Video: Hannity Interviews Weekly Standard Reporter Who Got Pushed Into Railing By Coakley Staffer

The Weekly Standard reporter, (and surprisingly young) John McCormack tells his story on Hannity:

McCormack, says he was pushed into the metal railing by Coakley staffer,  Michael Meehan, (who  heads up a firm called Blue Line Strategic Communications). In McCormack’s view, he was feigning concern as he helped him up off the ground, as evidenced by Meehan’s aggressive behavior immediately afterward.

He did not trip and stumble on his own, AP.


Martha Coakley claims “She’s Not Privy” To Facts Surrounding GOP “Stalker” Fracas

The AP and Media Mutters Running Interference For Coakley


The AP and Media Mutters Running Interference For Coakley

Check out the AP’s headline:

Reporter stumbles chasing hopeful for Kennedy seat

Dude. Watch the video. You can see the guy pushing him:

Naturally, Air America is using the AP version.

I was assuming that Media Mutters was behind this, but I’ve not  seen any bleatings on their site about the scuffle. They probably figure that they destroyed enough of their credibility, last summer, trying to defend the SEIU thugs that beat up Kenneth Gladney.

They do weakly try to claim that Jim Hoft got it wrong about Coakley’s ridiculous assertion that the Taliban is no longer in Afghanistan. Here’s what she said:

I think we have done what we are going to be able to do in Afghanistan. I think that we should plan an exit strategy. Yes. I’m not sure there is a way to succeed. If the goal was and the mission in Afghanistan was to go in because we believed that the Taliban was giving harbor to terrorists. We supported that. I supported that. They’re gone. They’re not there anymore.

Here’s what they say she meant:

In fact, the context of Coakley’s comments makes clear that she was talking about Al Qaeda, not the Taliban; indeed, military experts, including Gen. David Petraeus and national security adviser James Jones, have stated that Al Qaeda’s presence is diminished in Afghanistan, and intelligence officials reportedly estimate that there are fewer than 100 Al Qaeda members there.


Whether she meant, Taliban, or terrorists….she’s wrong on both counts.  They’re both there, by Media Matters’ own admission. And the terrorists, however small in number are causing massive problems, and are indeed at war with the US, as evidenced by the recent attack on the CIA headquarters which killed eight CIA officers.

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Martha Coakley claims “She’s Not Privy” To Facts Surrounding GOP “Stalker” Fracas


Martha Coakley claims “She’s Not Privy” To Facts Surrounding GOP “Stalker” Fracas

Apparently, reporters who aren’t friendly Dems, and who have the  impertinence to be persistent, and ask tough questions are what we call “stalkers” in American politics, today.

Bay State Attorney General Martha Coakley blamed GOP “stalkers” today for triggering tensions outside a Washington, D.C., fund-raiser last night where a Weekly Standard reporter said he was roughed up by a Coakley campaign worker.

Coakley, a Democrat, is in a red-hot race for U.S. Senate against GOP rival Scott Brown, where a poll out today places the two only 2 points apart closing in on the Jan. 19 special election. The post-fundraiser fury has now sent both camps scrambling.

Coakley said she is not “privy” to the facts surrounding the incident involving reporter John McCormack last night, who wrote about the episode outside the Sonoma restaurant in an online dispatch titled: “We Report, We , Get Pushed.” McCormack wrote he was pushed to the ground by a man he says is linked to Coakley’s campaign while he was asking her questions.

I know there were people following, including two from the Brown campaign who have been very aggressive in their stalking,” Coakley told reporters during an appearance at Kit Clark Senior Services in Dorchester. “I’m not sure what happened. I know something occurred, but I’m not privy to the facts. I’m sure it will come out, but I’m not aware of that.”

Here she is staring at what she’s not sure happened:

Good grief, she was right there… How can she claim to not know what happened? This woman is the MA  Attorney General,  and a man can be assaulted right in front of her, and she says she’s not “privy to the facts”?

