When a Republican candidate assaulted a journalist, the loudmouth right-wing media began making excuses, if not downright lying about what happened. Rush Limbaugh rhetorically condemned the attack but quickly devolved into hero worship.
Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged with assaulting a reporter who asked him about the Republican healthcare bill. A race that was expected to be a test of President Donald Trump’s political influence ahead of next year’s U.S. congressional elections was jolted by the charge against Gianforte, a wealthy technology executive who had urged voters to send him to Congress to help Trump
Ben Jacobs, a correspondent for The Guardian newspaper, said in a Twitter post and a television interview on MSNBC that Montana GOP Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte “body slammed” him, breaking his eyeglasses, at a campaign event in Bozeman.