Jan Brewer Reportedly "Slugged" Channel 3 Reporter Over Global-Warming Question

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Governor Jan "Sonny Liston" Brewer
Governor Jan Brewer's brain-fart response last week to a KTVK-Channel 3 reporter's question about global warming does not appear to be the only Jan bein' Jan moment from that interview.

According to a report, Brewer totally punched Channel 3 political reporter Dennis Welch.

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Michael Clawson, a photographer for West Valley View, sent an e-mail to media-biz gossiper Jim Romenesko explaining that the good stuff in the Channel 3 report wasn't Brewer's brain-fart answer.

Welch was asking the governor whether she believes global warming is man-made, and her response was classic Jan Brewer.

"Everybody has an opinion on it, you know, and, uh, you know, I probably don't believe that it's man-made," Brewer said. "I believe that, uh, you know, um, weather elements are controlled maybe by, uh, different things."

After that, and just before the part in the Channel 3 segment where Brewer asks Welch "where the hell" that question came from, the apparent contact was made.

"Brewer took her left hand, balled it into a fist and with the back of her hand she slugged the reporter on the back of his right arm," the e-mail published by Romenesko says. "Not hard, but with enough force that he spun around to see what was going on. She leaned in real close and looked up (she's a shorter lady) and said in a whisper loud enough for most of us to hear, 'Where the hell'd that come from?'"

The governor totally (allegedly) punched a reporter, and it sounds like she has a weak jab. Actually, the part where Brewer "slugged" Welch is included in the video, and it looks like a total old-lady tap.

Romenesko says Welch told him the "slugged" account from the photographer was "fair an[d] accurate," so take a look at the video, and you be the judge. (It's around the 47-second mark, if you can't wait that long.)



On a related note, Bloomberg News found out where Brewer is: Afghanistan.



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Avery Marx
Avery Marx

i hope she did slug a channel 3 mormon owned reporter. that news station is worthless.

jim3k
jim3k

As much as I disrespect Jan, this little tap to get Welch's attention, as the interview seemed to end and he turned away, is nothing.  It's not a "slug," and it's not worthy of any attention whatsoever.  There may be molehills that can be turned to mountains, but this isn't one.  

Her brain fart already occurred and is now part of the story.  That's enough for now.  She'll do something stupid the next time around that will be more newsworthy than this harmless shoulder tap. 

comrade
comrade

Jan Brewsky is uglier than a fight with knives in the middle of the night in a  dark alley while

drunk.

comrade
comrade

The troops are going to carry Jan Brewsky at front to scare the shit out of the enemy

comrade
comrade

A classic answer from Jan Bresky would've been something like:

"We need to secure the border.........uh you know all those illegals comming to this country...

they are the ..uh, ones bringing that..uh you know, global warming, we need to secure the border,

all those bodies from the illegals............uh when they get together... that's when they cause that

...........global... uh warming. we need to secure the border. they had done did that since they

satarted..... uh comming here.

Don Blank
Don Blank

Not covered in X-Ray Tech school

seecamp32
seecamp32

Didn't cover that in X-Ray Tech school

Gregarious Raptopoulos
Gregarious Raptopoulos

That didn't look anything like a punch any way you spin it. It looks like she tapped his shoulder to get his attention and nothing more.

David Howard
David Howard

Either way, nothing will ever be done about it... They r untouchable unless they have an affair, and still some remain more than untouchable. Her n Arpaio are backed by the Koch brothers so they seem to do as they please. And "we the people allow it.... ugh ugh

Bob Tyler
Bob Tyler

Violence is the resort of stupidity

Bill Nas
Bill Nas

None issue, did the reporter complain about the alleged incident ? Not that I'm aware of.

thetodd1908
thetodd1908

It doesn't matter if it was a haymaker or a love tap, the bigger issue is she responded to the question very poorly, making it another "Jan being Jan" moment and proved that she can't handle an impromptu question and must be coddled with soft questions. First Rove, then Trump, now Brewer. Has the Republican Party completely lost its mind?

Todd Trent
Todd Trent

It doesn't matter if it was a haymaker or a love tap, the bigger issue is she responded to the question very poorly, making it another "Jan being Jan" moment and proved that she can't handle an impromptu question and must be coddled with soft questions. First Rove, then Trump, now Brewer. Has the Republican Party completely lost its mind?

Jared Slaff
Jared Slaff

It's like she's taking plays from Ah-Nold's book and calling her daily duties in from home or anywhere but Arizona.. and she wants a third term?!?

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

I bet the Queen of England, can do a better lady jab than that. 

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

You call that being slugged? You must call the police frequently. And I'm sure they're much more understanding about your condition than I am.

James Rate-McIntyre
James Rate-McIntyre

Jesus... Can you please watch the video before commenting? If that counts as "assault" then accidentally bumping into someone while waiting in a line should be considered rape.

