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Moore staffer cracks, physically pushes cameramen outside rally – but these aren’t just any cameramen

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Tensions grew high outside a Roy Moore rally in Alabama Monday night.


Video screenshot shows the cameras being grabbed. Via Fox News.

The embattled senate candidate was preparing to speak in Henagar, Ala. when an altercation between a Moore campaign staffer and media camermen erupted.

Conner Sheets, a reporter for the Birmingham News caught one angle of the confrontation on video:

But the cameramen weren’t any ole’ cameramen. It was later revealed that the men who were shoved by Goolesby (the name is misspelled in tweet above) work for Fox News.

Fox News’ Jonathon Serrie reported the incident to Shannon Bream on Fox News @ Night.

“He [Goolesby] decided to push the cameras back and physically manhandle two of our photographers,” Serrie said. “It’s not unusual for people to get bumped around a bit in the media scrum,” Serrie said. “This was not a scrum though. It is highly unusual for members of a political campaign to physically engage in this manner with members of the press.”

Goolesby also grabbed the cameras as can be seen in the Fox News’ footage.

Serrie said that reporters were told Moore was going to use the front entrance, but when they discovered the embattled candidate heading another way, they tried to get a shot.

It would seem Moore was trying to stay out of sight from reporters, and Goolesby became more than a little agitated when Moore was spotted.

Moore has been in a battle with the media that has essentially convicted the candidate in a court of public opinion after decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct with minors surfaced for the first time weeks before Alabama’s special election.


While Democrats like Nancy Pelosi demand due process for serial sexual harassers Al Franken and John Conyers, Dems and their media cohorts have all but sentenced Moore to life in prison.

And there’s little doubt they would, if they could.

Fox News has been one of the few, if not the only, media news network that has given a balanced approach to the allegations against Moore.

But Monday night, Fox played the uncomfortable footage between Goolesby and their crew:

Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead spoke with Fox News about the altercation.

“Our campaign certainly doesn’t condone any pushing or shoving of anyone, certainly not reporters or anyone else,” Armistead said.

“We’re not going to be open to taking questions until they’re (the media) ready to talk about issues,” he said. “And that’s what we want to talk about.”


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