It Looks Like ‘Mother Jones’ and Bloomberg Groups Might Have Been Caught in a Big Lie
If you haven’t already heard, the ultra left-leaning and vehemently anti-gun website Mother Jones published an article in which it alleges anti-gun activist Jennifer Longdon, who is confined to a wheelchair, was the subject of a physical assault at the Indianapolis Airport.
The repost alleged that after seeing Longdon speaking at an anti-gun rally on television, a gun rights supporter walked up to Longdon and spit on her. Allegedly no one in the airport batted an eyelash to this behavior. From Mother Jones,
As Longdon sat waiting for her flight, a screen in the concourse showed footage of the press conference. A tall, thin man standing nearby stared at Longdon, then back at the screen. Then he walked up to Longdon and spat in her face. No one else blinked.
Longdon was shocked and embarrassed, she told me, but she didn’t falter. “Wow, aren’t you a big man,” she said as he turned and walked away. Instead of calling for security, she wheeled herself to a restroom to clean herself off. She was tired—she lives with constant physical pain—and didn’t want to miss her flight.
There’s just one, well several problems, with the account above – none of the researchable facts back it up. Dana Loesch already questioned the story and pointed out several inaccuracies in the reporting. Then, Progressives Today did even more research and found that the event occurring as described was unlikely at best.
From Progressives Today,
Hmm. So this incident reportedly occurred on April 25 at the Indianapolis airport after the concourse television aired a report on the Every Town for Gun Safety protest outside the NRA convention?
That’s odd – the TV report never made it on the Everytown for Gun Safety website.
And, since the Indianapolis airport airs CNN on their TV screens you’d think you could find their report on the protest on their website, right?
CNN has no record of the protest.
Blaze contributor John Cardillo also did some independent research and was unable to corroborate the spitting story among any officials that he spoke with. He also confirmed CNN is on all TVs in the Indy Airport.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 19, 2014
Also, in my experience, every single inch of an airport’s terminal is under constant video surveilance. I would think that is probably especially true when you have a large political convention, such as the NRA convention in town with lots of high profile politicians, CEOs and activists traveling through the airport. It seems like it would be easy enough for the Bloomberg camp to get security footage from the gate in question and post it up online or at least file a police report after the fact.
I don’t like calling anyone a liar without definitive proof that they were lying. While the above is pretty damning evidence, I’m not going to call it definitive. However, it certainly points to, at minimum, a somewhat fictionalized affair.
I’ll go ahead and say that I condemn any and all harassment of these women even though I disagree with everything they are doing politically. If these allegations are true, they are horrible and the assailants in these cases should be dealt with. If you threaten a woman, ANY woman, with physical violence or harassment you’re not a man in my book.