A pair of progressive journalists alleged that they were repeatedly harassed by staffers for the Buttigieg campaign at an event in New Hampshire, including an attempt to physically take away their preapproved press credentials.
Status Coup co-founder/reporter Jordan Chariton and video journalist Jamal Jones attended the campaign event on Sunday in Nashua, New Hampshire, where former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg was set to appear. Ahead of the event, Chariton and Jones were interviewing attendees in line outside, but Chariton said he noticed they were being followed by Buttigieg field staffer Julia Fiedler, who went on to “eavesdrop” on interviews, which went on for roughly a half an hour. . .
Chariton, a supporter for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he and Jones entered Elm Street Middle School, the venue for the rally, and picked up their press credentials at check-in and waited with other members of the media until the campaign allowed them to enter the gymnasium. Moments later, after interviewing more attendees, they were approached by another Buttigieg staffer and were asked if they had press credentials or if they “snuck in.” . . .
Things escalated when Jones went to go grab his camera gear and was approached by a different campaign staffer who snatched his press credentials that was clipped to his jacket and told him, “I’m sorry, I don’t think you’re supposed to have press credentials.” He later expressed he felt like he was being “attacked.”
“I felt I was singled out,” Jones told Fox News. “I’m not sure whether it was because of the company I work for or the color of my skin, but I was definitely singled out because they didn’t do that to anyone else there that I saw.” (Read more from “Progressive Journalists Say They Were ‘Harassed’ by Buttigieg Campaign Staff (VIDEO)” HERE)