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Female LA Dem Communications Dir. plays Intimidation Card on male journalist

Female LA Dem Communications Dir. plays Intimidation Card on male journalist

“You’re intimidating my friend, you’re a large man, and she’s a small woman”

Lee Stranahan of Rebel Pundit is in Louisiana covering Saturday’s Senate runoff election between Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy:

On Monday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana the Black Conservatives Fund held a press conference to show a new video that exposed Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins telling a crowd of black Democrats: “If you early voted, go vote again tomorrow. One more’s not going to hurt and tomorrow we’re going to re-elect Earl Taylor as D.A., so he won’t prosecute you if you vote twice!” ….

Landrieu’s first move to nip the story in the bud was to announce a press conference across town at the exact same time as the Black Conservatives Fund’s Monday presser. Divide the press and conquer. Nothing to see here.

Not only did Landrieu hold a counter-press conference to try and stop the Black Conservatives, but the Democrats sent a group of protestors to try and shout down the conference on Monday.

Here’s where I come in. The undercover video was shot by a Louisiana local, but I did some work on the final video presentations for the Black Conservative Fund. I flew down to Baton Rouge last Friday and I was at Monday’s press conference.

After the event, I went outside to talk to the loud, chanting protestors. The real action starts about a minute into this video, where the Democrat operative hits my camera while I ask questions of a young woman who was the protest handler.

In his post at Rebel Pundit, Stranahan highlights that while questioning a female Democratic operative, a second female Democratic operative appears and smacks his camera (at 1:05).

That second operative who smacked the camera is Kirstin Alvanitakis, Communications Director for the Louisiana Democratic Party.

The slap at the camera is not what caught my attention, though, but how both the Democratic female operatives played the intimidation card on Stranahan.

Stranahan asked the first women, who appeared to be there to prevent the protesters from speaking to the press, whether that was her job.  She responded:

“Are you hassling me? … I think you are.”

Alvanitakis then steps in, slaps Stranahan’s camera, and  also plays the  intimidation card on Stranahan, accusing him of being intimidating to the first female Landrieu operative (full video below, you can jump ahead to here):

“You’re intimidating my friend, you’re a large man, and she’s a small woman, please back away. I’m asking you, please back away….”

When Stranahan says “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Alvanitakis repeats,

“Please stop intimidating my friend….”

To which Stranahan responds, “So you’re playing the intimidation card?” And it goes on just like that.

“I’m asking very kindly as a woman, please walk away…. Sir, I’m asking you as a woman, be a gentleman and walk away.”

There is nothing in the video showing Stranahan being physically intimidating.  He was just doing what journalists do, asking questions.  And in a public place.  Of protesters.  On a political issue.

That the Louisiana Democratic Party Communications Director would make such a charge based on gender is really disturbing. It’s a good thing Stranahan had the camera rolling, or who knows what they may have accused him of doing.

It’s the end-point of the War on Women campaign narrative – the use of gender as a sword and a shield.

Really disturbing.

And chilling on the work that journalists do.

[Note: Alvanitakis claims in the video that James O’Keefe engaged in illegal wire tapping. That’s not true. O’Keefe threatened her with a defamation suit over that statement. Related video here.]


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nordic_prince | December 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

These leftist scum will do anything and say anything in their mad pursuit of power. They must be stopped at all costs. With all the crap Zero’s pulled, the minions further down the food chain have gotten the signal that they can get away with pulling crap too. If nobody calls them on it or stands up to them, it will only get worse ~

This is pretty common anywhere. Woman where I work was caught red-handed padding her expense reports by up to $500 per week. As soon as she realized her manager was looking into it, she filed a complaint with HR claiming he had made sexist remarks. At that point, the expense report issue went away; if they had disciplined her at all, it would have become “retaliation” and grounds for a lawsuit or EEOC complaint.

    NavyMustang in reply to SDN. | December 5, 2014 at 9:38 am

    That sort of crap makes me ill. My boss would do (or not do I guess) the same thing. At the least bit of resistance he crumbles like a month old danish.

    I’ve gotten to the point where I’m just marking time until I can retire.

I am curious – if Alvanitakis actually slapped the camera, could she be prosecuted for assault and battery?

Ah yes, what Gloria Allred calls the “girl defense”. It starts out with the “I am woman, hear me roar” stance but immediately turns to “Oh, I’m just a girl. I can’t defend myself. This big bad man needs to shut up/go away/etc.”

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to Darkwater. | December 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    “I wanna be a fireman!! We’re EQUAL to you!! Lower the physical standards for us so we can get the job!! Do it NOW or you’ll all be sued!!”

