Over the weekend, while reporting live from the Wisconsin protests (or the Fox News protests, as the case may be), Fox News reporter Mike Tobin announced on air that he had been “hit” by one of the protesters most of whom were chanting ‘Fox News lies.’
The camera had cut away from Tobin at the time so there was no actual video evidence, nevertheless as the weekend progressed “hit” turned into “punch” and naturally Fox began playing up the angle that their reporters were under attack.
To be fair, Fox News reporters have been getting a great deal of pushback at the protests, though yelling is a significantly different than assault.
And to be fair to Tobin, though he used the word “punch” while describing it to a (naturally) outraged Megyn Kelly yesterday, he did go some way to pushing back on the idea he’d been attacked.
Anyway! Video has now emerged of Tobin being hit…and let’s just say, if this is assault then NYC subway riders have a lot to complain about. I think more accurate definition might be tapped, possibly by accident.
See for yourself below. Video courtesy of LiveLeak.
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