I wonder what Media Matters will claim happened here. Will they take responsibility for the violent rhetoric that led his unhinged leftist with a hatred of all things George Bush to attack a citizen journalist?
There's a number of useful takedowns that can be employed on a person who takes a swing at you. While cameras are useful up to a point, this man's clear attack on the cameraman gives you plenty of reason to sit him on the ground with his arm in a hammerlock until the police arrive.
Kudos to the cameraman for keeping his cool, but he should know it's a crapshoot waiting a year for an assault conviction. We'll wait to see what the police and prosecutors do.
Look for the left to claim a punch and a shove just aren't that important when murders and other violent crimes are prevalent in our cities. That or the lone wolf theory. Of course - if any Tea Party protestor were to walk up to an SEIU thug and take a shot at him, it would be five months of "right wing violence" stories from the media. This video shows once again that violence is a tactic of the Left. And I've got a bit more to say about that next week.