Reporter Says Coakley Aide Pushed Him

'Someone owes me a new pair of pants,' says Weekly Standard scribe
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Suggested by lord_we_are_screwed
Posted Jan 13, 2010 1:38 PM CST

(Newser) – Here's a sign of how hot the Martha Coakley-Scott Brown race is in Massachusetts: Today's buzz, complete with bloggers afire, is about an altercation between Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack and a Coakley aide. McCormack says he got shoved into a metal grate and ended up on the ground, and he's pretty sure the culprit is media consultant Michael Meehan. He released a YouTube video titled "Coakley thug roughs up reporter."

"Someone owes me a new pair of pants," writes McCormack, who was trying to question Coakley about Afghanistan. "I just noticed there's a large tear in the back of my suit pants." (Read more Martha Coakley stories.)

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