In your face, union lapdogs!

On Dec. 11, union goons in Lansing, Mich., assaulted Fox News contributor Steven Crowder during a “mostly peaceful” protest of the state’s right-to-work legislation. Thug apologists insisted Crowder was asking for it, and despite video of the assault, some of the media outlets that didn’t embargo the news altogether painted Crowder as the instigator. Embracing full union lapdoggery, some came just shy of suggesting Crowder was assaulted because his skirt was too short.

Well, this morning Crowder is out with unedited, boom-worthy footage of the threats and violence from multiple camera angles. And he still has his sense of humor.

So much for the Left’s beloved “selective editing” canard, huh?

Sunlight is indeed the best disinfectant.

Corrections, retractions and apologies in 3 … 2 … chirp, chirp, chirp.

Update:

The victim-blaming continues.

https://twitter.com/gml41/status/281801426882138112

https://twitter.com/AngryTwitch/status/281802565065256960

https://twitter.com/AngryTwitch/status/281802862462369792

Update:

  • http://potbateman.tumblr.com/ Pat Bateman

    This is exactly why we need to arm all Fox News contributors.

    LOL 2:35 “Don’t give him what he wants. He’s an antagonist.”

    • fmahoney

      Arming this guy would be a bad idea. He is just trying to make a little money from fox and it was worth a fist or two for instigating. Arming a little sissy who gets beat up by a 80 year old grand father will simple pull a gun have it taken from him and then all hell breaks loose. Let’s keep these things to simple fist fight between grandpa and the young fox wipper snapper from Fox.

      • AaronHarrisinAlaska

        Fox dosnt pay crowder

      • Kenny Hitt

        Youngest-looking 80-year old EVER. I guess being an asshole union thug is La Fuente de la Juventud.

      • conservativechick

        I’m trying to imagine how the media and others would react if these were Tea Party members attacking and tearing down a UNION tent while using these vicious, verbal attacks?
        Anyone?

        • retaliate

          It’s akin to erecting a large tent opposing the tea-party in the middle of where a tea-party rally will be held. – Fortunately, nobody is incendiary or stupid enough to do what the Koch Bros have done with their AFP stunt… because, simply, it’s just asking for trouble.

          • Shawn Smith

            This was public property. Anyone interested has a right to be there, to support or oppose legislation. By what right do the unions own this territory exclusively?

          • Michael J. Churlin

            AFP had a permit for their rally it was not a stunt. The AFP rally was planned and lawful. The union protesters did not follow the rules and apply for a permit, but whats new the Rule of Law is meaningless to the progressive thugs they make it up as they go hence the Senate unable to produce a budget for four years now. This is what communism looks like should be their chant.

        • Ra

          I just pulled up about 10 Tea Party rallies. Big Rallies……and I didn’t hear 1 curse word. NOT 1. Tea Party folks are free thinking Christian people for the most part. Unions are COMMUNISTS. They don’t think for themselves…..they think as a Collective. Puppets.

    • thetreyman

      um, he may have been armed. the guy yelling about a gun right toward the end of the fight. about the 6:00 mark. he said “he’s got a gun. f*ckin p*ssy. he’s got a gun. i’ll kill a mother f*cker with a gun. i’ve killed plenty of mother f*ckers with a gun.” the guy is using bad english and i think he meant “i’ll kill a mother f*cker who has a gun. i’ve killed plenty of mother f*ckers who have guns.” so crowder may have been packing but showed restraint as he should have. witch may have been the reason to not really mix it up with this guy. you dont carry a gun to go out and get in fights. if you do then you are just asking for someone to try and go for it and then bad things can happen. if you are packin’ it is best choose your battles. this was not the hill to die on. that being said, i would have pressed charges too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.phelps.ind Robert Phelps

    Interesting how they say that the peaceful, conservative protesters are “rats”. All I see from the union protesters is disgusting language, threats, and physical assaults. Who are the rats here? Hmmmm I picture is worth 1000 words.

    • conservativechick

      Now he has to sue their nasty, disgusting, thuggish butts, along with the UNIONS, for all he can get. Give the money in support of RIGHT TO WORK efforts ! HAHAHA That’ll frost their a$$es!

      • BlueGood

        JESUS!………..Violent M.Fk’ers… SUE then STEVE!….right back to the stone age where they belong!

  • Bob Smooper

    This is clearly fake. It took him so long to release the video because he has paid some GOP film editors to fix it to make it look like this gentle union man caused trouble.

    This is FAKE!

    • Jeffrey Quick

      Uh, Mark, let’s see some cinematic analysis here. Surely you can offer some PROOF for your assertion. Maybe you could get Michael Moor to show you the edits and special effects

    • Joe W.

      YOU are fake, Princess.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      Yeah, its clearly a photoshop. The shadows and reflections just don’t line up. I should know, I graduated from film school last Tuesday with over 9000 hours logged on photoshop and Vegas editor.

    • conservativechick

      Fake is what the left does. Anyone get that reward for spitting and shouting the ‘N” word yet? NO.

      • Bob Smooper

        I was shocked to hear the N Word being used by one of the anti-union demonstrators.

        • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

          If that shocked you, then you are an ignorant buffoon.

    • Joseph Phillips

      Your president is fake.

    • ZoriahShepard

      And the moon landing was fake and the world is ending tomorrow right?

    • Jeremy Cope

      How much crack do you smoke?

      • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

        Probably a lot, given that his crack is where he keeps his head.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Hmm yeah . . . asking leftards questions? That’s axin for it all right!

  • http://twitter.com/AMERICA4GOD Ruth Yoder

    Video is helpful evidence in court. Even Union crimes need justice.

  • Streetiebird

    He admitted to pushing the guy on canadian tv. He’s the new James O’Keefe for the next 5 minutes I guess…

    • HARP2

      PROOF ?

      Of course not.

      • Streetiebird
        • Hello Jerry (D)

          Nice source. Fail.

          • Streetiebird

            Awwww don’t be jealous :) Just because you can’t put your name on your blog posts doesn’t mean you have to attack your competition.

          • Zanshi

            I told you already: Posting something from Lying Green Footballs is no way to get youself taken seriously.

        • AaronHarrisinAlaska

          “pushed them OFF THE TENT” context is haaaard. You’ll notice his supposed admittance was not in regard to this incident, but to one that happened at a different point in the protest where union protesters where damaging property. Since you’re not going to be honest we’re going to ignore your future and past whining about honesty.

          • Streetiebird

            Keep defending your thug, it’s okay.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            Im not defending the union guy

          • Bob Smooper

            The union guy was acting in self-defence! This Crowder guy must be locked up for this assault.

          • conservativechick

            You’re sick and twisted. Unions and Progressives have no tolerance for anyone who opposes them. This is still America where BOTH sides get to be heard!

          • marcellucci

            What kind of “fence”?

          • fivebyfive

            Keep defending yours

          • Streetiebird

            Okay, *if* Steven pushed someone that means he initiated the violence and was deserving of a punch in the face. I don’t know what happened, but if he started it, he started it.

          • conservativechick

            NO, he did not start it. Did you even watch? What’s wrong with anyone who thinks this kind of behavior and violent rhetoric is deserved, kind of like a rape?

          • Streetiebird

            The other camera angle shows more clearly that he *may* have pushed the gentleman to the ground, have you seen it?

            And I thought people were supposed to fight back if physically assaulted? Stand your ground and all that?

          • grais

            So, are you now taking back your claim that Crowder admitted that he pushed the guy?

          • Streetiebird

            No, are you admitting you haven’t seen the second camera angle?

          • grais

            Streetiebird: “He admitted to pushing the guy…”
            He admitted no such thing.
            I watched the interview linked on littlegreenfootballs, too.
            You’re dishonest.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Waiting for Streetie’s response. Hearing crickets…

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            The second camera angle shows no such thing. In fact it shows the opposite. It shows this guy starting to fall mere moments before crowder enters the picture. Nice distortion of stand your ground laws by the way. You have no claim to honesty, just another troll.

          • ZoriahShepard

            So it was perfectly OK for the union thugs to taking down a tent with people inside of it obviously not caring if anyone was in danger of being hurt? You really don’t think those people inside deserved someone trying to defend them? Cold heart, man. To what extent are you willing to defend your side? Are you ever wrong? Oh! Sorry…is that a bad word in your lexicon?

          • Streetiebird

            LOL if someone did something illegal they should be punished, I’m not advocating breaking the law. *IF* Steven was the aggressor, which from some angles it appears he was, then he deserved what he got.

            But if you don’t want to admit that Steven *may* have been the aggressor then that’s your call.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            It dosnt appear that way from any angle but yours.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Wow. Streets is backtracking from his “definitely happened” stance. Translation: “Damn. Looks like Union Loserboy is just clumsy….”

          • Jeremy Cope

            Sure he was the thug…what color is the sky in your world?

          • Streetiebird

            Who else showed up to the protest looking for a physical fight? He’s the only one I’m aware of.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            You didn’t notice the guy throwing punches while all crowder did was push him away and back up, you didn’t see crowder backing away from other protesters who were getting way too roudy? Crowder may have been looking for an argument but certainly not a physical confrontation. I didn’t see him going out of his way to incite violence and destruction of property like some of this union guys.

          • retaliate

            You’ll notice it happened pretty much around the same time as the tent was coming down (or as it was “being ransacked”). There’s nothing in the 9:04 minute video from “The Sun” interview that implies it was at a different time. If anything, it seems his statement backs up the idea that the two incidents were very close together.
            … or was there something Steven said that I missed?

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            No your right, and that’s what I meant. It happened at a different point in the video. Crowder fully admits he helped push people off the tent and the video shows him doing this, but he makes no claim to pushing this guy, and so far the video supports his claim he didn’t push him. I don’t like crowder as a political commentator any more than than most liberals. He has shown he likes to distort facts, intentionally take words out of context, and blow things out of proportion (see: his videos on marijuana and gay marriage) but he made the claim this guy attacked him with out provocation. Being there and asking questions isn’t provocation isn’t “asking for it” at the start of the video we see him baking away from other protesters who seem to be letting their emotions get the better of them. This particular guy though, a bit after the five minute mark all I see is a guy falling over, crowder scrounging up as the bracing for impact and quickly moving away. The guy looked as though he fell sideways and to crowdnouns then rolling away, not away from him as would be suggested of an international push. All I see is a guy falling, getting up and seeing the guy who’s been asking the things they hate answering, and then swinging his fists. It all falls under the logic pointed out in another twitchy post “some thing happed (a guy falls and we don’t specifically see why.) I hate you (crowder, widely hated by liberals for his unrepentant attitude). Thefore it’s your fault (even with out clear proof they blame crowder for no other real reason except they don’t like him)” And that’s just not fair.

        • fivebyfive

          You mean the private property these thugs wanted to destroy “the tent”

        • conservativechick

          Hello, he admitted he tried to stop some of them from knocking the tent down by pushing them off the ten to protect the people inside! That was way BEFORE this goon attacked him. The KLUTZ tripped over something or someone trying to get to Steven WATCH IT AGAIN, fool.

        • retaliate

          Hahahaha… they’ll downvote you even if you do provide evidence… f’ing hilarious how these people function when evidence doesn’t support their narrative.

          • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

            Citing Little Green Turdball Chuckles Johnson is NOT providing evidence. It’s shoveling b.s.

          • AaronHarrisinAlaska

            It’s true most liberals think that way

        • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

          OH, FFS!!! Pushing people away who are trying to knock down a tent with women and elderly people inside IS NOT INSTIGATING VIOLENCE!!! Morons like you probably would blame the Sandy Hook principal for causing Adam Lanza to shoot her and others because she charged him. Go take a long walk off a short pier.

          By the by, Little Green Turdballs? Seriously? You know Chuckles Johnson is a wackaloon, right?

          • Streetiebird

            Relax Jay :) We’ll let the courts decide.

        • he_who_scoffs_at_danger

          “Yes officer, I keyed the gentleman’s car. But then he pushed me away from his car! Arrest him!”

          It’s like a clowncar of stupids in here.

          I’d say that was another menu-board-laptop, Tennesse-Oklahoma state flag moment for Johnson, but he plagiarized this one from The Lede blog at NY Times.

