September 9, 2011

UPDATE: Explicit Language Warning: Longshore Union Member Attacks Media: ‘Get Your F–ing Camera Out of Here’

The sound has been cut off in the video. I can't hear a thing. :/ Thank goodness they typed a transcript of the ordeal. They accuse the media of TRESPASSING for simply wanting to interview them and get their side of the story. But in their twisted minds, it's okay to TRESPASS and DESTROY EGT's property!!!


The Blaze
written by Tiffany Gabbay
Friday September 9, 2011

A member of the Pacific Northwest longshoreman’s union — the union recently embroiled in violent protests across Washington State where windows were smashed, containers of grain were dumped and guards were held hostage — verbally attacked and threatened a media crew Friday.

The news correspondent and his cameraman turned up at the union’s local headquarters in Longview, Washington to ask about the situation regarding the protests. The reception was more than chilly to say the least.

“I’m from KGW and I wanted to know if there was anyone here who would want to talk to us about the situation,” a Portland news correspondent asked while knocking on the door.

The response from a union member inside the building went something like this:

“Actually, if you go down to Miller Avenue, and talk to them dumbasses down there at EGT, they’ll tell you how they’re fucking the Longshoremen around here.”

“That’s what you can do, so go back to Portland. Bye!”

But the fireworks, and, expletives didn’t end there. In fact, the situation only intensified as the combative longshoreman stormed outside to confront the news crew, yelling “Hey, get your f*cking camera out of here, that’s none of your f*cking business, you c*ck bite.”

Then the longshoreman, while grabbing the reporter’s camera concluded, “Unless you want [to be arrested for] trespassing, get the f*ck out of here now. Get out of here now! Don’t f*ck with me partner!”

A member of the crew sarcastically asked the longshoreman, “You’re not on the PR staff, are you?”

But the union worker didn’t relent, “You don’t f*cking worry about who I’m with. Get the f*ck out of here, that’s none of your f*cking business, c*cksucker. Unless you want trespassing, get out of here.”

A reporter commented, “We just wanted to hear your side of the story.”

Which prompted the longshoreman to grab the camera and threaten, “You, f*cker, you like your f*cking glasses? Don’t f*cking threaten me you son of a b*tch!”

The news crew remained calm and composed through the entire ordeal.

While clearly not an official spokesman for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), this particular longshoreman’s outburst might be indicative of the same widespread sentiment among ILWU members.

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