Jan Brewer's Contact With Channel 3 Reporter: Jab or Light Tap?

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Governor Jan "Sonny Liston" Brewer
What exactly did Governor Jan Brewer do to KTVK-Channel 3 political reporter Dennis Welch?

According to one account, "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."

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

"Not hard, but with enough force that he spun around to see what was going on," says the explanation from West Valley View photographer Michael Clawson, which was published on Jim Romenesko's media-biz gossip website. "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?'"

As you may recall, this incident came after Welch asked 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."

Romenesko says Welch told him the "slugged" account from the photographer was "fair an[d] accurate," so review the video footage below, and decide -- is this a punch, or a tap?

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ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

A "touch" is considered a felony for ordinary people in Arizona. A "touch" is considered assault if the other party files a complaint.


Can't believe Brewer knows only one word and that is um.  She has embarassed us all.


So I assumed she's AWOL off to Afghanistan to promote her lame book to the Taliban.


JAF is as intelligent as Jan Brewsky. What a waste of oxigen.


Brewsky in afghanistan?. Probably her handlers found the old bag passed out after a drinking binge

and quickly photoshopped that picture with that "injuried guy".

eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Where in the World is Jan Brewer? Well, the mystery is solved. She's in Afghanistan. I suspect that this was one of those embargoed stories because no media Phoenix-area media outlet has said anything more than her handlers, who obviously knew but wouldn't say for some obscure rationale. She being in Afghanistan was mentioned in passing in a Huffingtonpost article about the alleged "punching" of the TV3 reporter. But 12News spilled the beans at noon today. It is still unclear how she happened to be there. Was it at Obama's invitation? That's unknown as well because there was no mention of him being in Afghanistan. So there you have a few piddlin' details about Jan's Top Secret trip over there. Oh yes, while she was on the ground she pinned medals on some AZ troopers.


Her answer was stupid enough to carry the day, don't think that this small gesture by her needs to be made more of than it was.  Focussing on this and not her dumb-ass response to the question is getting petty.


Again, another example of unacceptable behavior from Brewer, much like the finger wagging incident.  She needs remedial classes in manners.  No shred of class with this woman.  What a poor  joke of governor she is indeed.  


@JoeArpaioFan   hey dipshit, why don't you try walking up to your hero Grandpa Joe and try that?  I bet he doesn't say, "So fucking what!" but rather charges you with assault.

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