Tabitha Hale of FreedomWorks Is Assaulted by Union Protester [UPDATED! x7]

by Little Miss Attila on February 23, 2011

This is why we should try to have a second camera, so we can record it when the person with the first camara gets attacked. It’s becoming a sad reality these days.

This is the ugly face of union politics today:

And, yes–he’s from the Communication Workers of America. He communicated, all right.

This is the victim:

This woman is, at most, a few inches taller than I am. She’s diminutive.

Michelle Malkin says Tabitha is doing okay now, but the behavior is simply beyond the pale. Though, given what the unionistas did to Ken Gladney, it’s not entirely unexpected.

UPDATE: It’s a little hard to see in the video what happened, since the only camara here is Tabitha’s. Apparently first he hits her hand, and then he snatches the camera. Finally, he strikes her with his sign, which as you can see he is also trying to hold in front of his face part of the time.

Why someone who wants to remain anonymous would be out protesting in a public place is not entirely clear, but there you have it: this bastard is now more famous than he ever wanted to be.

UPDATE 2: More from All-American Blogger; AllahP of Hot Air, who’s got a mini-roundup there; Uncoverage; Sister Toldjah; Bryan Preston at PJM; Instapundit; Jim Hoft, who has the same video, along with his own fave pic of Miss Tabitha; Jeff Goldstein, who brings some vintage snark; Fire Andrea Mitchell, who documents the actions of some fine self-hating jewry; Ben Howe, who also shows off the racist and arguably anti-Semitic undertones; Weasel Zippers; and
Da Techguy, who gallantly remarks:

There was a time when even union thugs would have left a young lady alone. I’m not as young as I once was–but, Tabitha, if you are out filming in any area where I am nearby I humbly offer my services as an escort to help prevent this kind of thing from happening again.

UPDATE 3: Stacy McCain has more background on the assault.

UPDATE 4: More from Dan Collins and South Capitol Street.

UPDATE 5: Thanks to Power Line for the link; more commentary from the Sundries Shack, where Jimmie appears to be as shaken as the rest of us who know Tabitha and her work. Also, Jim Treacher of the Daily Caller weighs in. Doug Ross suggests that we react by supporting the work that FreedomWorks undertakes.

UPDATE 6: Tabitha tells her side of the story. I think it’s important to note that 1) the video was cropped, so she wasn’t as close to this man as it appears, and 2) he didn’t ask her to turn off the camera before he hit her.

UPDATE 7: You won’t like Moe when he’s angry. And Hawkins has plenty to say on the matter.

{ 4 trackbacks }

Let’s Get Bloody! « South Capitol Street
February 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm
Thugs for Social Justice: Union Goon Gets Rough With Tabitha Hale on Video : The Other McCain
February 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Who are the Racists again? SEIU Protester Harasses Black Tea Partier | Politisite
February 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm
Michelle Malkin: Video: CWA union thug strikes young female FreedomWorks activist; Updated
February 24, 2011 at 8:16 am

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Tom Anderson February 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Sometimes in the spirit of compromise you do have to meet the other side “halfway”. So besides your microphone and camera, bring your Louieville Slugger along, I think Tabitha would need about a size 29. Then when you meet some bozo like the thug here, you just have to whip it out and wop the dumb bastard up the side of his head. He has already assaulted her when he hit the camera, nuff said!! And if you think this guy is going to be punished, think again.
People who vote and hope for the democratic process to always prevail are in for a shock, these people do not believe in this process so you cannot bargain with them. And if the majority truly are supportive of this Union bill and want it to pass, they need to flood into the streets and for every union goon (yes teachers and doctors too) there needs to be 10 Joe Average’s facing them, and those people need to be prepared to defend themselves because you know they will have too.


ponce February 23, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I agree, Tom.

How else will the scourge of cardboard on camera violence be defeated?


TWB February 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm

ponce, you’re like every liberal troll on every conservative blog. Do you guys have a school or classes or something?


ponce February 23, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Soros has an online school.

I hope I make enough to pay off my student loans!


Little Miss Attila February 23, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Except that he hit her twice, not counting when he snatched the camera–and one of those times, it wasn’t with the sign.


ponce February 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Forgive me if I take anything Dick Armey’s troops claim with a grain of salt, LMA.

All I can see is his cardboard sign hitting the camera.


cathy February 23, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Admittedly, a far cry from being strafed by Gadhafi’s helicopters.

But still not OK.


Darrell February 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm

ponce “sees” what the camera does not show. Typical.
And typical behavior from Leftist cowards.
None of the initial contact is visible, and it could just as easily be his hand rather than the sign.
PATCO all the bastards and start from scratch. Isn’t Obama playing the “Gypper” these days, channeling Reagan’s “Gipper?”
Perhaps he should do something Reaganesque instead of just being his poser self.
Mentioning his Islamic Socialist buddy, Gaddafi, by name at today’s press conference would have been a good start.
Or were we to believe Gov. Walker and Sarah Palin are behind the hundreds killed in Libya?


ponce February 23, 2011 at 11:34 pm

“None of the initial contact is visible”

I did enjoy the bit at the begging where the little Freedomworks weasel yells at the “thug” that he has a Masters Degree.

“Perhaps he should do something Reaganesque”

Like what, Purel?

Sell some arms to Iran, maybe?

Pull our troops outta Lebanon?


Darrell February 24, 2011 at 6:22 am

PATCO the bastard public unions bleeding taxpayers dry.
Use a modern drone to put Gaddafi out of his misery, rather than having a sleepover with him, Zelaya, Bill Ayers, and Papa Chavez where they giggle and paint each others’ toenails.

Now why don’t you step om my lawn, poncie? I have a stop sign that needs a little straightening.
I do things like that for the city, just as a good citizen.


echo February 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

I must admit, I am politically incorrect. I do believe there are women out there that need a good butt whupping or spanking as it were. Women can be vile, vulgar, conniving even evil then they hide behind the fact they are women when just the moment before they were screaming equality. If a man acted the way many women do, a butt whupping would be in short order. This little lady behind the camera did none of those things it is just a shame the action was over stated. The union twerp needs an attitude adjustment in the worst way.


MC Clap Yo Handz February 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I wouldn’t call it assault, it’s obvious he was pushing her out of the way because she was blocking out the sun. Have you actually met her in real life? She’s like this giant orb shaped thing you might have seen before in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

She’s got a real chip on her shoulders because nobody in his right mind wants to tap that, so she spends the bulk of her time inflating her ego and provoking people into a foaming rage.


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