AL FRANKEN KNOCKS DOWN DEAN HECKLER
EXETER, N.H. – Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean.No word yet on whether he's being charged with assault like Greg Gianforte, as a matter of fact I doubt this will get anywhere near the media.
The tussle left Franken’s trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.
Franken – who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident – was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.
“I got down low and took his legs out,” said Franken afterwards.~snip~
But that's the state of journalism these days, if a republican does it it's a horrible act of violence. If a progressive liberal does it it's a heroic defense of free speech.