Here are the facts:

Weekly Standard Reporter, John McCormack, was asking her a tough, embarrassing question she had no decent answer for. She had said during the debate with Scott Brown, Monday night, that she didn’t believe that there were any terrorists left in Afghanistan, and we need to send the troops home, now. He wanted to know if she stood by that statement. She dodged that question the first time it was asked, but like a good reporter, he was persistent. The man who assaulted McCormack appears to be a media consultant sent by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Commitee, to help the Coakley camp with “messaging”.

The message to conservative reporters being…Do not ask tough questions.

If this story has a deja vu quality to it, for you,  it’s because this same reporter, John McCormack had the cops called on him for asking Dede Scozzavava some tough questions after a campaign event during the  New York 23 race, last October.


Update moved. I decided it needed its own post.

Hat tip: Moe Lane

Also blogging:

The Daily Caller: All over this…(Have you added it to your blog roll, yet, bloggers?) Martha Coakley staffer allegedly assaults journalist John McCormack:

Martha Coakley thug roughs up reporter on public street

Coakley: ‘I Didn’t See What Happened’ Suspect in fisticuffs with reporter is Obama nominee

Ace o Spades: Martha Coakley Apparently Blind —Slublog

Hot Air: Video: Coakley associate shoves Weekly Standard Reporter; Update: Photo of assailant

Michelle Malkin: Martha Coakley: The voice for Fat Cats and Corruptocrats

Voting Female Speaks!: Coakley and her Goon; How much Lobbyists’ $$$ did ya get in Washington, old girl?

Frugal Cafe Blog Zone: Martha, Martha, Martha… You Need to Keep your Left-wing Thugs at Bay until AFTER the Election (video)

Legal Insurrection: This Photo May Change The Election

Weasel Zippers: Man Who Threw Weekly Standard Reporter to the Ground Was a Coakley Staffer on Loan from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee?….

Ruby Slippers: Coakley: I’m Not Privy To The Facts

Linked by: Michelle Malkin, and Republican Redefined, thanks!


Video: CNN’s Jack Cafferty Unloads On Speaker Pelosi

Perhaps trying to fill the void Lou Dobbs left when he left CNN , Cafferty sounds almost Milleresque as he slammed Pelosi, calling her an “awful woman” for leading a 20+ member expensive  junket to Copenhagen, last month, on the taxpayer’s dime, during a recession:

Video via Weasel Zippers

What the heck were they doing out there, anyway?

CBS investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson reported:

that cameras spotted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the summit. She called the shots on who got to go. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and embattled Chairman of the Tax Committee Charles Rangel were also there.

They were joined by 17 colleagues: Democrats: Waxman, Miller, Markey, Gordon, Levin, Blumenauer, DeGette, Inslee, Ryan, Butterfield, Cleaver, Giffords, and Republicans: Barton, Upton, Moore Capito, Sullivan, Blackburn and Sensenbrenner.

That’s not the half of it. But finding out more was a bit like trying to get the keys to Ft. Knox. Many referred us to Speaker Pelosi who wouldn’t agree to an interview. Her office said it “will comply with disclosure requirements” but wouldn’t give us cost estimates or even tell us where they all stayed.

Senator Inhofe (R-OK) is one of the few who provided us any detail. He attended the summit on his own for just a few hours, to give an “opposing view.”

“They’re going because it’s the biggest party of the year,” Sen. Inhofe said. “The worst thing that happened there is they ran out of caviar.”


Until required filings are made in the coming weeks, we can only figure bits and pieces of the cost to you.

Three military jets at $9,900 per hour – $168,000 just in flight time.

  • Dozens flew commercial at up to $2,000 each.
  • 321 hotel nights booked – the bulk at Copenhagen’s five-star Marriott.
  • Meals add tens of thousands more.
  • Meanwhile,  nearly 1 in 5 Americans are out of a job, so the Obama administration is working feverishly to tweak his jobs saved or created accounting system to make it look like his disastrous stimulus bill  actually put people back to work,  so he can justify his second disastrous stimulus bill.