[VIDEO] A Brief History of Politicians Body-Slamming Journalists: From Gianforte to John AdamsPosted: May 28, 2017 Filed under: Entertainment, History, Humor, Mediasphere, White House | Tags: Body Slam, Greg Gianforte, Journalists, media, Montana, Reason (magazine), Reason.tv, satire, Special Election Leave a comment
In the twilight hours of a special election to replace Montana’s lone congressman, Republican hopeful Greg Gianforte reportedly “body slammed” and punched a Guardian reporter after the journalist tried to ferret out an answer about GOP health care plans. In this video Reason TV imagines a world in which other, high profile politicians give into violent impulses when confronted by the press.
Polls opened in Montana less than twenty-four hours after Gianforte’s confrontation with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, and his subsequent assault charge. In the event that Mr. Gianforte is elected to Congress there is a reasonable chance he will interact with more journalists in the future, and possibly even have to formulate responses to Republican legislation at some point.