'Switchblade' Attack On GOP House Candidate In CA Gets Zero Coverage On Network News

Chris Menahan
Sep. 12, 2018

"California man" Farzad Fazeli's attempted switchblade attack on Republican House candidate Rudy Peters merited zero coverage on network news, according to a report from NewsBusters.

From Newsbusters:
Republican Congressional candidate Rudy Peters, who’s running against Democratic incumbent Eric Swalwell in California, was attacked by an assailant wielding a “switchblade” while campaigning at the Castro Valley Falls Festival on Sunday. The news of the attack reached national attention Tuesday afternoon yet none of the major network broadcasters (ABC, CBS, and NBC) thought it was worth mentioning.

It was the second attack against Republicans in as many weeks and it was the second attack the networks completely ignored.

“A man was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and other charges after allegedly attempting to stab a Republican congressional candidate with a switchblade over the weekend at in Castro Valley, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office,” reported local CBS affiliate KPIX.

The attack allegedly occurred when Peters was manning his campaign booth at the festival. According to reports, Farzad Fazeli, the alleged assailant, unleashed a string of “disparaging, profanity-laced remarks about the Republican Party and President Donald Trump” before he made his move.
Peters said the man was screaming, "F**k Trump! F**k Trump!" during the attack.

Imagine for a moment if a white male Trump supporter tried to stab a Muslim man running for congress on 9/11 while screaming, "F**k Obama!" or "F**k Osama!"

There would be wall to wall coverage and everyone in the country would know the attacker and the victim's name. Instead, as the news ran counter-narrative, it was completely ignored!

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