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Tyler Dixon And Media Bias Presents A History Of Attacks On Politicians: In Pictures

by | 22nd, April 2010

TYLER Dixon tossed an egg at David Cameron. But did it hit the Conservative leader? What says the media of goings on at Cornwall College Saltash? You see, a simple act of tossing an egg can be whatever you want it to if you have an agenda to push. Before the agendas can be presented as new, here is a brief pictorial history of attacks on politicians – taking in a floral attack on Maggie Thatcher, an eclair for Nick Brown, an egg for John Prescott, that egg for Cameron, another egg for Ruth Kelly and some slime for Peter Mandelson…

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Education Secretary Ruth Kelly recovers after being hit by an egg outside Salford Magistrates Court, Monday February 6, 2006, where Fathers for Justice protester Simon Coverdale is on trial over an alleged incident in which eggs were thrown at the minister while she addressed an audience in Bolton last year. See PA story COURTS Kelly. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA.

Martin Brunt – Sky:

And he missed – from ten feet – so clearly not a member of the college cricket First X! [sic].

Niall Firth, Daily Mail:

The egg struck Mr Cameron’s shoulder, but it was his protection officer who took the full force of the mess.

Guardian:

Conservative leader targeted – but not directly hit – when student throws egg as he leaves Q&A session at Cornwall College, in Saltash

Philippe Naughton and Ben Macintyre, Times:

The Tory leader was struck on the shoulder as he emerged from answering students’ questions at Cornwall College Saltash. The egg glanced off his shoulder and splattered on the jacket of a police officer beside him. The yolk stained Mr Cameron’s white shirt.

Kevin Maguire, Mirror:

An egg-chucking idiot’s landed a more direct blow on Cameron than the party.

Bob Roberts, Mirror:

Yesterday the Tory leader was under fire after a student hurled an egg at him. It cracked as it hit Mr Cameron’s back before splattering one of his aides.

Daily Star:

DAVID Cameron was smacked with an egg during an election tour yesterday. But he laughed off the prank, saying: “He hit me square in the back, it was a good shot. That’s the first one of the campaign.”

TMN News:

David Cameron Left With Egg On His Face

Such are the facts in your trusty media…



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