LANSING—Internet sites are abuzz with accusations from both sides of the Lansing Right-to-Work fight between Steven Crowder and a union member last week. The Huffington Post is reporting that union member Ken Spitzley witnessed Crowder provoking fights which Mr. Crowder denies.
According to the Deadline Detroit blog, the New York Times reported;
“Unfortunately for Mr. Crowder, a look at the video broadcast on the Sean Hannity show appears to show quite clearly that he left out an important section of the footage when he put together his edit. A section of the Fox News broadcast preserved by the Web site Mediaite shows that Mr. Hannity’s producers at Fox News started the clip five seconds earlier than Mr. Crowder did. What the extra footage reveals is the man who punched Mr. Crowder being knocked to the ground seconds before and then getting up and taking a swing at the comedian.”
They, also did not show the following video from an hour earlier which shows the man who struck Crowder harassing and verbally assaulting the FOX contributor. Some other union members are even seen warning the man to not cause trouble intimating that is what the FOX news team wanted. During the video Mr. Crowder seems visibly agitated, but non-confrontational.
MEDIAite news is accusing Crowder of starting the fight by pushing union members away from a tent that they eventually tore down. The tent contained women; one in a wheelchair. They show a video interview with Steven Crowder at the Canadian Sun News.
There is still no word on if the union man who struck him is willing to fight in a sanctioned match for charity.