Media: “Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election after body-slamming reporter”…

Too funny.  Um, I don’t think the political opinion writers at ABC are “writing” that headline with the same perspective as voters “reading” it.  [Story Here]

Republican candidate Greg Gianforte easily won his election bid for congress.   The media are apoplectic about the brazen victory – without even considering the possibility that Gianforte is less angry with national media than the voters who elected him.

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485 Responses to Media: “Republican Greg Gianforte wins Montana special election after body-slamming reporter”…

  1. Pam says:

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  2. Ozzie says:

    I bet if you ask people who voted in the election, ” so even though he body slammed a reporter he won?” They would say ” is that a problem?”

    Build the wall, pay the debt, money idea;
    New hunting permits issued nation wide: reporter tags $10, no limit. Refugee tags $10 no limit, illegal invader tags $5. We could do the rest no bounty necessary. Ya know, catch and release.

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  3. It has been fun to have this happen. It strikes a chord with us, because how often have we wanted to body-slam some idiot on TV who is just stupid? However, to be honest, Mr. Gianforte was in the wrong on this. Anyone running for public office should have security, such as body guards. It is not the candidate’s place to secure disruptive idiots, it is the responsibility of security. If good security had been in place, the door that the idiot came through would have either been locked, or someone posted to prevent entry. If said idiot still manages to get in, a quick call and security is also in the room, gently removing the idiot.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      We’re in the Left’s brave new world now. This world is of their making. They have dragged — nay beckoned — violence into the political realm. It was always part of their veiled messages and now it is an overt strategy. Let them feel the requital. Moreover a man under physical intimidation by another man often cannot wait for “security” to handle it. He does what he has to do in the moment.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        The left is everybody’s bratty kid brother. The one that keep throwing
        things at you, hitting you on the back of the head. The one that yells
        “Mom! he hit me!” when you finally haul off and pop him one.

        Know that this is how they are wired. Plan in advance accordingly.

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    • Deb says:

      My in laws live in Montana. It is a huge rural state, the largest city only has less than 200,000 people. Crime simply isn’t a problem, and people have manners. Having security at a private campaign event is simply not how they think, because they’ve never had to worry about it before.

      The “security threat” was a reporter. Think about that.

      And though people in Montana are polite and civil, I wouldn’t call them overly friendly. More like tough. They are civil as long as you don’t get in their face or insult them. Then watch out. If you are a tourist who goes into a bar and starts insulting Montana, you might just get your a** kicked.

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      • npsrangerman says:

        Crime is a problem in MT. Would that it was not so. Huge meth and heroin issues. Crime follows. I lived there for 10 years but still wish I was there. MONTANA, the last best place.

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        • david7134 says:

          Once heard that Montana was the last bastion of the wild west. A place were men are men, women are men, sheep are nervous.

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        • Deb says:

          He meth problem has largely missed the area my in laws live. The crime there is quite low, especially compared to other areas. It’s sad to hear heroin has become a major issue, it isn’t an issue where my in laws live.

          Where I grew up across the border in ND has had a huge surge in crime, mostly due to the oil boom and the gang elements that moved in because of it. Huge heroin and human trafficking problems. Very sad.

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      • Remington says:

        I do believe Montana is also a concealed carry State as well…armed society is a polite society

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      • golsono says:

        THIS ^ The security threat was a ‘reporter’ aka the army of disruption, provocation and any mayhem that can be caused, and then blamed on the other party in the next piece of ‘journalism’

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      • sledhead406 says:

        I’ve been too busy the last few days to comment on this, but your​ post rings true, and needs to be built on

        Born and raised here in the best place left, MT.

        9 of 10 people in this state will give a stranger the shirt off their back. They also will not hesitate to throttle someone that crosses them.

        I live in a rural area, my ranch surrounded by amazing people that do not always get along. One neighbor started a multi million dollar business in his shop and now employees about 100 guys in Pennsylvania. Another is 4th generation rancher. They hate each other. The 4th gen rancher’s barn started on fire a year ago, and the feuding neighbor fought that fire with more intensity than any of us.

        This is Montana in a small example. The reservations and poor communities have drug and crime problems that are headline news, but my example is what defines us.

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    • not2worryluv says:

      It’s Montana not NYC or LA.

      Winning is for Deplorables not Snowflakes!

