December 11, 2012
Fox News journalist Steven Crowder was attacked on Tuesday as he attempted to interview union members outside the capitol building in Lansing, Michigan.
In the video, a middle age man punches Crowder several times. A few moments later, another man grabs the reporter from behind.
The incident reveals the level of animosity some union members have for the so-called “conservative” media that has carried less than sympathetic coverage of the union’s plight.
A mob of union members also destroyed a tent pitched by Americans for Prosperity, a group advocating right-to-work laws. The mob brought down the tent with knives and “danced” on it with people inside scrambling to get out.
The union members had gathered to protest against a bill banning workplace rules that make union membership a condition of employment for government workers.
The bill passed by a 58-51 vote in Michigan’s Republican-led House on Tuesday.