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Elitist Media Reporter Beaten Up At Palin Rally

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Joe Killian is an elitist media journalistde politico for a North Carolina newspaper, the Greensboro News-Record. Ooh well isn't he neat. He was covering a Sarah Palin rally at Elon University yesterday, a radical liberal college, and when he laughed at the college kids fighting with the Palin supporters outside the event, some fat slob kicked him to the ground from behind, haw haw haw.


Killian has written a long post about this on his personal blog. Basically the crowd was very Anti-Media, because the media is in at least five billion tanks for Barack Obama, each tank being insured by AIG credit default swaps. Risk has been neutralized! The Palin supporters do not like this aspect of the Media.

This all played out on a micro level yesterday, according to Killian:

After the speech was over I was walking around getting peoples’ reactions to it when I wandered into several clusters of sign waving Obama supporters outside the stadium area. They were surrounded by McCain-Palin folks and both sides were yelling at each other.

I sidled up to one of the Obama supporters and asked why they were there, what they were trying to accomplish.

As he was telling me a large, bearded man in full McCain-Palin campaign regalia got in his face to yell at him.

“Hey, hey,” I said. “I’m trying to interview him. Just a minute, okay?”

The man began to say something about how of course I was interviewing the Obama people when suddenly, from behind us, the sound of a pro-Obama rap song came blaring out of the windows of a dorm building. We all turned our heads to see Obama signs in the windows.

This was met with curses, screams and chants of “U.S.A” by McCain-Palin folks who crowded under the windows trying to drown it out and yell at the person playing the stereo.

It was a moment of levity in an otherwise very tense situation and so I let out a gentle chuckle and shook my head.

“Oh, you think that’s funny?!” the large bearded man said. His face was turning red. “Yeah, that’s real funny…” he said.

And then he kicked the back of my leg, buckling my right knee and sending me sprawling onto the ground.

Killian considered chasing the "large bearded man" down, but didn't because that would have been irresponsible and also who gives a fuck? He proves to be in the tank nevertheless with this comical bit:

So instead I limped off to try to find a security guard or cop.

When I did the guy was nowhere to be found.

“He’s this big fat guy with a brown beard and he’s wearing a McCain-Palin shirt and hat,” I said.

And then felt like an idiot. I was surrounded by people who fit that description.

How I Became Joe Sixpack [Joe Killian]

Greensboro reporter assaulted at rally [News & Observer]

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