Twitchy has already reported that an angry union mob violently tore down an “Americans For Prosperity” tent in Lansing, Michigan, and punched Steven Crowder repeatedly in the face. Video of the assault can be seen here.

Crowder appeared on Dana Loesch’s radio show shortly thereafter to give his account of what ensued. Here is what he had to say:

Twitchy will continue to keep you updated on this story. In the meantime, you can tweet your best wishes to @scrowder.

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Update:

Loesch has posted the entire interview:

  • EOD

    Once again Communism rears its ugly head.
    This is Obama taking the USA back to 1917 Russia.

  • CindyLu

    Rule of law is no more. Especially when our president is the biggest crook of all. He stoked this nasty fire yesterday and now he owns it.

  • usa_chucky

    Fight them from their own playbook, file a lawsuit against the union.

  • FrancisMcManus

    Is there a link to the uncut video? Ever since James O’Keefe, I’ve felt I just cant trust anybody.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      I’ve felt the same way since Benghazi and the grotesquely distorted Zimmerman tapes. ;- }

      But why? Is there some substantive part of the story here you think is missing? Some sort of context which would justify this stormtrooper – type assault? Or do you just have some sort of prurient interest in seeing every last detail of a man being beaten? I hear there’s a name for that sort of preference. ;- }

    • Ryley Sell-Smith

      My thoughts exactly. How come we can’t see the entire footage…only the edited version meant to sensationalize. What else did Steven Crowder say to the people in the crowd? This guy is straight drama…sent there to do exactly what he did. And here is the footage to prove it. How hypocritical to post up the comments about the gun too…isn’t that what the GOP/NRA are known for “right to bear arms” however and whenever they want to? Doesn’t feel so great when the target would possibly be YOU…What is disturbing is a Governor that tries to lock down a state capital and keep people out while he and the state lawmakers pass through a bill in less than one day without the people knowing about it and having their say. The people of Michigan should not have to obtain a court order to force the gov’t to reopen the doors of the capital to it’s constituents!!! If that is representational gov’t, then we as Americans have it all wrong!?!?! When you try to force things on people…this is the crowd you get. Angry mob. If you don’t want your ass kicked, then stay the hell away and don’t intentionally go looking to piss people off for a FAUX news story.

      • Crakalakin

        Thank you for your post. It is the perfect example of how depraved and sick leftists really are and shows that any attempts to try to employ reason with leftists is a waste of time. When you side with mobs beating people up and feign “selective editing” as a reason, you have completely parted ways with any kind of civility or decency.

        I guess that video I’ve seen of the State House filled to the brim with protesters was fake, too, since you claim they were all locked out. I would tell you that there are laws regarding building capacities, largely for safety reasons, but you have demonstrated that laws nor safety is any concern to you. Were I a religious man I would liken you to a demon but since I’m not I’ll just call you what you are, common trash.

        • Ryley Sell-Smith

          Don’t try and reason with a leftist…just dig a hole and crawl back under that rock you somehow managed to crawl out from under. You don’t have enough education or intelligence to try and reason with anyone. If you educated yourself and watched a real news station, you would know the protestors entered the capital AFTER they rec’d a court order to do so. WHAT??? you need a court order to be able to enter YOUR state gov’t building? Really? That is neither civility or decency. Laws and safety are of no concern to me? You are hilarious. You want to throw that around now that you are threatened that other factions of society besides yourself have showed up in huge numbers to “take their gov’t back”…oh, but that is your line, you say? Why don’t you, and all the rest like you, sequester yourself on an island somewhere and live in make-believe. No one wants you here anyway.

          • Crakalakin

            The truth of the matter is you have no idea regarding my level of intelligence or academic achievement. Sorry, I don’t spend a great deal of time watching television news as I’m too busy reading news from all over the world on a daily basis and, well, working for a living. Not that you care but I am correct in my previous comment about building capacity and public safety. The court order was to allow those rules to be broken. So much for law. According to nbcnews.com and Huffingtonpost Detroit, protesters were already in the Capitol Thursday morning and the court order was issued Thursday afternoon to open the doors to everyone, bypassing capacity ordinances. Oh, and for the record, people do have the right to enter the Capitol. They do not have the right to disrupt the business of the legislature and infringe on the rights of the people who elected them to office as their representatives. I understand the subject of rights is often complicated to leftists as they tend to act as though are the only people who have any.

            I appreciate you comparing the violent, law-breaking labor union activists with the peaceful and law-abiding TEA Party activists. That juxtaposition cannot be made enough, in my opinion. The latter are the epitome of civility and decency while the former are merely violent thugs, evidently intent on performing violence on those who disagree with them. That sounds very familiar but in this case the shirts are red instead of brown.

