What happens when a “well-known” lobbyist for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety gets arrested? Well, the mainstream media covers the story. With a pillow. Until it stops moving.
That’s what happened when Robert Blaisdell was arrested for a host of charges relating to a domestic violence incident police say happened at his residence.
The Concord Patch covered Blaisdell’s arrest with 377 words.
Law Enforcement Lobbyist Arrested On Assault, Other Charges
Manchester, NH — A partner in a well-known New Hampshire lobbying firm who represents two law enforcement organizations and a gun control group was arrested recently on multiple charges at his home in the Queen City. Robert Blaisdell, 44, of Union Street in Manchester, was arrested on May 2, 2019, and charged with domestic violence-simple assault, false imprisonment, and criminal mischief. According to court documents and scanner chatter, a large police presence was sent to a Union Street address at around 9 p.m. for an incident that had escalated from a domestic disturbance.
When they arrived and after conducting an investigation, police charged Blaisdell with three counts. They allege that he “knowingly” confined a family member “so as to substantially interfere with their ability to physically movement by holding the laundry room door closed over a period of several minutes” when the person tried to leave the room. Blaisdell is also accused of stepping on the person’s hand during the disturbance. Court documents also allege that he grabbed the victim’s cellphone and “using his hands in a twisting motion thus cracking the screen and rendering the phone useless, causing damages in excess of $100.”
Did this story make the wire services? Of course not.
Meanwhile, the New Hampshire Union Leader devoted all of 165 words to Blaisdell’s arrest, downplaying the violence reported by police with this:
“Mr. Blaisdell is innocent of the criminal charges,” said his lawyer, Richard Guerriero, who said he would only address the facts in court.
“Our hope is that the case can be resolved with a minimum of trauma and difficulty for the entire family,” he said.
Why, of course. Sounds like Mr. Blaisdell’s significant other might do well to acquire more than an order of protection.
As Oleg Volk’s famous artwork notes . . .
Could their antipathy towards gun ownership possibly be rooted in deep psychological projection? Could it be possible that water is wet?