming
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
That old Jim Croce song from the 1970s comes to mind, "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." With apologies to Jim Croce, some of the lyrics apply to Greg Gianforte -- especially the meaner than a junkyard dog part!

Woah!
You better just beware of a man named Greg Gianforte
Now Greg’s more than trouble; he stands about six feet four
And the men just call him “Sir.”
And, he’s bad, bad, Greg Gianforte, badest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong and meaner than a junkyard dog.

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“We need to talk about life-style choices that are endangering your health, like being a political reporter.”
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Posted by Dwayne Rude (+443) 3 years ago
Body slamming will now be a pre existing condition...
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 3 years ago
Reply to Gunnar Emilsson (#372140)
Gunnar Emilsson wrote:
Richard Bonine, Jr. wrote:
Why do you dislike this, Bill Bloom?


Since it appears Mr. Bloom isn't going to respond, I will on his behalf.

Mr. Bloom is a Trump supporter. The average Trump supporter despises three things: (1) the poor, because they are welfare cheats who live on the taxes of the hard working Trump supporters; (2) the college-educated managerial class who the Trump supporters refer to as liberal snowflakes; and (3) the free press.

The average Trump supporter also loves the rich, as they support their notion that if you just work hard, you will end up rich and creating jobs. So when a millionaire assaults a member of the free press, they applaud.

The average Trump supporter would just assume that the free press be replaced with state-sponsored propaganda, in the manner of Ailles/Goebbels, that feeds them their world views. Sadly, I predict that Jersey Greg's assault charge will actually give him a uptick in today's voting.


I had hoped this could have been an intructive moment with perhaps some dialogue. Alas, it's not to be. Nobody seems to give a s h i t about dialogue anymore.
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Posted by Ed who fishes (-13) 3 years ago
Gianforte wins the election....all your liberal negative political posts are for naught. If a conservative can body slam a reporter and still handily win an election it should tell you guys how out of touch Motanans view the liberal agenda..... and that they don't want it.... just sayin. Twist it any way you want ... the election results pretty much say it all.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 3 years ago
It reconfirms my belief that the average Montanan is a low information hick who would rather keep the poor and people who are "different" downtrodden, even if it means voting against their own self interest. Assaulting a reporter was a brilliant move by Gianforte to excite his hateful base.
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Posted by David Schott (+16506) 3 years ago
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Ed, that is precious coming from a man who suckles at the government teat.

By my reckoning, one out of every two Montana voters doesn't agree with your choice of candidate.

Personally, I would struggle to gloat over a winning candidate who, at age 56, isn't mature enough to control his emotions.

I will gladly stand behind a losing candidate who has class, honor, and integrity over a winning candidate who does not.

And, Ed, what's with the attempt at anonymity? Are you embarrassed by your political views?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 3 years ago
If "Ed" were honest his fake name would be "Ed who trolls". What does it say about someone who lacks the "huevos" to even be honest about his fake name?

[Edited by Richard Bonine, Jr. (5/26/2017 10:18:17 AM)]
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
GIANFORTE WON, Another example that THE PEOPLE are rejecting the OBAMA AGENDA, Only the Libtards with one sided low information seem surprised.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
As Kermit the Frog said, "it's hard being green." And, yes, as a Democrat, it is hard being blue in a red state. However, I'm proud of what the Democratic Party stands for, and am choosing to take the long view of things. History is still being written and we shall all see how the Trump Administration and Trump Agenda will go down in history! I'm thinking it will not turn out for the best for many, many people! Time will tell. Stay tuned! The story is still in the works!

One thing we all know for sure is that Greg Gianforte is not a gentleman!
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
Tester is the next one too get Fired.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
I always wonder at what point the German people woke up and figured out that Hitler was not going to make Germany great again!

I have always thought it was important to be on the right side of history. I don't think Trump and the Trump agenda is the right side of history.

Time will indeed tell. And, yes, perhaps Tester will be defeated, but the proof will be in the pudding. And, the historical answer to the question will be, "Did Trump and his Republican Administration policies really make American Great Again?"

