There are many Democrats who claim President Donald Trump has been more than a little tough on the media.
Trump calls out the media for reporting “fake news” and seems to have no patience for those in the media who blurt out questions after a press conference has concluded, those who shout out questions when questions aren’t being taken and many in the media who try at every opportunity to embarrass Trump by asking questions not based in fact when dignitaries are present.
Most of the above can be attributed to CNN’s Jim Acosta who has proven to be one of the most unprofessional working “journalists’ today but there are other reporters who also fit into the category.
No matter how bad it has gotten, at no time has Trump ever called the police or Secret Service to ask that the reporter be removed for asking a question.
And surely, if any other Republican had asked for a reporter to be removed by calling the police, mainstream media would report on it non-stop for days.
However, Democrats seemingly get a pass for calling the police on reporters.
It appears that Miami State Sen. Daphne Campbell believes she can call the police anytime she doesn’t like a question being asked of her by a journalist.
Recently, Campbell, who is running for re-election in Florida’s 38th District, called police to report Miami Herald reporter Sarah Blaskey.
Blaskey’s crime according to Campbell was that she was “threatening” to Campbell.
Campbell reportedly had just concluded a debate with her Democratic opponent, Jason Pizzo when she believed it necessary to make the call about Blaskey.
Sen. Daphne Campbell and candidate Jason Pizzo face off over their stances on charter schools in one of the only Q&A forums they have both attended during this race for FL Senate District 38. @daphnecampbell pic.twitter.com/yNH8VGTaJc
— Sarah Blaskey (@Blaskey_S) August 9, 2018
A North Miami Beach officer who took the call said “that police had been called by Campbell about threats made by a woman in a floral dress.”
Reports indicate that Blaskey was wearing the described attire.
The police declined to make an arrest upon further investigation.
Dennis Stubbolo, the president of the Social Citizens of Southeast Florida which hosted the event was described as being “shocked.”
“I did not see anything go wrong. I was there. I don’t know where that came from.”
It would appear that Campbell may have other reasons for disliking Blaskey, however.
Apparently, Campbell has been investigated by the reporter’s newspaper in the past and has been the subject of many articles Blaskey has written about Medicaid fraud involving Campbell’s family business and alleged ethical missteps.
Campbell has countered by accusing the newspaper of racism and bias in favor of opponent.
Campbell’s campaign also complained about Blaskey previously when Blaskey was investigating whether Campbell actually lived outside her district which is against Florida Senate rules. (Does this sound a bit like the accusations against California Democrat Maxine Waters?)
It appears that calling the police on reporters Campbell doesn’t like may be habitual.
Seeking to have Blaskey arrested wasn’t the first time Campbell has summoned the police to take action against a reporter.
Local “Rise News” publisher Rich Robinson also had the police called on him by Campbell.
“State Senator Daphne Campbell called the police on me for committing an act of journalism.
While we’ve known that this took place for over three months, we only received a copy of the police report today.”
Coincidentally, the police report was received by Robinson on the same day that Campbell called police on Blaskey.
What was Robinson’s crime?
Robinson documented text messages Campbell allegedly sent to the Florida Power & Light lobbying after Hurricane Irma in order to get her power turned on at her home for her “sick mom.”
Other than trying to secure favors from a lobbyist, Campbell apparently lied to the lobbyist about her mother’s need since her mother died in 1996, according to reports.
Perhaps Campbell should report herself to the police instead of attempting to have reporters arrested.
Below is the information Robinson documented on Campbell:
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