Massachusetts’ Chief Law Enforcement Official Ignores Political Assault; UPDATE: DSCC’s Meehan Apologizes
Posted on | January 13, 2010 | 31 Comments
UPDATE 4:45 p.m. ET: Michael “I Work For Me” Meehan admits he was “was a little too aggressive” with John McCormack — a convenient admission, considering that the incident was caught on video and photographs.
PREVIOUSLY: What else can you say about this photo?
A campaign aide to Martha Coakley has just shoved reporter John McCormack to the ground. Coakley sees it and . . . keeps walking.
UPDATE: OK, wanted to get that posted as quickly as possible and now will fill in the background with updates. This incident had been mentioned in an earlier post, but as William Jacobson says, this photo could decide the election. Like the beating of Kenneth Gladney by SEIU thugs, it illustrates the blatant lawlessness of the Democratic Party in the Obama age.
UPDATE II: McCormack believes the goon who shoved him is Michael Meehan, an experienced political operative and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee staffer reportedly sent Monday “to assist the Coakley camp with messaging.”
Heh. Yeah, we got that message.
UPDATE III: McCormack’s account of the incident makes clear that the campaign staffer was trying to prevent him from asking more questions about Coakley’s dinner last night with health-industry lobbyists. Because Democrats are all about transparency.
UPDATE IV: Irony with compound interest — Jim Hoft reports that President Obama recently appointed Meehan to the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Clearly, Meehan is all about protecting the freedom of the press.
UPDATE V: DSCCC spokesman Joseph Goebbels Baghdad Bob Eric Schultz issues a statement: “It is no surprise that Washington Republicans are trying to use every dirty trick they have to throw the Coakley campaign off their stride . . .”
Reporter asking questions = GOP “dirty tricks.”
UPDATE VI: Chris Good of the Atlantic Monthly:
When McCormack asks the staffer whom he works for, the staffer replies, “I work for me” . . . which would be a sweet line if delivered by Clint Eastwood or a member of organized crime.
Hmmmm. Is he trying to say the Democratic Party is disorganized?
Also blogging about the Coakley campaign’s committment to transparency, accountability and freedom of the press: Dana Loesch at BigGovernment.com, Stogie at Saberpoint, Moe Lane at Red State, and Dan Collins at Piece of Work in Progress, plus more at Memeorandum.