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(The Sun)   Elderly man shows reporter what hard hitting journalism is all about (w/video)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 12
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2013-02-03 04:32:07 PM
4 votes:
LMAO,hope this goes green.Seeing an intrusive,overbearing,media righteous reporter get his arse decked made my day.Stay off my lawn??Hell boy,Stay out of my business.ROFLMAO
2013-02-03 08:05:13 PM
2 votes:

buckler: I hope that reporter got the police involved; age is no excuse for thuggery.


He did get the police involved, the local rag has no online edition, but the dead tree article reported that police responded, viewed the entire tape where old dude told reporter several times to get off his property before punching him and decided it was a civil matter since you can use reasonable force to defend your property and Mr reporter wouldn't take the first 15 "git off my lawn dangnabits" as a hint.

Now the fact he is operating a used car business without a license and in the face of 3 separate court orders may land him in a bit of hot water....
2013-02-03 05:22:18 PM
2 votes:
Hope the reporter presses charges. Old thugs are still thugs.
2013-02-06 12:08:39 AM
1 votes:

phyrkrakr: Abacus9: It looks like the reporter was trespassing. He didn't need to be told not to.

Yeah he did, a business is semi-public property.  Didn't watch the vidya, but did RTFA, and it says the reporter was at the guy's business - a place where the public is generally invited until they're specifically denied entry.

My take:  Good on the reporter for chasing down a scam artist, but sounds like douchebag investigative technique.  Good on the old man for dealing with a douchebag, but bad on him for stealing customers' tax refunds.  Total result: meh.  Rednecks.


True, but it sounds like the guy told the reporter to go away several times.
2013-02-04 04:17:44 AM
1 votes:

lack of warmth: the ha ha guy: 2wolves: Hope the reporter presses charges. Old thugs are still thugs.


So if a reporter tried to barge into your home or office after being asked to leave, you'd stand aside and let him in?

Freedom of the press does not mean freedom from the law, regardless of what some reporters might claim.

He wasn't told he couldn't enter till after being punched.  Or is there a new version of the law where you can beat the crap out of somebody at random on your property then tell the to leave and it is legal?  Or is there going to be changes to the law that will allow you to go to the house of someone you don't want to come to your property and kick the crap out of them there?  Seriously, when do you think you should tell someone to leave, to when you are allowed to deliver violence?  Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from knowledge of the law, regardless of what some Farkers might claim.


It looks like the reporter was trespassing. He didn't need to be told not to.
2013-02-04 12:19:44 AM
1 votes:

lostcat: Figured there'd be a bunch of "Woo! way to show that reporter, cool old dude!" comments.

This is Fark.

But from the standpoint of someone who's trying to teach his 2-year-old child that it's wrong to hit people, this just makes me feel sad.


It's not wrong to hit people. It's USUALLY wrong to hit people.

Big difference.
2013-02-03 09:25:31 PM
1 votes:
media.washtimes.com
2013-02-03 08:02:58 PM
1 votes:

the ha ha guy: 2wolves: Hope the reporter presses charges. Old thugs are still thugs.


So if a reporter tried to barge into your home or office after being asked to leave, you'd stand aside and let him in?

Freedom of the press does not mean freedom from the law, regardless of what some reporters might claim.


He wasn't told he couldn't enter till after being punched.  Or is there a new version of the law where you can beat the crap out of somebody at random on your property then tell the to leave and it is legal?  Or is there going to be changes to the law that will allow you to go to the house of someone you don't want to come to your property and kick the crap out of them there?  Seriously, when do you think you should tell someone to leave, to when you are allowed to deliver violence?  Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from knowledge of the law, regardless of what some Farkers might claim.
2013-02-03 07:20:51 PM
1 votes:

thenewmissus: I LOL'D.  I don't have an opinion as to whether or not he deserved it.  It was just funny.


THIS!
2013-02-03 07:19:01 PM
1 votes:
I LOL'D.  I don't have an opinion as to whether or not he deserved it.  It was just funny.
2013-02-03 07:17:34 PM
1 votes:

2wolves: Hope the reporter presses charges. Old thugs are still thugs.



So if a reporter tried to barge into your home or office after being asked to leave, you'd stand aside and let him in?

Freedom of the press does not mean freedom from the law, regardless of what some reporters might claim.
2013-02-03 05:42:23 PM
1 votes:
Pushy person punched. More at 11.
 
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