Rand Paul supporter STOMPED ON by Jack Conway Supporter ZERO media coverage

@Taskr36 (13924)
United States
October 28, 2010 5:23pm CST
I'm sure we've all seen the now infamous video of a left wing activist getting stomped on by a Rand Paul supporter outside the debate. The man responsible has been fired and banned from any future events with Rand Paul and Rand himself issued a statement condemning such behavior and urging all side to be civil. Here's the odd part. A Rand Paul supporter was stomped on that same night. A woman who had just had foot surgery and was wearing a surgical boot had her foot stomped on by a Jack Conway supporter. The stomp was hard enough to reopen her incision. I guess the media just didn't think it was worth covering the ENTIRE story. Who do you think THEY want to win this election? http://www.kypost.com/dpps/news/political/2-fights-break-out-during-paul_conway-debate-_5305909
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• United States
28 Oct 10
Taskr, you are really grasping here, I read the story, and from what I read it sounds much more like an accident than the video of the Rand Paul supporter. But, I guess this is what we should expect from the Paul supporters.
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@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
29 Oct 10
Of course when a conservative is attacked by a liberal it MUST be an accident. Yes and I'm sure it was just as much an accident when that guy stomped on the liberal's head. He probably just lost his balance and slipped. Now we can see how far you'll go to defend someone so long as there is a D next to their name. Nobody has claimed she was injured by accident. That's just something you decided to make up in weak defense of the a$$ who attacked her. The woman injured by a Conway supporter is also pressing criminal charges so why is the media ignoring this story?
• United States
29 Oct 10
greatdebater- so what exactly are you trying to say about ALL of the "Paul supporters"? Side note.....chose your words carefully.
• United States
29 Oct 10
Taskr, have you ever been to a political rally? everyone I have been to has been packed, and I can't tell you how many times I have step on someone, or ran into someone on accident purely because it was packed. I hate to tell you this Taskr, but the reason that this isn't being talked about as much is the lack of video proof. There is no doubt what happened to the women in the video.
• United States
29 Oct 10
Apparently the KY Post reporter you quite isn't interested in covering the entire story either, otherwise the article would mention how we know it was a Conway supporter who stepped on this woman's foot cast.
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@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
29 Oct 10
Well it said quite clearly "The second occurred after a Conway supporter stepped on the foot of a female Rand supporter, who recently had foot surgery, according to police" Should it have said "We know he was a Conway supporter because he was wearing Conway buttons, pins, t-shirt, and carrying a Conway sign"? Unless the source itself is one that has been proven untrustworthy I see no reason to demand such specificity.
• United States
29 Oct 10
If that's how they knew he was a Conway supporter, then yes the story should have read, "The second occurred after a man wearing Conway buttons, puns, t-shirt and carrying a Conway sign stepped on the foot of a female Rand supporter..." Better still would have been "The second occurred after John Smith, who is on record as a Conway supporter, stepped on the foot of a female Rand supporter..." Best of all would have been, "The second occurred after, according to Mike DeWitness, John Smith, who is on record as a Conway supporter, stepped on the foot of a female Rand supporter..." You know, sort of like how the story about the first incident is "As shown on this video, Tim Profitt stomped on Lauren Valle's head while others held her down. Mr. Profitt has donated $1900 to the Rand Paul campaign, which Mr. Paul has announced he will not return. At the time of the assault, Mr. Profitt was working as a county coordinator for the Rand Paul campgain, though he was fired following the incident." Who, what, where, when. It's the difference between journalism and gossip. "Unless the source itself..." Source? There's a source? The article didn't identify a source. [1]as reported by a better reporter than the fellow who wrote this article)
@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
29 Oct 10
It said "according to police". I think the police are a pretty fair source. The Paul supporter who was injured just didn't go there with a film crew and a plan to make a scene, nor did she make it her goal to defame Conway through his supporter after the fact.
