Republican Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault a week ago after he allegedly “body-slammed” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs with enough force to break his glasses. Jacobs has since donated the broken glasses to the Newseum, a museum in Washington, D.C., that commemorates important moments from journalism.
Doc Thompson, Brad Staggs and Jason Buttrill were skeptical as to whether getting your glasses broken warrants a museum display.
“It’s not the jacket Lincoln was wearing when he got shot or something,” Doc said.
Jason wondered if the reporter had been acting overly aggressive in order to get a reaction.
While free speech is a powerful tool that protects our most essential freedoms, sometimes reporters place more importance on themselves than they should. Not every journalist works to report the news; some of them parrot talking points from politicians instead of exposing the truth, Doc asserted.