As I say, time will tell, and we shall all see, won't we!
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
Look at the bright side, If DT does get impeached, Pence will do alright, He doesn't seem too stir the pot as much and understands how the 3 legs of government works.
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
TRUMP being a Hitler, is kinda of a far stretch even for you MCD. The fact is, HILLARY was just not the answer, The Dems had to know that, But she wouldn't take NO, for an answer. Any women or man but her would have beat TRUMP, Same thing for Rob Quist,
Simply the Dems have some great people, Honest, fair, wise and reasonable unfortunately the loud mouth radicals Won't step aside and let them speak.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
As I said, history will tell the story and be the judge. Time will tell.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 3 years ago
I agree with MCD.

At this stage in my life, I no longer have a dog in this fight. I am quite happy to watch this country implode, and watch it rebuild itself. That you ignorant hillbillies choose to ignore my counsel, is fine with me.
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Posted by redmondroughneck (+80) 3 years ago
If this was a Democrat I doubt this thread would have even started.
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Posted by David Schott (+16506) 3 years ago
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redmondroughneck wrote:
If this was a Democrat I doubt this thread would have even started.

Because most Republican voters aren't bright enough to know how to start a new forum topic on this site.
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Posted by Ed who fishes (-13) 3 years ago
No Mr. Schott my views don't embarass me in the least.... what a weird thing to say. My employment has nothing to do with my views, I am proud of my job, I do a job many people don't want to do...if you think you can do it, we are hiring..trying to goad me into reacting with a emotional reply is lame on your part... I don't think your candidate got quite half the votes or he would be headed to DC (which he isn't) so my comment is accurate, yours is not (1 in 2 Montana's is not how the election shaped up) ... I joined this site with my user name well before I made any political comments just to post a few classifieds ads (as if I owe you an explanation) you seem to have found out who I was easily enough so there is no anonimity anyways..... you seem to have a lot of built up animosity, I am glad my posts let you vent some of it.
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Posted by Ed who fishes (-13) 3 years ago
.....in addition I don't think I was even gloating... just stating a fact... If you guys check other posts I've made I pointed out that most liberal regulars on this site, when faced with a comment or fact that they can't refute, resort to trying to belittle or berate the poster...if you look at most of your posts you made after my comment above you'll see that I was right about that too. Very predictable. It's why I don't post here much, you guys don't seem to be able to tolerate differant or opposing views with much civility.
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Posted by David Schott (+16506) 3 years ago
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Ed, you have the ability to change your username on this site. Just click on "My Account" above and then "My Settings". I encourage you to change it to your real name. Have the courage to put your name behind what you believe.

And, Ed, Gianforte received 50% of the vote. That means the other 50% of voters did NOT vote for him. That means that one out of every two Montana voters didn't want Gianforte. That is not a victory to be proud of.
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Posted by redmondroughneck (+80) 3 years ago
David,had it been a democrat the headline would have been, "Reporter attacks the democrat running for congress.".
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David,had it been a democrat the headline would have been, "RUSSIAN BACKED Reporter attacks the democrat running for congress.".


Fixed it for you.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16669) 3 years ago
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Ed who fishes wrote:
.....in addition I don't think I was even gloating... just stating a fact... If you guys check other posts I've made I pointed out that most liberal regulars on this site, when faced with a comment or fact that they can't refute, resort to trying to belittle or berate the poster...if you look at most of your posts you made after my comment above you'll see that I was right about that too. Very predictable. It's why I don't post here much, you guys don't seem to be able to tolerate differant or opposing views with much civility.


I have been posting here for over ten years, and I have yet to see on single conservative comment that I could not refute.

As this site now has a long history, feel free to search the archives and find me a single instance where the conservatives were right. And no, I am not talking about Benghazi or emails or other such smoke out your butt nonsense, I am talking about real issues like folks getting insurance, economic growth, etc.

