One of the biggest stories of the day over at Memeorandum is the one about an ObamaCare opponent who apparently got part of his finger bitten off during a “healthcare rally” in Thousand Oaks, CA. KTLA reported:
THOUSAND OAKS — A 65-year-old man had his finger bitten off Wednesday evening at a health care rally in Thousand Oaks, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff’s investigators were called to Hillcrest and Lynn Road at 7:26 p.m.
About 100 protesters sponsored by MoveOn.org were having a rally supporting health care reform.
A group of anti-health care reform protesters formed across the street.
The finger-biting incident occurred after a member of the group protesting health care reform, William Rice, 65, of Newbury Park, became involved in a heated discussion with a member of Code Pink, sheriff?s Capt. Ross Bonfiglio said.
After the argument, Rice returned to where his own group was standing.
A man from Moveon.org?s area then walked over to the opponents and verbally confronted Rice, allegedly calling him names and acting aggressively, Bonfiglio said.
Rice later told investigators he felt threatened by the man and punched him in the nose, Bonfiglio said.
The punch set off a fist fight between the two men, during which the tip of Rice’s left pinky finger was bitten off, Bonfiglio said.
Michelle Malkin responded to the story with the line of the day: “Opponents of socialized medicine must also adjust their chants: Hands off my health care…and teeth off my hands!”
Seriously – how much play do you think this story will get in the MSM? Of course, not nearly what it would had this been a conservative pulling a Mike Tyson-esque move on a liberal like that. Think MSDNC will do a feature on the escalating aggression and violent tactics ObamaCare proponents are using against opposition in the same way they did the bogus story insinuating people openly carrying guns to town halls were “racists” who want to hurt the President? Nah … but KeithO wannabe David Shuster smugly Tweeted earlier today on how the victim of the finger-biting incident was treated by …. Medicare.
It never ends.