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Fox "News" is trumpeting a new story on violence of the pro-union protesters in front of   Michigan's Capital. But it appears to me that Fox News went fishing for some violence at the Lancing  protests against the Right to Work (for less) Bill being railroaded through the Michigan Legislature. When they couldn't find any it looks like Fox News' Steven Crowder crossed the line from observer and reporter to antagonist. An antagonist that repeatedly kept going back into the crowd and getting in people's faces asking hostile questions.

That looks to me like Fox News reporter Steven Crowder was going out of his way to be provocative and confrontational in the middle of a tension filled protest. Note that the prelude to the punches being thrown were edited out of the video we are being shown. Why was the union guy on the ground when he jumps up and punches Chowder the first time??

Earlier there was the possibility of police on horseback confronting the protesters that was defused successfully and a number of protesters had been pepper-sprayed. So tensions and emotions were running very high, and the Fox News crew had to sense that.

We all remember how Fox used a video clip filmed in Southern California to characterize the pro union protesters in Madison Wisconsin as being violent, with telltale palm trees in the background.

Originally posted to Lefty Coaster on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 02:10 PM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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