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Will Greg Gianforte's Violence Help Him?

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GOP Candidate Greg Gianforte Body-slams Reporter GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte just body-slammed a reporter asking about his support of the Republican health care repeal bill that will kick 23 ...
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During the 2016 presidential election cycle, Donald Trump would call for violence. He's even being sued for it by some victims now. But it may be that those words actually helped him, feeding into the red-meat blood lust of his alt-right and angry supporters.

Will something like that happen with Greg Gianforte, the Republican special election candidate for congress in Montana? There's a hashtag, #BenJacobsBodySlam , rightwingers who enjoyed Gianforte's despicable action are using to celebrate an attack on a journalist, with tweets like these:

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The difference between them is Trump encouraged violence. Gianforte became violent, losing his temper and going animal, body slamming and pummeling journalist Ben Jacobs @Bencjacobs . Jacobs was doing his job, pursuing an answer to a legitimate question.

There was enough evidence for the police to charge Gianforte.

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Press conference on Greg Gianforte incident Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin discusses the incident involving Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs and U.S. House candidate Greg Gianforte on May 24, 2017, ...
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Gianforte's campaign issued a statement, blaming Jacobs, but as this tweet shows, the statement just makes Gianforte look worse.

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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