    “I’m just a fragile, dainty, delicate little female, and you’re so big and strong. Please be a gentleman and move that camera/change my tire/fix this leak/lift that barge/tote that bale.”

    If the stupid witches would have just stuck with plan B and invested in mascara and lipstick instead of horn-rim glasses and combat boots, they’d be better off. All that woman had to do was bat her eyelashes, smile sweetly, and say, “Gosh, I’m not sure. Ask me later, please, after I sort it all out. Thank you.” No worries, issue gone.

    The smile and the eyelashes have worked flawlessly over the millennia and mostly still do, in spite of the dumb broads pushing plan A.

    What we see here is their devolution back to plan B as a survival mechanism but with the militant edge entrenched in plan A. Not gonna work – oil and water. She can be a harridan or Helen of Troy, but she can’t be both.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | December 5, 2014 at 9:38 am

We’ve seen this tactic used before in video here at this blog. It was from one of the campus BDS hissy fits. I think it was one you personally filmed.

Anyway, the video I’m thinking about featured a large woman shouting profanities and swatting at the camera filming her, and then she screamed at the cameraman and falsely accused him of violating her space. It’s the exact same tactic used by these two Democrats. Apparently word has spread that if you don’t want to be filmed, then if you falsely accuse the videographer of harassment he may get intimidated and stop filming. They are Democrats. Truth is irrelevant.

    Barbara Jane needs a whole sh*tload of space.

    JackRussellTerrierist in reply to MaggotAtBroadAndWall. | December 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    There was also an on-campus video of several plus-size women, including faculty, intimidating a young, small, female student trying to ask them about….abortion (?)…..I think, in which the small female was pushed, taunted and her complaints about such treatment ridiculed with laughter and “You can’t do anything about it, haha!”

This is the same tactic practiced at that recent November demonstration at Cornell, featuring full-time layabout Kat Yang-Stevens. Aggressively getting into the face of those whom she wants to challenge (the challenged not wanting any part of this deception), she then yells get out of my face. If a physical response is provoked (such as a slight push to remove yourself from her unbearable halitosis), she’ll claim assault and scream the War on Women.

I’ll take exception to your description, Prof.

That harpy is a NON-communication Director, at least as an important part of what she’s doing.

This, I bet, is the coming thing with the Collective, and we’d best learn to defeat it now. Her purpose was to screen anything like actual journalism from happening, and to make sure the message was homogenized and shaped just right.

And she was very effective, which IS the story, as you point out. She completely misdirected Stranahan, and repeatedly put him on the defensive.

    OK. How do we deal with it? Under the current legal climate, she probably could have had Stranahan arrested; she just wasn’t brash enough to try. Imagine how easy she would have had it in a major Blue city.

    Even if he has grounds for a counter complaint on assault, he’s still leaving with the questions unanswered, with the additional image of his behavior being bad enough the cops asked him to leave.

      Ragspierre in reply to SDN. | December 5, 2014 at 10:52 am

      I guess I’m confused by your question.

      A person lying to a LEO can often get someone arrested on a false charge. So?

      That seems FAR less likely here, where he can show a responding officer video of the actual events.

      My point being, “Yeah, evil can sometimes have its innings. So what?”

      And am I supposed to come up with the answer? I’d like you to agree to my fees, please, before we proceed.

      Ragspierre in reply to SDN. | December 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      OK, here’s some free advice…

      FLOOD THE ZONE. Bring a minimum of four cameras with four operators.

      DO NOT RESPOND to any challenge/request. DO NOT ENGAGE. You are not there to dialog. ONE of the other cameras should immediately move to conduct questioning of the people the handler’s are trying to screen.

      If someone slaps you or your camera, that will be recorded by several OTHER cameras. Take a step back. IF they step forward, it will be apparent who the aggressor is.

      ONE camera should be the “big picture”, taking in the whole scene to the degree possible.

      PrivateTimm in reply to SDN. | December 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      What the Democrat staffer did is legally an assault. There is nothing that the cameraman did illegal.

      Democrats are terrified by the notion of black conservatism. If the needle moved back to 15% of African Americans voting for Republicans then the Democrats would never win the presidency again and they know it.

      Why do you think Obama has just let 5 million illegals stay? He wants them and their progeny in the Democrat camp. If you can not convince current citizens to vote for you, import more voters is the solution.

      JackRussellTerrierist in reply to SDN. | December 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      It’s simple. More cameras.

Shhhhhh. Anything activist lefties do to piss off media is good.

“Fat Shaming” vs. “Intimidation Card”
EPIC TAKEDOWN! Film at 11.

After watching this video, I think anyone with an a I

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After watching this video, I think anyone with an IQ over 105 would be intimidating this woman.