        • ozconservative

          “I’ve been very honest about this, the fact that as they started
          ransacking the tent, yeah, me and some men went out there … and we
          didn’t get violent with them but we did try to push them off the tent. That is true. We tried to push them off the tent.”

          Fail. Try a little thing called “context” next time.

      • Hello Jerry (D)

        Remember, Shitbird posts nothing but BS.

      • fmahoney

        That’s like asking for Romney’s Tax returns

        • conservativechick

          Or Reid stating the “Romney never paid a penny in taxes” lie on the floor of the Senate?

        • AaronHarrisinAlaska

          Which we got.

    • Hello Jerry (D)

      Go knock down a tent Shitbird.

      • Streetiebird

        Thanks, Twitchy Staff for your kind words.

        • conservativechick

          Why do you waste your time here anyway? Should we reply you “asked for it” now?

          • Streetiebird

            It doesn’t seem like a waste to me, it’s sometimes very entertaining in fact :) If you don’t like my comments you aren’t forced to read them.

          • Grandma HeadInjury

            Nah. Setting up a tent on public property looking for reactions, bad!
            Trolling a website looking for reactions, cute, if immature.

            SSDD…

          • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

            Streetiebird brain needs a break from Angry Birds and surfing gay porn sites

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    I wish I could watch this in slow motion, but it looks to me like the guy who attacked Crowder tripped or something. As he’s falling, Crowder is holding his arms up and close to his body. He clearly didn’t do anything to the assaulter.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Looks like he tripped over the tent stake or the line. They were all stepping over, under, around that tent line and peg. All the while the union thugs were trying to get to that line to get it loose to pull the tent down.

    • http://mypoliticalintervention.com/ MPImedia

      The YouTube player on my site has a slo-mo function. To me it seems that the man fell (whether trying to punch or simply tripping) as Crowder was turning away.

      http://mypoliticalintervention.com/2012/12/20/steven-crowder-releases-raw-video/

    • Ra

      The old man is obviously drunk. Its alcohol that gives him his courage.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    If you wore a diaper until the age of 10 and sucked your thumb until 16 you have a good future as a union member.

    • conservativechick

      You forgot having a potty mouth..

      • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

        And anger issues that are expressed in violent ways.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      And if you were the laziest,fattest kid in school

  • fmahoney

    I must admit this site is much more fun then Huffington Post. This is like right wing comedy central… I am trying to help your rating by sending as much of the right wingers over from the Huffington post they are over their heads but would fit in well with you guys. I have an idea why not have a special video section with Glen Beck he is on cable TV now. Live streams… Go for it Twitchy

    • rinodino

      I agree love this site, because most of what they really think is so sad, it’s actually funny. Loved how they were so pumped Obama was going down in flames in November, had all types of jokes and pictures of Romney’s LARGE crowds versus small crowds for Obama, then BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO
      LOVE LOVE TWITCHY for being the new Onion of the net.

      • conservativechick

        Oh, go shove your union card somewhere. Why would any SANE person want one party rule, unless you prefer a dictatorship? If so, LEAVE now while we have open borders.

      • Lord Foggybottom

        If it weren’t for you dipshits we wouldn’t have anybody to make fun of. Thanks for the hilarity :)

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        This from the same coward who mysteriously disappeared for about 3 weeks before the election. Now that he’s got his little victory, he finally has the guts to come back….yawn.

    • conservativechick

      Jealous? Oh, and FOX NEWS is STILL number one.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    From the dual angle it looks more like Crowder, trying to move through a crowded group, bumped a guy who wasn’t paying attention to his surroundings and ended up tripping on chowders feet as crowder tried moving away. Oh, and if this guy is really 90, he’s the youngest looking 90 year old I’ve ever seen.

  • Conservaguy

    The union thuggery should surprise no one. The only thing the mob understands is brutality. You can’t talk to these dumb asses. Crowder should have drove that bastard’s nose right up through his brain. That’s what those goons understand. I’m fed up with trying to be civil with people who can’t be civil.

  • Teds

    Why has this dirtbag not been arrested? They know his name and face? You’re telling me the police can’t find an address on this thug and arrest him?

