Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bachmann thugs rough up a reporter

Michele Bachmann suffers from terrible migraine headaches and she is frequently heavily medicated to treat the condition. She has been hospitalized more than once for the condition. Today, when ABC reporter Brian Ross tried to ask Bachmann about her condition, he was jumped and roughed up by two of Bachmann's staffers.
That’s when things got interesting. Ross dashed after Bachmann, repeatedly asking whether she had ever missed a House vote due to a migraine. She ignored him. Ross pursued her into a parking area behind the stage. Her aides grew alarmed. When Ross made a beeline for the white SUV waiting to carry Bachmann away, two Bachmann men pounced on him, grabbing and pushing him multiple times with what looked to me like unusual force. In fact, I have never seen a reporter treated so roughly at a campaign event, especially not a presidential one. Ross was finally able to break away and lob his question at Bachmann one more time, but she continued to ignore him.

Afterward, I asked Ross — a hard-nosed pro who nevertheless seemed slightly shaken — whether he had ever been treated so roughly. “A few times,” he told me. “Mostly by Mafia people.”
Read more here.

Michele Bachmann isn't ready for prime time.

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