An anti-Obama protester interrupted WBBM's (Chicago) Reporter Jay Levine during a live shot yesterday afternoon.
Obama was in Chicago to attend a fundraiser.
“Obama is a war criminal,” the unidentified protester shouted as he grabbed the microphone from Levine. The CBS reporter swung back and another man appeared to tackle the demonstrator.
WMAQ's Mary Ann Ahern was also doing a live hit just steps from Levine. She heard the commotion and the WMAQ Photographer panned over to show what was going on. In fact, WMAQ's video showed more of the action than WBBM, Including showing Levine taking a swing at the protestor.
“I’ve obviously gotten a little reinforcement here from one of the protesters who decided to speak his mind on live TV,” Levine said afterwards. “Obviously that’s his right to do.”
Here's the video from both live shots: