The name Shirley Teter should be all over the headlines in North Carolina. But it’s not.
Teter was the woman who accused an elderly and mostly blind man of punching her outside a Trump campaign rally.
Local and national media descended on the story, holding it up as evidence of how violent Trump supporters are.
Then came a video from James O’Keefe and Project Veritas which exposed multiple Democrat operatives describing how they train and pay agitators to incite violence at Trump events.
In the video, they claim the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign know about it. Three key players are mentioned in this video: Scott Foval (American United for Change), Bob Creamer (Democracy Partners) and Brad Woodhouse (American United for Change, Correct the Record & American Bridge).
A fourth name was mentioned — Aaron Black, who says he is the Deputy Response Director for the DNC for “all things Trump on the ground.”. Here’s his Democracy Partners bio. Black says in the video, “No one is supposed to know about me.”.
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One of these paid and trained agitators was identified as Shirley Teeter. In the video, Foval admits, “she was one of our activists.” who had been “trained to bird dog”.
Bird dogging is a tactic employed to create an incident, usually involving someone who is disabled in some way or elderly. Using someone vulnerable maximizes the media frenzy and subsequent outrage.
Where is the media now?
The revelation in the Project Veritas video that Teeter was a planted instigator has prompted exactly ONE outlet to revisit the original story.
That outlet revisiting their original reporting is WLOS, who interviewed Teter after the alleged ‘punching’ incident. WLOS did not interview Campbell in that article. In that report, Teter admitted she was the instigator:
“I said, ‘You better learn to speak Russian,’ and I said, ‘The first two words are going to be ha ha.’ He stopped in his tracks, and he turned around and just cold-cocked me,” Teter said.
She was punched in the face.
According to Richard Campbell, he felt a hand on him and turned to see who it was. When he did, Teter fell down.
To their credit, WLOS re-interviewed Teter, who has now changed her story. She now has told WLOS that perhaps Campbell didn’t ‘cold-cock’ her, “it’s possible that he could have struck her with his backhand.”
A video that was posted to Facebook of the altercation is below.
Teter can be seen clearly shadowing Richard Campbell, who is being led through the crowd due to his eyesight issues. Teter is also seen reaching out towards Campbell. It is unclear what exactly happens next, however given Teter has now changed her statement and Project Veritas uncovering a agitator training, one has to wonder.