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!”
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.