Journalists React to Attack on NBC Reporter by Apparent Antifa Protester in Charlottesville: ‘Totally Unacceptable’


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Just a year after deadly violence erupted at a Charlottesville, VA white nationalist rally, reignited tensions in the same city led to an attack on an NBC News reporter, who was heckled by a protester as his camera was shoved away. The incident happened Saturday night while correspondent Cal Perry, who was alongside the cameraman involved, covered a demonstration there. However, it appears the aggressor may have been a member of the anti-fascist group. “Fuck you, snitch ass news bitch. Fuck you,” he shouted in a video of the incident tweeted by Perry. The curses can be heard just before the camera is smacked away. Journalists including Continue reading "Journalists React to Attack on NBC Reporter by Apparent Antifa Protester in Charlottesville: ‘Totally Unacceptable’"

Trump Supporter Goes NUTS on NBC’s Cal Perry and the Media: ‘YOU F*CKING MOTHERF*CKERS’


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NBC News’s Cal Perry hit the streets of New York City last night to cover the growing protests that have emerged in direct response to the stunning election victory by President-elect Donald Trump. A chorus of protestors have popped up in cities all over the country to rebuke the election results. While Perry was interviewing a protestor about his views on Trump and his campaign rhetoric, a female Trump supporter (very clearly wearing a Trump/Pence tee shirt and sweatshirt) began SCREAMING at Perry live on camera about the media’s misrepresentation of her favorite hombre: President-elect Donald J. Trump. “You don’t include the fact that we have an awesome, an awesome president now who took a step down from unappreciative motherfuckers,” she yelled passionately. Perry asked at one point — in Continue reading "Trump Supporter Goes NUTS on NBC’s Cal Perry and the Media: ‘YOU F*CKING MOTHERF*CKERS’"

A Fisherman on MSNBC Just Called Lifelong Millionaire Donald Trump a ‘Self-Made Man’


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Screen-Shot-2016-03-07-at-2.20.21-PMAfter Donald Trump — who was born to the successful businessman son of another successful businessman, both of whom were influential enough to have their own Wikipedia pages independent of their relationship to the Donald — has joked and spoken about shooting people, punching people, and barring people from the country, plenty of pundits and voters have asked, “Why are people still voting for him?” MSNBC’s Cal Perry headed to Pass Christian, Mississippi, to find out. As Chris Jansing pointed out during the segment, Mississippi has a poverty rate that is 7% above the national average and Trump seems to do well in Southern states that have high rates of poverty. That Trump — a man who attended an expensive college preparatory school in his youth before being shuttled off to military school by his wealthy parents and eventually making his way to an Ivy League university — would Continue reading "A Fisherman on MSNBC Just Called Lifelong Millionaire Donald Trump a ‘Self-Made Man’"