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Chris Rock

ATTACKS Camera

Over Tea Party Question

3/14/2012 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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0_v26j4l22_0_vjma3q0xChris Rock
violently attacked a journalist's camera in January -- after the guy tried to trap Rock with a question about the comedian's controversial stance on the Tea Party -- and the intense footage has just surfaced.

In case you didn't know -- Rock went OFF on the TP last year in an Esquire interview, claiming, "When I see the Tea Party and all this stuff, it actually feels like racism’s almost over. Because this is the last -- this is the act up before the sleep. They’re going crazy. They’re insane."

So conservative writer Jason Mattera decided to question Rock about his opinion at the Sundance Film Festival in January -- blindsiding Rock with a TP question ... asking, "When you said the Tea Party was insane and racist ..."

But before he could finish his question, Rock tried to walk away. When he discovered his path was blocked by other people, Rock turned around and grabbed Mattera's camera and wrestled it to the ground.

A rep for Chris says the actor's attorney is looking into the video.

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121.

Dave    

This just shows Chris Rock another supporter and strong spokesman for the President is a racist himself attacking a white reporter and harming a woman camera person who was simply trying to ask a follow up question about the tea party. Chris Rock opened himself up for a rebuttal question when he made the claim all tea party are racists on national tv, Just simply another star who says one thing but yet their actions show their true truth. Where is the fairness Mr. President.Why is it ok to attack white people?

866 days ago
122.

WAKE UP FOLKS    

The Left loves to use the word "racist" and the Right loves the word "terrorist"
The Left believes in "humanitarian wars" and the Right believes in the "war on terror."
Occupy wall street wants to fight Big Business. The Tea Party wants to fight Big Government.
There is no difference between the Left and the Right. Obama=Bush 3.0
Bush was a puppet and so is Obama. They are both big spending, war mongering, spineless straw men who bend over for Goldman Sachs, the Federal Reserve and the military industrial complex.

Liberals need to wake up and realize they have no claim to the moral high ground anymore. Both parties need to clean house and get their heads straight. Stop throwing around useless insults at your fellow citizens and start paying attention to what is really going on. While you are distracted and fighting with each other we are being robbed!

Wake up and smell the bacon America... I don't care what color you are or what political party you agree with... while you sit around and argue about who is racist, our government is stripping away our freedoms and bankrupting our great country. Get a grip people. Government is not your friend... even if Obama has a nice smile and gives a good speech. Don't be fooled by the glad handers... they are the biggest liars in the world. Including Obama.

866 days ago
123.

JP    

Chris Rock is POS

866 days ago
124.

acidreign     

Martin Luther King jr knew what TRUE racism was. Its a real shame Chris Rock is pissing all over MLK's dream while living out his own.

865 days ago
125.

sugarpunk    

I cant stand him...he keep racism alive and well...calling out the white people...lets talk about blacks being racist...ummmm the president? I wanna see some jokes there, and make sure you call his wife a C*&nt several times and lets see how funny that is.

864 days ago
126.

Bored    

Matterra is not a journalist. He's trying to drum up attention for his uh...books....and the only way his ilk knows to do this is by exciting 'attacks' from the left. Or whatever.
I wish Chris would've remained composed and just commanded the fool to Be GONE!

862 days ago
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