Alternative facts are the enemy. Dumb stupid Montana rubes, hicks, and hayseeds are part of the problem.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
I bet the D.C. press and other legislators will be very wary of Montana's Greg Gianforte, lest they ask a question he doesn't approve of, and risk getting the Gianforte treatment -- hands around the neck and thrown to the ground.

https://www.washingtonpos...nes&wpmm=1
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
This is a little late, but good to have a historical record. It's not often that a Montana politician makes worldwide news for assaulting a reporter! (Thank God!)

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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
who fishes (#372202)

Ed who fishes wrote:
.....in addition I don't think I was even gloating... just stating a fact... If you guys check other posts I've made I pointed out that most liberal regulars on this site, when faced with a comment or fact that they can't refute, resort to trying to belittle or berate the poster...if you look at most of your posts you made after my comment above you'll see that I was right about that too. Very predictable. It's why I don't post here much, you guys don't seem to be able to tolerate differant or opposing views with much civility.

Indeed Ed, These liberals on the forum attack in groups. They Don't really have much of a life, Watch out, they like to think they are highly over educated and therefore always right. Gunner will put the foopah on and then wind up MCD like a toy Minton to bury ya liberal media.

They avoid simple facts. And dance about like a tribe of native Americans chanting and whooping like a war dance.
8 years of OBAMA ADMINISTRATION POLITICS,is over. They grew up in Miles City, went to collage on the Liberal west side of the state drank the koolaid.
If it was Verbel Conversation they would be SCREAMING over the top of your voice to drown you out...Libs have changed the last 10 years too rude and obnoxious.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8992) 3 years ago
And dance about like a tribe of native Americans chanting and whooping like a war dance.


Well, at least he's sort of polite in his racism, and went with Native Americans instead of some of his other options.

That's the best the republicans seem to have these days, Nice Polite Racists.
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Posted by David Schott (+16506) 3 years ago
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Nice, polite, and ANONYMOUS racists. The party of courage.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Here are a couple of articles:

“Press Groups Urge Congressional Probe of Gianforte” by Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press, June 2, 2017

“A national coalition of press groups urged a congressional ethics panel on Friday to consider disciplinary action against Montana’s newly elected congressman, who is charged with throwing a reporter to the ground during a confrontation a day before the election.” . . . .

“Amid a climate of escalating hostility toward the press it is essential for the House to send a clear message to its members and to the nation that hostile treatment of the press will not be tolerated or ignored,” said Gabe Rottman, the Washington director of PEN America, one of several groups, including the Society of Professional Journalists, seeking an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics.”

Read more at:

https://apnews.com/5fe000...9d1fabbf82


“Gianforte Seeks Settlement with Reporter; Files Extension for Court Appearance” by Holly K. Michels, The Missoulian, June 6, 2017

Read more at:

http://missoulian.com/new...4aa8f.html
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
More misleading facts by MCD! Article states "Parties seek settlement" MCD titles this "Gianfore Seeks Settlement" Looks like the SAINT reporter is open too a big gift of money! Hmmm go figure?
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One more nice thing about this forum..Thanks for the virus links. Pretty Liberal of you.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8992) 3 years ago
er... just who do you think the parties in this particular legal action ARE?
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
Well you just don't have much experience in litigation do you. I doubt it was proposed by Gianforte.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2778) 3 years ago
Why am I not surprised Snowy is "more experienced" in litigation?
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Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3637) 3 years ago
Snowy, my dear boy, re an earlier post of yours filled with pearls of wisdom, yet fraught with peril and worthy of consternation.

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If you guys check other posts I've made I pointed out that most liberal regulars on this site, when faced with a comment or fact that they can't refute, resort to trying to belittle or berate the poster...if you look at most of your posts you made after my comment above you'll see that I was right about that too. Very predictable. It's why I don't post here much, you guys don't seem to be able to tolerate differantdifferent or opposing views with much civility.


