FOX News: Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter
The race to fill Montana's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives took a violent turn Wednesday, and a crew from the Fox News Channel, including myself, witnessed it firsthand.
As part of our preparation for a story about Thursday's special election to air on "Special Report with Bret Baier," we arranged interviews with the top two candidates, Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist. On Wednesday, I joined field producer Faith Mangan and photographer Keith Railey in Bozeman for our scheduled interview with Gianforte, which was to take place at the Gianforte for Congress Bozeman Headquarters.
Faith, Keith and I arrived early to set up for the interview in a room adjacent to another room where a volunteer BBQ was to take place. As the time for the interview neared, Gianforte came into the room. We exchanged pleasantries and made small talk about restaurants and Bozeman.
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WNU Editor: Will this impact today's special election in Montana today .... I do not know ... two thirds of the voters have already voted in advanced polls. As for what's my own take on what Greg Gianforte did .... a candidate who is on the verge of winning an easy election .... talk about being stupid. If you lose your cool over a simple question .... what happens when you are faced with a really difficult question? But what I find interesting about this incident is the U.S. media coverage of it .... specifically many blaming President Trump for it .... Joe Scarborough: Greg Gianforte Assault Unsurprising in ‘Age of Trump’ (Mediaite). This only validates last week's Harvard University study that exposes how bias the media is against President Trump .... Harvard University Study: The Mainstream Media’s Is Biased Against President Trump (May 19, 2017), as well as validating my own personal opinion that President Trump has truly gotten under the skin of the main stream media and the progressive left. In short .... if someone does something stupid or there is a horrible incident somewhere in the world .... the first thing that goes in the mind of the media is to blame Trump.