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    • fangdog says:

      I think Gianforte was in the wrong any less than the a**-hole reporter was wrong. These rude idiot reporters has to realize some accountability when they violate and then incite another person’s sensibilities.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        Reporters get up in the face of people, candidates, etc. Their bodies actually touch other people – I call that not only an invasion of personal space but intimidation. Thank God it wasn’t one of those harlot women reporters in the room – if alone with one of those characters, that brings another kind of grief.

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        • We are a country of laws. It is not against the law to be an idiot or a journalist (though I repeat myself). If journalists are continually being absolutely stupid in their actions, then perhaps there should be laws that dictate how journalists can behave. Oh, there would still be Freedom of the Press, butt there could be rules for how close a journalist can stand, unless they have the permission of the person they want to talk to. And that should include anything they are holding, such as a microphone or camera. Journalists are supposed to be providing a public service, therefore they should have rules about what they can or cannot do, just like the other public services such as police and utilities. Public services are controlled, because of the potential damage they could do.

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          • shallbe4 says:

            Janice Journalists are more than idiots. They have no respect for candidates especially Republicans. They think they have the right to get in anyone’s face and write what they like totally ignoring the truth. Our President is not amused by their antics and Republican Candidates should not be either.

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    • setup2100 says:

      Ok let security body slam the snowflake Fake News reporter who was planted to make something like this happened. Hopefully he broke something in the body of the snowflake BUT it is ok for illegals to kill Americans

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      • shallbe4 says:

        Political Correctness makes me see red. Being an Islamophobe bad bad bad. ISIS Murdering innocent people for no reason is something we are supposed to understand. The new Political Phrase is when you live in big cities you need to expect this. If anything is a load of cobblers that is.

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    • Michael says:

      I must disagree Janice but this sounds to me like blaming the victim. The “reporter” showed a shocking lack of manners and got his comeuppance. No doubt a lawsuit will be next. I would award the “reporter” 1 ha’penny for the damage to his reputation.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        If the reporter made first contact with the candidate, it can always be considered simple assault. Who is to say whose body touched whom first? Gianforte has every right to sue for harassment and menacing. He was still a private citizen, though publicly known figure, and he had the right not to be intimidated and menaced.

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        • The real problem for Gianforte, and I have not seen a single person in here acknowledge it, is not the initial take-down (body slam or whatever), but that he then got on top of the reporter and continued punching a guy who was already down, not hitting back, and (in essence) shouting “uncle”. This is not a bar fight between two willing participants, where both parties would be considered equally culpable.

          I understand losing your cool in the face of aggressive, invasive behavior. To a degree some initial physical response may be justified. But not once you’ve taken the opponent down, and especially not when your opponent is doing nothing but taking your punches and shouting “Jesus!” for you to stop. (Matthew 5:39 and Luke 6:27-29 are morally relevant to the situation.)

          Gianforte could have ordered the guy out, shouted at him, offered “no comment” again, or left the room himself. He didn’t have to throw down – he chose to. I do give him credit for a sincere apology afterward. I believe he knows he went too far. That physical violence is sometimes understandable does NOT justify continuing it in the face of a surrender.

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          • mariner says:

            What proof do you have that all the stuff you recited actually happened that way?

            There is no video, in a room full of video cameras. The eyewitness whose statement was use to push the “body-slamming” story has recanted her statement.

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            • Sedanka says:

              Click on “Invisible Mikey’s” name and you’ll see that he’s nothing but an anti-Trump troll. You can safely ignore all his posts and miss nothing of value.

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              • I am not the topic of this post, so no matter how much you think you are the arbiter of virtue, can we not simply stick to the subject – like adults? It’s one of the “Rules for Commenting”. (Right. Too much to ask of you.) I still think you need therapy, and I pray for you to get the help you so richly deserve.

                This news story has absolutely nothing to do with the President. President Trump bears no responsibility. He’s overseas. Whatever happened was strictly between persons in Montana, their boundaries, their behavior. None of us were witnesses, but we are entitled to form opinions, and to disagree with each other while maintaining basic decorum.

                Can’t you get it that I’m really not interested in fighting with you? I have pity for your obsessive, stalker-type behavior, but I’m not going to be triggered by your repeated lies or insults.

