Re: American free speech
Y'all must not be from around here.
And you have a sad understanding of free speech or how the mid west / central states view the press.
If you actually listened to the tape, and read the story on Fox News from the eye witnesses, you see two things.
First, the reporter was being a twat and intentionally harassing the politician. (He's a Republican candidate and the reporter from the Guardian is from the Left and is ambushing him, trying to goad him in to making an off the cuff statement that he could then use to skewer the politician. ) Also the politician alluded to an earlier incident from the same newspaper as he assaulted the reporter. The truth is that the reporter wanted to rile the guy, but didn't expect that he would get taken out with a body slam.
A Free Press needs to be objective and unbiased. That's something missing from today's Press.
We see this in the 90% negative coverage of Trump by CNN as well as the NYT openly setting aside their journalistic integrity and claiming its ok for a journalist to be biased and attack Trump during the election.
Here in the Midwest, which Clinton LOST, we no longer trust most of the MSM because of their obvious bias.
Note: This doesn't excuse the politician's actions, however, we don't hold the reporter completely harmless either. When the press starts acting like the press, you'll see a change in our attitude toward the press.
And no, I'm neither a Trump supporter or a Republican. Its just very obvious the reporter ambushed the guy and was baiting him. Montana isn't Midtown or LA.