Palin Supporters Berate Media at Ugly Rally

Black sound operator told to 'sit down, boy' amidst other taunts
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2008 1:39 PM CDT
Sarah Palin, waves to supporters after a campaign speech Monday morning Oct. 6, 2008 in Clearwater, Fla.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin’s supporters are taking her attacks on the mainstream media to heart. Reporters at a rally yesterday were greeted with jeers and taunts from the 3,000-strong crowd, Dana Milbank reports in the Washington Post. Palin’s supporters banged thunder sticks and shouted abuse at reporters, and one yelled a “racial epithet” at a black sound operator, telling him to “sit down, boy.”