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    Strains show in Warren campaign, attacks cameraman

    Strains show in Warren campaign, attacks cameraman

    Warren intolerance of media mirrors Coakley reaction as polls move against her

    With every passing day, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign looks more and more like the Martha Coakley campaign.

    The Weekly Standard reports (via Instapundit h/t Linda in Tennessee), a Warren campaign staffer physically assaulted a cameraman following Warren (language warning):

    An aide to Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, appears to have knocked the video camera of a Republican tracker after an event this weekend in Martha’s Vineyard. Watch the video below:

    As The Weekly Standard points out, this was similar to the attack by a Martha Coakley staffer on John McCormack in December 2009, which I covered at the time including this photo of Coakley watching the assault, This Photo May Change The Election:

    Remember also how Warren put security guards on Anne at the Netroots Nation conference:

    And a staffer shoved her clipboard in Anne’s face as Anne tried to ask Warren questions:

    The intolerance the Warren campaign shows for videographers reflects an intolerant political view which seeks to demonize those who disagree on policy issues.

    Update:  A reader sends a link to this Warren video, Elizabeth Warren Fights For You, with the classic Warren line “I have thrown rocks at people I think are in the wrong.”

    And who could forget Warren’s other most famous line (emphasis mine):

    “My first choice is a strong consumer agency,” the Harvard Law professor and federal bailout watchdog said in an interview with the Huffington Post. “My second choice is no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor.”

    Update No. 2 – Apparently the Warren campaign is claiming the assailant was just a driver, not a staff member. So what? Why didn’t Warren staff, who were standing all around, intervene? Why didn’t Warren? Are we to believe this driver just decided out of the clear blue to take it on himself to go after a cameraman?


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    RosalindJ | August 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Please please please forgive my grabbing at the low-hanging fruit. It’s like having an ear-worm and the only hope of relief is to hear it, sing it or in this case, write it out and inflict the rest of you.

    Lizzie Warren, battle-axe
    Gave the reporters forty whacks
    Though she saw that it was fun
    She didn’t know she’d come undone.

    Not too many signs out here in Central MA yet; most of those few are for Brown. However, I just saw something interesting: a house with a Brown sign added an Obama sign. In other words, Warren is out of bounds for this family despite their support for Obama.

    Only a straw in the wind, but a noticeable one.

    (Cf. related comments by Rags and yours truly.)

    huskers-for-palin | August 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    My song dedication to Warren.
    (row row row your boat)

    Thug, thug, punch a mime
    Push the bloggers down!!!


    Life is but a scream!!!!

    […] it wasn’t quite as bad as the dustup during the Coakley campaign (as Prof Jacobson reminds us), but it’s still not a smart reaction to an opposition tracker.  A tracker who is likely […]

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