                You don’t know me, and sure my blog features opposing views sometimes, written by others. It rarely features articles on political topics at all. I re-blog to encourage discussion, or because I am impressed by the quality of other people’s writing. Sometimes the articles are recommended to me by other regular readers. In any case, it draws a much larger number of subscribers. It’s your erroneous assumption that I agree with everything I publish.

                People in this space are perfectly capable of thinking and deciding for themselves without your “guidance”. Most of them (besides you) are also capable of discussing differences of opinion on the basis of the quality of the ideas.

                (I apologize for having to subject other readers to this off-topic sideshow.)

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            • The audio has the reporter clearly yelling “Jesus”, and what I described is the basic version of events supported by all the witnesses. You may argue over how the men got to the ground, but no one is changing their opinion of what happened once they WERE down. Gianforte kept punching, and Jacobs was not resisting, and it specifically shocked all three Fox witnesses.

              I’m not talking about the “slam”. I’m talking about blows thrown AFTER the slam.
              (“Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter.”) This was happening when they were on the floor, and it fits the audio.

              It also did not take place “in a room full of cameras”. The Fox team was setting up for an interview in an adjacent room, and the candidate entered this side room first, followed by the reporter.
              http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/24/greg-gianforte-fox-news-team-witnesses-gop-house-candidate-body-slam-reporter.html

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    • snaggletooths says:

      This sounds like it’s awful she got raped but she should not have been wearing that outfit.

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    • mimbler says:

      Really? Blaming someone because they weren’t paying for security. If you got assaulted in public would you want someone blaming you because you didn’t have a bodyguard?

      IMHO, you could say he would have been wiser to have security, but not that he was in the wrong for not having it in a small office,
      Mike

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    • Bendix says:

      I agree. I’m not one of those Patriot Act Faux Security Fraidy Cats, but it annoys me when there isn’t proper security at any mass gathering/public event. Maybe I shouldn’t even say security, with its negative connotations. Some sort of quality assurance, when it comes to people’s physical well-being.
      Anybody gets angry about someone getting in their face, which is a form of assault in itself.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        That’s true. It’s called harassment and menacing. We need to see more of pushing back against reporters who think they can bump up against candidates, and when the candidate pushes them away – as I would any stranger bumping into me like that – then assault charges need to be filed against the reporter.

        Do you all remember the incident with the girl reporter, I think she went up against one of Trump’s campaign people, Lewandowski? Anyway, she first claimed being knocked down, and then the videos proved otherwise. Story changed 6 ways to Sunday. Was that Michelle Fields from Breitbart? Think it tanked her career at BB. But these people are looking to cause trouble, and we must be aware of that – all the time.

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    • shallbe4 says:

      Janice If Gianforte was wrong to do this then we should stand up for Republicans as the Dems attack them dozens of times in their desire to destroy our party. To them every Republican is a biggot — a homophobe and will kill little children with their new Healthcare Reform Bill. As long as the media promotes every rotten thing Dems do then our candidate will have to handle his problem himself.

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    • deanbrh says:

      Janice, you speak just like a snowflake. May i suggest we are long past the state of “gently removing” ANY idiot? Playing nice has not won a single fight with the rabid left. Just ask Milo and Ann Coulter. I’m done with this business of the Conservatives being told should this and should that, to act civilized. This is WAR, in case you haven’t noticed yet.

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  4. phoenixRising says:

    Here’s some interesting comments on ‘reporters’ from Fred”

    “Do you wonder why the legacy media are such puzzled otherworldly twits? Why, for example, they had no idea what was happening in the recent election? Why they seem to know so very little about America or much of anything else?

    Some thoughts from a guy who spent a career in the racket:

    Ask journalists when they were last in a truck stop on an Interstate, last in Boone, North Carolina or Barstow, California or any of thousands of such towns across the country. Ask whether they were in the military, whether they have ever talked to a cop or an ambulance crewman or a fireman. Ask whether they have a Mexican friend, when they last ate in a restaurant where a majority of the customers were black. Whether they know an enlisted man, or anyone in the armed services. Whether they have hitchhiked overnight, baited a hook, hunted, or fired a rifle. Whether they have ever worked washing dishes, harvesting crops, driving a delivery truck. Whether they have a blue-collar friend. Know what the Texas Two-Step is, have been in a biker bar.