          • Crakalakin

            The truth of the matter is you have no idea regarding my level of intelligence or academic achievement. Sorry, I don’t spend a great deal of time watching television news as I’m too busy reading news from all over the world on a daily basis and, well, working for a living. Not that you care but I am correct in my previous comment about building capacity and public safety. The court order was to allow those rules to be broken. So much for law. According to nbcnews.com and Huffingtonpost Detroit, protesters were already in the Capitol Thursday morning and the court order was issued Thursday afternoon to open the doors to everyone, bypassing capacity ordinances. Oh, and for the record, people do have the right to enter the Capitol. They do not have the right to disrupt the business of the legislature and infringe on the rights of the people who elected them to office as their representatives. I understand the subject of rights is often complicated to leftists as they tend to act as though are the only people who have any.

            I appreciate you comparing the violent, law-breaking labor union activists with the peaceful and law-abiding TEA Party activists. That juxtaposition cannot be made enough, in my opinion. The latter are the epitome of civility and decency while the former are merely violent thugs, evidently intent on performing violence on those who disagree with them. That sounds very familiar but in this case the shirts are red instead of brown.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

        Maybe that union thug should have thought about what he’d look like before he started throwing punches. Just a thought…

        How hypocritical to post up the comments about the gun too…isn’t that
        what the GOP/NRA are known for “right to bear arms” however and
        whenever they want to? Doesn’t feel so great when the target would
        possibly be YOU.

        It’s not hypocritical. Bearing firearms is not the same as threatening to shoot somebody.

        When you try to force things on people…this is the crowd you get. Angry mob.

        You mean like Obamacare? Oh wait, those Tea Partiers who protested at the Capitol don’t count. Never mind…/sarc

        If you don’t want your ass kicked, then stay the hell away and don’t
        intentionally go looking to piss people off for a FAUX news story.

        “If you don’t want your ass kicked”? Are you for real? You know what, civility starts at home: YOUR home.

        • Ryley Sell-Smith

          The only reason you need to bear arms is so that you can kill someone with them. Guns are for killing. Nothing else. Obamacare is what the majority of Americans want, thus OUR President was re-elected for a second term…your side lost. Grow up and get over it. Your Tea Party THUGS are the cause of this crap going on in Michigan right now, because you pathetic extremists can’t accept that the rest of the country wants NOTHING to do with your CRAP. My die-hard Republican mother taught me not to go out and start something I couldn’t finish…in other words, don’t go out looking to get your ass beat, because you will get it!!! Setting up a one minute clip to look like a victim so that the ignorant right wing will jump all over it is nothing more than a ploy for this idiot to get paid. It is his job to incite this bs so Fox News will pay him lots of money to rile up their base. You are a sucker and a fool.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            When the taxes for Obamacare start in January, you’ll find out just how few Americans want it. Most people supported it because they thought they’d get more free stuff. I’m sure you still do.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            When the taxes for Obamacare start in January, you’ll find out just how few Americans want it. Most people supported it because they thought they’d get more free stuff. I’m sure you still do.

          • Crakalakin

            “Incite” = Express an opinion that is at odds with the left. I suppose girls in mini-skirts incite rapists as well. Same logic, if you can call it that.

          • Crakalakin

            “Incite” = Express an opinion that is at odds with the left. I suppose girls in mini-skirts incite rapists as well. Same logic, if you can call it that.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

            The only reason you need to bear arms is so that you can kill someone with them. Guns are for killing. Nothing else.

            In responsible hands, guns only kill in self-defense. In irresponsible hands, like those of the union thug who punched Crowder, guns murder.

            Obamacare is what the majority of Americans want

            For now, at least until the additional taxes, regulations, and rationing start killing jobs…and people.

            your side lost. Grow up and get over it.

            As soon as your side grows up and accepts that you lost in MI today. BTW, punching somebody you don’t like isn’t grown-up behavior.

            you pathetic extremists can’t accept that the rest of the country wants NOTHING to do with your CRAP.

            Then why do we control more state governorships and legislatures than we ever have? Besides, I’m old enough to remember the cries and lamentations of the Democrats in 2004, about how the party had been irrevocably destroyed. Second terms aren’t typically kind to POTUSes. You really think that things are going to be all smiles and sunshine and government mandated condoms with a $16 trillion debt that increases by $1 trillion every year (most of which is monetized), a weak economy, an even weaker dollar, an unstable Mideast, a bellicose China, etc?

            Permanence is the illusion of every age, even yours. Perhaps, even especially yours.

            My die-hard Republican mother taught me not to go out and start
            something I couldn’t finish…in other words, don’t go out looking to
            get your ass beat, because you will get it!!!

