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Charles Jaco Faces Disturbing Peace Charge After Run In With Persistent "Tea Bagger"

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Charles Jaco
In my humble opinion, Fox 2 reporter Charles Jaco and host of a somewhat lefty morning talk show on KTRS 550 AM showed tremendous restraint recently during a run-in with a conservative blogger.

Still, Jaco confirms to Daily RFT that he is facing a "disturbing the peace" charge from the incident last Wednesday when he was covering a rally for the late health care activist Melanie Shouse outside a downtown insurance office. That's where Jaco ran into Adam Sharp blogger of sharp-elbows.net.

Sharp wanted to know why Jaco referred to Tea Party members as "tea baggers". When Jaco said he didn't know what "tea bagging" meant, Sharp provided his own butchered definition of the sex act.

(Tea bagging, according to Urban Dictionary, is the act of dipping ones testicles into another person's mouth and not placing genitals on another person's face as Sharp suggests.)

Anyhoo, after berating Jaco over tea-bagging, Sharp continued to videotape and hound the Fox 2 reporter until Jaco may have bumped up against the blogger. Video below...

 

Writing to Daily RFT today, Jaco says of the incident:

People are entitled to their own opinions, not their own facts.

The facts in the video are pretty clear. Speaking of facts -- despite what some claim:
  • America is not becoming a Bolshevik dictatorship.
  • There are no death panels.
  • There is no federal plan to seize your guns.
  • Obama is not a Kenyan Muslim.
  • States do not have the right to secede from the Union.
  • 9/11 was not an inside job.
  • And--I'm not charged with assault.
The charge is disturbing the peace, a minor misdemeanor.

As the video shows, I am decidedly not guilty. In this business, emotionally damaged people come up to you on the street all the time while you're working. Mostly, they're harmless.

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paradox255
paradox255

You're a bunch of sick fucks if you really believe that CNN actually broadcast the Gulf War from a movie studio.

The Dude
The Dude like.author.displayName 1 Like

Cry a river for Jaco the fraud, who tells stories to make himself nobole and heroic. CNN faked news broadcasts during the Gulf War. See video link below, where Charles Jaco and the entire CNN crew on hand pretended they were in Saudi Arabia covering the Gulf War when in reality they were in a movie studio. http://youtu.be/jTWY14eyMFg 

Bryan
Bryan like.author.displayName 1 Like

Charles Jaco is not a journalist. He is an establishment hack selling propaganda to the American people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...Do you really think he is on your side?

Glad to see somebody has the guts to them on their B.S. Once the media realizes a movement endangers the racket, they engage in relentless character assassination. 

robin toidd
robin toidd

Where is Herb Humphries (aka Mr. Nightside)when you need a good reporter to bring us the Truth

tired of msm bs
tired of msm bs

fuck you, you missile smelling paranoid fuck. your to much of apussy to pos rhis or any apposing view, coward. you must like getting teabgged, yotalk about it so much.

Craig
Craig

I think he is well aware of who he insulted. They don't deserve any sort of serious discussion. Bravo to Jaco, for not slugging the fella. What a jerk that kid is.

Anonymous
Anonymous like.author.displayName 1 Like

The fact of the matter is jaco insulted a group of people he doesn't agree with in a classless immature way. Of course, he's too big of a coward to put on his big boy pants and say it to their face.

garyro
garyro

With Jaco standing up to the teabagger lad, I think I shall watch Fox2 and listen to KTRS more often.

Thank the lord for the teabaggers. We need some commedy when dealing with some of the subjects like healthcare/economy and more and these morons do provide.

One way for the dems to win big this year: let the GOP join these teabagging loons. That will make for some entertaining televison and election coverage.

Francis G
Francis G like.author.displayName 1 Like

Jaco is the Geraldo Rivera of Saint Louis television; a short-tempered hothead. I've exchanged emails with him that would curl your hair. He deserved whatever he got.

BrianM
BrianM

I find it detestable that people trade in rumor and innuendo at the expense of a person.

Bob I
Bob I

CD should have punched the punk kid in the face, but that's what the kid wanted. Way to go, CD.

Travisty
Travisty

Contempt, disgust, and pity? Really? Just because you don't agree with someone's political views? Why does someone being liberal or conservative or anywhere else on the political spectrum that isn't the exact same as your view somehow make them less than equal in your eyes? Not just Bob, but so many others, liberal and conservative.

