More footage of Popaditch and supporters on election-night rampage
The Chula Vista Star-News captured some pretty amazing footage of the confrontation between Republican Nick Popaditch’s supporters and Congressman Bob Filner.
The Southwestern College Sun had a student reporter standing right next to Filner at the time. They report that Popaditch’s supporters spat on Filner and changed their chant from “Pop-a-Ditch” to “Bob’s a Bitch.” They also report that a Filner supporter was punched in the face.
The San Diego Union-Tribune quotes Filner saying “It was like a mob scene…There was violence in their eyes.”
In a second clip, the Star-News has Popaditch giving a sweaty explanation of why Filner is a liar:
Basically, Popaditch is pissed off that Filner ran an advertisement that said Popaditch “didn’t vote in 11 years.” As KUSI reported, the claim is true in that Popaditch did have an 11 year stretch when he didn’t vote between 1992 and 2004. It is misleading in that those 11 years don’t include the last six years, but it ain’t a lie.
And if we’re going to says it’s OK to incite riots over a sleazy, misleading claim in an attack ad, we might as well just declare anarchy. You should see the stacks on my desk regarding just city council and the board of county supervisors…
For our post yesterday, with images, click here.