George Allen's thugs attack journalist
George Allen's thugs attacked Mike Stark at a press conference at the Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia, today. Stark was covering the campaign appearance for his blog, Calling All Wingnuts. Allen's handlers set upon Stark after he pressed for details about Allen's arrest record and allegations that he abused his first wife. Watch the video.
Allen's people nearly put Mike's head through a plate glass door. John of AMERICAblog has screenshots of the attack.
Mike Stark, a former Marine, runs the popular blog Calling All Wingnuts. He is a first year law student at the University of Virginia.
I've been informed by private email that Mike has filed a police report and will press charges against his assailants.
Update: Many established media reports are incorrectly describing Mike Stark as a "protester" or a "heckler." Mike is neither of those things. He's a journalist who was covering a media event for his widely read publication. The established media may not realize that they could be next. More likely, they've already figured out what happens to correspondents who ask embarrassing questions. Hence the lapdog journalism we've come to expect.
Be a hack, or get attacked.