February 27, 2011 by Jonathon M. Seidl
“There is hate in their eyes.”
That’s the eerie description Fox News national reporter Mike Tobin gave of the Wisconsin protesters in Madison on Saturday night. By Sunday afternoon that hate manifested itself in the form of an assault on Tobin, who was hit during a live broadcast from the Capitol amid chants of ‘Fox News lies!”
“A teacher was giving me the business yesterday,” Tobin explained before the attack, “and the teacher told me she hates me because it makes her feel good.” He then found out the extent of that hate just moments later:
Tobin’s description on Saturday, via the Daily Caller, offers more insight into appalling and disgusting reaction of the protesters:
“One thing I think should make clear – the people coming after us from every live shot here, these people hate,” Tobin said. “These are people who don’t respect diverse viewpoints. In fact, they’re so afraid I’ll present a diverse viewpoint, that’s why they try to heckle me and shut down every live shot. They’ve made it clear, that what they want to make it harder for me to do my job. They are proud of that when they disrupt a live shot, when they really trample over the First Amendment rights or the First Amendment’s obligations of a reporter. Now, I am not saying that’s all of the people. Those are the people that come here and heckle and try to disrupt things. I look in their eyes – there is hate in their eyes. They don’t want to hear any kind of viewpoint that is different from their own. That’s why they do what they do.” [Emphasis by the Daily Caller]
And no, your eyes weren’t fooling you. That was a man holding a purple SEIU sign behind Tobin:
As we’ve reported, there have been other physical altercations captured at pro-union protests across the country this weekend. You can see those here and here.