I think we may have our first example of a reporter who seems to miss the distinction — noted below — of activists turning out to make themselves heard at townhall meeting and mobs sent to shut down town hall meetings.
From Sheryl Gay Stolberg in the Times …
Day One of the Democrats’ offensive on overhauling health care apparently did not go well for Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, who was shouted down by angry constituents during a town-hall style meeting in Austin on Saturday.
A crowd of what looked like several hundred people chanted “Just Say No!” and “Just Vote No!” and apparently chased Mr. Doggett to his car.
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