    Now do you see why Trump surprised them?”

    You can read all of Fred’s comments on this subject here: https://fredoneverything.org/notes-of-a-reformed-news-weasel-understanding-the-vacuity/

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    • Bendix says:

      That’s why you see them falling for stereotypes. They don’t know any better, so they pass along statements like Michael Brown was a gentle giant bound for college. They fake it, and hope no one notices.
      People living in Feguson knew better, that’s why they had to bring in protestors from far away.

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  5. indiana08 says:

    If Gianforte “body slams” Ryan, McCain or Fake Tears Schumer while in DC, I would not only donate to his re-election campaign but also his defense fund.

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  6. Newman says:

    “Great victory in Montana last night” Trump tells reporters in unsolicited comment!!

    Love President Trump!!! Kicking the fake media in the teeth again!!

    CNN: where’s the outrage? Lol

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    • Bendix says:

      Oh that Donald.

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    • yy4u says:

      Newman — the FNM (Fake News Media) are focusing on these races to convince the gutless wonders (formerly known as Republicans) who inhabit the DC swamp that POTUS is SO UNPOPULAR, they will lose their seats (also called a$$es) if they don’t thwart him and his policies (hey — it worked during the election, didn’t it? They scattered like roaches when the light is turned on). Money poured in to capture one House seat so, the UK Globalists sent a reporter to harass and when the candidate had enough, they thought they had him licked (sort of like the P**** tape October surprise that had been in NBC vaults for 11 years). THANK YOU MONTANANS! You body slammed the whole media. Tee hee hee

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  7. Pam says:

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  8. bertdilbert says:

    The funny thing is the reporter was probably never body slammed but just fell to the ground. The media Trumps it up to a body slam thinking it is a bad thing. Except the public does not like reportertards, so body slamming becomes a good thing in the eyes of the general public.

    The media living in their echo chamber, see themselves as the saviors of the world, while the public now views them as a scourge to society. Where have we seen this before? Oh yeah, the firmly rejected Hillary Clinton.

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  9. Once the democrats figure out that the only thing a republican can do to lose is to trash Trump, then they will scheme to get them on a secret recording “trashing” Trump, even if they have to edit it to get the soundbite. On the other hand, it would be fun to watch them trash a candidate for trashing Trump, but they will try. Republican candidates better get a clue as to what is coming their way.

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  10. Tejas Rob says:

    That reporter worked for The Guardian, which is a British news organization. Why is a British news organization here in our country interfering in a local election anyway?

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    • yy4u says:

      In MONTANA yet! To cover a state that has ONE Representative? No, folks, he was there to see the Republican lose — he bought into another crooked poll. Tee hee hee

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  11. jonvil says:

    This guy is good, he body slammed two Democrats inside of 24 hours!!

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  12. kittytrump84 says:

    Gianforte has 2 Twitter accounts. Both are inundated by liberal freaks right now, all butt-hurt by some poor smartass reporter and his eyeglasses. Same folks that are not sweating little girls getting ripped apart in Manchester. Liberalism. I guess they really are sick. #NutJobs

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  13. Bendix says:

    They forgot to say “allegedly”. I’m sure it was just an oversight.
    Maybe now we’ll end that “early voting” nonsense, if they believe it may have helped a Republican. It probably didn’t.

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    • It didn’t help the Republican. Early returns in Montana showed almost neck&neck race. As votes actually cast tat day came in, the margin of victory for Gianforte widened considerably.

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      • Auntie Lib says:

        You are making some assumptions that are not accurate. The initial early returns were partial counts from the absentee (early) votes of two of the most liberal cities in the state (Missoula and Helena) and one conservative city – Billings. The REAL polls had the race as Ginaforte up 7 on Monday. The final result was G up 6. The vote on Thursday was right in line with expectations. The Montana SOS website has as awesome breakdown of the county by county vote. There weren’t any surprises. Some counties reported votes in batches, others reported all at once.

        Disclaimer: I work in the Montana SOS office.

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  14. Jim Rogers says:

    Wow!!! If this catches on, think of the fun in the run-up to next year’s Congressional elections!!! New TV show: BEAT THE PRESS!!!

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  15. Wee2low says:

    My bet is it pushed him over the 50% mark. Way to channel your inner Rick Flare Greg!

