DNC Coakley Staffer Who Roughed-Up Reporter Was Sent to Mass to "Assist With Messaging" (Video)
Message Sent – Message Received
On Tuesday Night Martha Coakley staffer Michael Meehan shoved Weekly Standard reporter John McCormackover a railing outside of Martha Coakley’s Washington DC health care lobbyist fundraiser.
Michael Meehan, a media consultant with ties to Massachusetts, was sent by democratic officials to “assist the Coakley camp with messaging.”
His message was clear.
Here’s a photo of Meehan after reportedly shoving McCormack to the ground outside the lobbyist event.
The Boston Herald reported on the dust up outside the restaurant.
But that’s not all…Michael Meehan, Weekly Standard assaliant, is a Senior Vice President of Virilion a democratic advertising agency. The company representsthe Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). PhRMA member companies spent $44.5 billon in 2007 to discover and develop new medications. Big PhRMA also spent money on the democrat’s health care legislation.
There was a slew of lobbyists at Coakley’s fundraiser last night.
The Washington Examiner reported:
Of the 22 names on the host committee–meaning they raised $10,000 or more for Coakley–17 are federally registered lobbyists, 15 of whom have health-care clients. Of the other five hosts, one is married to a lobbyist, one was a lobbyist in Pennsylvania, another is a lawyer at a lobbying firm, and another is a corporate CEO. Oh, and of course, there’s also the political action commitee for Boston Scientific Corporation.
All the leading drug companies have lobbyists on Coakley’s host committee: Pfizer, Merck, Amgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Eli Lilly, Novartis, Astra-Zeneca, and more. On the insurance side of things, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, HealthSouth, and United Health all are represented on the host committee.