Are politics SO important in your life that you are going to decide to hate half the population? REALLY? Don't get suckered in to hating by the Glenn Becks and Keith Olbermanns of the world. These people you hate work in your neighborhoods, love their country, and want to make the world a better place. Screaming about one or two issues and hating the other side is just unproductive, stressful, and makes the moderates (of which there are many) tune you out.

My best friend and I have vastly different political views. You know how we get along? We attempt to have intelligent, respectful conversations in which we honestly consider the other viewpoint when a legitimate point is made. Failing that, we put in Call of Duty and shoot Juggernauts.

I may not agree with a thing you say, but I will defend to the death my right to move past it.

Travisty
Travisty

sigh. Can't we all just get along?

BrianM
BrianM

I meant to address Liberal Loons. It gets confusing when all of the teabaggers read from the same script and spout off talking points like parrots. Don't worry 'fed up' I hold you in just as much contempt, disgust and pity.

BrianM
BrianM

I would like to remind 'Fed up' that even with the neocon reign of 8 years working to turn this country into a facist state with the Patriot act and indefinite detentions for any dark skinned person the president chose, those of us who love America (I would never claim my government is a problem!) belive that the rule of law is the solution and we will look at all suspects as innocent untill proven otherwise. Your totalitarian state exists already, as the taliban. You seem to share their disdain for our rule of law. I have faith in the justice system- even in the age of non-stop propaganda spewing forth from pigs like Sharp. I'll reserve judgement on any alleged crimes until after a jury hears the facts.

Jason T.
Jason T.

To "bob" and "fed up with liberals"--you're boycotting KTRS and KTVI exactly why? You boycotting the rightwing 97.1FM? Didn't think so. You just can't stand someone who gets back in your face.As to "fed up" asking us to prove Obama's NOT a Kenyan Muslim--in much the same vein, prove to me you're not a rightwing douchebag.

MrHacks
MrHacks

Hey folks, it's MrHacks here. (The Man in Black at the end of the video, and yes that is my voice.)

Being at the rally, Sharp's video only shows part of the story. Like the fact that Adam Sharp was wearing an SEIU Jacket so that when his conservative blogging buddies saw the video they would claim that the SEIU was there "being union thugs".

The video clearly shows sharp pushing the camera into Jaco. If you paid any attention to the position of the buiding behind Jaco and the movement of the camera, you can see the person who should clearly be charged with assault is Sharp.

As for my statements at the end of the video, Sharp cut out the parts where I was telling his supporters at Fox News, the Tea Party, and at KFTK (97.1 FM) that if they think they can come to our events and intimidate us, they are mistaken.

Eventually, our protests will change from the corporation to the antagonist, specifically the Glenn Becks and Sean Hanneys of the world who encourage violence at our peaceful protests.

We are not here to sue people, but the Teabaggers are.We are not here to pick fights with people, but the Teabaggers are.We are not here to out talk or yell at town hall meetings, but the Teabaggers are.

The people who were at the memorial rally were there to uphold and restore America's democracy, where Adam Sharp was looking to uphold the corporations and the manufactured anarchy fed by the mainstream media sponsored by the owners who lobby the government and allow for double digit increases in things like health insurance, oversized banks, and telecommunications giants who want to be immune to lawsuits where privacy is violated.

To say that the Tea Party supports state rights is a joke. To say that the Tea Party stands up for taxpayers is a lie. To say that the Tea Party stands up for the rights of everyday citizens seems more like standing up for the series of catastrophes that American's had to deal with the past decade.

Obstructionism is their game. Anarchy is their cause. To hide behind the flag and spout twisted quotations of the United States Constitution and American figures and to state there doctored interpretation is fact and that "the founding fathers would not approve" (never mind the fact that in the 18th century, we didn't have all the technological advances in science, medicine, technology, government, and law that we do in the 21st century).

People are dying. They are dying in countries they've never studied in geography class in wars that fed the war profiteers. They are dying in hospitals because they don't have the money for the procedures that can save there lives. They are dying from the extreme weather, having living in their cars or out on the streets because their home was foreclosed on by the bank. They are dying of starvation, having to decide if they should eat, pay the bills, or pay for medication.

The corporations ran wild, and the media is their voice which controls the opinions and the thoughts of what people think.

I've had thoughts of canceling my cable and getting rid of my radio as the amount of real news has been diluted.

The only good place to watch the Health Summit was on the Internet, as the mainstream media (including Melanie Shouse's favorite network C-SPAN, which put the Summit on C-SPAN 3, where most cable and satellite systems do not have this third network) didn't care to air it live or in its entirety because this issue so frightens the corporations (most who are stuck taking orders from their insurance providers, who have taken away the power of employee management from every other industry that offers employer sponsored health care that your boss doesn't fire you if you are sick, the insurance company does) don't have any control over how they run their business.

