CBS Reporter Jay Levine attacked by anti-Obama protester in Chicago

CBS Reporter Jay Levine attacked by anti-Obama protester in Chicago

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CHICAGO, April 4, 2014 — There is a viral video making the rounds of a CBS reporter being jumped by an anti-Obama protester during a live report.

The reporter, Jay Levine, was reporting on President Barack Obama’s visit to Chicago for a fundraiser when the attack took place. The attacker jumped into Levine and yelled, “Obama is a war criminal!” 

But the reporter, Jay Levine, hasn’t always been the innocent victim he claims.
Staunchly Democrat from well before the famous Richard J. Daly Chicago Machine rised to political power in the 1950’s, Chicago media has long had its hand, and ink, in the liberal media pool. Since the 1930 the Cook County Democratic Party has dominated Chicago Politics. The Chicago Tribune, traditionally a conservative paper, backed Barack Obama in both elections.
It is tough for a conservative reporter in Chicago and while it is the right of the politician to ignore a reporter, when the press, in this case Levine, protects then mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel a few tough questions on a public sidewalk in Chicago, we can better understand the frustration of the, albeit wrong, news segment bomber.

While asking Emanuel questions about his residency battle, Levine and another reporter, ABC7’s Charles Thomas, arrived and the questions turned to the friendly softball questions politician’s dream of. I continued asking my questions that obviously bothered Levine as he got in my face and screamed “Let him finish or I’m gonna deck ya!”

I asked him: “Really?”

He said “Yeah!”

Emanuel can actually be seen grabbing Levine’s arm at 2:19 to prevent any physical altercation.

ABC7’s Charles Thomas also attempted to stop my line of questions.

In Chicago, Levine was never criticized by the mainstream media for his crazy out-of-control behavior. Not one negative report. In fact, just the opposite. Chicago police advised me to file assault charges against Levine and told me, if our positions were reversed, CBS would have filed them against me.

Liberal media painted Levine’s threatening behavior as professional and appropriate when dealing with a “conservative” new media reporter. Ultimately, Levine was cleared of assault charges in a Chicago courtroom – after a last minute change of judge. The Chicago Sun-Times rejoiced in a front-page story.

The double standards of the mainstream media against conservative journalists continues.

So forgive me, if I don’t cry any tears for Levine or his hypocrisy.

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