August 12, 2009

Lou Dobbs looks like he's doing another audition for Fox News as he carries water for fake "victim" Kenneth Gladney and claims that the video which he airs on his show "is pretty declarative as to the points that you're making that we're watching right now". Anyone watching the video can see for themselves that it's not. Even the edited down version of the video Dobbs airs, Gladney clearly gets right up after going to the ground, and shows no signs of any severe injuries.

DOBBS: As we've been reporting, these town hall meetings around the country are becoming increasingly volatile. In at least one case there was violence. Now, the video you're looking at shows a scuffle after Congressman Ross Carnahan's meeting on health care near St. Louis. Kenneth Gladney was attacked by members, he says members of the labor union, the service employees union. He joins us now. Also with him David Brown, Mr. Gladney's attorney. Gentlemen, I want to thank both of you for being here.


DOBBS: Let me ask you, if I may, Kenneth, the -- there have been three arrests. Are you satisfied that the perpetrator -- excuse me, two arrests of two men, one woman in this, as I understand it. Are you satisfied that the people responsible for the attack on you have been apprehended?

KENNETH GLADNEY, ACTIVIST: Extremely. I'm extremely satisfied that they have been apprehended. And hopefully we can get some justice.

BROWN: There's one individual, though, Lou, that fled the scene. And we're looking for any videos anybody may have and would lead us to find this suspect.

DOBBS: Now, you -- one of the points here, flash points, is Mr. Gladney, you said that three of those people were wearing shirts, t- shirts, as I understand it from you --


DOBBS: That had service employees union SEIU, on them. Is that correct?

GLADNEY: That is correct. That is correct.

DOBBS: And has there been a reaction or a response from the service employees union to your allegations?

GLADNEY: Not that I know of at this point. I haven't heard anything. Up to now.

DOBBS: All right. And I also understand, you know, Mr. Brown, that you were actually near the scene when Kenneth was attacked. David, tell us what you saw. Did you see the actual attack itself?

BROWN: I was -- I've been friends with Ken for several years, and we were there together at the event. From about 40 or 50 feet away, I heard some commotion. By the time I got up to there, I saw a white gentleman, or if you want to call him a thug, you're free to do so, with the SEIU t-shirt. He was hurling racial epithets at Kenneth, which I will not repeat on the air, and kicking him in the head and in the side.

DOBBS: Yeah, this video is pretty declarative as to the points that you're making that we're watching right now. I don't know whether you can see it. But obviously we and the audience are seeing it. Have you heard from Congressman Carnahan about what happened?

BROWN: Congressman Carnahan has ducked and dodged and weaved the entire time, even held a secret press conference the very next day on Friday morning, a local radio -- yeah, a local radio host here in St. Louis snuck in and pressed him for answers and he couldn't provide any.

DOBBS: I want to ask Ken, if I may, one last question here.


DOBBS: And that is, are you surprised that -- that the St. -- Coverage of the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch" they have described you as bespectacled, as you are, mild mannered, and also a conservative and unemployed without health insurance. Give us a sense of the reporting on you particularly.

GLADNEY: Well, for one, I do have health insurance. Two, I -- yes, I am unemployed at this time. Three, I just -- I don't understand where they get all this, you know, this news from.

DOBBS: Are you a conservative?

GLADNEY: No, no. I am an independent.

BROWN: Independence Day, Lou.

DOBBS: All right. Well, on that note, we will say thank you very much. We appreciate it. David, thank you very much. Kenneth, thank you. And all the best to you.

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