When a Dem Congressman Attacked a Student Journalist, the Media Didn't Bat an Eye

When GOP candidate Greg Gianforte tackled a Guardian reporter this week, the media went nuts. Chuck Todd was surprised that, even with an assault charge against their opponent, the Democrats couldn’t win an election; and Don Lemon insisted that President Trump was to blame because of the anti-journalist culture he’s ignited. The whole country was aghast.


But in 2010, when a sitting Democrat congressman, Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC), attacked a student journalist, the media didn’t bat an eye. No wall-to-wall coverage, no nationwide attention. Watch this video of the incident, so you can see the full extent of the partisan double standard.

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