But another part of the story, as pointed out at HotAir, was that Coakley witnessed the assault and did nothing. Here is a photo showing Coakley looking at the reporter on the ground with the assailant standing over him, from HotAir [via The Weekly Standard]:
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Coakley's non-reaction to the assault, even though she knew that the reporter only was trying to ask a question, is the big story here.
There is something to see here, so do not move along.
Update: David Hogberg at Investors Business Daily asks:
First, will she dismiss Meehan from her campaign?
Second, will she call the D.C. police or the district attorney and ask them to investigate and agree to testify against Meehan? Seems like the least she could do.