The Private Insurance industry doesn't help small business owners. If it did, Melanie Shouse wouldn't have had to fight her insurance provider for her cancer treatment.

We give the insurance company all this money, and entrust them to help us offset the costs of our bills when we need to see a doctor. Instead they tell us that our problems are "prexisiting" and to "go home and die".

It's time for the Insurance Industry and the Tea Party need to take some advice from Melanie.

"PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS!"

Chris Andoe
Chris Andoe

I can no longer tea bag without thinking of angry, out of shape rural and suburban white people.

Mark Magas
Mark Magas

I have seen the alleged SEIU beating. I think it is equally possible from the evidence that Gladney was the aggressor but it there was insufficient to come to any conclusion. As for Jaco it is clear that Adam was harassing and it is clear that Jaco apologized for any unintentional bumping.

If it were I the only bumping would have been with my fist.

Bob
Bob

Jaco has no business in media and should be removed from KTRS and KTVI. Both are being boycotted until he is removed.

LiberalLoons
LiberalLoons

Question for all Liberals....

How do you feel about the SEIU beating up on the folks peacefully protesting at one of their rallies earlier?

Do you think they should be let off-the-hook, since it appears your OK with physical violence?

Reese Forbes
Reese Forbes

I saw this guy continuously harass Charles Jaco. I actually wanted to speak to Mr Jaco but could not because this guy stepped multiple times in front of me (actually bumping me).This bumping stuff is a TPers way of inciting a riot. They often use more than one person and they get in so close a person can not move without touching one of them. I saw that Dana Loesch TP gal in front of Carnnahan's office once come up behind a lady in a crowd and press against her to throw her off balance at a curb. When the lady moved her foot back so as not to fall into traffic and touched Dana's foot, Dana shouted "You assaulted me, I am calling the police, I will have you arrested" Since we had witnesses to what happened, we called the police and Dana ran away. The police came, she was no where to be found, we dropped any thought of future action.I will be glad to testify for Mr Jaco's, if he so desires.

fed up with the liberals
fed up with the liberals

y'all are ridiculous.1st - what is the real difference whether my balls are in your face or mouth, yet you try to make this appear to be a big difference.

2nd - Jaco is notorious for harassing people, yet now he is offended. Too bad! he got what he deserved, charged for peace disturbance. He certainly has done this many times.

Finally, can you prove that Obama is not a Kenyan Muslim? I thought not. So shut up then, we have a right to doubt just as you do!

fed up with the liberals
fed up with the liberals

y'all are ridiculous.1st - what is the real difference whether my balls are in your face or mouth, yet you try to make this appear to be a big difference.

2nd - Jaco is notorious for harassing people, yet now he is offended. Too bad! he got what he deserved, charged for peace disturbance. He certainly has done this many times.

Finally, can you prove that Obama is not a Kenyan Muslim? I thought not. So shut up then, we have a right to doubt just as you do!

fed up with the nazis
fed up with the nazis

 Can you prove that our President IS a Kenyan Muslim beyond a reasonable doubt?Idiot teabaggers.

joe
joe

Jaco is a piece of work, He has the most partisan show on local radio. whether or not the guy was in the wrong, Jaco as a professional acted very unprofessional. I like Jaco, but he needs to relax. This elbow guy is as extreme as Jaco.

Alicia B.
Alicia B.

Jaco is probably the best broadcast journalist to work in this town in quite a while. His radio show on KTRS is a gust a fresh air, opinionated sure, but also honest. The teabaggers must feel threatened--or more insane than usual--to think something like this would make them out to be anything other than Hitler Youth with mini-cams.

Jane
Jane

So, in these days of cutesy headlines and soundbites what else would you call people in the Tea Party? Not everyone consults the slang dictionary and this is a perfectly logical media designation for a Tea Party member. I do not think that the slang term is known in most circles. Besides, if I am correct in the meaning of it, does it apply to only those with one testicle? I'm confused. Why do we need to take the underground interpretation that the majority of us know nothing about? Relax, Right Wingers.

