Mike Tobin on covering Wisconsin protests: ‘To me it’s not the physical threat, it’s the constant harrassment.’
Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin is talking about how he’s become part of the story at the protests in Madison, Wisconsin. “I’m harassed with every liveshot,” Tobin told Fox News Radio this morning. Over the weekend, Tobin was subjected to both physical assault and verbal intimidation as he was trying to report live.
“There was a guy in the crowd, who took a couple of pokes at me — it amounted to a charlie horse,” said Tobin. “The sheriff’s deputies asked if I wanted to press charges and I’m not going press charges over getting punched in the arm, it’s just not my thing.”
Then, during a Sunday liveshot: “There was another guy, kind of a big guy who was trying to get into the shot and I leaned into him to keep him out of the shot, and then as I kind of pushed him away he said he was going to break my neck.”
“I find the whole thing a terrific distraction, and terribly frustrating, because I want to cover the story… and I’ve got to try to hold my head together with while they come after me with every liveshot.”