Man in Fox News Costume Beaten in California

Man in Fox News Costume Beaten in California

A California man dressed as a Fox News reporter was violently assaulted in the left-wing haven of Santa Cruz, California during the annual Halloween parade this weekend. 

A 29-year-old man, Scott Kory, allegedly shouted “I hate Fox News!” before grabbing the victim’s microphone, making an obscene gesture with it, and beating him with an aluminum tennis racket. 

Kory is described by the Contra Costa Times as “a dreadlocked Santa Cruz resident.” He was arrested and booked into the county jail on Friday evening. The victim of the attack was reportedly uninjured.

The Santa Cruz assault mirrored a real event three years ago, when a local Fox reporter in New York was assaulted at Occupy Wall Street. A protester stole his microphone and threatened to stab him.

Photo: Santa Cruz Police Dept./Contra Costa Times

Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak edits Breitbart California and is the author of the new ebook, Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party, available for Amazon Kindle.

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