McCrory Verbally Assaulted in DC; NC Media: ‘Ho-Hum’

McCrory Verbally Assaulted in DC; NC Media: ‘Ho-Hum’

While visiting Washington, DC on Inauguration Day and walking down the street with Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs, former Gov. Pat McCrory was verbally accosted by several bullies affiliated with the Gaystapo mob. McClatchy’s newspapers, The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer, reported the incident as though it was simply “life is tough” for the former governor.

In other words, “poor guy – too bad for him he signed and stuck up for House Bill 2.” Oh well.


Doug Clark

Meanwhile Doug Clark of the News & Record of Greensboro described the confrontation as an “unfortunate incident.” How Lemony-Snicketish. Clark added that McCrory was “to blame for” his national notoriety over defending HB2. He said he was glad McCrory’s wife wasn’t with him during the “inappropriate conduct,” and joked that the governor “may need to wear a disguise.”

Ha-ha, Doug!

The video shows Greensboro radical Udai Basavaraj and others following McCrory and Hobbs down a DC alley where they are cornered and have nowhere to escape — until law enforcement arrives after way-too-long gang-like intimidation. Meanwhile rioters smashed storefront windows and burned overturned vehicles elsewhere in Washington on Friday. And according to, protesters attacked actor Scott Baio when he attended the Liberty Ball at the Inauguration.

State Sen. Dan Bishop, for one, has had enough. He was the primary author of HB2 last year when he served in the NC House of Representatives. In a press release today he does the work exposing Basavaraj that the mainstream media should have done. Here it is in full:

Who is Udai Basavaraj?

Lines are being crossed, and I have been holding my tongue. Yesterday, however, one of the growing series of spectacles caught my attention like no other. It was a video article posted on the Charlotte Observer’s website showing the immediate past governor of North Carolina chased by a chanting mob down a blind alley in Washington, DC on Saturday.

The 3:35 video begins with former Gov. Pat McCrory bidding goodbye to TV commentator Lou Dobbs on a city sidewalk. The mob approaches him and begins chanting and shouting, “Shame on you… You’re a bigot and an a**hole… You’re not a man, you’re a coward.”

Gov. McCrory retreats calmly in the company of three women and Mr. Dobbs down an alley to a building entrance that is locked. As they wait to be admitted, mob continues to chant, “Shame.” Just after the one minute mark, the ringleader says, “We’ve got you now.”

Two more anxious minutes pass until uniformed Secret Service officers arrive and usher the mob away. The mob turns on them, shouting, “Shame on the cops, too.”

Ubiquitous leftist rioters are fond of shouting “Shame,” but invariably incapable of it.

Ditto for the Charlotte Observer. The lede of its article is the breezy observation that “[l]ife following public service isn’t always easy when you’re known as the governor who signed [HB2].” Content with this revolting dose of schadenfreude, the one-time news organization credits Udai Basavaraj for the video, as if he’s a news photographer, and links to his Facebook account. But reports nothing about him.

Not for the first time, I have done the Observer’s work for it…

Basavaraj hails from Greensboro. His Gofundme pages beg $1,000 to attend Socialism 2016 in Chicago last July and two grand for buses to take members of the International Socialist Organization to Washington to protest President Trump’s inauguration.

In September, according to student newspaper The Carolinian, Basavaraj co-led an ISO informational meeting at UNCG where “socialists, Marxists, anarchists and those interested in learning about socialism gathered.” (The story did not note whether Basavaraj summarized the benefits of socialism for, say, Venezuela for the young people in attendance.)

Basavaraj’s cohort for the meeting was Juan Miranda, a socialist organizer, UNCG graduate assistant and fellow South Meck High alum, according to his Facebook page. Basavaraj’s Facebook post tagged Miranda as a participant in the mob that pinned McCrory against a building. One also wonders if the mob fell upon the former governor by coincidence or if they stalked him.

If Gov. McCrory were a former official of the District of Columbia, this incident might have been a crime punishable by five years in prison. D.C. Code § 22-851 (anyone who “by any threatening letter or communication, intimidates, . . . or retaliates against, or attempts to intimidate . . . or retaliate against” a current or former official “on account of the performance of [his or her] duties.”)

So should it be in North Carolina. This is dangerous. Jim Hunt, Bev Purdue and other governors never faced riotous mobs in their post-service, private lives, without personal security. If they had, the Observer of that day wouldn’t have laughed it off, which is contemptible.

When the General Assembly returns to Raleigh this week, I will introduce legislation to follow the lead of the District of Columbia and make it a crime to threaten, intimidate, or retaliate against a present or former North Carolina official in the course of, or on account of, the performance of his or her duties.

And I will also urge my colleagues to take other appropriate steps to guarantee the personal safety of Gov. McCrory by all necessary means.

Because lines are being crossed.

Sen. Bishop is correct. The mainstream media only cares about the funding and backgrounds of activists in the news when they are conservative. How did Basavaraj post his video of the incident on his Facebook timeline? With a simple introductory “Pat F—ing McCrory and Lou Dobbs.” Why didn’t the McClatchy papers report that?

And now that Sen. Bishop announced he plans to file a bill to protect former officials from threats and harassment, Basavaraj responded to it on his Facebook page with, “Somebody please tell Sen. Dan Bishop he’s a f—ing idiot.”

As for Basavaraj’s other interests, they include Marx, Engels and “revolution:”

IMAGE: Facebook

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Senator Berger and Speaker Moore, do you STILL want to repeal House Bill 2 and cave in to these terrorists?

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  1. AgentPierce
    January 23, 15:45 Reply
    The on-line version of this story in McClatchy Corp's ever-failing Charlotte Observer attracted an "interesting" segment of humanity judging from the Reader Comments. One can only assume the several dozen Reader Comments were accurate reflection of the Charlotte Observer's current target market. SURPRISE: The comments were X, XX and XXX-rated recommending all sorts of other perversions that Gov McCrory should suffer. .... The Charlotte Observer has become nothing but another "alternative newspaper" catering to a prurient reader base.
  2. Raleighman
    January 23, 20:46 Reply
    This is why we elected President Trump--good conservative folks are sick and tired of the liberals physically/verbally pushing their will on everyday Americans. You can not have an open dialog with liberals/Dems because they think they have all the right answers and not remotely open to hear the other side. The more you give them the more they want or else they fall apart as a snow flake. And I would include the liberal press in this same category.
  3. Shell
    January 24, 11:59 Reply
    This type of so called journalistic reporting by the Observer and a myriad of other media outlets should be a major case for smaller news outlets that have not gained a Liberal Left following. We need to be able to at least get a "clean" article without all the uncivilized backing of the minorities, i.e. LBGTQ, democrats, Hollywood-ites, atheists, muslims, BLM, ad infinitum. It becomes more and more obvious that having taken GOD/JESUS out of the schools, public buildings, etc. has evolved into an uncivilized society, as in the Middle-east shown in Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, etc. This nation may never return to greatness if this uncivilized way of responding to a general election isn't somehow changed. It reminds me of T-Ball when everyone got a trophy, because no one could be termed a "loser!" and now they are all adults, but not matured, and certainly not winners.

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