That poor lady is behaving as if she knows she needs to polish off her resume and start job hunting in a couple of days.

Bless her heart!

What came to mind after watching this video: Condescending, arrogant ‘jerkperson’ (attempting to keep it PC here); in other words a fairly typical Democrat.

Lose her job as a Dem Party communications director? Hell no. She’ll get promoted to Debbie Wassername’s second in command. This is their norm.

TrooperJohnSmith | December 5, 2014 at 12:08 pm

This is an extension of the Left meme of no “White Male Privilege”! Yet, they are quick to play the “…as a woman I’m asking you to be a gentleman and….” card.

Lefties demand to have it ‘both ways’.

Whenever a woman tries this : call her out.

“I feel intimidated.”

“Oh, you’re using the mechanism of victimhood and corresponding violence by proxy to intimidate me. Hey, great, now I’ve got it on tape and it’s going out on the net – so anyone else you’ve done this to can prove it’s a pattern of abusive behavior on your part.”

(yes that’s wordy)

But, I’ve used it – or some variation thereof. A false accuser’s greatest fear is the loss of that power they are trying to wield. Their PERSONAL fear is no longer being able to use that tool. Their SOCIAL fear is that others can throw it in their face.

Make it clear that that is exactly what will happen.

Women, stereotypically, tend to abuse differently than men. With men, as we talk about in society (freely and ad nauseum) it’s direct intimidation and assault.

With women the mechanism of playing the victim allows her to use violence by proxy (I’m telling mom, the principal, or the police). Take that power away from her and expose her. Don’t threaten to do it – do it.

Henry Hawkins | December 5, 2014 at 1:12 pm

That there may be a wisp of sexism or racism somewhere amongst a nation of 315 million people allows exaggerations that are now at a laughable level.

ATTENTION all white men, huddle up:

Here’s what we do. Since we are blamed for most racism and all sexism even though we haven’t done anything, we should change our response. Next time one of us is challenged, our reply should be:

“Yes, that’s right. By secret means we do keep minorities and women down and in their place. So? What are you going to do about it?”

Think of the position that reply puts them in. The dichotomy changes from: You’re racist (or) sexist!/No we’re not! into something very different: You’re racist (or) sexist!/Yessirree! So what?

By all means, do what you think you need to do to stop us. Write bills. Develop ‘programs’. And good luck researching what doesn’t exist as you’ve alleged it to be. Good luck making plans to assassinate ghosts of your own making.

Bearing in mind that the racism and sexism they allege hardly exists, that it is down to trace levels in society, what do they do next if we lie and simply ‘admit’ their allegations?

Insufficiently Sensitive | December 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm

It’s instructive to observe this ‘communications director’ ply her tactics to put Stranahan on defense. In this case, they work pretty well – his side of the debate loses a great percentage of his time defending and excusing and I’m-notting. An adjustment of his style is in order. Citizen reporters must prepare themselves to parry such accusations, and to demand pertinent information for reporting. The guy behind the camera needs to be asking, not answering questions.

Now, there’s a suprise! Mary Landrieu a politician famous for winning her elections under the suspicion of election fraud, has a hired crew of protestors. Landrieu, ACORN, & SEIU pioneered the the voter fraud tactics being discussed. The two women who are obviously from California who took exception to a reporter from out of state filming their hired group of protestors will I’m sure be leaving soon. Since the DNC pulled its funding of Landrieu there is no on to pick up the tab at the Sheraton off of Darymple Ave anymore. I’m guessing that since the ringer that was hired to split the vote in the 1st election didn’t siphon off sufficient votes to put the cheating communist into office another term. The Urban League & all the other communist front groups pulled out so they could put their money into hiring proffesional protestors in NY, Chicago & Boston. The DNC & Obama have become desperate to avoid widespread arrests & probably convictions of everyone from Obama down.
Of course Obama himself is a meglomaniac who is looking to secure his place in world history. If he can get Soros to spend enough money he thinks he can get his “supporters” to burn the country down. Poor thing he fires anyone who tells him anything approaching reality. Surrounded by yes men he still thinks he’s black Jesus.

He should have responded to her that as a lady she should step back and stop acting uncivilized.

I’m really beginning to dislike women – and I am one!

I know Lee Stranahan. He is a friend of mine – has been for years and years and years. He is many things. “Intimidating” is not one of them.

Great job, guys – way to call Ms. Alvanitakis on her nonsense.


Any power lying bastard like this woman get is given to them by people who dignify the lie by arguing with her. She should simply be declared the malignant fraud that she is. Let her put that on her job resume.

There’s a hilarious update to this story. And I mean hilarious. Rebel Pundit has the video.