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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Tucker, put it all in context.

    the climate in DC, you're walking alone, two boys approach you and shove a camera in your face, asking teabag questions...

    Not justified... but mitigates.
    No, it doesn't mitigate it either. He's a Congressman. This goes with the territory.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Because at reporter school they teach you to identify yourself.

    I'm giving my honest reaction to the video. I think it's funny watching two O'Keef wannabe's get the snot scared out them on their first outing.

    I hope the congressman doesn't catch too much flack over this.

    He looks like he was fed up with the teabag mentality (aren't we all?) and two little boys playing at being reporters just pushed him too far.
    I'd take 10:1 odds that had the roles had been reversed, this would be on the front page of HuffPost instead of the front page of Drudge and you'd be in here talking about how the reTHUGlican should be arrested.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    hazlnut, the congressman was wrong.
    And he apologized.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Seriously, you know you are just making this worse, right?
    Redress,

    I'm starting to think that maybe hazlnut isn't really a liberal at all. I think he or she just might be posing as one in order to make you guys look angry and unstable.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    I think Haznut writes for the WaPo:
    The second camera rolled as Etheridge, irritated, held the wrist of the first cameraman, then pulled the student to his side and grabbed him in a hug

    Right Now - Who TMZ'd Rep. Bob Etheridge?.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    No, it doesn't mitigate it either. He's a Congressman. This goes with the territory.
    The territory being: Outside the Capitol, a CNN reporter with credentials waves you over, saying: MAY we have a word? MAY we have a quick comment?

    Students? Contact the congressman's office first via letter or phone.

    Also, after the first edit, the Congressman is saying "thank you." what did they say to him? Then the camera is right in his face. Why?

    a) because all professional interviews are conducted at that distance??
    b) To further provoke him and hopefully get a reaction you can put on Youtube (after blurring your own faces out)

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by alms View Post
    Redress,

    I'm starting to think that maybe hazlnut isn't really a liberal at all. I think he or she just might be posing as one in order to make you guys look angry and unstable.
    Welcome to DP - btw...

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Welcome to DP - btw...
    Thank you. Now, perhaps you could actually answer my question or make an attempt to address my post. I'm not here to exchange pleasantries with people who make it a point to be unpleasant.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    The territory being: Outside the Capitol, a CNN reporter with credentials waves you over, saying: MAY we have a word? MAY we have a quick comment?

    Students? Contact the congressman's office first via letter or phone.

    Also, after the first edit, the Congressman is saying "thank you." what did they say to him? Then the camera is right in his face. Why?

    a) because all professional interviews are conducted at that distance??
    b) To further provoke him and hopefully get a reaction you can put on Youtube (after blurring your own faces out)
    You can try to paint the congressman as a victim but no one is going to buy it. Not even his peers.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    The territory being: Outside the Capitol, a CNN reporter with credentials waves you over, saying: MAY we have a word? MAY we have a quick comment?

    Students? Contact the congressman's office first via letter or phone.

    Also, after the first edit, the Congressman is saying "thank you." what did they say to him? Then the camera is right in his face. Why?

    a) because all professional interviews are conducted at that distance??
    b) To further provoke him and hopefully get a reaction you can put on Youtube (after blurring your own faces out)
    These are the facts though:

    #1 It is not illegal to be a dick
    #2 It is illegal for someone to assault another person just because the other person is being a dick.

    There is no mitigation, I've seen rock stars act more professional with the paparazzi then this congressman.

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