(Update: Coakley staffer involved is Michael Meehan. NOW WITH PICTURES! – promoted by Garrett Quinn)
To be fair Rob posted that this was coming earlier and then we watched the video before posting. The video sucks and it reportedly shows a Coakley staffer shoving Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack to the ground. You may recall that McCormack had a dust up with Dede Scozzafava during the special election in New York’s 23rd congressional district.
We both didn’t see anybody being shoved to the ground but toward the end of the video you see and hear somebody helping a guy get off the ground. If you look closely you can see former attorney general Tom Reilly. No sign of Marie St. Fleur.
Ok we now have better video of what appears to be a Coakley staffer pushing McCormack and accosting him. This is the second video to come out of this incident and it is much, much better than the first one. You can actually see everything.
McCormack relays his account of the dust up here.
Pictures from Associated Press.