I took your advice, seeing it as a learning experience. I went back through my posts, all eighteen hundred and twenty of them over the past fifteen years. I have been accused of being condescending (that means talking down to people,) a liberal, a socialist,and I am sure that other vitriol has been spewed in my direction. Why, I even went to your blog and read your newest posts. BTW congratulations, I see that you are up to eleven followers now. Nothing compared to Jim Jones but I am sure that they are good men, tried and true. My point and I do have one is, during those fifteen years, all those eighteen hundred and twenty posts were under the proud banner, Tucker Bolton. More specifically, Tucker James Buford Bolton. Those who have accused me of being a socialist, liberal or atheist, I have no quarrel with. I am all of those things and count among my friends several who are none of those. Surely your interests outside of cowboy stuff are more than the conspiracy stuff. They must be or you are just a boring SOB, n'est-ce pas?
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
"Gianforte Gives $50,000 to Press Group as Charges Loom after Assault of Guardian Reporter" by Julie Carrie Wong, The Guardian, June 7, 2017.

Read more at:

https://www.theguardian.c...settlement
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2778) 3 years ago
Pocket change.
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Posted by BigSkyGuy (+72) 3 years ago
The trick will be to make sure his time is short to limit the damage he can cause.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
The Newseum in Washington, D.C. will be displaying reporter, Ben Jacobs, broken glasses as "a powerful symbol of the threats journalists face while reporting the news — even in the United States."

http://www.newseum.org/20...o-newseum/

https://www.washingtonpos...35a2d07b5a

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newseum

Reporters in the future won't have to use the word "alleged" when describing Gianforte's assault on The Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, as Gianforte will be entering a guilty plea when he appears in court on Monday.

https://www.theguardian.c...bs-montana

Gianforte has apologized to the reporter. I wonder when the people of Montana, who have been embarrassed by this reprehensible incident, and the worldwide negative publicity it engendered, will get their apology from their newly elected Congressman.

Former Montana Secretary of State and state Senate President, Bob Brown feels the same way.

Read more at:

http://www.bozemandailych...33442.html
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
https://youtu.be/gvnMJLKC0Vs

This is a fake video of Gianforte and reporter.The court room should prove to be more interesting.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Greg Gianforte was sentenced today (06-12-17). Since Gianforte will be dealing with reporters as Montana's sole Congressman, hopefully, the anger management classes will teach Gianforte how to not act aggressively when asked questions by the press in the future.

http://www.cbsnews.com/ne...r-assault/

https://www.nytimes.com/2....html?_r=0
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
A good test for Greg would be read all MCD posts,
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Perhaps the man from snowy plains also needs an anger management class if he thinks my posts are irritating!
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
Here's what Hollis Williams of Seattle wrote in a letter-to-the editor published on June 11, 2017 in the Billings Gazette:

After your reporting on the incident with Greg Giantforte and the reporter from The Guardian and other reporting on his behavior, I would strongly recommend that the judge in Gianforte's case ensure that he has a full course in anger-management. He will not be an effective and positive representative of Montanans in Congress, in his office, in public meetings or on committees if he fails to gain some public skills in interfacing with people, on good days and bad, who see things differently than he does. (Emphasis added.)

I'm glad the Judge West thinks the same way! Many of us do!

http://billingsgazette.co...bbe73.html
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
Naw MCD you don't come close too irritating as liberial media trolls, your a rookie. BUT BE SURE TO STAY ON YOUR OCD MEDS, You could risk the loss of all your bogus free stuff disability. LORD KNOWS how you've gone off the wall from time to time.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8992) 3 years ago
Dunning-Krueger award winner.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
To the man from snowy plains: Sorry, pal! Once again you are wrong -- No meds, no disability, and no free stuff! Wrong and hateful! Not a nice guy! By the way, if you are the man who called and left threatening messages on my phone a month or so ago, the police were notified. Although you left no name, and tried to block the call, the wonders of technology came up with the name of the person who placed the call. So, watch out -- law enforcement is involved at this point!
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-242) 3 years ago
MCD, I have no idea if you have a phone or not nor would I call, let alone leave a message. As for any concern of police being notified. I could care less. My guess would be it would not be your first visit of some wild complaint, nor your last. What ever toots your horn.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2901) 3 years ago
The police took it seriously! Wrong once again!
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