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  16. Pam says:

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    • Auntie Lib says:

      He can’t be sworn in until the results are certified by the Board of Elections. That is scheduled for June 6.

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  17. rsmith1776 says:

    We should start calling these brazen organized criminal gangsters *La Media Nostra*.

    Upcoming on a screen near you: God-fearing Nation

    “Tonight the American Family settles its accounts”

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  18. mrt721 says:

    .
    http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/05/26/awkward-ben-jacobs-tweet-about-wanting-to-punch-a-conservative-journo-hasnt-aged-well/

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  19. MfM says:

    Gianforte shouldn’t have apologized like he did. He should have doubled down and said that the reporter grabbed him and things went downhill after that.

    When the reporter touched him then it’s ALL on the reporter, you don’t touch someone in a confrontational way without consequences.

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  20. I’m gonna dust off “ROFLMAO” for this special occasion.

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  21. B says:

    Trump better punch somebody soon or this guy will steal his thunder! Lol

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    • Sanders says:

      Nah, they were already blaming Trump for him attacking the reporter. How Trump is responsible for it? I don’t know, but then I don’t comprehend the minds of the mentally ill.

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  22. Ron says:

    They finally released the security camera footage of the attack!

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  23. Is #ColdcockFakeNewsers trending yet?

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  24. Sanders says:

    The only thing that could make it better is if they brought back dueling.

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  25. Sevenwheel says:

    “Brazen victory”

    Bwahahahaha!

    Losers.

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  26. Atticus says:

    I heard the the “reporter” and candidate actually both just fell to the floor while wrestling for the recording device.
    Next time just “cold cock” the guy and then he’ll really hit the pavement.

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  27. Oldskool says:

    Gianforte is wasting his talent on the House floor, he needs to be made Press Secretary replacing Spicer.

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  28. Warrior1 says:

    Hahahahha

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  29. jonvil says:

    FOX employees as witnesses = zero credibility.

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    • cozettea says:

      She’s already walked back her story significantly. At first it was “he had his hands around his throat” now it’s he might have had his hands on his jacket, maybe near his collar, I’m not sure.

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  30. Theo West says:

    He probably got even more votes after the body slam, who wouldn’t love to body slam our stupid lying media?

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  31. Apfelcobbler says:

    Ben supplied the verbiage that was immediately picked up and assumed The Truth. “Body slammed” and “broke my glasses”. Not everyone has the presence of mind to characterize and summarize events so cogently if they are surprised by the unfolding action. Michelle Fields suffered by not having a ready term for nearly losing her arm, although she did narrate events in a similar manner.

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  32. StuckInBlue says:

    Did I miss anyone commenting on whether the US media interviewed Linda McMahon to see if she thought that was a “body slam”? If she had, she would STILL BE LAUGHING!!!

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  33. dayallaxeded says:

    Representative democracy–constituents want enemedia body slammed, candidate body slams, gets elected. The System Works!

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  34. briandrake75 says:

    The snowflakes are really becoming unhinged with this one. I tweeted out a few snarky remarks last night, and suddenly they flooded me with replies. We had to shore up the front in a few spots, but we beat them back. All I can say is the mind can only handle so much torture, and the mess these people must be in, mentally, is going to crack them eventually.

    Trump Train Has No Brakes!
    #MAGA

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  35. Oldskool says:

    Gianforte needs to stop apologizing and tell his side of the events. The Fox news reporter is now totally discredited for changing her story, the alleged victim is embellishing and if he did put his hand on Gianforte first, as one account described, he needs to be charged. The democrats lose again is all that’s important.

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    • shallbe4 says:

      Was it only yesterday when Trump standing next to Macron and ready to shake his hand was ignored as Macron went to shake everyone else hand? Trump walked up to the new French leader and shook his hand as though he was sawing down a tree. Then he said I wish you all the luck in the world in your new job.

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  36. tempo150101 says:

    He body slammed someone? So what? Hillary would have had him killed!

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  37. Laura Wesselmann says:

    I say kudos for the body-slam of the metrosexual reporter. Wish I’d been there to film it!

    Liked by 1 person

  38. sledhead406 says:

    In the window of a car I passed today:
    “My congressman can beat up your congressman!”

    I have the guy a thumbs up. S

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