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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Etheridge responds:

    “I have seen the video posted on several blogs. I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.”
    That should be the end of it, right there. 'Sorry, boys, I lost my cool. Come by the office and I'll give you 2 minutes.' Bam. Done.

    But no-oooo Fox and Druge are going to have a field day blowing this wa-aaay out of proportion. (as the partisan far-righties have already done here)

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    He didn't assault them. (unless DC has a different statutory definition)

    In fact, it could be argued that they assaulted him.
    Did anyone expect anything different?
    "It could be argued they assaulted him"?

    Haznut: You could be right, hate to say it.


    So, you are saying that asking a question of a Democrat about Obama is an assault?
    OK. I might believe that.
    Obama is an assault on America, so mentioning it to a Democrat is now an assault on a Democrat?
    Plausible, if you are a Democrat.

    My, how low Obama's sunken. He's sunken so low his own party sees him as a weapon used in an assault.
    Obi. Weapon of Mass Democrat Destruction.
    Use at your own peril.
    Punishable by the full force of the law.

    Democrat: Did you say Obama to me?
    Citizen: Well, yes Sir? Will you answer the question?
    Democrat: You do know it is punishable by law? An assault?
    Citizen: Obama?
    Democrat: (Holding student in a full-Nelson after cuffing him one) Son, there you go again. What's your name? Where do you go to school?

    Ethridge:
    “I have seen the video posted on several blogs. I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved. Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried to treat people from all viewpoints with respect. No matter how intrusive and partisan our politics can become, this does not justify a poor response. I have and I will always work to promote a civil public discourse.”
    Why do I not believe this?

    Obama, Obama, Obama...
    ROTFLOL.

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Etheridge reacted poorly. I think there is no real question there. I do to an extent feel for him. Just because you are a public official does not mean people should be able to try and get an on camera interview any time they want.
    Actually that's exactly what it means. These people make their money from being popular and they get angry when people try to photograph or videotape them? Gimme a break. It would be one thing if it was a person who became famous involuntarily, but movie stars and politicians went out willingly to intentionally gain that attention and then they have the audacity to act all outraged when they get it? He's a public figure, ****ing deal with it.
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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    He didn't assault them. (unless DC has a different statutory definition)

    In fact, it could be argued that they assaulted him.
    Really? Videotaping public figures in public and asking them questions in public is assault now? Are you out of your ****ing mind?

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    He didn't assault them. (unless DC has a different statutory definition)

    In fact, it could be argued that they assaulted him.



    Really?


    so if I were to swing at you, grab your neck, hold your wrist and refuse to let go, you would simply have to deal with it?


    Seriously?

    If he was a republican you would be all over him.
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    Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

    hmm... what would I do if some guy(or a couple of guys) came up to me, asked for a very specific viewpoint, then pulled up a cell-phone and held it within 2ft or so of my face after refusing to tell me who they are or where theyre from ?

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    That tool James O'Keef has not got every pimple-face college freshman thinking he's Woodward and Bernstein...

    These assholes walked up to a congressman, stuck a camera in his face, and asked a stupid question. The congressman was annoyed with the little boys, playing at their little boy games. And he quickly showed them he could kick both their punk asses back to Jr. College journalism school.

    "We're doing a project." Then make an appointment, idiots!

    This will be the lead story on Fox tonight.



    so it's not assault, but he then showed them he could kick some kids ass?


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    Re: Congressman Assaults Student Asking if he supported the Obama Administration Agen

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    hmm... what would I do if some guy(or a couple of guys) came up to me, asked for a very specific viewpoint, then pulled up a cell-phone and held it within 2ft or so of my face after refusing to tell me who they are or where theyre from ?


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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Um... do you understand the difference between assault (threat of violence) and battery (physical violence)??

    It's not partisan, Rev. It's just words that you're misusing...

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    Re: Etheridge caught in on-camera confrontation

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Really? Videotaping public figures in public and asking them questions in public is assault now? Are you out of your ****ing mind?
    I see two little jerks running up to an old man and shoving a camera in his face asking a stuttering-John type question meant to provoke him.... what do you see?

    What I love about this guy and the far-rightie's response to the story is how you all talk so big about your guns and your wars and your "taking back the country" but when some old dude grabs you by the scuff of your neck, you practically wet your pants...

    Classic!!

    I think the reason the faces were blurred out is to hide the tears in the little boy's eyes when he found out the other meaning of 'gotcha journalism...' -- when your intended victim grabs you and says: "Who are you?"

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