The REAL war on the media: Florida Democrat keeps calling the cops on reporters

Meet Florida State Sen. Daphne Campbell, a Democrat. She got pissed at a Miami Herald reporter at a debate on Thursday so she called the cops on her:

NEW: Miami State Sen. Daphne Cambell called the cops on @MiamiHerald‘s @Blaskey_S at a debate today — but according to police reports, this is actually the second reporter Campbell has sicced the cops on in 2018: https://t.co/XZxCTEJsL6

— Jerry Iannelli (@jerryiannelli) August 9, 2018

According to the Miami Herald, Sen. Campbell told the police that reporter Sarah Blaskey had threatened her:

Campbell, a Democrat who is running for reelection this month in Senate District 38, called police at 1:24 p.m. after participating in a debate with her Democratic opponent, Jason Pizzo. A responding North Miami Beach officer who declined to give his name explained that police had been called by Campbell about threats made by a woman in a floral dress — a clear reference to the attire of Herald reporter Sarah Blaskey.

Police left without arresting anyone. But their appearance flustered attendees and the Social Citizens of Southeast Florida, which hosted the event in order to allow members to query the candidates on the issues. Afterward, president Dennis Stubbolo said he “was shocked.”

Blaskey later tweeted that she won’t back down from her coverage:

Yesterday, I committed an act of journalism. Today, tomorrow, and everyday, I plan to do it again. Consider it premeditated. #FirstAmendment #JournalismIsNotACrime

— Sarah Blaskey (@Blaskey_S) August 10, 2018

Sen. Campbell also called the cops on reporter Rich Robinson earlier this year:

Police records show that, after @RiseNewsNow reporter Rich Robinson nailed Campbell for trying to curry favor from a power-company lobbyist after Hurricane Irma, Campbell called the cops on Robinson for filming her outside a local town council meeting https://t.co/XZxCTEJsL6

— Jerry Iannelli (@jerryiannelli) August 9, 2018

She’s also pretended to be someone else in calls to reporters (where have we heard that trick before?):

Also never ever forget the time she tried to duck my phone call by claiming that her name was “Rose” and that she did not know anyone named Daphne Campbell https://t.co/KeKhGpQaIS

— Jerry Iannelli (@jerryiannelli) August 9, 2018

More on Robinson’s run-in with the cops thanks to Sen. Campbell here:

Florida Senator Knew I Was A Journalist Doing My Job. She Called The Police Anyway #CommittingAnActOfJournalism@Blaskey_S @RTDNA @SPJFla @pressfreedom @BillyCorben https://t.co/o75UNpiHB5

— Rich Robinson (@RichRobMiami) August 9, 2018

Exit question: We’ll hear from Brian Stelter about this, right?

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