Thursday, May 25, 2017

25 May 17 - 0710 EDT

*6:20 AM 5/25/2017 EDT. Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 

'body slam' reporter. Fox News - ‎7 hours ago‎.

""Greg Gianforte: Fox News team witnesses GOP House candidate 'body slam' reporter.

By Alicia Acuna Published May 24, 2017 Fox News. Excerpts from full article:
"The race to fill Montana's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives took a violent 

turn Wednesday, and a crew from the Fox News Channel, including myself, witnessed it 


As part of our preparation for a story about Thursday's special election to air on "Special 

Report with Bret Baier," we arranged interviews with the top two candidates, Republican 

Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist. On Wednesday, I joined field producer Faith 

Mangan and photographer Keith Railey in Bozeman for our scheduled interview with 

Gianforte, which was to take place at the Gianforte for Congress Bozeman Headquarters.

Faith, Keith and I arrived early to set up for the interview in a room adjacent to another 

room where a volunteer BBQ was to take place. As the time for the interview neared, 

Gianforte came into the room. We exchanged pleasantries and made small talk about 

restaurants and Bozeman.

During that conversation, another man — who we now know is Ben Jacobs of The Guardian 

— walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to Gianforte's face and began 

asking if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on 

the American Health Care Act. Gianforte told him he would get to him later. Jacobs 

persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon.

At that point, Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into 

the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began 

punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to 

the effect of, "I'm sick and tired of this!"

Jacobs scrambled to his knees and said something about his glasses being broken. He 

asked Faith, Keith and myself for our names. In shock, we did not answer. Jacobs then said 

he wanted the police called and went to leave. Gianforte looked at the three of us and 

repeatedly apologized. At that point, I told him and Scanlon, who was now present, that 

we needed a moment. The men then left.

Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses. 7:06 PM - 24 May 2017.
To be clear, at no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form 

of physical aggression toward Gianforte, who left the area after giving statements to local 

sheriff's deputies. 

As for myself and my crew, we are cooperating with local authorities. Gianforte was given 

a citation for misdemeanor assault and will have to appear in court sometime before 

June 7.

Scanlon later issued a statement saying that Jacobs "entered the [campaign] office without 

permission, aggressively shoved a recorder in Greg's face, and began asking badgering 


Later, the statement added, "After asking Jacobs to lower the recorder, Jacobs declined. 

Greg then attempted to grab the phone that was pushed in his face. Jacobs grabbed Greg's 

wrist, and spun away from Greg, pushing them both to the ground. It's unfortunate that 

this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign 

volunteer BBQ.""

Alicia Acuna joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 1997 and currently serves as a general 

assignment reporter based in the network's Denver bureau.

**You may remember Diana, Princess of Wales, who was killed by an overzealous press 

meaning to me that the press will do anything for attention and profit. 

I have a niece who lives who lives in the vicinity in Montana. Maybe she and her man, Mac

Davis, saw it live?

But I just thought of something else that Greg Gianforte may be doing. Maybe he's  

practicing for a bout with Stipe Miocic.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stipe Miocic.

Born - August 19, 1982 (age 34).

Euclid, Ohio, U.S.

Nationality - American.

Height - 6 ft 4 in (193 cm).

Weight - 246 lb (112 kg; 17 st 8 lb).

Division - Heavyweight.

Reach - 80.0 in (203 cm).

Fighting out of - Independence, Ohio, U.S.

Team - Strong Style Fight Team.

Wrestling - NCAA Division I Wrestling.

Years active - 2010–present.

Mixed martial arts record.

Total               19

Wins               17

By knockout          13

By submission 1

By decision          3

Losses                 2

By knockout          1

By decision          1

University - Cleveland State University.


Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Stipe Miocic (born August 19, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial artist and 

fireman currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the 

current UFC Heavyweight Champion. 

As of April 2017, he is ranked #5 pound for pound in the UFC. Miocic has defended the 

belt twice, and by doing that he tied the record for most title defenses with Cain Velasquez, 

Brock Lesnar, Tim Sylvia and Randy Couture."

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