State Dept. Hits Journalist With Car, Fine, Refuses Explanation

A writer for the Daily Caller was recently struck by a State Department vehicle — and then issued a fine for jaywalking.

The State Department has refused to answer basic questions about an accident that took place in Washington on Wednesday night, in which a U.S. Diplomatic Security Service vehicle struck Daily Caller employee Sean Medlock as he was crossing the street.

An agent in the vehicle, Mike McGuinn, did not identify himself to Medlock at the scene, or apologize for running him down. Indeed, Washington, D.C., police drove to a local emergency room to serve Medlock with a jaywalking citation as he lay prostrate in a hospital bed, while a man who identified himself as “special agent” stood by watching and taking notes.

Reached on his cell phone the following day by the Daily Caller, McGuinn refused to answer questions about the incident.

This is just too scary — the government nearly running down a journalist, fining him, and then refusing to answer questions about it? And who is this unnamed “special agent?”

The source article is here. Check out the rest of the Daily Caller, too — it’s Tucker Carlson’s answer to the Huffington Post.

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