What a shock... Fox News appears to have again lied to us about how they were treated by the protesters in Wisconsin. From Raw Story and there wasn't a better headline for this than the one they already posted -- Fox News reporter appears to
Fox News has been making a lot of hay about one of their reporters allegedly being "punched" by a protester in Madison, Wisconsin.
Turns out, that didn't happen.
Mike Tobin, reporting from amid the massive demonstration on Friday, claimed that one of the protesters "punched" him in the arm. In another broadcast, he claimed a man threatened to break his neck.
In both cases, supporting evidence for these claims was not broadcast -- yet still, Tobin's reports have been widelycited across conservative blogs that seem eager to depict union workers as hateful and violent.
What's worse, Tobin's allegation that he was assaulted might have slipped past without rebuttal were it not for a camera-equipped bystander, who captured the scene.
Turns out, someone merely touched his shoulder, as evidenced in the video below. The incident he claimed was a "punch" could instead be described as a pat, at most.
That was apparently enough for him to later declare that even after being "punched, he was just too nice of a guy to press charges.
More there so go read the rest but as Raw Story and our own Dave Neiwert also reported, apparently Fox anchors and reporters really don't like it when Madison protesters tell the truth that Fox lies to their viewers. Too bad they also feel the need to make up being punched by them as well. It looks like they're taking a page straight out of Andrew Breitbart's school of "journalism" here.
Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin was nearly drowned out Monday by protesters in Wisconsin chanting "tell the truth!"
"Shep, you're going to have to listen above the hecklers as I answer your question," he said to Fox News anchor Shepard Read more...
I received several emails last night about this clip from O'Reilly's show which had on FOX reporter Mike Tobin, who has been claiming he was punched by union protesters. It looks like he was fibbing about it, which is bad enough -- it's clear Read more...