Member of Bernie Sanders staff rough up reporters in Iowa: Now who is the enemy of the people? [VIDEO] female photographer screams
At the Iowa State Fair candidate get together for Democrats this past weekend, staffers for the Bernie Sanders campaign decided to push around reporters, who were just trying to do their jobs. How do you believe the press would handle this if it were Trump staffers involved in just such an incident? The comparable fits from the press was deafening.
But the Washington Examiner’s report is pretty damning.
A campaign staffer for Bernie Sanders was screamed at by a local photojournalist who was repeatedly shoved following the Vermont senator’s remarks at the Iowa State Fair.
Photos and video from Bernie’s walk through the fair grounds show a sea of cameras and microphone surrounding the candidate, and apparently the campaign staff were simply elbowing and shoving their way through it. “Do not put your hands on me. You keep pushing me!” the female photographer yelled.
The Examiner reports that this particular confrontation took place after multiple instances of members of the campaign staff pushing local journalists out of the way.
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) August 11, 2019
“Do not put your hands on me. You keep pushing me,” they quote a female photographer, yelling at one of the campaign staffers doing the shoving.
Security for the event, as well as members of Sanders’ campaign, repeatedly grabbed and shoved members of the press. One staffer for the Des Moines Register pushed a gate into a reporter for the Washington Examiner after telling him that “not all press” would be allowed to follow Sanders around.
Nathan Wurtzel points out that this isn’t the first time such mistreatment of the press by Democrats has taken place, nor the first time it has been accepted or ignored.
MSM always allows Democrats to push them around. I remember when they were locked in a closet without their phones at an Obama event…and they took that treatment. Unbelievable.
Bernie Sanders staffers manhandle press at Iowa State Fair https://t.co/k9QrUttnZh
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) August 12, 2019
In June, Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham was manhandled and left bruised by North Korean security as she attempted to protect U.S. reporters from being shut out at the hands of dictator Kim Jong Un’s guards. This seems similar.