Sounds like a sensationalized 30 second sound bite right? As BLM people are being escorted out a journalist steps out to take a photo of it, has confrontation with security (verbal) and then gets throat slammed to the ground. Except that if you watch this video you clearly see what happening and it's outlined here: http://mashable.com/2016/02/29/trump-photographer-choke-slam/#LI4wxSh5Lmqp . Contrast that with how Breitbart and Sean Hannity are presenting it: http://www.hannity.com/articles/hanpr-election-493995/watch-reporter-grabs-secret-service-agent-14432727/
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Matt Lorence says
I'm not sure which is more infuriating. The choke slam, or the bullshit spin.
West Kagle says
If this is the same incident I think it is, the photographer accosted the agent (and you know the old saying, don't write checks your body can't cash….talk shite, get hit).
I also like how this is somehow suppose to be a blemish on Trump. He is assigned these agents, just like Hillary and every other POTUS hopeful.
Paul Spoerry says
I don't care how you want to frame what the reporter did… if you watch the video at most he he dismisses/yells at him. In no way does that require that level of force. Also… it's now come out that these students weren't even making a ruckus. They were just black students associated with BLM and they were removed solely because of that.
West Kagle says
Actually, there is a point, that may not be in the video you have, where the photographer bumps the agent. From what has been reported about this guy (I've never heard of him before, so this is all I have to go on), this is par for the course with him. He likes to push the limits of behavior to see what he can get away with. He finally ran into someone who wouldn't but up with his crap. Again, I don't see how the actions of the agent is a blight on Trump (whether Trump gave the removal order or not).
As far as the students removal, it's Trumps rally, no? He can have anyone removed he wants, especially if he feels that there is a chance for disruption. I suppose he may not have wanted to wait till there is a scene. I'm sure that Milo Yiannopoulos might have liked to have had that option when he attempted to speak at Rutgers.
Paul Spoerry says
+West Kagle I've not heard of him bumping him. He stepped 18 inches out of the bullpin, exchanged words, and was throw to the ground via his throat.
And this isn't just a newbie reporter. He's photographed more than 18 foreign conflicts. He documented the presidency of George W. Bush for Time, and is a founding member of the VII Photo Agency. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Morris_(photographer))
He didn't touch the agent until he was on the ground, at which point he tried to kick him away. At the end he places his hands up to demonstrate what the agent did when grabbing him on the throat. (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/02/29/amid-protests-secret-service-media-tussle-at-trump-rally-in-virginia.html)
As for Trump and it being HIS rally. He is running for US President so to be so… well, let's face it he's just a bigot… I mean his reply to the incident was, "Are you from Mexico?. What a pathetic human being that asshat is.