• United States
29 Oct 10
Things are getting wayyyyyyy out of control lately. People on both sides need to take a deep breath and calm down. Violence is not appropriate. The reason the other one was covered and this was not was because I bet you MoveOn called the press themselves to make sure it got covered. Whereas this woman did not.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
29 Oct 10
It's no secret the cameras were already there for the MoveOn.org incident because getting the sign and Rand Paul in the same frame on camera was the goal of the whole stunt or whatever you want to call it. I don't think she planned to be thrown to the ground and stomped on, though, and I doubt she expected that to happen. Annie
@Taskr36 (13924)
• United States
29 Oct 10
Yeah, this woman clearly had no desire to make a scene whereas the convicted felon from moveon.org is someone who will do whatever it takes to get publicity.
• United States
29 Oct 10
No I don't think she thought she would get assaulted. And shouldn't have been. As for people knowing who she is and that cameras were there....she is not a local person. She is from DC. Soo there is a good chance they did not know who she was or what group she is with. She did not tell them before hand or anything.So yeah they knew she was going to do something...just not what.
@jb78000 (15173)
30 Oct 10
it isn't that odd taskr. a woman with a surgical boot having her foot stepped on in a crowd doesn't have the same media impact as a video of somebody having her head stamped on. now if her foot was stamped on then yes this is appalling, and counts as assault too, but right now that 'if' gets in the way.
@anniepa (27240)
• United States
29 Oct 10
First of all, if anyone, anywhere, anytime, regardless of who the stomper and stompee happened to be or what either of their political affiliations were, truly intentionally stomped on the foot of someone wearing a surgical boot, that would be indefensible. Next, I can say personally, as both an admitted klutz at times and someone who is often unlucky, I don't think I've ever been anywhere in a crowded place where throngs of people may be pushing towards someone or something for whom they've been waiting - such as those waiting outside of where a major political debate is to be held - and NOT had my feet and or toes stepped on at least once. Sometimes it's even felt like they'd been stomped on. I've been in these crowd situations in sneakers, sandals and dressy shoes but one thing I'd NEVER even consider it attending such an event shortly after foot surgery and wearing a surgical boot. To me that's kind of simple common sense. The following was taken directly from the article to which you linked; the capitalization for emphasis of the word "stepped" was my own touch: "The second occurred after a Conway supporter STEPPED on the foot of a female Rand supporter, who recently had foot surgery, according to police. The woman was wearing a surgical boot, but after the injury, her incision was cut open. Police say she refused medical treatment and also filed an assault report." It didn't say "STOMPED on" it said "STEPPED on"; that's a pretty big difference although it may not always FEEL like a big difference. It also didn't name either the victim or the perpetrator; there were no statements from either or from any witnesses of this incident. I'll say this much - anyone with common sense who had an incision cut open would definitely not refuse medical treatment. However, I'll repeat that if this person's foot, in a surgical boot following recent surgery, had been intentionally stomped on she had every right to file charges whether she showed much common sense by simply being there or by refusing medical treatment or not. It would have been a rotten thing to do! Another thing I think is worth noting is both your title and the article identifies these two people simply as supporters of Paul and Conway; it didn't say either of them were campaign workers or volunteers, just that they were supporters. I have not doubt that every single politician there is from the two major parties or any others has some supporters they would probably wish they didn't have if they knew of things they said and did. Paul and Conway can both easily fire or distance themselves from workers or volunteers who act like thugs but they can't control what their random supporters do in a crowd. Annie
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
29 Oct 10
I heard one report that she had approached Paul earlier and she was turned away and later came back. This behavior would raise red flags and should be treated as a threat. This woman is a paid agitator and is expected to keep doing something to provoke response so that her partner can catch it on camera. It is interesting that the man has been fired and banned from all further events. A Republican response. In California an aid calls the Republican candidate a Wh0re and no action has taken place. This and other incidents points out one thing. The media expects better behavior from the Republicans than it does the Democrats. Republicans pushing down someone who makes a threatening jester is news. Democrats doing it is not news.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
29 Oct 10
The media wants the leftists to win of course... that is why they refuse to report on anything negative about them, only the republican or conservatives get the negative reporting. This is just business as usual by the leftist propaganda machine.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
28 Oct 10
In a contest of ugly behaviour during this election, I am quite confident that obama's team will win every time. No match!