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Labor reporter Mike Elks microphone was ripped out of his hands as he pointedly asked Honeywell CEO David Cote about company practices.

Honeywell International Inc. Chairman and CEO David M. Cote, center, in 2005. (photo Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Honeywell International Inc. Chairman and CEO David M. Cote, center, in 2005. (photo Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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+6 # mdhome 2012-06-04 10:12
Over 40% of the trucks are unsafe to drive? WOW! Some of these trucks should be heavily fined or impounded, other people drive on these roads and want to be safe.
+5 # panhead49 2012-06-04 13:35
You passed on having one of the these rat bastards' minions arrested? No wonder we keep getting the fuzzy end of the lollipop!
+3 # John Locke 2012-06-04 16:58
Did anyone catch the comments about Obama the president of the 1%. Or are we going to continue to ignor his roll in everything in their favor and against our interest?
+1 # Archie1954 2012-06-04 20:15
Those that refuse to be questioned should either plead the fifth or not attend events where reporters are present. Someone might have the gall to think they had something to hide.
+4 # Regina 2012-06-05 07:43
We are being sandbagged by the corporate oligarchy, again. The Constitution is being shredded, again. Shades of the early 20th century, when both labor and journalism were exploited and frequently subjected to violence. "Those who ignore history are destined to repeat it." We need a repeat now, of successful and thriving labor, a new New Deal, an open press.

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