Jennifer Salazar
Jennifer Salazar

Nope. First a finger in the face. And now assault. Doesn't surprise me at ALL.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

she leaves when they are certifying the election results for a highly controversial election, she also took off to promote her book when the were in the middle of a redistricting controversy. does she even plan on doing her job, or is she just gonna leave everything to her subordinates? if she doesnt want to do her job that she was elected to do, why doesnt she just do something else instead. i hear BK is hiring for bathroom attendants, she could work hand in hand with JAF

robert_graham
robert_graham

It looks like Stephen Lemons might have been fired (or better yet he croaked) because he hasn't been around for a while. Next Hendley must go.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

great. our state is falling apart and the "pickled pig" decides now is the time to go to afghanistan. wonderful, just wonderful. there is stuff she is supposed to be doing here, stuff she was elected to take care of, that gets put on the back burner so she can go try to hype her name for when she tries to go for another term (a term that our state constitution says she can not do anyhow).  thank god she was able to squeeze in a visit with one of her friends grandson while the vets our state are getting fucked over. she didnt seem that concerned or caring when one of our vets, Marty Atencio was killed in Arpaio's jail. she sure as shit didnt go out of her way to get any justice for him or his family. instead she is going to afghanistan to demoralize our troops with that sea hag face of hers. what kind of inspirational speech does she plan on giving them when she's so pie-eyed drunk she goes to the RNC to endorse Obama

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan Cover in tomorrows edition

Yup, once again JAF is totally wrong, go figure

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

@JoeArpaioFan Nope, he has the cover in tomorrow's edition, which is a lengthy piece and is available early on-line. Looks like he'll be back to exposing the evil and corruption of your idol shortly.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

@danzigsdaddy Disagree with your assessment.  If she is visiting AZ National Guard troops then there is nothing wrong with her going to Afghanistan to express our appreciation for their service.  Doesn't matter if she has a friend who's grandson is serving at the moment or not.  Yes, she should be more concerned with the gulag that is the MCSO jail, but that doesn't deminish the importance of expressing the state's appreciation for the sacrifices that our National Guard troops are making.  While I'm not a big fan of Brewer (as my previous posts demonstrate), our state's senior executive recognizing the efforts of our National Guard troops is important regardless of who is in charge.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

@danzigsdaddy Disagree with your assessment.  If she is visiting AZ National Guard troops then there is nothing wrong with her going to Afghanistan to express our appreciation for their service.  Doesn't matter if she has a friend who's grandson is serving at the moment or not.  Yes, she should be more concerned with the gulag that is the MCSO jail, but that doesn't deminish the importance of expressing the state's appreciation for the sacrifices that our National Guard troops are making.  While I'm not a big fan of Brewer (as my previous posts demonstrate), our state's senior executive recognizing the efforts of our National Guard troops is important - IF THAT IS REALLY WHERE SHE IS AND WHAT SHE IS DOING - regardless of who is in charge.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@LegitQuestions  why she is doing it is another thing that also matters. if you want to thank me for my service to this country....fine. but if you are only doing it for your own personal agenda, i dont want it.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan what? you cant come up with anything to dispute it? its because its the truth. why dont you go to the V.A. and see how much the sea hag is doing for our vets

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@LegitQuestions when i grew up, talk like out of JAF's mouth would never be tolerated, now days though.... its the accepted norm. social values, morals and ethics have all become so lax, that we are rotting away from the inside. how can you represent people who are so vile and crass without becoming so yourself? we are the ones who are turning this world into shit by electing people who are representing the morals we have developed ourselves. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@LegitQuestions i brought up the same question about the police "are they getting worse, or are we just seeing it more often" and someone replied "both". that is probably the case with politics, i am just getting disgusted with them, and i am sure my negativity towards "all" politico's is showing. i just grew up where things were so different than they are today. i just see our country taking a horrible downward spiral, and this election year was absolutely the worst i have seen yet. this is no longer the country and government that i signed up to defend in the 80's, and seeing how bad it has declined just shames me

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

@danzigsdaddy That assumes that the political motives and doing something for the people are mutually exclusive - which I don't believe they are.  Obama is politically motivated to keep tax rates for those earning less than $250k to current levels and not letting them rise but that also does something important for the people earning less than $250k.  So, hopefully, there is frequently an intersection between what is good for the politician and what is good for the people that the politician was elected to serve.  I do think that happens more often than we give it credit for in very routine ways.  Like airplanes landing at Sky Harbor - you never hear about the routine landings, just the bad ones.  Politics, I think, are similar.  We never hear much about the routine votes and actions that politicians make but we often hear about the egregious ones. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@LegitQuestions none of them do anything for the people anymore, its always something for their gain one way or the other. so i not only agree with your last sentence, i say its the main thing that motivates them (just my opinion though)

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

@66rock @LegitQuestions @danzigsdaddy Then how about when Democratic Governor Napolitano made a similar visit in '06 or '07 - Do we question whether her motives had anything to do with politics in making that trip.  Of course Napolitano's motives were, at least in part, political.  My point was that politics and political appearances are intertwined in everything a politician does and rarely does a politician do anything without consider the political consequences - both positive and negative. 

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@LegitQuestions @danzigsdaddy   Disagree on that, he is the Commander in Chief, every year.  So he should skip it one year because someone might think its political.  No, doesn't work 'that way.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

@danzigsdaddy Understood.  But are the motives of any politician entirely pure?  One can argue that Obama's visit to Afghanistan on May 1 of an election year was politically motiviated.  At the end of the day, the troops are receiving the recognition they deserve regardless of underlying motive which to me is the important part - if that is really where she is.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@LegitQuestions my phone has a news feed that has like 5-6 different people saying it, but, not sources  i am confident to claim are correct

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@LegitQuestions agreed. ive been watching the news looking for any thing on her being there....nothing so far

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

@danzigsdaddy Understood.  But are the motives of any politician entirely pure?  One can argue that Obama's visit to Afghanistan on May 1 of an election year was politically motiviated.  At the end of the day, the troops are receiving the recognition they deserve regardless of underlying motive which to me is the important part - if that is really where she is.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@therazorsedge5551 wrong danzig, and dont get me confused with someone who supported Obama, because i sure as hell didnt

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