    • conservativechick

      He doesn’t have his yellow ‘Don’t tread on me” flag?

    • fivebyfive

      Cops are UNION too! don’t trust them either

      • conservativechick

        The way this administration USES cops, I don’t get it. During Occupy protests the left let the scum protestors make death threats, taunt and call the cops vile names making them the enemy, too?

    • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

      Crowder hadn’t filed a report until today.

  • MJ Pauls

    The last union guy was talking about how people have the right not to join his union, so Steven should shut up and go away. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that what the whole RTW thing is: giving workers the right to not join a union? He just validated what he was protesting against.

    • fivebyfive

      The union thug meant you have a right not to join the union. YOU JUST CAN’T WORK unless you join

  • grais

    “90yo man??”
    I don’t think so @AngryTwitch

  • scribblelicious

    Only idiots fall for this kind of thing. Instigating violence at a union rally and then playing victim is classic Fox News.

    • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

      How exactly did Crowder “instigate violence?”

      • Zanshi

        By asking the union thugs questions about why they oppose right to work.

        • Jeremy Cope

          That’s called reporting

  • john j

    Why respond to the trolls? They are just cowards with keyboards. Ignore them and ban them. They are obviously not wanting to have a discussion but rather verbally vomit what they’ve been force fed .. Oh and btw unions= mafia.

  • v1cious

    So how does this help his case when it clearly shows that he started the altercation? The old guy didn’t attack until he was pushed on the ground.

    • http://twitter.com/jinx_mchue Severe Conservative

      Where does the video show he was pushed? And if he was, who pushed him?

  • he_who_scoffs_at_danger

    This is a frame-by-frame debunking of the “Crowder punched first” smear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEc1TYr_qOQ

  • Cruz2016!!!

    I hate low life union members…they are so stupid they can’t even think for themselves…they crawl out of the woodwork like the cockroaches they are…I have never to this day met a union member with class…they’re all cockroaches..Bravo Steven, keep showing these thug losers for what they really are!!

  • Ra

    The Unions are all a bunch of thugs. No other way to describe them. They are the most vile people I’ve ever seen. The Collective Union Thuggery. Well if the Unions are so great…..then the Union thugs don’t have anything to worry about. All the “workers” will stay in the Union and continue to pay the Union dictator bosses.
    But thats not what will happen. The Unions are going to lose more power. They’ve been on the decline for 2 decades…..now….they are just going to be a weak squeeky wheel that nobody cares anything about.
    The Union workers should be angry at the Union Bosses for selling them a Ponzi scheme they call pensions. The younger Union thugs are never going to see a pension. Tough break!

  • [email protected]

    what I heard from the last fella, “you have the right to be here, ya you have the right to be here. Now get the fuck out!” He was probably the most intelligent union guy there, I guess? Really though what a bunch of fourth generation union/inbreeds. I guess I could have been a fourth generation alcoholic, that doesn’t make it a good thing. The Idea of life is, improve your life not stay static with what your fathers, fathers, fathers, father did. Were is the legacy in that? You now can tell your son “Me and my union brothers put GM out of business WOOHOO! Now we have move so I can pick potatoes in Idaho, cause there is no more work here and I am a proud UAW member!” You go dumb ass. As for Mr. Crowder, good job on exposing peaceful union protest!

  • Junie3

    Where do they find those awesome drummers? NOT

  • ember

    I’ve got a relative in LE. He’s worked many rallies/protests. He said the best are the Tea Party. He said that there’s no cussing, no drugs, no pickpockets, no fights. In fact, he said that he’s usually offered a cold water, something to eat, and many ‘thanks’ for protecting and serving. Said he’s rather work TP than any other event.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pjcitro Paul J. Citro

    Is anyone really surprised about what happened by UNION thugs, this has been going on for years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.westover.5 Steve Westover

    Unions have a long history of violence, sometimes extreme violence. Being almost 60 I remember some stories which involved the police turning their backs to what the unions did. As far as I’m concerned the continued need for unions is questionable and the Government has no business hiring them. Living near the Hanford nuclear site I have seen the extreme waste of tax payer dollars due to union involvement.