            Aaaaaaaand with that, you just justified the behavior of all the Jared Loughners of the world. I do hope you realize what you’re advocating here.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHY_xOj2M_g PistolsForPandas

            The only reason you need to bear arms is so that you can kill someone with them. Guns are for killing. Nothing else.

            In responsible hands, guns only kill in self-defense. In irresponsible hands, like those of the union thug who punched Crowder, guns murder.

            Obamacare is what the majority of Americans want

            For now, at least until the additional taxes, regulations, and rationing start killing jobs…and people.

            your side lost. Grow up and get over it.

            As soon as your side grows up and accepts that you lost in MI today. BTW, punching somebody you don’t like isn’t grown-up behavior.

            you pathetic extremists can’t accept that the rest of the country wants NOTHING to do with your CRAP.

            Then why do we control more state governorships and legislatures than we ever have? Besides, I’m old enough to remember the cries and lamentations of the Democrats in 2004, about how the party had been irrevocably destroyed. Second terms aren’t typically kind to POTUSes. You really think that things are going to be all smiles and sunshine and government mandated condoms with a $16 trillion debt that increases by $1 trillion every year (most of which is monetized), a weak economy, an even weaker dollar, an unstable Mideast, a bellicose China, etc?

            Permanence is the illusion of every age, even yours. Perhaps, even especially yours.

            My die-hard Republican mother taught me not to go out and start
            something I couldn’t finish…in other words, don’t go out looking to
            get your ass beat, because you will get it!!!

            Aaaaaaaand with that, you just justified the behavior of all the Jared Loughners of the world. I do hope you realize what you’re advocating here.

          • $27334126

            Your side lost in Michigan. You and the union fatsos need to accept that, instead of resorting to violence.

          • $27334126

            Your side lost in Michigan. You and the union fatsos need to accept that, instead of resorting to violence.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Yeah, because union leeches never over react to anything.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Yeah, because union leeches never over react to anything.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It took you until James O’Keefe to question what you see on video? Did NBC blowing up gas tanks in the 90s not ring a bell of sorts? You never wondered if video is edited before a news story runs? Do you think every video prior to O’Keefe’s were run in their entirety?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It took you until James O’Keefe to question what you see on video? Did NBC blowing up gas tanks in the 90s not ring a bell of sorts? You never wondered if video is edited before a news story runs? Do you think every video prior to O’Keefe’s were run in their entirety?

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Infuriating. Careful though – they are TRYING to provoke a response in kind, which would be very dangerous for all of us. Remember — we’re probably all on Homeland Security’s Red List of Domestic Terrorists.

  • BlackshirtOgre

    Typical, this is the CHANGE, HOPE & UNITY that the left and Obama brought in. Tolerance is what the left teaches, YEAH RIGHT. Trust me these people are the last clowns that want to screw with THIS conservative. Weak!

  • http://www.joekiddone.blogspot.com/ JoeKidd (@joekiddone)

    In response to Democrat Douglas Geiss’ threat from the Michigan House floor that, “There will be blood,” and the mob violence that occurred today, it’s time to revisit the thuggish face(s) of Big Labor Democrats: Bob Etheridge, Mike Capuano, Richard Trumka, Jimmy Hoffa, Gordon Hintz, Elizabeth Warren, Michael P. Meehan aka “The Coakley Thug” and Democrat THUG-IN-CHIEF, Barack Obama.
    http://networkedblogs.com/Bzo6A

  • http://www.joekiddone.blogspot.com/ JoeKidd (@joekiddone)

    I imagine that Barack Obama will deviate tonight from his regularly scheduled viewing of recent drone kills to watch his union thugs beat down Steven Crowder.
    After all, they are following his marching orders.

  • nc

    I know Steven Crowder is a fearless warrior but we’ve already lost Breitbart this year. We couldn’t take another loss like this. Please be careful, Steven!

  • skiiuy

    these are the people obama supports

  • blueniner

    The jugeared President sits down to watch the Michigan protest thugs, and smiles with those big pearly whites,” way to go, those are my boys!”

  • FrancisMcManus

    Dana, please ask your friend Steven Crowder to release the unedited video, and tell him I hope he feels better because no one should be assaulted even if that’s what he went there to get on video.

    If he was assaulted first — it’s hard to tell who started the fisticuffs because of the edit — he should file a complaint with the Lansing PD. It would bolster his credibility because no law abiding citizen would file a false police report.

  • Zeeman

    I applaud Steven’s courage and challenge to this coward to face him one on one in a legal battle, however, I would also say to Steven, let’s be real, this guy doesn’t have what it takes to face you one on one without having his idiot cronies to be at the ready to jump on top of you.