Dianne Lee
Dianne Lee

Hi, You interviewed me briefly at the rally, and I witnessed this entire confrontation. I was a little worried about you, but you seemed to be handling this nutcase alright, and I figured you probably dealt with weirdos all the time as part of your job and weren't in any real trouble. I just wanted you to know if you need a witness or anything, please call me. I live in Edwardsville, Illinois and you have my name, I'm the one who told you you didn't have to worry about your hair. I don't want to put my whole name on a website, when the weirdo is probably interested in it. There was absolutely no doubt that the guy who was being pestered, bumped, etc. was you. Thanks, Dianne

Ed Reggi
Ed Reggi

Sad that Adam Sharp continues to act like an asshat and then wonder why he has folks angry all around him.

I personally video taped Sharp last September during the Whole Foods Buycott show. I recorded him saying on camera that he had folks, "ready to kick his a$$" throughout the evening. After how he treated Charles Jaco, I wonder why? (YouTube search "whole foods buycott not so organic.") It seems that Sharp has turned into the perfect propagandist.

You know Adam, this sort of thing has to stop. I find it ironic that the Conservative movement lacks honoring one of the ten commandments, "thou shall not lie." Where is the moral majority with this group?

It's also harassment -- plain and simple. And how does Adam Sharp get to wear a labor union jacket when he is not an union member? Adam Sharp was deliberately impersonating a union member. Didn't O'Keefe just get caught doing this by wearing a fake telephone repairman outfit? Where has the sanity gone? Lock these insane propagandists up folks, they are as sick as Selena's fan club president. (You know the one who ended up killing her.)

Hey maybe the tea charlatans have tons of faux jackets that they wear when they apparently love to create more propaganda. Maybe Sharp should try learning how to tell the news and not make it up.

Mark Magas
Mark Magas

A prosecutor made the decision to press charges. If this video is the only evidence then there is insufficient evidence for a responsible prosecutor to bring charges.

So I wonder is the prosecutor who brought this politically motivated charge a tea bagger?

Should every citizen call and write the prosecutors office demanding the identity and resignation of this prosecutor?

Cherryl Lewis
Cherryl Lewis

Jaco got it right! They ARE Tea Baggers! I LMAO when I looked it up.

I've been a REAL Republican for over 34 years and the party has been overrun by neo-cons--those left-wingers who were too left-wing for the Democratic Party and left to infiltrate the GOP. I saw what they were doing. I voted for Obama and Biden, because the faux-conservative neo-cons wouldn't notice a good idea if it beat them with a tea bag. In fact, what currently passes for the Republican Party is a group of Tea Baggers who oppose everything jest because. Maybe the GOP should be renamed 'POSERS.

::wink::

Cherryl Lewis
Cherryl Lewis

Jaco got it right! They ARE Tea Baggers! I LMAO when I looked it up.

I've been a REAL Republican for over 34 years and the party has been overrun by neo-cons--those left-wingers who were too left-wing for the Democratic Party and left to infiltrate the GOP. I saw what they were doing. I voted for Obama and Biden, because the faux-conservative neo-cons wouldn't notice a good idea if it beat them with a tea bag. In fact, what currently passes for the Republican Party is a group of Tea Baggers who oppose everything jest because. Maybe the GOP should be renamed 'POSERS.

::wink::

Connie Sux
Connie Sux

Wow- seems that this Adam Sharp really is anything but. First he claims Jaco bumped him, and only pressed charges after he didn't get an apology. I distinctly heard Jaco apologize on the video this clown has released. Guess someone will have to ask not-so-Sharp his definition of an apology.

Then after complaining about Jaco's use of the word teabaager to describe certain people, he can't even come up with a word to describe them other than Teabagger.So why is he not harrassing himself for the use of the same word?

Both these items represent why I no longer support the Conservatives. They seem to make changes to reality to support their own arguments, even when fact proves them wrong.

BrianM
BrianM

I witnessed Mr. Jaco being harassed, taunted and stalked by this despicable man. Sharp showed up at a memorial rally for my deceased friend in an SEIU shirt to disrupt the grieving process for her loved ones. I appreciate Mr. Jaco distracting this animal so we could mourn and celebrate her life unmolested. Melanie had requested a rally for her memorial and Sharp was harassing mourners- going so far as to harass people for not singing 'America the Beautiful'. I guess the Teabag Taliban wants loyalty oaths at social and family affairs now.

Peter
Peter

awww did hims get bumped????

A non-teabagging Adam
A non-teabagging Adam

How despicable that Adam Sharp would go to a rally in honor of a woman who died of breast cancer, spend the whole time harassing a reporter who was trying to cover the event, and then try to press charges against Jaco after taunting him the whole time? I'm just surprised Sharp didn't show up in a wheelchair at the next tea party rally.

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