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WATCH: Pumpkin Festival coordinator gets physical with local reporter trying to cover riots

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A reporter for Channel 8 in Keene, New Hampshire was attempting to cover the riots at Saturday’s Pumpkin Festival when its organizer demanded that he stop filming, Benswann.com reports.

As the video begins, reporter Jared Goodell can be seen struggling with a woman in an orange shirt. He pulls away from her and says, “Ruth Sterling, who is the festival coordinator, is on site here and — well, she’s not letting me do my job.”

“She would not like me to tell you what is going on at Keene State College,” he says, dodging Sterling’s hands as she makes for the microphone.

When she gets the microphone, she says that the Pumpkin Festival is a family-friendly event, and that she doesn’t want anyone to be disturbed “by people who aren’t even at the Pumpkin Festival. So if you think,” she says, turning to Goodell, “inciting these people is a good idea, I am going to pull the plug on you, because you are here as a guest of Keene Pumpkin Festival.”

“You heard it here first,” Goodell says, before Sterling rips the microphone away and says, “Do not alarm our guests.”

After he re-takes the microphone, Goodell says, “When you report the news, when you report the reality, the people in charge want to shut you down. This is against freedom of the press, folks.”

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“You have no right to self-promote here,” Sterling says, before turning to the crowd and asking, “Do we agree he’s self-promoting? I agree he is!”

Watch the entire exchange below via YouTube.

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Lawrence O’Donnell throttles Donny Deutsch for saying Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Trump: ‘This is pure guesswork’

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Lawrence O'Donnell and Donny Deutsch had quite the exchange in the post-debate conversation on MSNBC Wednesday.

Deutsch tried to say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's outstanding debate performance doesn't matter because Warren can't win in a match-up against President Donald Trump.

"I do not believe Elizabeth Warren, on stage with Donald Trump, beats him," he told the MSNBC panel. "And I think if we're honest with ourselves and we look hard at ourselves, I think a lot of people agree with me. It's — and I also think when you can label somebody a socialist, 57 percent of this country thinks that word is un-American. I'm not saying it's fair. When he can blanket Elizabeth Warren as a socialist, and he's on stage with her, the Democrats lose."

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‘He clocked Beto’: Van Jones says ‘Castro came out of nowhere’ to dominate the first Democratic debate

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CNN host Van Jones asserted on Wednesday that former Transporation Secretary Julián Castro was the breakout star of the first Democratic presidential debate.

"I was super proud to be a Democrat," Jones said following the debate. "I thought they all did better than Trump."

The CNN host went on to call Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) a "college professor" compared to the other candidates, who he said were more like "graduate students."

"She is able to go back and forth between policy and the human thing," Jones marveled before moving on to praise Castro.

"It was Castro that came out of nowhere!" Jones exclaimed. "Nobody was talking about Castro. He did the Texas takedown, turned around, clocked Beto [O'Rourke]. I mean, you never saw it coming."

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Dem debate audience goes wild over Elizabeth Warren’s plan to ‘deal with’ Mitch McConnell

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Sen. Elizebeth Warren (D-MA) revealed at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate that she has a plan to "deal with" obstruction from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) if she becomes president.

At the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle, host Chuck Todd asked Warren about what he called "the Mitch McConnell thing."

"You have a lot of ambitious plans," Todd said. "Do you have a plan to deal with Mitch McConnell? If you don’t beat him in the Senate and he is still the Senate majority leader, it’s plausible you can be president with a Republican Senate."

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