Greg Gianforte Body-slammed Partisan Not Journalist — Republican Greg Gianforte waltzed into Montana’s congressional seat, yesterday, mere hours after he was charged with misdemeanor assault for roughing up Ben Jacobs of the British-owned media publication The Guardian.
Some are decrying this as an assault on the free press. It is not. Jacobs is not a journalist. He is a partisan with a platform. His goal is not to provide the citizenry with accurate information but to advance an agenda and make obstacles to it look bad. This often means harassing the targets and distorting — to be polite — their positions.
It appears the citizenry, though, is catching on.
Americans hopefully also wake up to the reality that the battle is not about advancing a political party. It’s about advancing the idea that freedom is good; that freedom can only exist with courage, and that courage requires strong personal morals.
The special election was held to fill the seat vacated by Republcan Ryan Zinke who was appointed as Secretary of the Interior. Montana is a conservative state but not a knee-jerk Republican one. Its governor is Steve Bullock, a Democrat, who campaigned hard for Gianforte’s opponent, Rob Quist.
Greg Gianforte Body-slammed Partisan Not Journalist