Monday, January 28, 2013

Journalist harassed over gun control question


In an explosive exchange outside the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington, D.C., security guards for billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accosted senior Talk Radio Network investigative reporter Jason Mattera when he asked the mayor about his strong support for gun control.


In the video, Bloomberg is seen surrounded by security. Mattera approaches Bloomberg and asks, “In the spirit of gun control, will you disarm your entire security team?”
Bloomberg’s reply: “Uh, you, we’ll get right back to you.”
“Why can you defend yourself but not the majority of Americans?” Mattera asks as the mayor walks away. “Look at the team of security you’ve got. And you’re an advocate for gun control?” The video then cuts to Mattera walking further down the street when one of the men guarding Bloomberg, identified as Officer Stockton NYPD, stops Mattera and asks to see his photo ID.
Mattera complies before asking, “Is this standard procedure for the press? Wait, wait, wait, it’s standard procedure to be questioning members of the press?"
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Apparently the 1st Amendment is now under attack in NYC too. That didn't take long, did it?

2 comments:

Bustednuckles said...

I love that, "you want a drink of my soda?"

Fuckin' hilarious.

Cheesy said...

That looked like more than a 16 ozer. too.
That's why they want our guns. They're all spineless douchebags that are scared to death of armed, pissed off citizens..