ABC News Reporter Relates Evil 'Mafia' Tactics of Bachmann Security Team
It is basically Tahrir Square out there for the brave media just trying to report on Michele Bachmann these days. ABC News humanoid Brian Ross chased down Bachmann in a parking lot to repeatedly yell questions at her about whether she has ever missed a House vote because of this "debilitating migraines" problem, which she could not hear over the voices in her head despite the crushing volume of Brian Ross's voice. Her bodyguards grew tired of this screaming man and intercepted Ross, "grabbing and pushing him multiple times" just like the "Mafia people" used to do in olden times. Haha, what?
Time reporter Michael Crowley relates the horror:
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.”
At least his ability to use hyperbole went unhurt, although we have not seen the video because ABC News has not (yet) posted it. It's all just dead horse heads in your bed sheets at night and envelopes of severed fingers from here on out. [Swampland]