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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:06 PM

Congressman Who Choke-Slammed Reporter Brags Of Defeating Leftist Media

Source: Talking Points Memo


By Cameron Joseph | February 12, 2018 2:41 pm

Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) almost blew his last election by choke-slamming a reporter for daring to ask him questions, then lying about how the assault happened. But in his mind (or at least his latest fundraising email), he’s still the victim.

Gianforte’s campaign sent out an email asking for money on Monday that included a claim that he’d not only had to beat beat his Democratic opponent but the “leftist media” in his special election last year.

“We were able to win a tough, close victory against the Democrats and the leftist media in the most expensive Congressional contest in Montana history,” reads the fundraising letter, signed by Gianforte.

That’s an interesting turn of phrase for Gianforte, who won his race last year even after tackling Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, breaking his glasses in the process, after Jacobs pressed him on his stance on the GOP’s Obamacare repeal plan.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/congressman-who-choke-slammed-reporter-brags-of-defeating-leftist-media

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Reply Congressman Who Choke-Slammed Reporter Brags Of Defeating Leftist Media (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2018 OP
SamKnause Feb 2018 #1
SunSeeker Feb 2018 #2
Corgigal Feb 2018 #3
MontanaMama Feb 2018 #4
mpcamb Feb 2018 #15
MontanaMama Feb 2018 #18
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #5
dewsgirl Feb 2018 #6
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #7
magicarpet Feb 2018 #8
dchill Feb 2018 #14
keithbvadu2 Feb 2018 #9
Augiedog Feb 2018 #10
2naSalit Feb 2018 #11
Hekate Feb 2018 #12
tonekat Feb 2018 #13
elmac Feb 2018 #16
agincourt Feb 2018 #17

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:08 PM

1. EVIL FUCKING LIARS !!!!!!!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:15 PM

2. K & R for exposure of creep. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:17 PM

3. That guy always looked aggressive to me.

Beyond what any well adjusted adult, should respond like. Might want to be sure his family is ok.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:19 PM

4. Gawd this guy is a collosal POS.

Karma can't come fast enough IMO.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:51 PM

15. Screw Karma. Beat him in his next election.

Put him out on his ass.
Target him like the goppers do to our people.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:37 PM

18. Im with you.

Would love to see that...it’s Montana and I’ve learned to hedge my bets when it comes to elections. 😑

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:21 PM

5. Considering the severely diminished intellectual capacity of most conservatives

Asking difficult questions probably feels like a violent assault on their sensibilities and the choke slamming is just self defense. It's like when some liberal laughs at them, they get to kill him. See, both sides are guilty of something. No one is innocent in a war of words vs violence.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:23 PM

6. I follow a ton of reporters, journalists and anchors, I was following

Ben Jacobs before this asshole body slammed him. I was on Twitter watching reporters live tweeting their accounts of what was happening. It was straight up insane, there were Fox news reporters that were witnesses and defended him. I wonder if this happened today, would they still do the right thing? I still can't believe this violent nut got elected, I remember in the 24 hrs between the incident and the election, he actually gained support, because this is our world now. 😖😩

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:31 PM

7. You're right! His constituents love bullies.

The Fucking Moron is the biggest bully in the country and he has been his whole like...that's why he was sent to military school. His cult/base are violent, misogynists and racists who buy tiki torches by the dozen. Isn't the US a great country again?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:46 PM

8. Macho Meathead Rethug Goon

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:04 PM

14. And his constituents love him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:34 PM

10. He is just another right wing coward. Fuck him and the pig he rode in on

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:43 PM

11. If only..

his constituents, myself included, could do exactly that to him every time he shows his ignorant a** around here.

I loathe that POS like only a true Montana Democrat can.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:44 PM

12. Typical of all abusers, he claims to be the victim here

Gaslighting asshole

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:45 PM

13. They can't process thoughts

Logic and honesty just makes conservatives flail out violently because their puny brains can't put together a defense to any challenge.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:50 PM

16. never give fascists a pass

throw the book at them and never, ever work with them, AKA, government shutdown.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:53 PM

17. A tough close victory,

in which you got to outspend your competition six to one, it pays to buy republican.

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