Originally Posted by patteeu
Did he actually say "Punch me! Punch me!"? Or are you still blaming the innocent victim?
I don't know, but I know that he doesn't necessarily have to say "Punch me! Punch me!" in that situation. It's not even remotely arguable that the video in opening post was edited. Presumably, he edited it to look as favorable to him as possible.
The guy who actually hit him is not blameless. In fact, he should be convicted. Nevertheless, the reporter was instigating things (hence my "looking for trouble."). I'm not blaming the reporter for everything. I'm pointing out that he was looking for trouble. It's pretty easy to fill in the blanks. Especially since a ton of reporters had no trouble at all interviewing protesters.