The left-wing Guardian reporter who was allegedly body-slammed by a congressional candidate on the eve of his election harbored a burning desire three years ago… He wanted to punch the lights out of a 19-year-old kid.
While covering CPAC-2014, journalist Ben Jacobs indicated that he and other journalists in attendance had “the overwhelming urge to punch Benji Backer,” a young, Wisconsin-based conservative blogger who spoke at the event that year.
He reported from CPAC:
Left, right and center, straight news and opinion, journalists at CPAC have one thing in common, the overwhelming urge to punch Benji Backer
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 8, 2014
Although it received little notice at the time, his desire acquired added significance after the Wednesday night “body-slamming” he received from then-candidate, now Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte, a Montana Republican.
As as result, the reporter found himself the butt of jokes — as well he should.
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— Dylan (@bylanbersity) May 26, 2017
@Bencjacobs Oh poor baby….do you need a safe space?
— Dr. JK – Trumplican (@CASuperrunner) May 26, 2017
@Bencjacobs Hey Ben, Greg says THANKS!! ???
— KGB Agent Lynda ? (@LyndaG1963) May 26, 2017
— Alexandra MAGA! (@KAFosterSowell) May 26, 2017
— TheMidnightRide (@themidnightrid1) May 26, 2017
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… or not.
It turned out that Montanans didn’t much give a whit about the altercation, and voted to send Gianforte to Washington. He apologized anyway.
Becker’s still waiting for his from Jacobs. But apart from that, there’s that old “stones” and “glass houses” thing Jacobs should be aware of.
So who is this Becker character who aroused so much “fear and loathing” within Jacobs? Here’s a clip of his CPAC speech as a reminder.
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