The conservative website Daily Caller reports that two of its journalists were attacked by police during the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City on the movement’s second anniversary.
DC reporter Michelle Fields and videographer Direna Cousins are quoted as saying that the protesters were being beaten with batons by police, as were the two reporters and journalists from other news organizations. Both Fields and Cousins said they were struck, but neither required medical treatment. Fields also noted that protesters quickly came to their aid:
The protesters came up to me right away and asked if I needed any medical assistance. They were actually very kind and helpful. It was the police officers who were very aggressive.
If a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged. And a liberal is a conservative who has spent time in prison. Then what, pray tell, are two conservative journalists who have been beaten by police while doing nothing wrong? Still Tea Party followers?