Steven Crowder Punched: Man Claims Fox News Contributor Goaded Other Union Protesters
A Lansing man who joined the protests Tuesday against Michigan's controversial right-to-work legislation claims that Steven Crowder, the Fox News contributor who was punched by a protester, had goaded pro-union activists prior to the apparent assault, a claim Crowder vehemently denies.
Ken Spitzley, a state agriculture department employee, told HuffPost that he walked to the protest at the state Capitol during a break from work and that he witnessed Crowder getting in protesters' faces.
"He was just after everybody," said the 56-year-old Spitzley, a procurement technician whose workplace is represented by the United Auto Workers. "THERE WAS NO QUESTION HE WAS THERE JUST TO START A FIGHT, TO START SOME KIND OF TROUBLE."
In an interview, Crowder said he was provoking protesters merely with his presence as a conservative and his pointed questions on right-to-work legislation. He described the assault as "brutal" and completely undeserved. .......
Spitzley said he did not witness the punching incident or the exchange leading up to it. But in Spitzley's estimation, Crowder "wasn't going to go home until he got punched."
Crowder, however, challenged that characterization. "I didn't expect to be assaulted," he said. Asked if he planned to press charges on the man who punched him, Crowder simply said to stay tuned. …………….
Re: "Elk, would a union member lie? (L O L) Be honest now. It was pure out and out assault by an irate protesting union member. Doesn't surprise me at all, if you know anything at all about unions."
Right you are, dickw, you and I really don't know what happened. A union member might lie and so might a young guy how is hoping to climb fast in the Fox organization and bills himself as
“FoxNews’ brightest, funniest young Conservative mind.” And that young guy might even have been there making sure cameras were running as he did everything he could to provoke a fight.
You and I don't really know and, interestingly, the first part of the confrontation was edited out. But we can be pretty sure that young Steven Crowder now has at least one leg up on the big climbing ladder at Fox News.