‘F**king B**ch!’ Reporters Allegedly ‘Assaulted’ During Prayer At GOP Rally

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November 10, 2014 3:09 pm
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Reporters who covered a Republican victory party on election night last week in Texas said they were “assaulted” by at least one partygoer for broadcasting live while someone was on stage praying.

The incident allegedly took place at a party for Republican Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick in Houston.

Foti Kallergis, a reporter from television station KTRK, and his colleague, Deborah Wrigley, were covering the election results when somebody apparently confronted them for going on air during the prayer.

In video posted on Monday by Mediaite Kallergis could be seen on camera just before the altercation took place, but the broadcast cut away from the live shot to other footage before the commotion began. In the video, Kallergis could be heard trying to continue to read his report while a man’s voice began to speak over him. Kallergis eventually went silent.

The reporter later tweeted that he had been “assaulted.”

Although the incident was not shown on video, at least two photographs documented part of the encounter.

The Houston Chronicle published a photo showing a man in a tan jacket being pulled away from the reporter.

In addition, Isiah Carey, a reporter from television station KRIV, posted a photo to Instagram, alongside a description of the incident. Carey described it as “a physical assault.”

“Deborah Wrigley from channel 13 had to step in and stop the Republican supporter (tan jacket) from attacking her fellow reporter (black suit) on the air,” Carey said. “Wrigley says then another woman from the event approached her and called her a fucking bitch.”

Deborah Wrigley from channel 13 had to step in and stop the Republican supporter (tan jacket) from attacking her fellow reporter (black suit) on the air. The man was offended because the reporter was live on air during a prayer at Lt.Governor Elect Dan Patrick’s watch party. Wrigley says then another woman from the event approached her and called her a fucking bitch. Keep in mind this is during a physical assault over interrupting a prayer. Where was Jesus in this room?

A photo posted by Isiah Carey (@isiahcarey1) on

None of the reports about the incident identified the man in the tan suit, and it’s unclear what, if anything, took place after the fact.

h/t Raw Story

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