Soon her agitation led to a heated debate on the subject of religion with two of the protesters, as Ann sat back with her camera recording the conversation which her side was losing by the way, she suddenly leaped forward and stuck her camera within a few inches of one of the protesters faces. The protester instinctively moved the camera from in front of his eye's and in what seemed a very practised maneuver began screaming hysterically for police.
Several minutes later three officers of the Capitol police and security showed up and separated the folks involved in the alleged incident and began taking statements. Althouse claimed a vicious and unprovoked attack on her person which didn't quite match up with the statements given by the men with her. So already they're stories don't match. And of course the 150 or so peaceful singers had a much different view of what happened and all of our stories (and footage) did match.
The protester alleged to have 'attacked' Althouse was given a smile and a 'have a nice day' and was allowed to leave. Althouse and her group were asked to keep away from the peaceful singers. Of course she was not charged with filing a false report as she is a tenured law professor at UW Madison. She appears to be what I have always heard, a attention craving egomaniac posing as a citizen journalist who will cross nearly any boundary to promote her blog to the tea party faithful.
She would not respond to any questions regarding why she needs the money and attention from her blog when her University salary is topped out. She did say that unions are wrong and hurt America and Wisconsin though which is interesting. I asked her if she would consider taking a pay cut to set precedent regarding her claims of 'outrageous union pay scales' and she just sneered at me.
I also find it interesting that she was wearing baggy clothes and flip flops, her companions dressed in crocs and old t-shirt, yet she repeatedly referred to the protesters, many of them in suits and ties as bums. The old right wing double speak again, just like the thump the bible but behave like total atheists with no fear of heavenly retribution for they're sins on earth. Solidarity.
On Wisconsin! FORWARD!!!!