Egg Thrown At GOP Recall Candidate Larry Elder During Campaign Event

Headline Roundup September 9th, 2021

Larry Elder had his campaign visit to a Venice homeless camp cut short on Wednesday after a woman in a pink gorilla mask threw an egg at him that narrowly missed his head. According to the Los Angeles Times, Elder spent roughly 12 minutes in the neighborhood before exiting in an SUV. Elder and his campaign team were confronted by a number of homeless people and advocates who said he “has no business down here.” He tweeted on Wednesday evening that his "security detail was physically assaulted, shot with a pellet gun and hit with projectiles." Elder, a conservative talk show host, is one of 46 recall candidates on the ballot for next week’s election that will determine if Gavin Newsom will be replaced as the governor of California.

While the video featuring the egg-throwing incident was watched more than 3.5 million times, the vast majority of left-rated and center-rated outlets did not cover the news. Many right-rated voices pointed to the lack of coverage from left-rated outlets, arguing that the attack would have been "with good reason dubbed racist" if Elder was a Democrat.

From the Right
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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder got a hostile reception as he toured a Venice homeless encampment Wednesday — with one woman in a pink gorilla mask chucking an egg that narrowly missed the radio talk show host’s head.

Video tweeted by Spectrum News reporter Kate Cagle showed the unidentified black-clad woman steering her bike into position a few feet from Elder’s left shoulder before letting fly with the missile.

When the woman was confronted by a member of Elder’s security team, she told him to “take your hands off me, motherf—er! Touch me...

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Larry Elder’s scheduled tour of homeless encampments in Venice ended shortly after it began Wednesday morning, with the leading Republican in the gubernatorial recall race hastily exiting in an SUV after being angrily confronted by a group of homeless people and advocates.

Elder — who had arrived in his new “Recall Express” campaign bus shortly after casting his ballot at a voting center across town — spent roughly 12 minutes in the neighborhood, with his departure hastened by what appeared to be an egg thrown in the candidate’s direction and...

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OPINION

 

Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on the New York Times site either, although if you make it to the 15th paragraph of a story entitled “The Vice President pushed back against the effort to recall Newsom in the Bay Area,” you will find a bland passing reference to Wednesday’s disgusting incident. According to our nation’s media leaders, it’s not a story that a white person wearing a gorilla mask attacked Larry Elder, a black man seeking to become...

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