Protester Unplugs Fox News Van Cords, Cited

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Chicago man has been cited for disorderly conduct at the Wisconsin Capitol protests after unplugging some cables to a Fox News van.

The cords power the lights and cameras during Fox’s remote broadcasts. A Fox News staffer says no broadcast was interrupted because of the incident and no permanent damage was done.

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  • Lynn

    Is it true that Fox News is lying about the protesters: If so, why?

    • C Nablus

      They are not news but opinions. As far as the Wisconsin protesters, from the get go, Fox commentary hyped the possibility of violence yet everything was peaceful.

    • Victim Du Jour

      Fox News has the highest ratings, and the most trusted. They have never been sued like all the Network News programs for fabricating news stories.

      Ask Dan Rather!

      • Mike

        FOX News, (the entertainment program) has the same credentials as right wing radio. Lies and distortion is how they make their money…….

      • Paul

        They are hardly the most trusted. They may have higher ratings, but ratings do not equal accuracy or trustworthiness.

  • Clear the Capital!!!

    This doesnt surprise me at all, The dems called the tea party raciest pigs, said they were violent,distructive and the protesters act like this I have seen the signs with Walker face and the bulls eye. I have seen the mess on the streets trash on the grounds at the capital people pee in public, people yelling foul disgusting things.The Doctors handing out fruadulant sick notes Wisconsin is broke like many states I am glad walker is trying to fix the states budget issues i may not agree with him but at least he is doing something about it!

    • Seen it first hand

      Any time you have a protest, you bring all of the wackos out of the woodwork. People who have jobs, families, and commitments cannot stay at the capitol all of the time. Protests bring out anarchists and rioters.

    • I am "broke" too....after Wall Street messed up!

      IF you believe Wisconsin is “broke” (remind you Gov. Walker signed a bill relieving businesses of paying taxes AND THEN made this proclamation!) then I have someone who wants to sell you land in Southern FL.

  • Remember Tienamen Square

    Wow, these protesters are getting out of control. You better send in the riot police with tear gas, rubber bullets, and fire hoses. Time to send the trouble makers home. Does the Wisconsin State Police department own a tank?

    • Mark

      No, they don’t have a tank: budget cuts.

  • no name

    they want to speak ( and harass) but no one else can have their say? hypicrites

  • captainobvious

    I could not possibly care any less….

  • justathinkin

    These are the same people that preach tolerance, freedom of speech and the free exchange of ideas. What they don’t tell you is they want you to tolerate only them. They want you to respect only their freedom of speech. They want to freely exchange ideas that only they agree with.

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  • The Greatest, Not Greediest, Generation

    Yep, blame one moron for all of the prejudices you already hold against “libs”. This was one guy. Get it over it.

    • Kate

      I love it how when right wingers protest they say they are defending the constitution but when liberals protest they are anarchists.

    • Clear the Capital!!!

      Its not just one person, there are numerous accounts you need to take your blinders off

      • richard

        Kate, When you ask the right winger/fox advocates to “prove” something it is very dangerous. You see, 99% of the time they just make something up. Some kind of convaluted, twisted distortion of a half truth (if not an out right lie). fox news= unfair and unbalanced.

      • mark

        Thanks Kate. Unfortunately, your efforts are wasted. When it comes to money, Republicans are math magicians (making it disappear, only to magically reappear in the pockets of a multi-millionaire), but when it comes to evidence, facts, and source-citations…well…uh…”not know what mean you by ev-a-dense…duuuh”.

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  • DaveM

    Intolerant left-wing extremists.

  • Tea LOVES Madtown!

    Leave it to the cry baby Dems (OK…not ALL of them are cry babies…..but the ones in WI are doing them NO favors) to “UGLY UP” such a BEAUTIFUL Capitol! I LOVE Madison!!!! AGREAT BEAUTIFUL town!!!! (With one of the BEST Farmers Markets in the WORLD!)
    We need a Gov like that over here!

  • Social programs are failing us all.

    I can’t wait for the day when the left takes over control and is trying to pass a measure and the GOP walks out.

    The best government is no government, people need personal responsibility for their life’s and their actions. If you want to know where the middle class went, check the welfare roles? Someone tell me how the poverty rate has stayed flat over the past 50 years, but the percent of people on welfare is up 60%?

  • Iconoclast

    Anybody else see that Fox News was showing a union guy pushing a guy in a suit while talking about the WI capital deal. A quick pan in the shot revealed palm trees in the back ground. Any wonder people with brains can’t stand FOX News.

    • Palm trees?

      I guess if the Dem’s were not such CRY babies….and faced the music….it woudn’t be an issue……

  • HERB

    Republicans on acid . . . who knew. That would be a possible explanation for their conduct, that is if there wasn’t so much information out there that most Republicans know what they are doing and simply use fox to spin the totally immoral, unethical and illegal decisions being made by their corporate controllers. The United States is quickly becoming a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for ONLY the corporations. If you vote republican, you know or at least should know that you are driving civilization in the United States down the road to disaster. But as long as you make your “profit” you are evidently not concerned about the rest of humanity. Your mother must be very proud.

  • John

    I hear the left wing media ABC,CBS,CNN. I hear the right wing FOX. What I realy want is a media that takes boath sides puts them out there and lets me make up my own mind!

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